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Have a Home Comfort Question? Our HVAC Experts Have the Answer

If you ever have questions about your Wisconsin Rapids home’s furnace, air conditioner, plumbing system, or fireplace, count on our experts for reliable answers. Read our most frequently asked questions below, and if your question is not answered, contact our team of specialists—we’re happy to help.


How do I know when it’s time to replace my system?

If your system is older than ten years and in need of frequent repair, it’s probably time.  Replacement should also be considered when major repairs are needed.

Will a new furnace lower my heating bills?

Depending on the age and energy efficiency of your current furnace, the answer is probably yes. Remember, the higher the AFUE rating, the more you’ll save on energy costs.

What is radiant heating?

It’s a comfortable way to heat your home with warm water that circulates through specially designed tubing (PEX) installed within the floor. The heat radiates up through the floor, warming people and objects in the room. Unlike traditional heating systems, radiant heat heats the floor surface and surrounding objects instead of warming the moving air. One of the key advantages is decreased air circulation and the spreading of airborne pollutants.


What size air conditioner do I need?

Ask us for help in determining the size. Today’s air conditioners are more efficient than older models and don’t need to be as large to deliver the same benefits. We can calculate the best size for your home.

What’s the average lifespan of an air conditioning system?

The average life is between 10 and 15 years. Life expectancy can hinge on the amount of usage, how well your air conditioning is maintained and the climate.


What’s the difference between a conventional water heater and a tankless heater?

Conventional water heaters are the most common water heater in use today. Tankless heaters don’t contain a storage tank like conventional water heaters do. Instead, a gas burner or an electric element heats the water only when there’s a demand for hot water. In comparison, a conventional water heater consumes energy even when no hot water is being used. ComfortAire can help you with the pros and cons so that you can find the right system for your home.

I have some basic plumbing problems like a leaky faucet. Do I call you for help?

Yes, we have a master plumber on staff for all your plumbing needs, including new construction, remodeling or service work.

Energy Efficiency & Ductwork

Is there anything I can do to improve the energy efficiency of my home?

There are many factors that can affect the energy consumption of your home, including ductwork leakage and overall ductwork condition. We have ductwork and sheet metal capabilities and offer duct cleaning, duct sealing, air duct repair and sheet metal installation for a variety of duct systems.


Why is my system running all the time?

Check to see if your thermostat is set too high or too low. If you’re uncomfortable, call us for help.

My home isn’t getting heat. What can I do?

Are any of your gas valves set to OFF? If so, call us. Check to see if your system is turned on and plugged in. Check the circuit breakers. Check that the thermostat is on and set to heat. Finally, check the furnace filter to see if it’s blocked. If nothing works, call us for help.

My home isn’t cooling. What can I do?

Check the circuit breaker box or electrical panel. Are the breakers in the ON position? Check that your thermostat is ON and set to COOL.

Fireplaces, Inserts & Stoves

Do you recommend annual inspections?

Yes. An annual service call by one of our technicians will ensure your fireplace, insert or stove continues to bring warmth to your home for years to come. Maintenance  will also prolong your product’s lifetime.