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Air Conditioning

BETHKE Heating & Air Conditioning installs:

  • Central air conditioners
  • Split-ductless air conditioners for homes, rooms, or additions lacking ductwork
  • Attic-installed cooling systems for homes heated with radiators
  • Specialized products, including rooftop air conditioners, all-in-one heating and cooling units, and high velocity cooling equipment

Call BETHKE today at 608-251-2222 for more information and a free, no obligation estimate.

When Is It Time To Replace an Old Air Conditioner?

Expert Air Conditioning installations, repair, and maintnance The lifespan of a central air conditioner is about 15-20 years. Once an old air conditioner starts to go, repair costs can really add up. Common repairs can range from $200-$2000. Replacement is often a better investment than repair.

New air conditioners are about 60% more efficient than their 15-year-old counterparts. Better efficiency translates into lower utility bills which can partially offset replacement costs.

Also consider that air conditioners made after 2010 use state-of-the-art environmentally friendly refrigerants that minimize damage to the ozone layer — a benefit for all of us who care about our planet.

Plus, Murphy's Law of Air Conditioner Breakdowns says that if you have a dicey air conditioner, it will break down when the temperature hits 94 degrees and you have out-of-town guests arriving in an hour. Heat waves can push marginal equipment over the edge. Sometimes it pays to think ahead!

How BETHKE Matches Product Options To Your Needs

  1. Keep your family cool and comfortable with air conditioning from BETHKE We review your needs and expectations.
  2. Our comprehensive cooling load analysis considers square footage, age of the building, insulation, window space, air infiltration, and other important factors.
  3. Air conditioners share certain components with a home's furnace. If you wish to replace just your air conditioner, we recommend options that are fully compatible with your furnace.
  4. We suggest options based on your budget, how long you plan to stay in your home, current rebates and tax credits, current or future remodeling plans, and any particular problems you wish to solve. If certain rooms in your house do not cool well, we can work with you to find a solution.
  5. We answer your questions and help you understand the pros and cons of each option.

Want to know even more?

We understand that some people prefer a quick overview, while others want in-depth information. Learn more by going to our helpful information pages about AIR CONDITIONING ENERGY EFFICIENCY and DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING.

Check out our section about WHOLE HOUSE DEHUMIDIFIERS to learn how a dehumidifier can complement your air condtioner.