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Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

If you are searching for a professional HVAC contractor that is licensed and insured then you have come to the right place! Black-Haak Heating, Inc., founded in 1956, provides reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (hvac) all across Appleton and into Neenah, Menasha, Darboy, Greenville, Kaukauna, Kimberly and beyond!

If you need a replacement air conditioner or furnace, or just a regular maintenance for your existing home comfort equipment – we handle it all! We strive to offer you the best value and most reliable heating and cooling services in the Fox Cities. Our professionals are courteous, knowledgeable and ready to provide you with repair, maintenance and replacement services for a wide-range of heating and cooling systems.



HVAC System Types

When installing your most recent HVAC system you might not have given much thought to the numerous different types of units out there each with their own pros and cons. If your home or business is considering a new installation of an HVAC system, consider learning about the four main systems. These include split, hybrid, duct-free and packaged heating and air systems.


Heating and Cooling Split Systems

These are by far the most common and consist of two separate units. These 2 split systems include one for heating and one for cooling. Here the cooling unit is outside and uses refrigerant, compressors and coils to cool air and a fan to blow out hot air. These are usually the larger AC units you see on the outside of a home.

The heater however is normally located in the basement or storage space. This system uses gas to hat the home and has it’s heat dispersed through the house either by fan or evaporator. The split system’s temperature output is controlled by a traditional thermostat. This HVAC system is popular because it is easy applicable and works in almost any environment, being independent of weather.

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Hybrid Split HVAC System

A hybrid HVAC system has a lot of similarities to the split system except a few key differences. In this situation the homeowner has the ability to switch between gas power and electric power to heat their home. This is a great option for those trying to lower utility costs each month and conserve energy. They work best in mild climates were it’s not so cold that gas heat is necessary but heat is still needed in the home. Electric is more efficient and quieter whereas gas is quicker and more complete. This system still uses traditional ducts and thermostats for temperature control.


Duct Free

A duct free or mini-split system is very different than the two previously mentioned ones and comes with both high upfront costs and huge benefits. It is important to understand that there are certain situations where this system just won’t make sense at all. The way this HVAC system works is, an individual unit is mounted on walls indoors, attached to a outdoor compressor and is responsible for the temperature in just one room.

These units make perfect sense for new additions to your home, a garage, or any additional building because it is way easier to install and allows complete temperature control independent from the rest of the home or building. These also work great for businesses like hotels or venues, allowing for the tenant to control individual temps. Another benefit is energy conservation. For individuals retiring or maybe downsizing you can eliminate energy waste because you aren’t heating or cooling empty rooms instead you are making just the one room you are in comfortable. Keep in mind these HVAC units do require regular maintenance to avoid costly replacements.


Packaged Heating & Air

This system is a smaller contained heating and cooling unit stored within your home. It’s usually housed in the attic or storage on the upper floor. It’s smaller size allows the unit to be used inside if exterior mounting isn’t an option.

This HVAC system is primarily used in warmer climates because the main drawback for the compact size comes in the units ability to produce a lot of heat. This also is because the unit is electric powered instead of gas. If you live in a warmer climate and wish to have efficient energy usage and lower utility bills this system can be a great option.

What Others Are Saying About Our HVAC Services


I live in Tennessee and my 90 year old mother lives in Appleton. She was having issues with her electrical. I had Black-Haak service the electrical panel and repair 2 switches in the bedrooms. I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of Mike and his helper Isaiah. My mom felt very comfortable and respected. We were informed when, and who was coming with a picture of Mike for identification before he arrived. The office personnel was polite and helpful setting up the appointment and had excellent follow through. Thanks so much for your great service!Pamela Allar
Pamela Allar
Pamela Allar
21:29 05 Aug 20
Very nice and very helpful 👍 Glad that I used this company. They came with masks and used precautions. Very efficient!
Diane Miller
Diane Miller
19:17 28 Jul 20
The service that we received was top notch. Great communication over the phone and in person. The staff is exceptional. They took the time to educate us on the equipment and answered all of our questions. I highly recommend Black-Haak.
Scott Pearce
Scott Pearce
14:00 27 Jul 20
We had a problem with our a/c on a Sunday afternoon and called Black-Haak. They had a service tech here within an hour and they had our a/c back up and running in no time. Our tech was very knowledgeable and Black-Haak provided information on what precautions they are taking related to Covid-19. We highly recommend Black-Haak.
Randy K
Randy K
22:27 26 Jul 20
Through the whole process everyone at Black-Haak was fast acting and friendly. I can thank them enough for the awesome service they provided!
Mitchell White
Mitchell White
16:11 26 Jul 20
The technicians were knowledgeable and friendly. They were straightforward about the issues around our furnace and offered good advice on how to rectify the problem. Good company!
Corey Otis
Corey Otis
17:36 17 Jul 20
They did cancel one appointment which caused some inconveinance on my end. Other than that I was very pleased with them. The electrician was very nice and did a good job, going above and beyond to make sure things were right and complete. They followed up to make sure all was good.
Thomas Fassbender
Thomas Fassbender
20:25 11 Jul 20
Black-Haak was great to work with. They were able to schedule an appointment within days and I had an estimate within hours. They have great communication. I received a text with the name and photo of my technician Mike. Mike and his crew were here for most of the day working. They showed up on time and took care of everything. What impressed me most was how Mike and his crew interacted with my family. They were kind and patient with my pets and my kids. Thanks Mike!
Jennifer Pagel
Jennifer Pagel
02:54 04 Jul 20
Had black haak electric in Did some wiring in kitchen and wired my garage. From the time I called them Joel was here gave me an estimate. And 5 days later Jeremy was here. And did the job could. Not have been more professional. Jeremy cleaned up after him self and showed my home respect. Him and Joel a pleasure to work with. The cost was reasonable and did a great job could not be happier.
Wes Stoner
Wes Stoner
23:37 01 Jul 20
Our air conditioner died on a Saturday during one of the hottest weeks of summer. I called Black-Haak in Sunday, they got an estimator out on Monday morning, and I had a new A/C installation scheduled for Tuesday. Then, on Monday afternoon they called and said they had an opening and could get the new A/C installed that day! They got the new unit installed, and their techs stayed even longer to fix a shorted out wire connecting my smart thermostat to the new unit. The experience overall was excellent - very professional, responsive, quick, efficient service all around.
Andrew Ryan
Andrew Ryan
15:34 30 Jun 20
Receive another great service from the techs at BlackHawk. Always on time, courteous and do a great job. Highly recommend them for electrical and heating work.
Debbie Ludka
Debbie Ludka
21:58 29 Jun 20
Cody was great. Answered all my questions and got my AC up and running within 30 minutes. Polite, professional and I appreciated the booties on his shoes to keep my house clean.
Patty Sully
Patty Sully
16:31 29 Jun 20
Service was good but my only concern was scheduling. Had to be changed to a later date and the day of service, tech arrived 15 min late. The office called and alerted us so that was helpful. I'm wondering if you prepay for the ac tune up when you pay for the furnace tune up in fall that kind of puts you as a lesser priority to get on the schedule.
Ken and Sandy Komassa
Ken and Sandy Komassa
00:50 25 Jun 20
From Rick at the time of the estimate to Devin and Jeremy and the others at install, top notch service! They were not the cheapest estimate but were in line with their competition. The information and service were the reason we chose Black Haak for our central air and we have no regrets. Thanks a million guys! Job well done.
Sandy Hurtado
Sandy Hurtado
16:37 05 Jun 20
Jamie has been great in reviewing options for replacing our furnace. The technician identified an issue with our fan and given the age of our system, recommended replacing. Jamie arrived within 30 mins of the technician leaving and reviewed options with us for replacement and provided a quote for a new system.
Terri Meisel
Terri Meisel
12:40 31 May 20
Our tech was extremely awesome. Professional, knowledgeable, and social/outgoing. You could tell he knew what he was talking about and went above and beyond! Definitely would recommend to anyone!
Sara Havinga
Sara Havinga
02:15 30 May 20
I've used this company multiple times, they always go above and beyond excellent service. Just replaced my furnace and central air and the service was outstanding as always. I knew the costs upfront, and they provided great value. Highly recommend
Allison Konetzke
Allison Konetzke
20:02 20 May 20
Anytime I call for a heating/cooling question/issue, I get an immediate response. Non-emergency issues are usually addressed within a day or two and any type of emergency is handled immediately!! Wonderful company. Awesome, friendly employees. SO glad they were recommended to us a couple of years ago. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!’
Pamela Wagner
Pamela Wagner
20:12 19 May 20
They were able to get me in early and called to let me know - appreciated. The technician, Dan, was wonderful. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, loved my cat (bonus points) and patiently answered all my questions. I would 100% recommend both him and Black-Haak Heating to others!
Amy Kumaraperu
Amy Kumaraperu
16:38 19 May 20
Safe practices were very good, non contact procedures were excellent. Very satisfied with both safety and service. Thanks!
Anne Bahr
Anne Bahr
15:30 18 May 20

 

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