When we say it’s cold here, we mean it’s COLD. Scarves and gloves are no match for some of our brutal winters. If you’re old enough to remember that -26-degree February day back in 1996, you are probably old enough to understand why a well-working heating system is incredibly valuable to those of us in the Greater Milwaukee area, about our sometimes-hefty heating bills each snowy season.

    Heating Services in the Greater Milwaukee Area

    Burkhardt Heating and Cooling knows cold. And we know just how to warm your home so that problem areas that never seem to get heat and rooms that are drafty are finally the consistently warm temperatures you wished they would be. Let us make your home more comfortable and your system more efficient by using our heating system services.


    One of the most common reasons a gas furnace won’t start is a dirty or defective pilot light. Many homeowners will trust this problem to a specialist, but if you have mechanical knowledge, you may be able to remedy the problem yourself.

    Also, if your furnace isn’t starting, it might be due to a lack of fuel. Simply make sure the gas control valve is in the “On” position.


    Filters that are clogged are the most typical source of furnace troubles. Dust and grime obstruct airflow and if the filter becomes too clogged, the heat exchanger overheats and shuts down too rapidly, preventing your home from warming up. Replace the filter if the blower is operating but no heat is going out. A clogged filter also causes soot accumulation on the heat exchanger, lowering the furnace’s efficiency and shortening its life.


    Your furnace should be inspected at least once a year to verify that it is in good working order. In fact, furnace manufacturers recommend yearly inspections as well as professional maintenance. Furthermore, their guaranteed terms are explicit regarding harm caused by incorrect maintenance.

    Repairs, Installations & More in the Greater Milwaukee Area

    Repairs, Installations & More in the Greater Milwaukee AreaShould your system die when your heat needs to be roaring, Burkhardt Heating and Cooling offers Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Washington counties 24/7 emergency repairs – you only need to call.

    While heat can be uncomfortable in the warmer months, a heatless home in December can be downright disastrous, especially if the temperatures are low enough to freeze unheated pipes. We have standard heating repair appointments for non-urgent issues, but we understand that often things break when we least expect it. Know that Burkhardt Heating and Cooling is here for you to keep you and your family warm and cozy as soon as possible.

    Sometimes a repair is not going to do it, or the lifespan of the machine has come to an end. When you want to heating install a new heating system in your home, there are no greater experts to help your system receive a perfect installation that will allow it to perform well longer and more efficiently

    Installations should always be done by licensed technicians. It is extremely precise work that shouldn’t be trusted by a general handyman or know-it-all in-law. Our installation technique promises you the best, most efficient service possible and avoids the pitfalls that catch less experienced installers.

    Finally, if you want to avoid repairs and ensure that if that negative degree weather hits, your heater is not overworking itself and leading to high-cost bills, your best bet is yearly heating maintenance, which is recommended by virtually every HVAC technician and manufacturer. Even the best systems are intended to be inspected and cleaned regularly to keep them performing at their full potential.

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    Call today to learn more about our services or to find out if you need heating system replacement or want to install a new unit in your home.