Hillestad heating was a start-up company in 1988. 5 dedicated hard working guys, with different expertise, in all different aspects of HVAC joined forces. With a plan that took over a year to develop (as business picked up & grew) the group finally had enough business to sustain and employ all of them. Like most businesses they worked out of personal vans, and garages. For the first year Terry Hillestad’s garage was the main shop. Eventually they had enough business to open an official office, in downtown Lodi, that was in the basement if a dental office.
In 1991, Hillestad bought vacant land in an industrial park to build the first official office and sheet metal shop.
Throughout the years Hillestad has grown and expanded on its own property. Originally many buildings were built with the sole purpose of business / commercial rental space. As time went on, and business continued to grow, existing tenants moved , and leases were not re-newed, therefore Hillestad began occupying their own buildings. Sheetmetal shop alone has moved 3 times alone due to need of a larger space.
At HILLESTAD you get more than technically advanced and reliable heating equipment, you get a highly dedicated customer support team that geographically covers an area between Stoughton and Wisconin Dells. The members of this team are very well trained and can provide you with HVAC services such as servicing existing equipment, Installing new, replacing old, or basic maintenance services.
In the beginning Hillestad focused on residential homes and light commercial. That remains true today. Service and replacement of HVAC equipment with an eye on customer satisfaction.
What is the average life of a unit?Average Lifetime of an Air Conditioner: 15-20 yrs. Average Lifetime of a Furnace: 15-20 yrs. Average Lifetime of a Boiler: 15-20 yrs.
How do I know whether my heating and cooling equipment needs replacement or just repair?Some facts to consider: The age of the current system. Today, any system that is more than ten years old is probably behind the times in terms of efficiency. Does the current system provide the level of comfort that you want? There is a growing difference between “builder grade” and consumer choice in what a system can offer in terms of comfort and convenience. How much will the repairs cost…and how many more repairs will you need in the future? Is keeping an older system operational worth the time, the money and the inconvenience? Sometimes you need to know when to cut bait and say goodbye to your old heater or air conditioner.
Tips to increase life of HVACClean and replace your filters frequently Your system will heat and cool more evenly when the blower is in the “on” position. The blower provides constant air movement throughout the home, and allows for better filtration Install shades, drapes, shutters, or screens on windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight to keep room temperatures at moderate levels
What regular maintenance do heating and air conditioning systems need?Clean and replace your filters frequently Your system will heat and cool more evenly when the blower is in the “on” position. The blower provides constant air movement throughout the home, and allows for better filtration Install shades, drapes, shutters, or screens on windows that are exposed to extreme sunlight to keep room temperatures at moderate levels