AC Service

Keeping Topeka and Berryton Cool Since 1956

Latta-Whitlow, LLC is proud to offer a full range of commercial and residential AC services in the Topeka area. This not only includes simple air conditioning repair jobs but also complete system replacements. As a company with over 67 years of HVAC experience, we’re familiar with the quirks and designs of many top AC brands. Although our main location is in Topeka, we proudly service an area of miles.

Call 785-357-1281 to schedule AC repair in Topeka.

Prompt AC Service in Topeka

When the summer beats down on you, the last thing you want to do is wait for AC service. But it’s important to stay patient and do what you can to keep from overheating. This includes hooking up fans, taking cool showers, staying in the shade, and keeping yourself well hydrated. In other words, do everything you can to keep cool until our AC service technician arrives. Fortunately, you won’t have to wait long.

We know how important timely HVAC service is, so our air conditioning repair services are always prompt, doubly so when temperatures soar. No matter the time of year, we’re here to handle your AC issues in Topeka and Berryton area. So, if on-time cooling services are what you’re after, start by picking up the phone and dialing 785-357-1281.

Trusted HVAC Technicians in Berryton

When it comes to getting and staying cool in the Topeka area, you should only trust an AC expert. And, when you work with us, that’s what you get. Fully licensed and insured, our company is built on a base of expertise. Regardless of what the issue is, we’ll quickly identify it and help get your home back to comfort. We also only hire HVAC technicians who truly understand the importance of a customer-first attitude.

Whether you need your AC unit repaired or want someone to perform an annual maintenance check, Latta-Whitlow is here to help.

Need a new air conditioner? Call 785-357-1281 now for an estimate on AC replacement. Financing is available!

Our AC Services in Topeka

AC Repair

Air conditioners are complex machines with numerous components. Sometimes the issue is simple—a clogged filter or failed thermostat. Other times, restoring comfort means replacing a compressor, a capacitor, or a fan motor. Regardless of why you need an AC repair in Topeka, Latta-Whitlow's HVAC experts can be counted on to do the job right.

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AC Replacement

The typical air conditioner lasts around 10 to 15 years. So, if yours is pushing double digits, it might be time to consider replacing it. Though YouTube might imply otherwise, it’s best to leave jobs like this to the professionals. This ensures you get a properly-sized system without the risk of fire or high energy bills. For professional AC replacement in Topeka, we’re the company to call.

PUT AN OLD AC TO REST

AC Maintenance

Like homes and cars, AC equipment requires regular maintenance to perform at its best. The benefits of scheduling it are numerous: lower utility bills, more efficient cooling, and proactive problem diagnosis. To learn more about the importance of HVAC maintenance in Topeka, visit the page below.

PREVENT HVAC PROBLEMS

Ductless AC Service

Do you inhabit a home without existing ductwork? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to cool your garage or addition? Then, a ductless AC system may be just what the Topeka HVAC expert ordered. To learn more about these more flexible cooling options, check out the page linked below.

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AC Installation

Maybe you have an old home without an air conditioner. Or, perhaps, you’re putting the finishing touches on a new construction. Either way, Latta-Whitlow is here to make sure your new AC Installation in Topeka is done the right way. From system sizing to duct configuration, our HVAC company will help you through every stage of the process.

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Heat Pump Service

Once limited to temperate climates, modern heat pumps are no longer constrained to temperate or warmer enviroments. This why we've likely seen a spine in new heat pump quotes and repair calls in the Topeka area. As true heat pump experts, we're ready and here to assist with all of your ducted and ductless heat pump needs. To get scheduled for heat pump service in Topeka or Berryton, pick up your phone and dial 785-357-1281.

SERVICE YOUR HEAT PUMP

Heat Pump Conversion

Want to save money on your energy bills and help save the planet? Then, you might want to consider replacing your existing AC unit with a greener, more efficient heat pump. The process is simple and can make you eligible for thousands in potential rebates. For more information on making the switch, check out the page linked below. We're proud to offer heat pump conversion throughout the Topeka area.

SERVICE YOUR HEAT PUMP

Swamp Cooler Service

Because you live in an arid area like Topeka, you get access to another eco-friendly cooling option. Operating off of the same principles as perspiration, swamp coolers use a moist pad to bring down the temperature inside your home. Typically perched on roofs, they can be difficult for your typical homeowner to maintain. Luckily, whether you need to replace or repair your swamp cooler, Latta-Whitlow is here for you. Call 785-357-1281 to schedule swamp cooler service in Berryton or Topeka.

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Air Handler Service

If you're fortunate enough to live in Topeka, you can probably get by without a dedicated heating system. But, without a furnace or blower, the cool air your AC unit generates would just fall right inside your home. Air handlers are added to existing cooling systems to allow for improved air distribution. And, at Latta-Whitlow, we know how to install, repair, and maintain them.

FIX YOUR SWAMP COOLER

Air Handler Service

If you're fortunate enough to live in Topeka, you can probably get by without a dedicated heating system. But, without a furnace or blower, the cool air your AC unit generates would just fall right inside your home. Air handlers are added to existing cooling systems to allow for improved air distribution. And, at Latta-Whitlow, we know how to install, repair, and maintain them.

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Whole House Fans

When spring and fall hits, Topeka can be pretty mild. In those times, turning on your AC unit is just overkill. That's where whole house fans come in. Typically installed at the peak of a home, these high-powered phones pull air from the outside and push it through your home. It can help to think of them as hidden ceiling fans. To get a quote on installing a whole house fan in Silver Lake or Berryton, give 785-357-1281 a call.

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Things to Look For in an AC Contractor

When it comes time to pick a good HVAC company in Silver Lake or Topeka, there are a number of things to look out for. The signs of a skilled provider include:

  1. Knowledge and Experience: How long has the company been in business? Are their technicians certified through an organization like NATE? Our company has been helping Berryton keep and stay cool since 1956.
  2. Good Reputation: What do people on Facebook, Google, and BBB have to say about the company? How do they handle problems that arise? If their reviews show a bad reputation when it comes to AC repair, go with someone else.
  3. Stated Warranties: Do they guarantee your satisfaction? What kind of warranty comes with their AC repair and replacement services? At Latta-Whitlow, LLC, we always stand behind our work and go out of our way to satisfy our clients.
  4. Active Licenses: Are they licensed or certified with the state? Are they insured and bonded? We are! Though you may save up front with a local handyman, insurance may not cover issues related to the system. Many handyman also don’t fully understand the intricacies of duct load and air conditioning requirements.

Other Air Conditioning Options

Not every HVAC situation can be solved by a traditional central air conditioning system. There are niche circumstances where we’ll recommend another cooling solution. These alternatives include:

  • Heat Pump: These versatile pieces of equipment used to be only suited for temperate climates. However, with today’s technology they are a good choice even for the coldest areas. This is because of their ability to efficiently provide both heating and cooling. Thanks to their efficient inverters, newer heat pumps can keep your home comfortable all-year long.
  • Ductless Mini-Splits: If your home is too old for ductwork—or you need a way to better heat and cool your new addition—a mini-split can be a great option. When it comes to heating and air conditioning your home, they provide a level of flexibility traditional units can’t match.

Why is the Go-To AC Contractor in Topeka

When it comes to AC and heating service done right, you can’t go wrong with us. A proud member of the Topeka area since 1956, we are truly devoted to ensuring complete customer satisfaction. This is why we provide both stellar customer service and competitive AC service quotes. We invite you to call Latta-Whitlow, LLC to schedule service and better understand why so many of your neighbors in Topeka rely on us for year-round comfort.

AIR CONDITIONING FACTS

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COOLING

At Latta-Whitlow, LLC, we believe the cooling system in your home is much more than a cooling system ... it is your environment.

We can service and maintain all makes and models of air conditioner!

Our trained, experienced, and knowledgeable technicians will perform a full 15 point cleaning and inspection on your air conditioner.

Maintenance is recommended each season. Different procedures are performed for your cooling system than your heating system. Because your HVAC system works so hard throughout the year, several components need adjustment, calibration and cleanings each year.

FAQS ABOUT MY AIR CONDITIONER

NEVER!! That’s correct, never. The Freon system is a sealed system. Once the system is filled during the initial installation, a system should never need Freon again. If your air conditioner needs Freon yearly, it has a serious leak. You should consider repairing the leak or replacing the equipment.

Latta-Whitlow, LLC’s data suggests a dirty filter leads directly or indirectly to 71% of all service calls. A filter or no filter can contribute to an extremely expensive service call. In the cooling mode, a dirty filter causes low air flow across the evaporator coil. No filter allows airborne debris to collect on the evaporator coil. A dirty evaporator coil prevents heat from inside your home from transferring to the cool refrigerant. Putting it in simple terms, a dirty filter or lack of an air filter can result in thousands of dollars worth of equipment. A clean filter also presents a healthier living environment.

Annually. A cleaned and tuned-up air conditioner provides cold air at a lower cost of electricity to produce. A question I have for you, if you don’t mind: How often do you change the oil in your car? The air conditioner in your home operates more during the summer than your car. We like to call the residential air conditioner the “hidden appliance”. Most homeowners neglect this appliance until it’s too late. The unit will break down when it’s needed the most.

The best time of the year for servicing your air conditioner is in late March to early May. This will allow you to beat the heat and the rush. BUT, any time is the best time to service your air conditioner, if you haven’t had the unit serviced in years.

We don’t know your mechanical skills, so we can't necessarily answer this question. We can tell you that the outdoor unit should be kept free of grass clippings and other debris. If you wash the outdoor unit, make sure the electrical breaker for the unit is off! You don’t want to electrocute yourself. Never use a wire brush to clean the coil. Our maintenance program includes cleaning the outdoor coil (condensing unit).

Replacing an air conditioner is a major investment. Having the proper knowledge of the situation is extremely important when making the decision to repair or replace the unit. If the condensing unit is four years old, the decision may be different than if the unit is 10 years old and definitely different from a unit that is 15 years old. If the system is out of warranty, the decision becomes even tougher. Here at Latta-Whitlow, LLC, LLC., we explain all options, give you accurate advice and over 60 years experience you can rely on, so you can make the right decisions for you and your family.

No can do! The air conditioner needs to remove the humidity from the air in your home. An oversized air conditioning system won't dehumidify your home properly, which will make your home environment feel cold and clammy. An improperly sized heating and cooling system will eventually cause major issues for your equipment and your home.

Ice should never be on any part of your system. The temperature must always be above 32 degrees. If the temperature drops to 32 degrees, the humidity will turn to ice. Air cannot pass or flow through ice! Three reasons for ice forming are low levels of Freon, lack of air (usually caused by dirty filter or evaporator coil), or too much Freon in the system. The solution to this problem is simple and usually takes about an hour.

During the cooling season, when the air conditioner is operating, the warm air passes over the air conditioner’s evaporator. The heat from your home transfers from the warm air flow to the Freon cycling in the air conditioning system. The humidity in the air flow cannot transfer into the copper or aluminum coils. The humidity condenses into water and drains into a drain pan. The drain pan usually has a ¾ PVC fitting attached to it. When the coil pan leaks or the drain line is plugged, water will spill into areas around the furnace. This problem usually occurs with older equipment.

Poor ductwork design may be the problem. During the construction of the house, improperly sized ductwork may have been installed. Another possibility is the cooling or heating system is improperly sized. If the room is upstairs, lack of attic insulation may be the problem. Remember, all problems have solutions, and Latta-Whitlow, LLC, LLC. has experience you can rely on!
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Address:  3223 S. Kansas Ave.
Topeka, KS 66611
Phone:  785-357-1281
Email:  comfort@kansasadvantage.com
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