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Hankwitz Heating & Cooling | Photo by Hankwitz Heating & Cooling
Hankwitz Heating and Cooling is a local family-owned company based in Ludington, Michigan. Established in 1975, Hankwitz has been in business for over four decades! Hankwitz Heating is fully licensed and insured.
The company originated with Lowell & Gerry Hankwitz and their children David, Cheryl & Roxanne. The company quickly flourished and built a strong customer base that centered on quality and service. David and Cheryl grew up learning the business from their parents, helping the community with their Heating & Cooling needs. The tradition was passed down, upon Graduation from Ferris State University in 1983 from the Heating & Cooling program, David along with his wife Kelly would take the reins from his father Lowell “Hank” and move into ownership of Hankwitz Heating. Cheryl kept their mother Gerry’s (bowling) ball rolling and managed the office with steadfast loyalty to the customers until her retirement in June of 2021.
Keeping the “heart” (heating & cooling equipment) in our customers’ homes at top performance has always been the goal of our service and the mission of our company values. At Hankwitz Heating & Cooling, we take pride in our long-standing reputation for honesty and integrity.
“Just wanted to send my compliments to Tim for his knowledge and professionalism! Thanks for sending such a top notch technician.”
We are proud to announce that Hankwitz Heating & Cooling was voted “Best Heating & Cooling Contractor” in the 2022 Readers Choice awards. Thank you for choosing us!
Hankwitz Heating & Cooling is lucky to have a conscientious group of team members who continue their education in the latest technology to better serve our customers.
With over four decades of knowledge and skill shared by the Hankwitz Family, a dedicated team was built that will stand the test of time for years to come.
Timothy Hutchison, Business Manager/Estimator; Tim has 30+ years of work in the field with installation and service. This has built a huge foundation of skill, knowledge and expertise in what he recommends in his estimates to our customers. Tim takes great pride in quality installations, a master of the trade. Tim joined the Hankwitz team in September 1991.
Kevin Nash, Service Technician Supervisor; Kevin graduated from Ferris State University in 1985 with a degree in Heating and Cooling and joined Hankwitz team in June 1990. With 30+ years of experience in the field, Kevin is a great asset to our company and customers. He’s also a great teacher for our entire staff and future generations.
James Kullman, Installation Supervisor/Lead Installer; James is our problem solver, organizer, Jack of all trades. A trusted component to the equation of getting things done in a timely manner and is a great asset not only to this company but to the customers as well. James joined the Hankwitz team in September 2011.
Kay Dust, Office Manager; Kay started working under Cheryl’s leadership in May of 2016. In almost 6 years of time with the company, Kay has learned a lot about the Heating & Cooling industry and continues to grow. Her dedication and time spent learning has helped this team continue to thrive.
Jeremy Kyte, Installation/Crew Leader; Jeremy joined the Hankwitz team in October of 2018. Growth and development and leadership skills being taught by upper management, shows highly in Jeremy’s work ethic always wanting to be better at everything he sets out to do. Closely following in the footsteps of his predecessors/teachers. Jeremy cares about the outcome!
Amy Pider, Office Administrative Assistant & our Company Compliance Officer; Amy joined the Hankwitz team in October 2020 and brought customer service excellence with her and has a great knack of providing our customers kindness and understanding as well as to the Hankwitz team and gets our days going on a positive note every day!
Jesse Blanton, Service Technician/Installation; Jesse joined the Hankwitz team in January 2019. Jesse is a loyal self-motivating dedicated technician and although he has not been with our company long, he has made huge strides in his learning and developing skills that would seem to reflect years of effort done every day the Hankwitz way!
Cameron Kelso, Service Technician/Installation; Cameron joined the Hankwitz team in February 2021. Cameron started out in installation and quickly moved up the ladder to Crew Leader. He has since moved into the Service Technician and showing a great deal of skills, another young technician being taught the Hankwitz way!
Derek Mauer, Installation/Crew Leader; Derek joined the Hankwitz team June 2021. Derek brings great personality to the team and a lot of hands on, hard work, do it yourself experience. He shows strong skills in installation and great appreciation for the teachings given to him by his predecessors/teachers, the Hankwitz way!
We install Heil furnaces, Dunkirk and Veissman boilers, Empire Space Heating, and Modine garage unit heaters. We can help keep you warm!
If your home currently has a boiler system and you are looking to replace it or convert to a greener home, then Hankwitz is the company to call. We are here to help you select the boiler that meets your household needs. We work with companies like Dunkirk and Veissmann to bring you boilers that fit your home and budget, that are efficient, dependable and feature up to 95% AFUE rating. These boilers are energy star rated for their efficiency, so you know you are getting a top notch product. Give Hankwitz a call to schedule a free estimate.
Do you have a lot of projects just sitting in your garage waiting for a warm day so that you can work on them? Now the wait is over, let Hankwitz install a unit heater by Modine in your garage. Modine offers a light weight, easy to install, quiet operating, low profile system that operates with natural gas or propane and is MADE IN THE USA. It is recognized as the industry’s most popular residentially certified gas fired unit heater. Don’t let your projects go undone; Hankwitz is here to help you.
Heil is the leading manufacturer of reliable, durable, and quiet energy star rated furnaces. Their furnaces provide consistent comfort and are built with a state-of-the-art electronic control monitor system that allows for advanced diagnostics, a timesaving tool for the technician. Heil’s furnaces have up to a 97% AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating, which exceeds the energy star minimum rate of 90% AFUE. This high rating means the greater the efficiency, which then means the greater your energy savings potential. . When choosing a furnace, Hankwitz has put their trust in Heil for over 45 years. Heil has numerous ultra-high efficiency products that exceed the minimum efficiency standards of the EPA’s Energy Star Program. Hankwitz will take special care to match you with the furnace that meets your needs.
Tips for selecting a heating system from Energy.gov:
Selecting a heat system, what type to use:
Fuel – the heating fuels available depend on where you live in the U.S
Climate – the type of heating system you buy will depend on where you live
Warmer climates – might need space heaters
Colder climates – might need central heating
Efficiency – the higher the heating system’s efficiency is, the higher the purchase cost but the lower the operating cost. Look for energy star products.
Size – proper sizing is as important as efficiency, work with a professional to find and install the best heating system for your home.
Tips for cutting heating bills:
Use a programmable thermostat to set your heater back while you are away or asleep.
Seal your air ducts and make sure they are properly insulated.
We install central air conditioning and ductless mini-split systems. To find out which cooling system is right for your needs, call Hankwitz Heating & Cooling to schedule a free estimate.
Hankwitz installs and services Heil air conditioners which are quiet, durable and energy efficient. When choosing an air conditioner, Hankwitz has put their trust in Heil for over 30 years.
Heil’s energy savings are rated up to 19 SEER (Season Energy Efficiency Ratio) which exceeds federal Energy Star efficiency standards. The minimum set by Energy Star is 14 SEER. (Heil website) The higher the SEER, the greater the energy savings. Heil has numerous ultra-high efficiency products that exceed the minimum efficiency standards of the EPA’s Energy Star Program.
Hankwitz will take special care to match you with the air conditioner that meets your needs. Click the following link for more information:
If you are looking for heating and/or cooling for your home or office that doesn’t take up as much room as traditional systems, try a ductless mini-split system.
This system eliminates the need for basement or attic equipment and bulky duct work. Ductless mini-splits use thin copper tubing that pumps refrigerant directly to discreet wall mounted blowers inside, while the louder components like compressors and motors are outdoors. They are energy efficient, allow for individual zoning, require no duct work, and provide you with a peacefully quiet inside environment. Ductless mini-splits are not just made for cooling the air, some units are capable of heating your home or office too. One advantage to mini-splits is the high quality filtration system that allows for better indoor air quality and that prevents the breeding and distribution of airborne bacteria. Other advantages are consistent comfort throughout the room and simple remote operation of the unit.
Hankwitz installs and services ductless mini-splits from Fujitsu and Comfort-Aire. Both companies offer high efficiency ratings. Hankwitz wants you to be comfortable with ductless mini-split systems. Call Hankwitz for more information on how this type of unit can work for you.
Click the following links for more information about the brands we install and service:
Some tips from energy.gov for lowering your cooling costs.
Check with your local utility provider for information on rebates and savings for energy efficient products. Also check for any tax credits that these energy efficient products might have.
If a water heater is what you need, Hankwitz can help you choose from brands like AO Smith, Rinnai, and Navien. AO Smith’s high efficiency, energy saver, energy star models offer the flexibility to meet all of the needs of residential and commercial installations. They have delivered innovative hot water systems for over 70 years. You can choose from gas, propane and electric water heaters.
Having problems keeping your houses temperature regulated? Worried that the furnace or air conditioner are running up your utility bills because your thermostat is not running properly? Hankwitz is here for you. We carry Honeywell thermostats and other controls. Thermostats are a device designed to establish and maintain a desired temperature automatically throughout your home or office. Having the right controls is key to save you time and money. Honeywell offers a wide variety of thermostats and other accessories like indoor and outdoor sensors, portable comfort control, and entry/exit remote, programmable thermostats, and Wifi thermostats. Give Hankwitz a call, we would be happy to talk to you about your thermostat. Click the link for more information on Honeywell products.
The quality of the air indoors is important, especially if you have allergies. With the use of air cleaners, humidifiers, de-humidifiers, UV Air purifiers and energy and heat recovery ventilators, you can control the quality of your indoor air and breathe healthier. Some signs of poor indoor air quality are:
If you are seeing any of these signs, then you need to do something about the air quality indoors. Hankwitz uses General Aire products and together they can help you. Give Hankwitz a call and we can help you clear the air! Click on the link for more information on GeneralAire products.
Hankwitz Heating and Cooling has pledged $1000 per year to award a promising student who plans to go into the trades.
Keese Villarreal is the 2022 Ludington High School Industrial Arts – Hankwitz Scholarship Award Recipient. Keese plans to become a lineman.
The award was presented by Dan LaDuke.
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