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Year-Round Comfort. Budget Friendly.

Buying a new Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important purchases you can make for your home. You want a system that keeps your home comfortable year-round, while also being energy efficient and budget friendly.

At Lochard, our Home Comfort Designers help customers find the furnace and/or central air conditioning unit they need to stay comfortable and save money. We’ll help you select the correct size and most energy efficiency system for your home needs.

Air Conditioning Installation

What Does the SEER Rating of an AC System Mean?

If you have a central air conditioning system that is 10 years old or older, you are likely wasting money on energy bills. How do you know? Check the system’s SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The lower the SEER, the less energy efficient the unit.

Ten years ago, the national SEER standard was 10. The current national SEER standard is 14, and systems with a 14 SEER are 25% to 35% more efficient than the previous standard. 

At Lochard, we offer high-efficiency air conditioning systems from 14 to 26 SEER!

What Type of Air Conditioners Do You Offer?

  • Single-Stage

    A single-stage air conditioner operates at one speed all the time, full cold, and the thermostat controls the temperature in the house by turning the AC system and compressor on and off. From an efficiency standpoint, these are the least efficient. 

  • Two-Stage / Multi-Stage

    The two-stage/multi-stage air conditioner means the compressor has two levels of operation: high for the very hot summer days and low for milder summer days. The two-stage compressor is more efficient than the single-stage compressor and removes twice as much humidity as the single-stage system.

  • Variable-Speed

    The variable-speed air conditioner is the quietest, most efficient offering. It operates at different speeds depending on the need for cooling. This allows the AC to cool your home at lower speeds for longer periods of time while still having the higher speeds available for when the outdoor temps get higher.

  • Ductless Mini Split

    Ductless heating and cooling systems are highly efficient systems that deliver warm or cool conditioned air directly into different rooms in your home, without the use of ducts. You may also hear them called mini-split, multi-split or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pumps or air conditioning systems. Mini splits are great for older homes, new additions, sun rooms, garages, etc:

Bryant air conditioning units

Bryant Air Conditioners

We are an authorized Bryant dealer. Download the Evolution System Brochure.

Choosing the Right Air Conditioning System for Your Home

To find out which Bryant model delivers the best for your home, contact us for a free estimate and consultation.

Here’s what you can expect:

  1. A Lochard comfort Advisor will schedule a visit to understand and determine your home comfort needs, at no charge
  2. You will get a thorough explanation of the HVAC systems available and best suited for your home
  3. You’ll also get cost estimates and comparison features to help you determine the best balance of comfort, efficiency and affordability.

For new home construction or major renovations, Lochard will work with your architect or builder to install the best heating and cooling equipment for your home.

For all installations, Lochard specializes in the latest technologies, including WiFi thermostat controls, geothermal systems and floor-installed radiant heating.

Quality Service Since 1945

To have a job done right the first time, you call in the experts. At Lochard, we’re passionate about performing quality HVAC repairs and installations. Our team has proudly serviced homes in the Greater Sidney area since 1945.

Furnace Installation

What does the AFUE Rating of a Furnace Mean?

AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) is the ratio of the annual heat output of a furnace or boiler compared to the total fossil fuel energy consumed in a year. For example, a furnace rated at 80 AFUE means for every dollar you spend to heat your home, 80 cents is returned in heat and 20 cents is lost. 

80 AFUE furnaces are affordable and good choices for a home. To get the maximum worth out of each dollar spent on gas, a 90-plus AFUE operating furnace is the best option available. Each dollar spent in turn brings 90 cents or more back in heat to your home.

What Type of Furnaces Do You Sell?

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Single-Stage Furnace

This is the least expensive furnace and easiest to install, but lowest in energy efficiency. Single-stage means the furnace will use the same size of flame to produce heat regardless of the temperature outside or inside, meaning your utility bill will be higher to operate this type of furnace compared to others.

Two-Stage Furnace

This furnace has two stages of heat, a smaller size flame for those chilly days and a larger size flame for those frigid cold days. This allows the furnace to stay on longer while burning less gas. And because the furnace actually slows down, noise is also reduced. A two-stage furnace costs more initially but will save you on your monthly utility bills.

Variable Speed Furnace

Variable speed furnace does not actually refer to the furnace itself; it refers to the furnace’s blower motor. The blower motor operates at different speeds to precisely control the flow of heated and cooled air throughout your home, using less energy than standard blower motors and providing more consistent temperature control throughout the home.

Variable Capacity Furnace

The variable capacity furnace, also called the modulating gas furnace, goes beyond the two-stage furnace by only using the amount of fuel needed to maintain the desired temperature. The variable capacity furnaces are among the most energy-efficient furnaces and are rated above 98% efficiency.

Heat Pumps and Geothermal Systems

Looking for an environmentally clean, energy-efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling system? Check out our heat pumps and geothermal systems.

Bryant Furnaces

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Ductwork Services

Leaks in ductwork make the furnace or central air system work much harder, thus raising your utility bill, which can decrease your comfort and cause health and safety issues. At Lochard, we offer a large selection of ductwork services such as complete duct system replacements, duct blasting, repairing duct holes and sealing leaky ducts and duct joints. All new ductwork, including custom ductwork, is made in our own sheet metal fabrication facility, reducing costs and increasing quality.

HVAC PROTUNE Maintenance Plan

Just like your car, your heating and air conditioning system also requires an annual tune-up. By having your equipment cleaned and calibrated regularly, you can maximize your energy usage, keep your fuel bills to a minimum, prolong the life of your equipment and gain peace of mind that your equipment is operating safely.

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PROTUNE Benefits:

  • Two inspections within a 12-month period: one heating system inspection and one cooling system inspection


  • No overtime charges on repairs done after hours


  • Free diagnostic inspection ($79/$169 value)


  • Indoor air quality test ($99 value)


  • 15% off repairs


  • 100% satisfaction guarantee on all maintenance agreements


  • $269 a year for 1 system


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Proud to be a Bryant Circle of Champions Dealer

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Great service. The technician went over our system and took the time to tell us about it. He even took the time to reprogram our thermostat.
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By Donald Wion
Lochards Plumbing and Heating is an extremely well run business. They provide excellent service in every way. They are professional, knowledgeable, polite, and timely. From the person who answers the phone in their office to their service technicians…A+ in every aspect of the business! Highly recommend!
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By Kathie Luedeke
Whenever Kevin or Nate show up to check our system, we know that they will thoroughly inspect our HVAC system making whatever adjustments or repairs that are needed. They also make recommendations regarding operation to maximize system efficiencies. Lochard has our complete confidence.
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By John Dunlap
Our technician was Ryan. He was very knowledgeable and professional. Really nice guy. Answered all our questions. We have used this company several times and have always had a good experience with them. Everyone is really nice. Would recommend this company to friends and family or anyone who needs HVAC or AC work done.
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By Dawn Knepper
Started using Lochard Inc this past year, and I would suggest them to anyone. Their pricing is very fair, and their level of work and professionalism is second to none. They are our family's go-to from now on with all of our plumbing and HVAC needs. Give them a chance and you will see why they have the amazing reviews they have!
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