Fuhrmann has worked 24/7 for years
By Faye Burg
Jarred Ellman has joined the Fuhrmann Heating & Cooling team and has brought plumbing services to the company. He is pictured with wife Stephanie and son Braxton.

With over 30 years of proud dedication serving Brillion and a large surrounding area of communities, Fuhrmann Heating and Cooling Inc. is available 24/7 to provide residential and business heating and cooling needs.

From new home and business needs to existing homeowners and owners of small commercial buildings that would like to replace, upgrade or repair their heating and cooling equipment, Fuhrmann Heating and Cooling Inc. thrives on their busy schedule of providing quality service to their clients.

According to Sales Manager Andy Geiger, service tune-ups have been strong through fall and winter with additions and remodeling work keeping the firm busy along with new commercial construction projects. Commercial work has also been fairly strong consisting of both remodeling work and new construction with Fuhrmann Heating and Cooling Inc. currently working on a large addition project for Faith Alliance Church in Chilton and an assisted living building in Allouez.

While they service most products, Fuhrmann is primarily a Carrier dealership receiving numerous awards over the years from Carrier acknowledging their quality workmanship.

Commercial and residential

Fuhrmann specializes in commercial and residential heating, air conditioning, boiler systems, radiant in-floor heating, forced air heating and cooling, geothermal, wood, and oil. “We do a lot of work in new construction and existing homes, performing a nice mix of retrofits and remodeling work,” Geiger explained. “About 80 percent of our business is forced air heating and cooling.” With the expansion of natural gas into more rural areas, system conversions have also kept the employees busy to ready their customers for spring hook-ups to the natural gas lines.

Central air is now standard in nearly every new home and can also be added to existing homes. Homes that have hot water heat and are without duct work can be a bit tricky to air condition and can be costly. The ductless split system air conditioners work well—and is very affordable—in those situations if duct work is not feasible.

Popular in today’s homes is radiant or in-floor heat, which is often called for in basements of new home construction projects even if the owners do not plan on using it. Fuhrmann does a large number of in-floor retrofits in cold floor areas and warms the area with radiant tubing either under the sub floor or in a concrete slab. It is most efficient if tubing is installed in concrete or some type of conductor of heat, as opposed to wood which is a non-conductor source.

The company has seen geothermal gaining in popularity in some areas as different fuel types and different utility rates determine the feasibility of that type of investment. Depending on rates that you are paying for natural or LP gas as opposed to the same amount of heat with geothermal determines the pay back. “All our geothermal systems have been done in new construction. A retrofit is more of a burden and more costly,” Geiger explained. “With geothermal we like to do a dual fuel geo system so when the geothermal runs down to a certain temperature, then the fuel (natural or LP gas) system will take over to keep down the cost of the geothermal.”

Air exchange more important

With today’s new home construction built tight and insulated well, indoor air needs to be exchanged with outside air to prevent health problems and other issues such as excess moisture and mold. “Air exchange units are very common today,” Geiger said. “We do a lot of that. Our firm also does duct cleaning and appliance and bath fan venting to improve indoor air quality.”

Fuhrmann offers residential customers the opportunity to join an annual computerized list where annual check-ups are performed and they also offer free estimates for customer projects.

While offering quality products and services is important, Fuhrmann practices good community relations and neighborliness as well. Fuhrmann actively supports and helps fund local causes with generous contributions of time and labor. The company routinely contributes sheet metal to Brillion High School’s technology education department.

Fuhrmann holds professional memberships in the Brillion Chamber of Commerce, the Mid-Shores Home Builders Association, Inc. and the Manitowoc County Home Builders Association and employees are trained on a regular basis. Fuhrmann participates yearly in the Mid-Shores Home Builders annual home show each March in Chilton.

Service at Fuhrmann is available 24/7, 365 days of the year with an employee always available to take customer calls. When customers call Fuhrmann’s regular number outside of business hours, emergency calls are transferred to the employee who is on duty overnight and on weekends.

The company will mark 35 years in business with 15 full-time employees along with many part-time employees who work together to provide top-notch customer service and products to Manitowoc, Calumet, Brown, Sheboygan and Outagamie counties.

Fuhrmann Heating & Cooling Inc. is located at 304 E. Water St., Brillion. More information can be found on their Web site at www.fuhrmannheating.com.The firm may also be reached by calling (920) 756-3277 or e-mailing

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