Residential & Commercial Cooling Services

When it comes to purchasing air conditioning systems, the process can be a bit overwhelming. There are many different options available and variables to consider, but Rabe Hardware is here to help you every step of the way.

Our experienced Comfort Consultants will assist you in determining the best air conditioning solution for your needs and budget. It is important to us that every one of our customers selects a system that is sized appropriately for their home or business to maintain the preferred level of comfort while avoiding inflated energy bills.

What Type of System is Right for You?

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning cools the air from a central location, typically outside and uses one or more fans to distribute the cool air through ductwork to separate rooms. Lennox® air conditioners are among the quietest and most energy-efficient units and allow you to control cooling, humidity levels and energy use by matching output to demand.

Air Source Heat Pump

Air source heat pumps provide efficient heating and cooling because they move heat rather than converting it from a fuel, like combustion heating systems do. In cooling mode, air source heat pumps work much like a central air conditioning unit by drawing heat from the indoor air and releasing it outdoors. Air source heat pumps provide heat while air conditioners do not.

Ductless Mini-Split

Ductless Mini-Split systems make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems or for relatively small areas. Mini-Split systems have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A ductless mini-split is great for conditioning individual rooms and is a flexible option for zone cooling.

Manufacturer Information

Here at Rabe Hardware, we are committed to providing products and services that exceed your expectations. As Eastern Iowa’s most trusted HVAC company, we are intent on providing top quality products that we feel confident will serve you for many years. That is why we’ve partnered with Lennox, an award-winning brand that offers heating, cooling and indoor air quality products that are exceptionally quiet, energy efficient and backed by a comprehensive warranty.

To learn more, use our drop-down list to download brand literature or contact one of our friendly sales associates who would be happy to help answer any of your questions.

Use the dropdown list to download helpful information from your manufacturer.

Tax Credits

26% Federal Tax Credit | 11% Iowa State Tax Credit

Tax credits are for systems placed in service before 1/1/2023 and do not have to be installed at the taxpayer’s principal residence.

Flexible Financing

We offer flexible financing options to meet your needs and budget.

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Referral Program

Introduce us to your friends and you’ll both get a $50 Rabe Hardware Visa Gift Card.

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Maintenance Plan

Regular maintenance improves the performance and longevity of HVAC equipment and systems. And, while some equipment problems cannot be prevented, proper maintenance can prevent problems before they become costly failures. With membership in the Rabe Hardware Preventative Maintenance Program, you will receive our unmatched precision tune-up and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your heating and cooling system has been tested for safety, efficiency, and proper operation.

3pt Promises

A Guarantee You Can Count On!

Providing a high level of customer service is at the core of everything we do here at Rabe Hardware and it starts with our 3 Point Promise, a company wide commitment to three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Reliability. Each one of these values define us as individuals and have become a company model that has built our reputation. If honesty, integrity and reliability are what you’re looking for – look no further.



This vicious storm passed through Iowa. Our house lost power. By the fourth day, every place I called had me looking at at least a week’s wait time for electricians to hook the meter back to the house. As I was sitting on our deck, I saw a Rabe Hardware truck drive by. Called them, and within an hour got a callback. They were just a few minutes away. Hours later, the job was done, and that night we had power again. Big shoutout to Rabe, I really appreciated the fast service.

Steven Perez

We would like to thank every person at Rabe Hardware for the pleasant and professional work we received in the installation of heating, plumbing, and electrical contracting. We constructed a new home in 2005, after visiting with Jake Rabe. We took his suggestion and installed a geothermal unit. It surpassed all expectations, both in comfort and operating cost. The help with electrical and plumbing installation was great. The products are quality, the staff is superb, and the service exceptional. It was a very good experience.

Denny & Wendy

My wife and I started investigating the potential for a house solar system in late April. Jake and Rabe Hardware was one of several providers that we contacted for consideration. By far, they were the most responsive of all the companies we considered. They came to the house, got us educated, and provided a quote before most others even got back to us.

The Rabe price was the most competitive and provided the best solution, with high-quality components. Their team had our system (30 panels) installed in 4 hours while working with/around our roofer, who was finishing the installation of a new metal roof! They submitted and completed all of the paperwork and we are off and running!

Please consider Rabe first if you want a reliable, cost-effective solar solution done right!

Scott Wagner

This is the first time I have used Rabe Hardware. Allen and Josh installed a gas insert fireplace in my home yesterday. I could not have been happier. They were professional, polite, and most importantly, knowledgeable. I was so impressed that I will use them exclusively in the future.

Word of mouth is the best advertising which is how I came to find out about Rabe Hardware and is why I am writing this review. I promise you will not be disappointed using them.

Steve Bagenstos

My wife and I moved to Shellsburg, Iowa, this past summer. The home we purchased had solar panels that we knew nothing about. One of Rabe Hardware’s representatives stopped by not long after we moved in, as our panels were offline. He had us up and running in no time at all. He got us set up with the online app and gave a quick and easy tutorial.

Then, just days later, we found ourselves in the same situation as many in our area due to Hurricane Derecho. Jake Rabe and his team responded before anyone else! They laid out what needed to be done and completed it with the same speed and excellence as before.I am so impressed with this company, from the owner to all his team members.

Walter Malone



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