How to Heat or Cool a Garage Conversion

Have you thought about converting your Boise garage into living space, or maybe that third bay into a nice shop, or hobby room? Many people are doing so because they need the room, plus it’s a fun and exciting project, and can add a new splash of character to your home. Of course a project like this requires plenty of preparation. Part of that preparation is considering how you are going to keep that new space comfortable. We can definitely help you weigh all of your garage heating and cooling options.

Why Have a 'Matched' HVAC System in Boise?

As spring is well on its way, you might be thinking it's time to replace that old air conditioner, or the furnace. So my blog today will address why it's important to have a matched HVAC system in Boise. Usually with summer weather approaching your mind is focused on replacing the cooling unit only. But let me explain why you should replace both the furnace and the A/C.

Why Do Air Conditioners Have a SEER Rating?

If you find yourself in need of a new air conditioner or heat pump in Boise, they all have a rating for efficiency called a SEER rating. What are they talking about? The axiom SEER stands for "Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio". Efficiency is of course one of your most important considerations. An efficient system will not only lower your energy costs, it will also lower your impact on the environment.

Heat Pump Questions Answered

Many times over the past few years I've had people in Boise and Meridian ask me about heat pump operation. Questions or observations like: “I don't understand how they work” "Why is the air coming out of my registers not warm?", "My heat pump is making a loud and/or weird noise". This two part blog will attempt to answer some of these questions and concerns. Heat pumps can be baffling for even the well informed. First, lets get the basics.

3 Tips to Save Energy This Summer

Summer in Boise Idaho will be here soon. For folks living in the valley, that generally means hot temps. and our energy bill will be on the rise. But, with a little preparation, we can reduce our energy bill substantially. I have three tips that will help you get started. Now, some of these ideas are not "tre' chic", but, are you interested in saving money, or being fashion forward?

Having Heat Pump Problems?

Heat pumps are becoming a more popular option among Boise homeowners who are in the market for a new HVAC system. It's not hard to understand why, considering heat pumps can function as effective air conditioners and also as highly efficient heating system. The question is, how can they both heat AND cool? The answer is that a heat pump is able to reverse its refrigeration cycle.

Is There a Fire In Your Dryer?

Are your clothes taking longer to dry? Does your laundry room heat up when your dryer is running?

These are just a couple of signs that you may have a potential fire in your dryer. Dryer vent cleaning in Boise is probably the most neglected of all preventive maintenance performed on your home. The dryer vent may be clogged and in need of cleaning. The National Fire Protection Agency reported that between 2010 and 2014 there was an average of:

Don't Ignore Problems with Your Air Conditioner

I know it's early to talk about air conditioning, but bare with me. When we mention the dangers that can come from ignoring air conditioning problems in Boise, we are not talking about danger to life and limb. Very seldom do air conditioning problems present a danger to you, or your home. The dangers we want to address can affect your comfort and budget. When your home’s air conditioner begins to act up, you can’t afford to let it go. You know what will happen: Your air conditioner will ‘die’ on the hottest day of summer.

How To 'Live' With Spring Allergies

Old man winter is still hanging around theTreasure Valley, but March is the turning point when it comes to springtime. If you’re like me, you’re starting to eagerly anticipate the warmer weather, green grass, and colorful flowers that spring brings with it. However, spring can bring several problems with it like the dreaded allergy and asthma season. Let the sneezing begin!

Protect Your Home With Preventive Maintenance

Today I want to talk about HVAC maintenance in Boise. Recently in the Pocatello Idaho area there have been 2 fires that originated in the heating and cooling system. Thankfully they were contained quickly, and no one was injured.

Regular preventive maintenance can go along ways to ward off such calamities. Most heating and cooling systems in Meridian, use natural gas to provide heat. The heat is delivered to the rooms in your home by a blower, powered by electricity. Gas and electricity can be a dangerous combination if not cared for properly.


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