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Important Factors in Air Conditioning

As much as 50% of the energy used in your Boise home goes to heating and cooling.  Making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.

How to Keep Your House Cool

Summer will soon be here and the summer heat is beginning to be felt in Boise. We want to stay cool and comfortable in our homes but how can we do this and at the same time keep our electric bill in check? The best way to keep from spending too much money every month to keep your home cool to look at your ENTIRE house and it's energy loss. Here are some things to help you stay cool and keep your wallet happy:

Frequent Air Conditioning Questions

HVAC questions

Every time you start thinking of a new heating and cooling system for your Boise home, there are always questions that come up. No question is too minor or trivial, so our professionals are eager to address any of your questions. You will find the following information very helpful. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope these tips are beneficial. As always we have a friendly 'Comfort Specialist's ready to assist you as needed.

Summer Air Conditioner Tip

sweating from heat

It’s that time of year again. The time when you come home, turn on your Boise A/C, get comfortable, collapse in your favorite chair and wait for that cool, comforting breeze. But it doesn’t happen! Is your air conditioner broken? Chances are it’s not.

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

how is your air quality

If you or members of your family have allergies, or are sensitive to air quality, you probably avoid going outside as much as possible. One thing that most people overlook is that sometimes it’s not the air outside that’s irritating you. Often it’s the air inside your home that’s the source of irritation! Tobacco, fireplace soot, cooking fumes, pet dander and carpet can all be suspect when it comes to allergies.

Dogs, Grass, And Air Conditioning

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Beautiful green grass and dogs are two of man's best friends. Yes, who doesn’t enjoy a gorgeous manicured lawn, that’s lush and green? And, of course, we love our pooches! Our four-legged friends add so much joy and happiness to our life. But, there is one thing in our Boise and Meridian homes that does not appreciate green grass or dogs……….. our AIR CONDITIONER!

What Is a Diagnostic Service Call?

service call

At first glance you may think this is a simple question with a simple answer. However, often folks get confused about this call, and assume different things regarding what is done and what is expected. So here's the scoop!

Air Conditioning Cost Reality Check

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Probably the most common question I get in the heating and cooling business, is, how much does a air conditioner or furnace cost? Most folks are surprised at how expensive a new heating or cooling system can be. The reason for their surprise is most likely due to the fact that they have never had to purchase a new unit, or system in their life. People today are so mobile that every few years we move to a different city or home, and there is already a working HVAC system installed.

What to Do When an Air Conditioner is Freezing Up

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One of the most common problems that people experience with their air conditioning system is when it freezes up. The coils are coated with frost, its not putting out cold air, or it has shut off on its own. This can be a frustrating experience, because it will leave you without the comfort of cold air. Because most people will experience this problem at some point, it’s important to know what to do when your air conditioner freezes. What to Do:

Turn it off!

Go Ductless and Save Money

Mitsubishi cooling and heating

Ductless systems, also known as ductless heat pumps, or ductless mini-splits, include a compact & quiet outdoor unit, and even a quieter indoor wall or ceiling units. These systems transfer heat outdoors when cooling, or indoors when heating. They give just as much heating or cooling as needed – avoiding the temperature swings in many traditional systems. Ductless systems in Meridian are extremely energy efficient, using as little as one third the energy of traditional heating or cooling methods. And you can heat or cool only the rooms you’re actually using, saving energy and money!

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