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What is An Air Handler?

When talking with a heating and cooling company in Boise they may use the term ‘air handler’. Does every home have, or need an air handler? Are they expensive? Do they work like a furnace or an air conditioner? Some folks are unsure of what an air handler is and how they operate.

How to Control Home Heating Costs

The furnace in your Boise home is one of the most important appliances. It's providing you with comfortable heating throughout the cold, winter months. However, did you know you could be paying more than you need to? If it isn’t working efficiently enough, you will end up paying more for your heating bills than you should. Below you’ll discover some of the best furnace tips to lower your heating costs.

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What Size Furnace Do I Need?

  “Sizing” generally refers to figuring out how large in BTU’s a furnace should be to go in your’ home. To properly size a furnace, requires knowing the 'heat load', or loss, of the space to be heated. Before purchasing a furnace in the Boise valley, you need to have our Project Manager come out and perform a heat load calculation.

What's The Difference in an Air Conditioner and a Heat Pump?

That is really a good question. Most homes in Boise have air conditioning, but more and more heat pumps are being installed throughout the valley. In today’s blog I will tell you the difference and how they function.

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Is Air Duct Cleaning Worth It?

You might have asked yourself...”should I have the air ducts in my Boise home cleaned?” Is it a scam or worth it?

Air duct cleaning is a maintenance service provided by some HVAC companies like Greens Heating and Air, to provide you with cleaner air and better HVAC system efficiency. But, does air duct cleaning really deliver these results? Here’s some information to help you decide whether or not you might benefit from having the HVAC ducts in your house cleaned.

To Clean or Not to Clean?

Do I Need A Humidifier for My Home?

If we have been using an air conditioner all summer, we may not have realized that one of the benefits of air conditioning is dehumidification, this is so you don’t feel damp and sticky during the summer months.

Should I Have An Air Purifier in my Home?

With all the smoke in the Treasure Valley, and the rest of the State, the air we breathe is now categorized as ‘unhealthy’. This is especially so for the elderly, those with breathing problems, and children. Frankly, it’s not good for any of us. How can we improve the air quality in our homes?

The best way to ensure that each room in our home has clean air to breathe, is to have a ‘whole house’ air cleaner installed in our heating and cooling system.

Leaking Ductwork Will Empty Your Wallet!

Leaking ductwork in Boise will empty your wallet! You probably only think about your ductwork when you bang your head on it while you’re in the basement, or traversing the crawl space or attic of your home. Ductwork howerver, is a critical part of making your home energy efficient and comfortable. According to Idaho Power Company, a one-square-inch hole in a duct will leak as much air as a hole 25 times that size in your wall!

What is The Best Thermostat for My House?

Back in the day, Thermostats used in Boise and Meridian homes were pretty simple. There was a dial, heat or cool switch, and an ‘on-off’ switch. Behind the dial was a small capsule that contained mercury and as you moved the dial, it would also move the mercury so the weight of the mercury would turn off and on the heat or cooling.

Why Should I Tune-Up My Furnace?

All of us know the importance of having our automobiles tuned up. We know if we do, we will continue to have good fuel economy as well as increase the longevity of our vehicles and avoid costly repairs.

The same principles apply to our heating and cooling systems in Boise and Meridian. In fact, anything that has moving parts needs preventive maintenance. In September, we will start calling our customers that have an annual contract with us and setting appointments to tune-up their furnace. What do we do when we perform a furnace tune-up? Here is what you can expect.

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