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Keep My Home Warm this Winter

Heating your Boise home in the winter costs money! None of us can afford to lose any of our precious home heating in this winter. There are predictions that this winter in Boise will be as cold and wet as last winter. It’s time to examine our homes for areas that allow warm air to escape. Here is what to look for.

Windows: Your Boise home has windows, that could mean leaks. Check for missing caulking, windows that don’t close properly, and broken or missing panes. Caulking where needed both inside, and out of each window will help

'Smart' Home Popularity and HVAC in Boise

 

The smart home revolution is growing in Boise. The ability to automate and control various facets of your home environment, and your heating and air conditioning system, is already quite popular in the United States and around the world, and we will continue to see growth. One recent report says, ‘smart home’ popularity could soar to a 12.81 billion dollar business by 2020. What does this mean for us in the Treasure Valley?

 

Smart Homes technology is here to stay

Is It Time for A New Furnace?

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As your furnace gets older it slowly loses efficiency. During the same time, there have been improvements made to today’s equipment on the market. The technology has improved so much or changed all together. Because of the age of your equipment, you may start spending more and more money for repairs and maintenance. Our technicians report back to us that they are finding more and more problems and break-downs as they do their service calls.

Benefits of Replacing Furnace and A/C Together

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We hope it doesn’t happen to you, but your furnace may break down to the point you are forced to get a new one. You have two options. You can replace the dead furnace, or you can replace both the furnace and the air conditioner. That may freak you out, but there are a lot of reasons why it may make sense to replace both at the same time.

Sizing Your Systems

Can I Be Liable For Installing My Own Furnace?

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Purchasing a new furnace, or air conditioner can create a huge boost to your home efficiency and a dramatic drop in your energy bill. New high-tech furnaces are more reliable, more effective and more efficient than ever. However, a word of caution if you are considering upgrades to your Boise heating and air conditioning equipment – always make sure you’re dealing with a licensed contractor to install the systems.

Whats Wrong With My Furnace?

While we don't recommend diagnosing or repairing your own Boise furnace, it is important as a home owner to know what some of the more common repairs can be. Anytime you need repair help with your gas furnace, the experts from Greens Heating and Air are here to help. We offer 24-hour emergency service because we know that your gas furnace can break down at any time. Here are the more common gas furnace repair problems we see in Meridian and Boise:

How Pets affect Your Heating and Cooling System

I am a dog owner, and we love our little friends being around. Pet hair and dander floating in the air is really the main downside of sharing your home with a dog or cat. But if pet hair and particles are going to end up in your HVAC filter, it can affect your Boise heating and cooling system.

There are special considerations for pet owners when it comes to maintaining an HVAC system and controlling energy use:

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?

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  “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.

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