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How to Save Energy in The Winter

Because we have had a rather harsh winter this year, I have compiled a list of quick tips that everyone can use during the winter months to save energy in Boise. Conserving energy while heating your home not only saves you money, but will enhance the comfort of your home, and increase the life expectancy of your furnace. These tips can apply to different types of homes so please take your time to read down the list:

How to Choose a Heating and Cooling Company

There seems to be no shortage of heating and cooling companies in Boise. Some of these companies have been here a good many years, whereas others have been around a relatively short time. If you have not  needed the help of a heating and cooling company, trust me, you will sooner or later. So, how does one choose a company to service, repair or replace your furnace or air conditioner? You start by doing some homework.

How Much Is A New Furnace?

Yes, that’s a common question. Most people have never bought a new furnace in Boise, and if they have it was probably 20 years ago. I understand when you have price concerns because none of us want to pay more than we should for anything. In this blog, I am going to break down the costs of an average furnace purchase and installation in Boise. This information applies to heating and cooling in Meridian as well.

Should you Replace or Repair your Heating and Cooling?

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Not long ago we gave a client a proposal for a new heating and cooling system. The client was in a quandary whether to spend several hundred dollars on repairs, or replace his 20 year old system with a new one. Given just the age,we recommended he replace. There are several questions you can ask yourself to determine what your best choice is.

Why Should I Have Ductwork Insulated & Sealed?

Leaking ductwork in Boise or Meridian homes can cost you big money! You probably only think about your ductwork when you bang your head on it while your in the basement, or traversing the crawl space under your home. Ductwork is a critical part of making your home energy efficient. 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!

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

     All of us in Boise and Meridian, as well as the rest of the valley, are interested in our indoor air quality. Let’s face it, we do have a measure of air quality problems and they seem to worsen in the winter when we close up our homes, and that nasty inversion sets in. Because our homes are closed in, I thought in this blog I would concentrate on a silent, deadly problem called, Carbon Monoxide. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that has no odor, taste, or color. When a human is exposed to too much, the gas inhibits the body’s ability to absorb oxygen.

5 Ways to Conserve Home Energy

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There are many ways you can work on conserving Boise home energy, especially since it will have an impact on your life in general. Not only will it help you lower the bills you pay, but it will also make sure you can reduce your energy usage while making a positive impact on the environment.

Five Ways to Conserve Energy at Home 

How Often Should I Change my Filters?

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One of the most important components of any good heating and cooling system for your Boise home is the filter. A good air filter stops a lot of dust and grime from getting into your furnace and ultimately into your home. But many homeowners are not aware of when they should change the filters in their system. They know it should be done regularly, but how often and when do you ignore the manufacturer’s recommendation to ensure good maintenance?

Know Your Home and environment

Why Have Your Furnace Inspected?

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Heating and Cooling our Boise Homes would be great, if we could just depend on things to work and last without requiring any sort maintenance or upkeep. Unfortunately, that's not the case. As good as modern manufacturing and engineering are, our devices, appliances, and machines still need attention in order to stay in peak condition. In fact, anything with moving, gas, or electrical parts need maintenance.

We are like a Machine

Have You Thought About 'Hybrid' Heating?

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When it comes to heating and cooling a home, savvy home owners are often in search of the most cost effective and energy efficient system possible. Most modern homes have some type of Heating and Cooling system for controlling indoor temperatures. Unimpressed with the typical HVAC systems, many of which reduce fossil fuels, waste energy and increase monthly living costs, home owners are taking an active interest in hybrid heating systems.

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