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Are These AC Noises Haunting You?

October 16th, 2017

image of the outdoor unit of an air conditionerAlright, chances are, you aren’t using your air conditioner anymore this season. “Sweater weather” is officially here and you’re probably using your heating system pretty regularly by now. But, what if before you shut down your AC for the season, it was making some peculiar noises?

Of all the things you may feel haunted by near Halloween, your AC shouldn’t be one of them. Ignoring your Boise, ID air conditioning repair needs can not only leave you with an uneasy feeling of what to expect next spring when you begin to use your cooling system again, but it can do harm to your actual air conditioner. If your cooling system was making weird noises before you stopped using it for the season, it’s best to call for repairs now rather than letting it wait any longer.

Have a look at some of the common sounds that indicate an AC problem, below.

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Should You Enroll in a Heating Maintenance Plan?

October 2nd, 2017

technician inspecting the inside of a furnaceIt’s easy to understand why people are resistant to signing up for maintenance, extended warranties, or any type of protection plan. You don’t want to spend any unnecessary money and you might even think that maintenance is just a luxury, not something that you actually need to do.

Unfortunately, living by this misconception can leave you spending more over the lifespan of your heater than you would have otherwise, plus you are significantly more likely to suffer from a premature heater breakdown. Keep reading to learn more about Boise, ID HVAC maintenance, and how it would benefit you to not only ensure you have tune-ups scheduled on a routine basis, but that you enroll in a maintenance plan.

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It’s Never Too Early to Think about Heater Installation

September 18th, 2017

furnace with vent leading outdoorsTemperatures are still warm for now, but with the official start of fall just a few days away, it won’t be long before we start noticing a cooling trend. Therefore, if you are not properly equipped with a functional and efficient heating system already, now is the time to start looking!

Fortunately, we have many options for you to choose from, and the professional Boise, ID HVAC services to ensure that your installation goes on without a hitch. There are many things to consider when having a heating system installed, which we will get to below. First though, we want to talk about why professional installation is so important.

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Handle Ductless Repairs Now versus Later

September 4th, 2017

ductless system air handler on bare wall in cornerThere are a number of reasons we recommend ductless air conditioning systems to a number of our clients. For instance, if you have a home that is not currently equipped with ductwork, or cannot accommodate the addition of a ducted system, then you’ll almost always benefit from a ductless system. Ductless systems are incredibly reliable, and long lasting. They are not, however, immune to air conditioning repair in Boise, ID.

If you have a ductless air conditioner, you’ll want to watch out for the following repair needs, and be aware of what repairs need your attention now, and why you shouldn’t wait until later.

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The Role of Capacitors: What Happens When One Fails

August 21st, 2017

technician checking the outside unit of an air conditionerSummer temperatures are still a ways off from cooling down, particularly during the day. Therefore, it’s important that you have a fully functional air conditioner on your side. Hopefully, you had your cooling system professionally maintained before summer began (if not, it’s not too late!), but regardless of this important service, there are still problems that you may run into.

The high summer temperatures and the amount of labor they force your AC system to go through puts a lot of stress on the unit, which can lead to parts breaking down, and warrant a call for AC repair in Boise, ID. One call we receive during summer is in regards to a failed capacitor.

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Are You Using Your Thermostat Effectively?

August 7th, 2017

female hand adjusting manual thermostatOne of the goals we have on our team is to help our customers live as comfortably and conveniently as possible, without wasting energy and subsequently money. The thing is, your comfort and your energy costs do not need to be mutually exclusive. You can help ensure this is the case by investing in important services like professional AC maintenance, and by knowing when it’s time to consider a thermostat upgrade in Kuna, ID.

Many homeowners misunderstand, or at least underestimate, the importance of their thermostat—and how this component works together with their air conditioning systems. This can lead them to programming settings that waste their energy, without delivering ideal comfort levels. Even if you aren’t ready or don’t need a thermostat upgrade quite yet, there are ways in which you could use your thermostat more effectively, and thus eliminate this comfort vs. cost issue.

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How to Prevent Midsummer AC Repairs

July 24th, 2017

prevent-midsummer-ac-repairsThere’s absolutely no denying that we are well in the throes of summer. Even though winter does definitely bring a chill to the air, it doesn’t mean we can forget how hot it gets during this time of the year, and subsequently how hard our air conditioner will have to work to do their job. There’s not a whole lot worse than being stuck in the middle of summer without a cooling system.

Not only that, but scheduling midsummer air conditioning repairs in Eagle, ID can be a big hassle—especially considering that’s when AC professionals are at their busiest. Understandably, you’d like to take preventative measures to decrease the chance that this will happen to you at all. And the main preventative measure you can take is investing in AC maintenance.

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Keep Your Pets Cool and Safe this Summer!

July 10th, 2017

keep-pets-cool-summerWith temperatures already in the triple-digits, it’s no surprise that you’re likely trying to find ways to keep yourself and your family cool. Perhaps a trip to the mall will do the trick, or you’ll hang out by the pool to stay cool. But what about your furry, four-legged pals?

Whether inside or out, soaring temperatures can do a good deal of harm to dogs, cats, and even pets of the smaller variety if they aren’t properly cared for. We of course want to mention the obvious—be sure to keep your home at a comfortable 78 degrees if your pets are left inside all day, and invest in professional air conditioning services in Boise, ID to ensure that your cooling system stays in good, reliable shape.

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Watch for These Signs Your AC Is in Trouble

June 26th, 2017

ac-trouble-signsAs much as we’d like this not to be the case, no machine, appliance or device will last forever. Your air conditioning system is no exception—it has a limited lifespan and when it nears the end of that lifespan, it’s a good idea to have your system replaced before you find yourself facing a total breakdown. The last thing you want is to be trapped on a hot day with no immediate relief in sight, as you scramble to schedule a new AC system installation.

During the final stages of your cooling system’s lifecycle, it will begin to waste money with inefficient operation. We want to help you avoid this so that you can arrange for Meridian, ID air conditioning replacement at a time that is convenient for you—not in the middle of one of the hottest summer days there is in our area. To help reduce the likelihood of an emergency loss of cooling, and to start saving money with a new AC system, read on for some signs that your AC system is in trouble and potentially ready for replacement.

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For Reliable Cooling, Choose a Bryant AC Installation!

June 12th, 2017

reliable-cooling-bryant-ac-installationAs the summer season approaches and temperatures already begin to rise, if you’re considering a Nampa, ID air conditioning installation, now is the time to give our professional HVAC technicians a call. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to your cooling system installation, from the model of system you want to the efficiency level that will best match your home and your budget.

Our technicians are your number one resource to help you determine the right AC system for you, and the traits you’ll want to look at for your new air conditioner. For example, you’ll want to consider the system’s power output, its efficiency, and the manufacturer’s warranty. When it comes down to it, we recommend selecting a brand that is known for “economical performance, comfort, and value”—a Bryant® air conditioner.

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