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Here is a list of some frequently asked questions that we get from homeowners about their HVAC systems and more. Don’t hesitate to contact Idaho Heating & Air for all of your HVAC work in the Treasure Valley.

Our team can provide you with comprehensive furnace, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services that are designed to keep your home comfortable and healthy. We work with homeowners of every budget and situation, so be sure to tell us about your problems. Let’s work together to come up with a solution that works for your home.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority. Call Idaho Heating & Air for services you can count on.

What is included in a tune-up?

A tune-up includes a thorough HVAC inspection, along with some minor adjustments and fixes to ensure your system works properly. Take a look at our maintenance program to learn about additional benefits you might receive.

What’s a 2-stage furnace?

Simply put, a 2-stage furnace has two settings. The first setting is "low," for mild fall or spring days that require some heat. The second setting is "high" for the coldest winter days.

What’s the difference between a heat pump and an air conditioner?

A central air conditioner can only run the refrigerant in one direction, cooling your home in the process. A heat pump has the capability of cooling your home, and running in reverse which heats your home during the colder months.

What is included in your club agreement?

Here are just a few benefits of joining our maintenance agreement:

  • Two maintenance visits per year, minimizing the cost of repairs.
  • 15% Off repair costs
  • 24/7 Scheduling
  • Priority service
  • Schedule reminders
  • Industry-leading lifetime parts and labor warranties
  • Reduced diagnostic fees
  • 1’ Filters included

How often should I service my equipment?

As a homeowner, you should change your HVAC system’s air filter and keep the system clean to ensure it has maximum airflow. Any other work should go to a trained professional so you can keep your warranty intact.

How long does an AC system last in Idaho?

Air conditioners in Boise, ID don’t need to be run as much as systems in tropical climates. Therefore, with solid yearly maintenance, an AC should last you 10-15 years as long as it’s run properly.

How long does a furnace last in Idaho?

Furnaces and other forced-air heating systems can last 10-15 years in Boise, ID, as long as they’re maintained yearly. Don’t forget to invest in repairs when something goes wrong!

How often do I need to maintain my AC system?

Your air conditioner should be maintained on a yearly basis to ensure it stays in good condition and any warranties remain intact. The easiest time to schedule maintenance is in the spring when you don’t rely on your air conditioner as much.

How often should I change my furnace filter?

We recommend changing your furnace’s air filter every 1-3 months depending on how heavily you use the system.

How do I know if I need an air purifier?

If your air is constantly stuffy, and your family just can’t shake illnesses, then an air purifier might be perfect for your home. Air purifiers are also great for families with auto-immune diseases and sensitive respiratory systems.

What duct services do you provide?

We provide duct testing as well as air duct replacement. Call our team to see what other duct services we might be able to provide!

Can any room have central AC?

Yes! As long as the room is insulated and has access to ductwork, a central air conditioner should be able to properly cool it. Make sure that if you’re adding any additional rooms to your home, you upgrade your AC to a larger size so it can account for the added air volume.

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