Idaho Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

3 Big Differences With Commercial HVAC

Monday, September 19th, 2022

To anyone who isn’t in the HVAC industry, one air conditioner probably seems like any other air conditioner. Aside from heat pumps and other systems you might have heard about on the news, there’s probably no real difference between them, right? Especially if you’ve got a small restaurant or an office that’s not quite the size of a normal large commercial building, you can probably settle with a residential-sized HVAC system…

Stop right there! Commercial AC in Boise, ID is a lot different from residential air conditioning. While it’s true that commercial units come in all shapes and sizes, the priorities of these systems differ greatly from residential ones. It’s important to remember that commercial air conditioning needs and priorities are different from those of a family or homeowner.

Let’s talk about three big differences that commercial HVAC services can provide that residential services don’t.

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Why Is the Compressor Important?

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Compressor this and compressor that… What exactly is the big deal with an air conditioner’s compressor? HVAC teams all across the country label this component as the “most important part of the cooling process,” but that statement is rarely ever followed up with an explanation. We understand you frustration if you’ve been left in the dark on this, so we’re going to illuminate this important part for you today.

The compressor is a vital component that’s responsible for the “cooling” of air in your home. That’s right, we said cooling, because without a compressor, your air conditioner would just be a large fan! The compressor is responsible for compressing refrigerant from a liquid to a gas, causing the cooling process to take place and allowing the air in your home to be cooled by several degrees.

But that’s just the beginning! We need to go more into detail if we’re going to talk about compressors and air conditioning in Meridian, ID.

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Noises Your AC Should Probably Make

Monday, August 1st, 2022

We’ve talked a few times on this blog about how your air conditioner shouldn’t make any noises. Well, we’d like to change that point a little bit and be more clear: your air conditioner shouldn’t be making any loud and uncomfortable noises. But just like any machine that runs daily, it’s going to make a few sounds you should probably be used to at this point.

Air conditioners are pressurized systems that rapidly evaporate and condense refrigerant. They also blow cooled air into ductwork and throughout the rooms of a home. It’s just impossible to do this in full silence. Keep reading to learn about the noises that your air conditioning in Meridian, ID should be making. If you think the system is making a noise it shouldn’t, we can help figure out a cost-effective solution.

Let’s learn about your AC’s good noises!

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Stay Cool When Things Are Hot

Monday, July 18th, 2022

The beginning of summer is always fun. There are great activities to do, public pools and ice cream stands open up, and it’s hard for temperatures to get too hot. Now, however, we’re reaching the middle of the summer, where temperatures can stay consistently hot and we start relying on our air conditioners more and more. Especially to sleep at night, you’re relying on cool and comfortable temperatures just to live your life.

So, with so much resting atop the shoulders of these systems, what happens when it finally buckles under the pressure and breaks down? Well, you can always call our team for high-quality AC repair in Eagle, ID. That should always be the first step you take.

Second, you should keep reading and learn a few strategies to combat the high temperatures and stay comfortable while you wait for support.

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The Five Main Components of a New AC

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Have you been on the market recently looking for a new air conditioner? There are a lot of new technological advancements, and it’s so easy to fall into sales writing when looking this stuff up online. An air conditioner can market itself as “revolutionary” or “groundbreaking,” but unless you know what’s actually being changed in the system’s internal function, that’s a pretty big stretch!

That’s why we’re here to help. We think that the more our customers know about air conditioning as a process, the better off they’ll be to invest in a system that works for their homes. We’re not here to just sell you a new, cool air conditioning system, we’re here to match an efficient air conditioner that’s right for your lifestyle.

So, let’s start from scratch! We’re going to go over the five main components of an air conditioner, so you have more info when investing in a new AC installation in Boise, ID!

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Our Component Guide to Air Conditioners

Monday, June 6th, 2022

So, you’re enjoying a delicious dinner on a hot night with cool temperatures coming from the vents, and all of a sudden there’s a problem. Your AC shuts down or starts making a strange noise and you get to work trying to figure out what the problem is. It’s clear that you’re going to need professional air conditioning repair in Boise, ID, but before you call for help, you’re inclined to at least get a glimpse of the problem.

However, that’s the moment it hits you–that you don’t know about the components of your AC. How can you translate where or what the problem is to a professional technician if you don’t know anything about the components of your air conditioner?

Well, the good news is that our team specializes in diagnosing problems so you don’t need to worry too much about that. But for homeowners that are still frustrated with the gap in knowledge, this blog post is definitely for you!

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AC Efficiency Is a Main Priority This Summer

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Temperatures are rising and we’re really starting to feel the heat. Unfortunately, everyone is starting to feel the heat, so the power grid is going to be stressed as air conditioners all around the country start turning on to provide powerful cooling. This is why the energy efficiency of your air conditioner is going to be such a top priority. The more efficient your AC can run, the better off you and your community will be for the future.

For our more eco-conscious customers out there, this will be an important blog topic. If you’ve ever researched where your electrical energy comes from, it could help give you some incentive to make your home more efficient. If your local utility produces electricity through burning oil, then a more efficient AC will be directly helping the planet. Also, AC repair in Boise, ID is a great way to keep efficiency levels high!

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Are Central Air Conditioners Still Worth the Money?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

You might be seeing a lot of cool new technology in ads scattered throughout the TV and internet. In fact, it might seem like the central air conditioner you were thinking of purchasing just isn’t “cool” anymore. Why buy a central AC when you could get something so much better and more convenient, like a heat pump or a ductless mini split?

Well, the truth is that central air conditioners are still a stable choice for many homeowners who just want to cool their houses down. Central AC in Meridian, ID can be efficient, powerful, and also affordable, making it perfect for homeowners that just want to cool their home without the extra cost of a more expensive system.

So, today is dedicated to the tried and tested central air conditioner. Let’s discuss why they’re still a great purchase for many homeowners, why they might even be a better purchase than a heat pump, and who might be the right customer for this kind of unit.

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What Does Your Business Need?

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Sometimes when running a business, it’s important to separate priorities into what’s needed and what’s wanted. Very few businesses and building owners have the revenue to fix every single problem, or upgrade every system that’s functioning. That’s why business owners can find it beneficial to prioritize their needs, like the comfort of their indoor air, and address them one at a time with full focus.

Today, we’d like to focus on what your business or building needs in terms of comfort. Do you need to upgrade your heating system to be better prepared for the winter ahead? Or perhaps your air conditioner needs fixing after such a brutal summer? Our team can help you target and improve on commercial HVAC in Meridian, ID.

Below are a few common concerns we get from commercial customers about their comfort and the quality of their commercial HVAC systems. Just call us if any of these points sound familiar, or remind you of the service you need.

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Southwestern Idaho Heat Advisory

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

We’ve certainly begun experiencing our first set of heatwaves here in Southwestern Idaho, and they’re likely not our last. When temperatures get this hot, it’s important to be comfortable, safe, and smart. Here’s what you can do to prepare for the heatwaves ahead:

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