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How to Join the HVAC Industry

May 19, 2022

Are you a dependable person who likes helping out others? Do you enjoy problem-solving and finding solutions for large and small challenges in your job?

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Video – Which Air Quality Equipment Should I Install?

April 30, 2022

Indoor air quality is on everyone’s mind but how do you know what equipment is right for your home?

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AC Maintenance Checklist

April 15, 2022

Can you imagine a hot Meridian summer without air conditioning? Your air conditioning system can be your very best friend on the warmest days. 

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Video – What Is a Heat Pump?

March 31, 2022

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another, from inside your home to outside or from outside to inside. In the winter a heat pump works like a heater, extracting heat energy from outside and transferring it inside. In the summer the process reverses and it will remove heat from your home and transfer it outside similar to an air conditioner.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

Spring Money-Saving Tips

March 22, 2022

Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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Video – When Do I Need to Replace the Batteries in My Smoke Detector?

February 28, 2022

Change the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors when you change your clocks for daylight savings. It’s an easy reminder to replace them and is very important for your safety!

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What Does AFUE Mean?

What Does AFUE Mean?

February 8, 2022

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Idaho home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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Video – Should I Set My Thermostat to ON or AUTO?

January 31, 2022

On most thermostats, you can choose between On or Auto for your fan setting. On tells your HVAC unit to run its fans all the time, even when the air isn’t being heated or cooled. Auto means the fan only runs when your air is being treated. It might be a good idea to try a combination of both settings.

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When Do I Know It’s Time to Buy a New Furnace?

January 18, 2022

It’s easy to moan when you decide that a major appliance or home system needs replacing. After all, these are expensive investments and probably not your favorite way to spend your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, there’s often not a clear-cut message, short of an appliance completely breaking down, that definitively indicates it’s time to buy a new model.

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HVAC Noises

Video – Why Is My HVAC Unit Making Unusual Noises?

December 31, 2021

If you hear any unusual noise coming from your HVAC unit, please turn it off and call us at 208.321.8663. Don’t attempt any kind of repair without consulting an HVAC certified technician first.

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