Ultimate Heating & Air is your #1 HVAC contractor in Boise, ID and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Ultimate Heating & Air are the qualified and professional crew for the job.
We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.
How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?
Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.
Air Conditioning Basics
The four main components to your air conditioner are:
Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.
Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.
Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.
Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.
All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.
An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.
Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.
Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every One To Three Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.
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“Chris came out to repair and service our A/C He is very good at what he does. Prompt, courteous, and very knowledgeable.
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“I am happy to entrust our HVAC system to Ultimate. Having relocated from NYC and apartment living, we knew there was no super to count on for heating and cooling issues. When I spoke to Brenda the first time, she was the consummate customer service professional. She was very friendly, patiently took her time to answer my questions and explain things, and followed up our phone conversations with emails. She was able to schedule a service visit from Chris the same week if I recall correctly. Chris was very punctual during both service visits – to troubleshoot, and then to repair. He was friendly, efficient, very knowledgeable, and thorough with his work. I had no qualms signing up for an annual package and am relieved to say we can count on Ultimate for as long as we need an HVAC to cool off in the summer and heat up in the winter. Thank you so much for your service!”
Happy with the Service
“I am very happy with the service I received. Darin Wilson was super helping me get the furnace I needed and staying in my budget. The crew putting in my new furnace, water heater and AC were friendly and did a super job. My trust with them leaving my sweet dog Daisy was heart warming. Thanks so very much.”
They are my HVAC guys!
“I had a really old furnace and an old and undersized air conditioner. Over the years I had several problems with the air conditioner. Ultimate would come out, give me an honest assessment (hey, you really need a new air conditioner!), but instead of the high pressure sales pitch they would always figure out a way to repair my old unit and keep it running. After they did this for three summers in a row, I knew that when I did eventually replace the furnace and air conditioner I would definitely call Ultimate because I trusted them. Sure enough, finally got both of those units replaced along with all of my old duct work this past summer (2014). Of course I called Ultimate and did not even seek other bids because I knew they were the best. Their work was excellent and their price was very reasonable. My electric and gas bill have been reduced dramatically and our comfort has been increased. They did a great job and I would highly recommend them and will call them for any HVAC work I need to have done in the future. They are my HVAC guys!”