Why Repairing Your AC Sooner Is Better Than Later

February 6, 2024

At , we understand that you rely heavily on your AC system during those scorching summer months. But what happens when your trusty cooling companion starts acting up? It can be tempting to put off repairs, especially if your AC seems to be chugging along okay for now. However, as experts in the home services industry, we’re here to tell you why tackling AC repairs sooner rather than later is the way to go. Preventing Costly Breakdowns It is never fun when your AC decides to call it quits. Not only are you left sweating, but you’re also faced with...

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How a Humidifier Calms Allergy Symptoms in Dry Environments

January 18, 2024

Since you spend more time than usual inside during winter, it’s important that your home remains as allergy-friendly as possible. A humidifier does keep allergens at bay, but it does not get rid of them. A humidifier offers relief in target areas like the nose and throat so you can breathe without discomfort. Find out more about how humidifiers can be used to combat allergy symptoms in your home. How It Relieves Allergies A fireplace, furnace, or heater is essential to keep your home warm in the winter. However, the heat generated is dry, triggering a reaction in your sinuses...

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Should You Replace or Repair Your Boiler?

December 14, 2023

Boilers can provide decades of comfort, but they’re not designed to last forever. As your boiler ages, its maintenance and service costs will slowly increase. Older systems also tend to have more repair issues that could have an even bigger impact on your budget. When choosing between a boiler repair or replacement, keep these key considerations in mind. Age of the System The actual lifespan of your boiler can depend on a variety of factors including your average usage, model, and scheduled HVAC maintenance. On average, a standard system will typically last between 20 to 30 years. If you have...

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5 of the Most Common Furnace Problems

November 13, 2023

It’s a major stressor any time your furnace acts up, threatening to leave your family in the cold. Consider these five common problems you may face with your furnace. 1. Neglected Air Filter A neglected air filter is the most common issue with a furnace and can cause a range of symptoms from elevated utility bills to reduced home comfort. Plan to check your filter every 30 days so that you can change before it causes any of these. Common 1- and 2-inch filters will need changing every 30 to 90 days. 2. Malfunctioning Ignition System Every furnace fuel-burning has...

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What Causes a Furnace Blower to Stop Working?

October 17, 2023

The blower is one of the hardest working parts of a furnace, so when it stops working, many homeowners panic, believing the appliance needs a major repair. That’s not always the case. There are several reasons why a blower can stop working, and this is often an easy fix for a qualified technician. Your Furnace Is Dirty If your furnace runs intermittently, a buildup of dust particles could be the problem. Excess dirt inside the blower assembly can cause it to overheat and shut off as a safeguard. A dirty furnace air filter can also cause the blower to overheat...

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Do Heat Pumps Have a Downside?

September 19, 2023

These days, heat pumps are one of the most popular HVAC options on the market here in Hayden, ID. They’re reliable, quiet, and highly efficient. However, they’re not perfect. Heat pumps do have some downsides homeowners should know about before having one installed. Here’s what you need to know. Upfront Costs One disadvantage of heat pumps is their upfront costs. The average heat pump costs between $2,500 and $10,000 to install. This makes them among the more expensive HVAC systems available. However, the devil’s in the details. A heat pump can both heat and cool your home, so their cost...

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Ductwork Replacement and the Potential for Opening Up Walls

August 15, 2023

When it comes to HVAC system service and upgrades, one common concern for Hayden homeowners is the prospect of replacing ductwork. Many wonder if this process requires invasive measures like opening walls and disrupting their home’s structure. Below are some insights into the process. 1. Ductwork Inspection and Assessment A thorough inspection and assessment are essential before assuming that walls must be opened. In many cases, HVAC professionals can access duct systems through existing access points or registers. Advanced technologies, like video cameras, can also be used to inspect the condition of the ducts without extensive wall intrusion. This process...

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4 Reasons to Replace a 20-Year-Old AC

July 25, 2023

You may have a 20-year-old air conditioner, and it may seem to be running all right. However, the average service life is 10 to 15 years when a system is properly maintained, so your system is already past-due. Consider these four reasons to replace your 20-year-old air conditioner. 1. Reduce Energy Costs Even if your system seems to be running well, chances are that at 20 years old, it’s not running as efficiently as a newer system. First, efficiency standards have only improved over the last 20 years, with new models required to have a minimum efficiency of 15 SEER,...

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Keep Your Cool: Four Tips to Troubleshoot AC Problems

June 12, 2023

Even with the relatively mild temperatures throughout the summer around Hayden, your home will get uncomfortable when your AC is having trouble. Consider these four tips to troubleshoot your AC problem, then call for repair service if it’s still not working. 1. Inspect Your Air Filter A clogged air filter will restrict airflow through the system, leading to many problems from low airflow from your vents to a system that won’t start. Inspect your air filters and change them if you notice visible dirt on the intake side, usually every 30 to 90 days for 1- and 2-inch filters 2....

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4 Reasons to Avoid DIY AC Servicing

May 11, 2023

Air conditioner malfunctioning can manifest in various ways. If you suspect something is wrong with your AC, the best idea is to call a professional to assist. Many things can go wrong with DIY AC repairs compared to relying on a licensed technician. Although it sounds cost-effective and fun, it is not the best way to reduce costs and is certainly unsafe. Keep reading to discover some things that could go wrong with the DIY approach. 1. Electrical Issues ACs are appliances that require high-voltage electrical power for their operation. Even if you possess some basic knowledge of handling electrical...

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