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Stay Cool: How To Troubleshoot and Repair a Faulty AC Capacitor

Your AC capacitor is a small cylindrical device and the main electrical component that powers your AC fan motor.

As such, it’s one of the most important parts of your air conditioning – and you need to understand the signs of a damaged capacitor.

With that in mind, the team at Peppy Heating and Cooling is here to discuss some common AC capacitor troubleshooting issues.

Signs of a Faulty Capacitor

The AC capacitor runs your AC motor, so the most common symptoms of capacitor damage relate to AC performance.

No Cool Air

The capacitor runs your AC fan motor, so if your AC unit has low or no airflow, then the capacitor might be the culprit. 

The capacitor also affects the compressor motor, so another symptom is if your AC only blows lukewarm air, regardless of the thermostat setting.

High Energy Bills

A malfunctioning capacitor might pull more electricity than necessary, making high energy bills a common sign of a damaged capacitor is high energy bills.

If your AC bills start to spike but your AC usage hasn’t changed, you can test your capacitor to determine the problem. Compare your current and previous statements to get an idea of any long-term performance decrease. 

Frequent Shutdowns

Your central air system should cycle about two to three times per hour. If it cycles more frequently or randomly shuts down during cycling, the most likely culprit is the capacitor.

Most small room air conditioners usually have automatic shut-down mechanisms if they overheat, and a malfunctioning capacitor may frequently trip these breakers.

AC Won‘t Turn On

The most obvious sign that your capacitor is shot is that your AC just won’t turn on.

A damaged capacitor can power your AC motor, so you’ll need it replaced to get your system back in working order. A professional HVAC technician can diagnose the exact issue and repair or replace your capacitor.

Testing Your AC Capacitor

If you are unsure if your capacitor is broken, you can test it with a multimeter to determine its condition.

Before testing, you should also turn off the electrical power to your system.

Then, put the multimeter leads on either end of the capacitor and read the measurement.

If your AC capacitor works properly, the reading should be within its capacitor rating. Most capacitors have a rating between 370 and 440 volts or two to 80 microfarads.

Should I Call an Expert?

When working with any kind of electrical HVAC components, it’s always a better idea to contact an expert.

HVAC electrical systems are complex and can be dangerous if modified improperly. Expert technicians will not only provide quick repairs but help you find a new AC unit for your space if a replacement is necessary.

Trusted HVAC Contractor in Boise, ID

Contact Peppy Heating and Cooling online or give us a call today at (208) 906-6928 to schedule an appointment for AC capacitor repair or replacement in Boise, ID!

Tips for Extending the Life of Your AC Compressor

Don’t you love coming home to a cool space after spending a day in the sun? You can thank your air conditioner for this reprieve. 

Your air conditioning system relies on a lot of different parts to give you this cool space, and one of the most important ones is the AC compressor. 

If you want to keep your air conditioner in good condition, you need to take care of the AC compressor. But how can you extend the life of your AC compressor? Learn more with our help.

Remember To Replace Your Air Filters

Your system’s air filters remove dust and debris particles from the air to give your home cleaner, healthier air. But over time, this debris builds up on the filters and can clog them. 

Clogged filters can strain your air conditioner by obstructing airflow and making it work harder to cool your home. This also means that it puts additional stress on your AC compressor. Replacing the air filter with a clean one at least once every three months puts less strain on your AC compressor, which helps extend its working life. 

Keep Up With Routine Maintenance

In addition to changing out the filters, you should keep up with routine maintenance for the entire system. The best way to do this is by hiring a professional for annual or biannual inspections.

During a maintenance inspection, your cooling professional will make sure that every part of your system is operating as it should. Part of this inspection also includes checking the AC compressor. By taking care of your entire HVAC system, you can take care of the AC compressor. 

Make Sure the Condenser Unit Stays Clear

The condenser unit sits outside of your home. Since it’s outside, sticks, leaves, and other outdoor debris can easily find their way into the unit and cause problems. Keep your condenser clear by checking on it every now and then and making sure it’s free of debris.

Clean the Coils

Dirty air conditioning coils can force your AC compressor to work harder. This can shorten its working life over time, so keeping the coils clean can help protect the compressor and improve your system’s overall efficiency.

Check the Refrigerant Levels

Your air conditioner uses refrigerant to extract heat and humidity from the air so your home has cool air. Refrigerant leaks can let refrigerant vapor escape and strain your AC compressor. Make sure your air conditioner has sufficient refrigerant to operate efficiently.

Reach Out to Peppy Heating & Cooling To Take Care of Your Air Conditioning Compressor

The easiest way to extend the life of your AC compressor is by putting it in the hands of experienced professionals. Our Peppy Heating & Cooling team knows how to work with multiple types of air conditioning systems. Whether you need routine maintenance or a reliable repair, we’re the team to call. 

Are you experiencing problems with your air conditioner? Do you want to be proactive about caring for your air conditioner compressor? Call 208-906-6928 for service with Peppy Heating & Cooling! Learn more now.

Preparing Your Hvac System for the Summer Heat

Preparing Your Hvac System for the Summer Heat

Preparing Your HVAC System for the Summer Heat

It’s a good time to become a prepper… an AC prepper that is!

Summer’s coming and it means it’s time to prepare your Air Conditioner for the upcoming heat so that your home can remain a comfortable refuge to the scorching heat.

Whether you’re a beginner prepper or more advanced, it’s helpful to have a checklist. Here’s everything you need to be ready:

  • Start by scheduling professional maintenance to get your system in excellent condition.
  • Don’t overlook the importance of changing your air filters regularly; clean filters not only improve air quality but also enhance system efficiency, leading to lower energy bills.
  • Make sure to get professional advice on how your filters need to be changed. A couple living alone has different needs than a family of 5 with multiple pets. Also consider if someone in your home has allergies to determine the best type of filter.
  • Sealing and insulating your ducts can prevent energy loss, so if you’ve not had your ductwork examined it’s a good time to do so.
  • Upgrading to a smart thermostat offers convenience, allowing you to adjust your home’s temperature for the best comfort and savings.
  • Consider investing in an energy-efficient Air Conditioner or Ductless Mini Split for long-term benefits, including reduced energy consumption and environmental support.
  • Finally, optimizing airflow and ventilation can greatly improve your system’s performance.

These steps are just the beginning of maximizing your HVAC system’s efficiency before the summer heat hits, ensuring a cooler, more enjoyable home environment with potential opportunities to save on your energy bills.

Schedule Professional AC Maintenance

Many Air Conditioning malfunctions tend to happen when you need it the most!

Avoid getting caught off guard by scheduling a professional maintenance checkup of your AC system to ensure it’s running efficiently.

Our trained AC Technicians know what to look for to ensure your system is in excellent condition. A professional checkup encompasses a thorough inspection and cleaning of your system’s components. Think of it as preventative maintenance for your Air Conditioner. This allows us to identify small problems before they become big problems.

Change Air Filters Regularly

There’s one thing every homeowner can do to participate in their home comfort. It’s a small investment that delivers big returns in improved efficiency, lower energy costs, and a longer-lasting system.

What is it? Get on a schedule to regularly change your air filters. Speak to one of our experts to find out how often you should change your air filter. We’ll evaluate important factors like how many people are in the home, how many pets and if there is someone in the home with asthma or allergies. All of these will determine what type of filter and how frequently the filter should be changed.

A clean filter is your HVAC system’s best friend because it filters out things like dust, dirt, debris, pet dander, and other airborne particles, which is why they need to be changed regularly.

Without regularly scheduled changes, build up can occur and the filter can get clogged, which puts undue stress on the system, potentially leading to costly repairs or even a premature breakdown.

So, don’t wait until you notice a problem. Get on a schedule. Mark your calendar and make filter changes a regular part of your home maintenance routine. Your summer self will thank you!

Seal and Insulate Ducts

After confirming your air filters are clean, it’s equally vital to seal and insulate your ducts for peak HVAC efficiency. Leaky ducts can greatly impede your system’s performance, causing it to work harder and increase your energy bills. Sealing those leaks is a critical step in preparing for the summer heat. You’re not just preserving cool air but also preventing dust and pollutants from entering your home, which can impact your indoor air quality.

Insulation is the next step. Properly insulated ducts help maintain the temperature of the air flowing through them. This means your HVAC system doesn’t have to overexert itself to cool your home, leading to energy savings and prolonging the life of your system. It’s a smart move, especially in areas of your home that aren’t air-conditioned, like attics or basements, where ducts can lose a significant amount of cool air.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Upgrading to a smart thermostat can greatly enhance your Air Conditioners efficiency and your home’s comfort.  By installing a smart thermostat, you’re not just making an upgrade; you’re taking a significant step towards optimizing your home’s climate control. These innovative devices allow you to adjust your home’s temperature remotely, ensuring you walk into a cool, comfortable environment without wasting energy cooling an empty house.

Don’t let the summer heat catch you unprepared. Installing a smart thermostat is a smart move that pays off in comfort, convenience, and cost savings.

Is it Time to Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner?

It could be. If your system is more than 12 years old, it’s time to consider an upgrade to an energy-efficient AC system. Today’s air conditioners have greater efficiencies that will help to reduce your cooling costs.

Modern energy-efficient systems, such as those offered by Trane and Mitsubishi, are designed to provide superior cooling while consuming less energy. This isn’t just about staying cool; it’s about doing so in the most sustainable and cost-effective way possible. We’re proud to be Boise Idaho’s only Mitsubishi Diamond Elite Contractor, which means we’re experts at ductless heating and air conditioning solutions.

Optimize Airflow and Ventilation

Now it’s time to make sure that the air flowing through your home is as cool and fresh as possible. Start by checking your vents and registers. Are they open and unobstructed? Furniture or curtains can block airflow, making your system work harder and less efficiently.

Next, consider your home’s ventilation. Proper ventilation is vital to not only cooling your home but also improving indoor air quality. Make sure exhaust fans in your bathrooms and kitchen are working correctly; these pull hot air out of your house, allowing cooler air to circulate.

Don’t forget about ceiling fans. They don’t lower the temperature, but by creating a breeze, they make the room feel cooler. This can allow you to set your thermostat a bit higher, saving energy while keeping you comfortable.

Optimizing airflow and ventilation is an essential step in preparing for summer.

Don’t allow yourself to be caught off-guard this summer.  Start prepping with Peppy! We’ll help you stay a step ahead of the season. Our cheerful staff is always ready to serve you.
Call (208) 906-6928 today!

are your airbnb guests costing you too much on utilities?

Are Your Boise Airbnb Guests Costing You Too Much Money on Utilities?

RELIEF FOR AIRBNB OWNERS

Property owners like Airbnb or other vacation rentals are often left holding the bill for big utility bills.

Guests of the property are frequently on vacation and although they expect the utility bill to be included in the rental, they can be careless with their usage, cranking up the AC or cranking up the heat or not monitoring their usage like they would at home.

Today there is good news for property owners!

Beyond comfort, a Ductless System provides financial benefits as well as environmental benefits too. The switch to ductless heating and cooling is not just about increased comfort; it’s a financially savvy decision for property owners.

Problem Solved: Boise Airbnb Receives Best Solution With a Ductless Mini Split

In the heart of Boise, Idaho, an innovative solution has been masterfully implemented to enhance the guest experience at a local Airbnb property. The owner, facing repeated issues with her property’s heating and cooling systems, sought a reliable and efficient solution that wouldn’t just enhance the comfort of her guests but also align with modern environmental standards.

We’re proud of our trained team of experts who stepped in, transforming the property’s ambiance and guest comfort with their expertise in Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems.

A Comfort Challenge Accepted

The property in question included three separate Airbnb rentals. Depending on the booking, these could be rented out individually or collectively. The main challenge stemmed from the existing heating and cooling systems: a non-Mitsubishi Minisplit in the main house that had seen better days, and the reliance on electric baseboard heating and window-mounted AC units in the other dwellings. These methods were not only inefficient and costly but also detracted from the aesthetic appeal and tranquility of the accommodations.

The Peppy Solution: Sleek, Silent, and Sustainable

Recognizing the unique needs of the property and its guests, Peppy Heating and Cooling proposed a cutting-edge solution: the installation of Mitsubishi ductless systems. The project entailed four outdoor units and six indoor heads, transforming the property’s climate control capabilities. Furthermore, the integration of the kumo cloud® app allowed for remote temperature adjustments, ensuring the optimal comfort level for guests even when the owner was offsite.

Why Ductless Was the Right Choice

Ductless heating and cooling systems, especially those from Mitsubishi, are renowned for their efficiency, reliability, and versatility. Unlike traditional systems, ductless solutions provide zoned comfort, allowing different areas of a property to be heated or cooled based on occupancy and preference. This capability not only enhances guest comfort but also significantly reduces energy consumption.

For this Boise Airbnb, Peppy Heating and Cooling’s expertise in ductless technology meant that the noisy, unsightly window units and the costly electric baseboard heaters could be replaced with a sleek, silent, and far more energy-efficient system.

The Results: Enhanced Guest Comfort and Significant Savings

The transformation was immediate and impactful. Guests now enjoy a consistently comfortable environment, free from the noise and visual clutter of the old systems. Moreover, the owner benefits from lower utility bills, thanks to the high efficiency of the Mitsubishi Hyper-heat (H2i®) Ductless System, which operates effectively even in temperatures as low as -13°F.

Peppy Heating and Cooling: A Partner in Comfort and Sustainability

Choosing Peppy Heating and Cooling for this critical upgrade was a decision that paid off in spades. Their comprehensive approach, from tailored system design to meticulous installation and ongoing maintenance recommendations, ensured the project’s success. By joining Peppy’s Comfort Club, the Airbnb owner now enjoys ongoing maintenance and peace of mind, knowing that her property’s comfort systems are in expert hands.

A Case For Comfort

For more details on this project, please visit the Case Study we created. It speaks to the transformation of this Boise Airbnb’s and is a testament to the benefits of modern ductless heating and cooling systems.

For property owners looking to enhance guest comfort, reduce energy costs, and contribute to a healthier environment, going ductless is a decision that delivers on all fronts.

For guests visiting Airbnb or other vacation rentals, comfort is key. Rentals equipped with state-of-the-art ductless systems stand out as prime destinations. Guests can now enjoy the best of both worlds: unmatched comfort and the satisfaction of staying in environmentally conscious accommodations.

Though the initial investment in ductless systems is higher than maintaining outdated heating and cooling methods, the long-term savings on energy costs are substantial. Additionally, the availability of a $2000 tax credit under the 25C scheme and a robust 12-year warranty on parts and labor further sweeten the deal, making it an economically sound choice.

Get Hoppin’ Good Service and Expert Advice!

When it comes to your home comfort, we won’t leave you tapping your toes, or wondering what to do.  We’re here and at the ready to answer your questions on how to get the ultimate in-home comfort with a Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split.

Find out how a Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump can increase your home comfort. Based in Boise Idaho we serve the entire Treasure Valley area including  NampaMeridianCaldwell, and Eagle Idaho.

CALL (208) 906-6928 Today!

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Preparing Your Idaho Home Hvac System for Spring: Essential Maintenance Tips

As spring approaches in Idaho, it’s crucial to ensure your HVAC system is ready to transition from the cold winter months to the milder temperatures ahead.

Proper maintenance not only enhances the efficiency of your system, but can also prolong its lifespan and ensure your home remains comfortable throughout the season.

During winter, your HVAC system works hard to keep your home warm. Now, with warmer days on the horizon, it’s time to shift focus and prepare your system for cooling.

Spring cleaning is not just about tidying up your living spaces; it also involves taking care of the systems that keep your home running smoothly.

Your HVAC system plays a pivotal role in maintaining the air quality and temperature of your home.

As such, checking and replacing air filters, cleaning vents and ducts, and ensuring that the outdoor units are free from debris are important tasks.

These steps will help prevent any potential issues that could arise when you start using your air conditioning more frequently.

In the realm of home maintenance, it’s important to acknowledge that preparing your HVAC system for spring is an investment in your comfort and well-being.

Scheduling a professional inspection can identify any underlying issues before they escalate into costly repairs.

The technician can check coolant levels, thermostat accuracy, and the overall condition of the system.

Taking these proactive measures will help ensure that your HVAC operates efficiently, saves you on energy costs, and most importantly, keeps your Idaho home cozy as the seasons change.

Assessing Your HVAC System After Winter

As the winter season ends, it’s crucial to assess your HVAC system thoroughly to ensure it’s ready for the spring and upcoming summer months. This assessment will help you address any issues that may affect its efficiency and performance.

Examine the Outdoor Unit

Check your outdoor unit for any accumulation of debris such as leaves, twigs, or dirt that can obstruct airflow.

Clear away any materials that are encroaching on the unit to maintain optimal function.

Check for Any Visible Damage

Inspect the outdoor unit for signs of damage like cracks, rust, or other wear and tear.

Confirm that panels are secured and fasteners are tight. Any visible damage should be addressed promptly to prevent further issues.

Identify Efficiency Issues

Assess your system’s efficiency by paying attention to unusual sounds or a decrease in cooling effectiveness.

Inefficiencies often lead to higher energy costs, so if your system is underperforming or your energy bills have unexpectedly increased, it may be a sign that your HVAC system requires maintenance or repair.

Changing and Upgrading Air Filters

Upgrading your HVAC system’s air filters is critical for maintaining indoor air quality and preventing allergens such as pollen and dust from circulating within your Idaho home.

Selecting Appropriate Filters

When you’re selecting a new air filter, you should consider the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating that fits your needs and the recommendations of your HVAC system’s manufacturer.

  • MERV Ratings: A standard scale that measures the effectiveness of air filters.
    • MERV 1-4: Basic filtration, captures large particles such as dust mites.
    • MERV 5-8: Good for homes, captures mold spores and pet dander.
    • MERV 9-12: Better for homes with allergy sufferers, captures finer particles like pollen.
    • MERV 13-16: Superior filtration, captures bacteria and tobacco smoke.

Select a filter that balances your concern about indoor allergens and your HVAC system’s capabilities. Higher MERV ratings can filter smaller particles, enhancing indoor air quality and helping to reduce allergies.

Installation Instructions

Changing the air filter in your HVAC system is a straightforward process you can complete without professional assistance.

  1. Turn Off Your HVAC System: This is to ensure safety while changing the filter.
  2. Locate the Filter Slot: Check your HVAC system’s manual if you’re uncertain where the filter is housed.
  3. Remove the Old Filter: Slide it out carefully to avoid releasing trapped particles back into the air.
  4. Check the Size: Ensure that the new filter matches the old one’s size, which is usually printed on the frame.
  5. Insert the New Filter: Pay attention to the arrows on the filter’s frame pointing in the direction of the airflow.
  6. Slide the filter into place with the arrows aligned with the flow.

Regular replacement of air filters ensures your HVAC system operates efficiently, keeps the air in your home clean, and reduces potential problems with allergies and dust buildup.

It’s recommended to change your filters every 90 days, or as specified by the manufacturer, to maintain peak indoor air quality.

Cleaning and Clearing Air Ducts and Vents

Maintaining your HVAC system requires focusing on the ductwork and vent areas as they are essential for efficient air flow and overall system health.

Scheduled Duct Cleaning

To ensure your home’s HVAC system operates efficiently, scheduled air duct cleaning is crucial.

It’s best to have a professional inspect and clean your air ducts every 3 to 5 years.

Clean ducts aid in the reduction of contaminants such as dust and mold which, in turn, can improve air quality and system performance.

  • Reasons for Cleaning:
    • Remove dust and debris
    • Minimize allergens and irritants
    • Improve air flow and efficiency

Removing Obstructions from Vents

Keeping vents and registers clear is key for maintaining consistent air flow.

You should check and clean your vents at least bi-annually.

Make sure furniture, rugs or drapes aren’t blocking them to prevent restricted air movement.

  • Steps for Clearing Vents:
    1. Turn off your HVAC system.
    2. Use a vacuum with a hose attachment to remove dust and debris from the vents.
    3. Inspect the vents for any foreign objects that may obstruct air flow.
    4. Gently wipe down the grills with a damp cloth.

Optimizing Thermostat Settings

Properly configuring your thermostat settings is essential for maximizing energy savings and comfort during the spring season in Idaho.

Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat

Features and Benefits:

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Control your thermostat remotely through your smartphone.
  • Learning Capability: Adapts to your schedule for optimized temperature adjustments.
  • Energy Reports: Receive reports to track and manage your energy usage.

Installation Tips:

  • Compatibility Check: Ensure the smart thermostat is compatible with your HVAC system.
  • Professional Help: Consider hiring a technician for accurate installation.

Temperature Adjustment for Spring

Spring in Idaho can bring variable temperatures, so adjusting your thermostat settings is key to maintaining a comfortable home environment.

Temperature Settings:

  • Daytime: Around 68°F when you’re at home and active.
  • Nighttime: Lowering to around 65°F can promote better sleep and energy conservation.

Adjustment Tips:

  • Gradual Changes: Make changes to your thermostat settings gradually to allow your HVAC system to adjust.
  • Zoning Systems: Use zoning systems if available to heat or cool specific areas of your home based on use.

Servicing the Condenser and Compressor Units

Proper maintenance of your condenser and compressor units is essential for your HVAC system’s efficiency. Regular servicing ensures these components function at their best when warmer spring temperatures arrive.

Cleaning Condenser Coils

Materials Needed:

  • Soft brush
  • Coil cleaner
  • Garden hose
  • Fin comb
  1. Turn off the power to the condenser unit at the outdoor switch and the main panel.
  2. Remove debris: Carefully extract leaves, sticks, and other obstructions from the fins with a soft brush, taking care not to bend the delicate fins.
  3. Apply coil cleaner: Use a commercial coil cleaner, following the manufacturer’s instructions to dissolve stubborn grime.
  4. Rinse the coils: Gently rinse the cleaner off with a garden hose, avoiding high pressure that can damage the coils.
  5. Straighten bent fins: Carefully straighten any bent fins using a fin comb to restore unrestricted airflow.

Cleaning the condenser coils enhances cooling efficiency and prevents strain on your system.

Checking Compressor Performance

Performance Indicators:

  • Correct refrigerant level
  • Amperage draw within recommended range
  • Absence of unusual noises or vibrations
  1. Measure refrigerant levels: Your compressor needs the right amount of refrigerant to cool effectively; hire a professional to check levels and adjust if necessary.
  2. Inspect electrical connections: Ensure they are secure and not corroded. Tighten connections and replace any worn wires or connections.
  3. Monitor amperage draw: Using a clamp meter, ensure the compressor’s amperage draw aligns with specifications.

Routine Maintenance and Repairs

As temperatures rise, ensuring your HVAC system is in optimal condition is imperative. Regular maintenance and addressing repairs promptly will keep your system performing efficiently.

Scheduling Professional Inspections

To kickstart the spring season, schedule a thorough inspection with a certified HVAC technician.

During the inspection, the technician will check all components of your system to ensure they’re operating correctly.

Here’s a checklist for a professional inspection:

  • System Performance: An assessment of the heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Air Filters: Replacement of air filters to maintain airflow and air quality.
  • Coils: Checking and cleaning of the evaporator and condenser coils.
  • Thermostat: Calibration of your thermostat to confirm it’s working accurately.
  • Ductwork: Inspection for any leaks, blockages, or the need for cleaning.

Handling Minor Repairs

Tackling minor repairs early can prevent larger issues. If you notice any of the following, contact an HVAC contractor to make the necessary repairs:

  • Strange Noises: Grinding, squealing, or rattling may indicate a problem.
  • Unusual Smells: Musty or burning odors should be investigated.
  • System Cycles: Short cycling or continuous running can signal a malfunction.
  • Thermostat Issues: If there’s no response or inaccurate readings, it may need attention.

Preparing for Seasonal Allergens

As spring approaches, it’s crucial to prepare your home’s HVAC system to combat the influx of seasonal allergens such as pollen and mold. Enhancing air filtration and maintaining indoor air quality are key strategies.

Enhancing Air Filtration

  • Use High-Efficiency Filters: Install a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter in your HVAC system.These filters are capable of capturing particles as small as 0.3 microns, effectively trapping pollen and mold spores that can trigger allergies.Frequency of Replacement: Replace your filters every 60-90 days. However, during high pollen seasons, check your filters monthly and replace them more frequently if necessary. Keeping filters clean ensures optimal performance.

Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

  • Regular HVAC Maintenance: Schedule a professional HVAC inspection and cleaning before the start of the spring season. This helps identify mold growth and any system issues that might diminish air quality.Humidity Control: Use dehumidifiers to maintain indoor humidity levels between 30-50%. This range discourages mold growth and helps mitigate allergy symptoms.
  • Sealed Windows and Doors: Ensure that all your windows and doors are well-sealed. This prevents outdoor allergens from entering your home and compromising indoor air quality.

Ensuring Safe and Efficient System Operation

Maintaining your home’s HVAC system is crucial for ensuring it runs safely and efficiently. This involves periodic checks of electrical connections and safety controls, particularly as you transition from heating in the winter to cooling in the spring.

Evaluating Electrical Connections

Ensuring the electrical connections in your HVAC system are secure is critical for safe operation. Begin by turning off power to the system to prevent any electrical accidents.

You should inspect the following components:

  • Circuit Breakers & Fuses: Check for any tripped breakers or blown fuses that could indicate electrical problems.
  • Wiring: Look for signs of wear, such as frayed wires or loose connections. If you notice damage, contact a licensed technician to make repairs.

Testing Safety Controls

The safety controls of your HVAC system are designed to prevent equipment failures and accidents.

To test these controls:

  • Pressure Switches: Confirm they engage and disengage correctly to maintain proper system pressure.
  • Limit Switches: Ensure they are functioning to prevent overheating in your heating system.

Regular testing of safety controls is essential for continued safe operation. If you encounter any issues during testing, seek professional assistance.

Remember, regular maintenance can enhance energy efficiency, particularly with heat pumps which require careful calibration for optimal heating and cooling performance.

Checking your system’s blower motor and fans should also be part of your maintenance, ensuring that your heating and cooling systems are ready for spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you prepare for the spring season, understand that proper maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial for optimal performance. Ensure your comfort by addressing these common queries.

What steps are involved in spring maintenance for my home’s HVAC system?

To maintain your HVAC system in spring, you should replace the air filters, inspect and clean vents, check refrigerant levels, and test system controls.

Schedule a professional inspection to ensure all components are functioning efficiently.

What temperature should I set my thermostat to during the spring season?

During spring, it’s advisable to set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature between 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit when you’re home.

The U.S. Department of Energy suggests setting your thermostat to 78 degrees when you’re away to save energy.

What are the necessary preparations for ensuring my air conditioner is summer-ready?

Cleaning or replacing air filters, inspecting the condenser unit for obstructions, and checking coolant levels are vital.

Additionally, verify that the thermostat and all electrical connections are functioning correctly.

How can I optimize my HVAC for efficiency as the weather warms up?

To optimize your HVAC for efficiency, clean or replace filters monthly, ensure proper insulation, and use curtains or blinds to manage heat from sunlight.

Also, consider installing a smart thermostat for better temperature control.

What are common signs that my HVAC system needs servicing before the spring arrives?

Common signs include unusual noises during operation, weak airflow, a spike in utility bills, and inconsistent temperatures. If you notice any of these, it’s time to schedule a service appointment.

Can you explain the process for a professional spring tune-up of my HVAC system?

A professional spring tune-up typically includes cleaning the unit and checking and refilling refrigerant if necessary. The technician will also inspect and tighten electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and check the condensate drain for blockages.

An expert technician will also verify the operation of your thermostat and controls.


Based in Boise Idaho and offering 24-hour emergency service, Peppy Heating and Cooling is locally owned and operated by Brett Shannon and serves satisfied clients in the entire Treasure Valley area, including NampaMeridianCaldwellEaglePayetteFruitland and Emmett Idaho. Get a FREE furnace consultation and Hoppin’ Good Service. CALL: 208-906-6928 Today!

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A Ductless Mini Split for Home Remodeling Could Be Your Best Choice

Remodeling? A Ductless Mini Split Could Be Your Best Choice!

The biggest mistake people make during a home remodeling project is to add additional space to their home without considering a ductless mini split for home remodeling to compensate for the extra load to their HVAC system.  This mistake will cost them comfort and money.

Ductless to the rescue!  A Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split can provide a much-needed solution for the home addition or home remodeling project. The benefits of a Mini Split System are many, from energy savings to flexible design options and better IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). A Mini Split can be the perfect choice for your home remodeling project.

Here are just a few reasons to consider ‘Going Ductless’ to accommodate your remodeling project.

Flexibility in Installation: When it comes to remodeling projects, one of the biggest advantages of Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump is the flexibility they offer during installation. Unlike traditional HVAC systems that require extending the ductwork, a Mitsubishi Mini Split can be easily installed without the need for tearing down walls, disrupting your existing layout, or adding an additional load to your heating and cooling system.

Zoning Capabilities: Another remarkable feature of Ductless Mini Split System is their zoning capabilities, which provide individual temperature control in each room or zone. This means that you can customize the temperature settings for different areas of your home based on personal preferences and usage patterns.

Zonal Heating and Cooling make a huge contribution to energy savings because you’ll avoid the unnecessary heating or cooling of unoccupied rooms. Additionally, Mitsubishi Mini Split Systems come equipped with energy-saving features like programmable timers, allowing you to set specific schedules for heating or cooling operations.

Broad Product Selection: Mitsubishi is the ‘go to’ brand of Ductless Mini Splits with a broad selection of energy saving products that can be matched to your needs. Whether you’re considering a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel, room addition, or finishing a basement, attic, or garage, there’s a system that can be perfectly matched to your needs.

2-in-1 Functionality:  You’ll get year-round comfort from your Mini Split because just one unit can both heat and cool your home. It’s truly a game changer in home comfort.

Improved Indoor Air Quality:  Indoor Air Quality is a critical consideration, especially during remodeling when dust and debris can be stirred up. Ductless mini-split systems often come equipped with specialized filters that trap allergens, pollen, and other pollutants in the air.

Some advanced models even include additional filtration layers to enhance indoor air quality further. These filters not only help maintain a cleaner environment but also contribute to healthier living conditions for you and your family.

Modern Features:  A Ductless System offers an array of technological features that enhance convenience and control. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to manage your system remotely through dedicated apps on your smartphone or tablet. You can adjust temperatures before arriving home or even set up schedules based on your routine.

You Could Qualify for Rebates:  A Ductless System offers some of the highest energy efficiencies in the industry, many units are ENERGY STAR® rated and may qualify for rebates. Our team of Ductless Experts will make sure you get all the rebates you qualify for.

Smart home integration takes it a step further by allowing seamless integration with voice-controlled assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

WHY YOU WANT YOUR DUCTLESS MINI SPLIT INSTALLER TO HAVE EXPERIENCE

The key to a successful home addition or remodeling project starts with the right Ductless Mini Split HVAC Contractor, they’ll help identify the right solution so that you get all you want out of your remodeling project.

Consider this: Most problems that homeowners face down the road can be traced back to an improper installation. If you want to enjoy the full benefits of a Ductless System, you must choose a quality Mini Split Installer – it truly is the key to your comfort.

Peppy Heating and Cooling is the only Mitsubishi Elite Diamond Contractor in the Boise area. We’re known for our custom installation and quality of workmanship.

  • We’ll conduct a thorough evaluation of your home and recommend a Ductless Mini-Split system that is matched to your unique needs. Room dimensions and insulation levels play a significant role in determining the cooling and heating capacity needed.
  • We’ll determine the number of indoor units needed. With a Ductless Heat Pump, you can heat and cool one room, one area or the whole house. We’ll consider factors like sun exposure, room usage patterns, and any potential barriers that could affect airflow. By strategically placing indoor units throughout your space, you can maximize comfort efficiently.
  • Evaluating your electrical requirements. We’ll make sure to power up with precision. One crucial aspect of installing a ductless mini split system is evaluating your electrical requirements. This assessment involves considering your home’s existing electrical capacity and determining if any upgrades are necessary.
  • Determining product placement for outdoor & indoor units. We always have a strategic approach to your comfort. The location of the outdoor unit plays a crucial role in ensuring optimal functionality and aesthetic appeal. We’ll consider factors such as noise reduction, accessibility for maintenance, proper airflow, and visual impact when determining where to place the units.
  • Mounting Options: Mitsubishi Systems come with a variety of mounting options from wall mounted units to ceiling cassettes, we’ll review all your options with you.

Got a home remodeling project?  We can help. The best time to address your heating and cooling solution is before you start remodeling.

Find out if a Ductless Mini Split is right for your home remodeling project. Ge a FREE consultation from Boise’s only Mitsubishi Elite Diamond Contractor!

Find out how ductless and home remodeling can work hand in hand to increase your home comfort. Based in Boise Idaho we serve the entire Treasure Valley area including NampaMeridianCaldwellEaglePayette and Emmett Idaho.

We’re prompt. We’re prepared. We’re Peppy Heating and Cooling.  Call (208) 906-6928.

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Accuclean Whole Home Air Cleaning System Boise Idaho

Breathe Better Boise!  How AccuClean Transforms Indoor Air Quality

Whether you live in Boise or surrounding areas of Nampa and Meridian, breathing clean air isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity for good health. With residents spending more time indoors and with outdoor air becoming more toxic with pollutants and smoke, there’s never been a better time to understand and take steps to improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) with an AccuClean®  Whole Home Air Cleaning System.

What’s in the air you breathe? From airborne particles to dirt, germs, and bacteria, there are elements that can degrade the air you breathe inside your homes and workplace. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air!

Your awareness of Indoor Air Quality and its impact on your health has never been more important. By delving into the science behind AccuClean’s air purification technology, you will gain insights into why it is essential for Boise residents to invest in a reliable air purification system.

Understanding Indoor Air Quality. Indoor Air Quality, commonly referred to as IAQ, refers to the concentration of pollutants in the air within a building. These pollutants can range from allergens, dust, and bacteria to chemicals and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). While the quality of outdoor air is regulated by governmental bodies, the quality of your indoor air quality is entirely up to you!

What is the Impact on Health? Poor indoor air quality can lead to an array of health problems. Short-term effects may include headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, while the long-term consequences can be as severe as respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer. For individuals who already suffer from respiratory issues, like asthma or allergies, poor IAQ can exacerbate their conditions. Children and elderly residents are particularly susceptible to the health risks posed by poor indoor air quality. Given these significant health impacts, improving indoor air quality in Boise homes and workplaces should be a priority.

AccuClean To The Rescue: Remove up to 99.98% of Airborne Particulates

Your Solution for Clean Indoor Air is easier than you think. If you are a homeowner in Boise or nearby areas like Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell, and Payette, AccuClean can be your answer to cleaner, healthier air. Unlike standard air filters that only capture larger particles, AccuClean can remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles, as small as 0.1 microns. AccuClean’s technology doesn’t merely trap pollutants; it neutralizes and eradicates them, ensuring that the air you breathe is free from contaminants.

The Science Behind AccuClean’s Air Purification Technology

AccuClean’s advanced air purification technology uses a series of filters and electrically charged fields to capture and neutralize airborne pollutants. The initial pre-filter traps larger particles, like dust and pet dander. Then, the remaining air passes through a charged ion field that attracts microscopic particles and microbes. Finally, the HEPA filter captures these charged particles, ensuring that the air is clean at the molecular level. This multi-stage process makes AccuClean one of the most efficient and reliable air purification systems available today.

Breathe Easy: Benefits of AccuClean for Boise Residents

Installing an AccuClean system comes with an array of benefits for Boise residents. Firstly, it significantly reduces health risks associated with poor indoor air quality. It’s also particularly beneficial for those who suffer from allergies or respiratory issues. Secondly, cleaner air means less dust and fewer odors, making your home more pleasant and inviting. Lastly, AccuClean systems are energy-efficient, thereby reducing your electricity bill and contributing to a greener environment.

Indoor air quality is an often-overlooked aspect of our daily lives, but its impact on our health is undeniable. Boise residents can significantly benefit from understanding this issue and investing in a reliable solution like AccuClean. With its state-of-the-art technology, AccuClean provides a comprehensive answer to the problem of indoor air pollution, ensuring a healthier, more comfortable living environment.

Find out how an AccuClean®  Whole Home Air Cleaning System can increase your home comfort. Based in Boise Idaho we serve the entire Treasure Valley area including NampaMeridianCaldwellEaglePayetteFruitland and Emmett Idaho.
Get a FREE IAQ consultation and Hoppin’ Good Service.

Call Today: 208-906-6928 TODAY!

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Inflation Reduction Act Hvac Tax Credits Boise Idaho

Do you qualify? For the Inflation Reduction Act HVAC tax credits?

You sure could! You could qualify for HUGE rebates when you upgrade your heating and cooling equipment to a high efficiency heat pump or ductless heat pump for your Boise Idaho home.

It’s a game changer for homeowners and business owners who upgrade their home heating and cooling equipment with a high efficiency heat pump or ductless heat pump.

Here’s what you need to know:

What are they?
New Tax Credits were put forth on January 1, 2023. They’re called the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and are tax credits which make high-efficiency technologies, like heat pumps and ductless heat pumps more affordable for Boise residents.

Who qualifies for the HVAC tax credits?
Boise homeowners and business owner who upgrade to a modern high efficiency heat pump or ductless mini split heat pump could qualify for the incentives.

Why are there HVAC tax credits?
The purpose of these tax credits is to encourage homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint using environmentally friendly and high efficiency heating and cooling products that will save money and save energy.

Is Boise Idaho a good climate for heat pumps?
Today’s version of the heat pump has come a long way compared to the heat pump of 20 years ago. The modern version of the heat pump is highly efficient, which is the result of today’s cutting edge heat pump technology and many advances in technology. For example, today Mitsubishi has an extended temperature heat pumps that is perfect for our climate.

What products are included in the Inflation Reduction Act tax credits?
Qualifying heating and cooling products include high efficiency furnaces, high efficiency air conditioners, and high efficiency heat pumps. Other products include high energy efficient windows and water heaters.

  • American Standard has a broad range of high efficiency air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps that meet the requirements of the IRA. Many are ENERGY STAR® rated.
  • Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps are a great addition to just about any home because they can heat and cool one room, one area or the whole house. Mitsubishi Mini Splits provide ultra-high energy ratings and are flexible in design and a perfect choice for solving hot and cold spots, increasing home comfort, and improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

What are the benefits of choosing a heat pump?
Heat pumps are growing in popularity in Boise and the throughout the entire Treasure Valley area.

One major benefit is that just one unit can both heat and cool, so you can enjoy year-round comfort with one system.

Another popular reason to choose a heat pump is because of the ultra-high efficiencies, many units are ENERGY STAR® rated. The high efficiencies help Boise homeowners save energy, save money on monthly utility bills, while increasing home comfort.

A ductless heat pumps can easily solve hot and cold spots in your home and is the perfect way to add Air Conditioning to any home. It’s also the ideal choice for any homes without ductwork and is recommended for any home that has a family member with asthma or allergies.

Does it matter which HVAC contractor I choose?
Yes, it does.  Choosing the right heating and cooling contractor is the most important step. The reason being is that you want to make sure that the unit you choose is properly matched to your needs. Additionally, your new equipment needs to be installed by a professional HVAC installation contractor. Since over sizing and under sizing equipment leads to problems down the road, it’s important to hire the right heat pump contractor.

When is it a good time to consider an upgrade?
As a rule of thumb, if your furnace or AC is more than 12 years old, it’s time to consider a replacement. However, with the rebates in play, it’s a great time to consider upgrading your furnace and/or air conditioner sooner to take advantage of the incredible savings.

If you’re wondering if you qualify for the Inflation Reductio Act rebates in Boise Idaho, we can help!  Get a free consultation from our tried-and-true HVAC techs who know exactly what is needed to qualify.

You could qualify for HUGE rebates…Peppy Heating and Cooling can help you find out!
CALL (208) 906-6928 Today!

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Inflation Reduction Act Nampa Idaho

Does your Nampa home qualify for Inflation Reduction Act HVAC Tax Credits? 

Peppy Heating and Cooling can help. Let us lead the way to your best home comfort and exceptional savings! Schedule a FREE consultation today.

There is plenty of good news for Nampa Idaho residents who upgrade their home heating and cooling with a modern high efficiency Heat Pump or Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump.

You could qualify for the IRA Heat Pump Tax Credits and Rebates via the Inflation Reduction Act.  This bill encourages homes and businesses to adopt more eco-friendly HVAC solutions for their home heating and cooling.

High energy efficiency is the name of the game with the new bill. And nothing says energy efficiency like a heat pump! Heat pumps are growing in popularity across the nation and especially in the Treasure Valley, which is great news for Nampa homeowners as well as the surrounding areas of Payette, Emmet and Fruitland.

What’s so great about heat pumps?

Many homeowners report savings of up to 50% with a Heat Pump System. And a heat pump can both heat and cool your home, so you’ll enjoy year-round comfort with just one unit. Gone are the days of needing to buy and maintain 2 systems: a furnace and air conditioner. Today just one heat pump can do it all.

Who qualifies for the HVAC IRA Rebates?

Homeowners who make smart energy choices and install high energy efficient windows, doors, air conditioners, heating systems and water heaters. They’ll enjoy HUGE savings in the form of tax credits.  HVAC rebates, in the form of tax credits, are designed to make it easy for Nampa homeowners to upgrade their aging furnace or air conditioner with a modern high-efficiency system.

Is your heating and cooling equipment more than 10 years old?

It could be the perfect time to invest in an energy efficient, eco-friendly replacement. Many systems are ENERGY STAR® rated and can help reduce your monthly energy bill. Many homeowners report savings of up to 50%.

Ducted or Ductless? 

We’re sure we’re going to increase your home comfort and provide options for ducted solutions and solve many problems with a ductless heat pump.  Mitsubishi even has a system that combines the two technologies together.

American Standard leads the way with a broad selection of high energy efficient heat pumps. As a Customer Care Dealer we provide a FREE and thorough evaluation of your home. And we always provide options.

Mitsubishi Elite Diamond Contractor.  We’re proud to have earned this status. Peppy Heating and Cooling is the only Elite contractor serving the Boise area. That means that we’re trusted to the highest level by America’s leading brand of Mini Split Heat Pumps.

Hire an HVAC contractor with credentials! 

Most importantly, an approved contractor must install your hvac system upgrades. A qualified Inflation Reduction Act HVAC contractor is going to make sure to match the right equipment to your needs, they’ll find proper product placement of your ductless system and will ensure a professional installation so you can enjoy years of home comfort.

HVAC Financing Options

In addition to rebates and incentives, we’ll help you with financing options. We have a variety of programs available to you. We always recommend that you buy the highest energy efficient heat pump you can afford. Financing options make it easy to do so.

It’s easy to find out if you qualify for the Inflation Reduction Act Heat Pump Rebates. We’ll go over all your options and also help you consider the total cost of ownership. Buying a higher efficiency system will be more expensive up front but will also save on your monthly energy bills which is why it’s important to look at the big picture before deciding.

Get expert advice from our team of cheerful and experienced techs. We’ve earned the credentials and are a Mitsubishi Elite Diamond Contractor, American Standard Customer Care Dealer and recognized nationally as a Ductless All-Star. We’re prompt. We’re prepared. We’re Peppy Heating and Cooling.

Serving the entire Nampa area including Meridian, Eagle, Caldwell, Payette, Emmett, and Fruitland.

Call (208) 586-3525 TODAY!

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Financing Your New Air Conditioner

Unlock Your Best Home Comfort: Financing Your New Air Conditioner

Boise homeowners know that a reliable and efficient Air Conditioner is a necessity, so when it’s time to upgrade or replace your AC unit, many consumers are considering finance options.

Today’s Air Conditioners have advanced dramatically, they have superb energy efficiencies, modern features, increased comfort and when you choose a Ductless Air Conditioner you get even greater functionality.

Financing your AC system is becoming popular for many reasons, including the simple allocation of funds. Purchasing a new Air Conditioner is a great home improvement that can also be a significant investment. Consider financing as a resource that is available to make this essential upgrade accessible to just about anyone.

Can You Really Finance A New Air Conditioner?

Yes! Some people like the idea of having a consistent budget, many prefer to not lay out the cash up front, while others like the fact that they can purchase the Air Conditioner that best fits their needs rather than the one they can afford.

Benefits Of Financing A New High Efficiency Air Conditioner

• Enhanced Energy Efficiency: Modern air conditioners are designed to be more energy-efficient than their predecessors. By investing in a new unit, you can reduce your energy consumption and contribute to a greener environment while enjoying lower utility bills.
• Improved Indoor Air Quality: New air conditioning systems come equipped with advanced filtration technologies, allowing them to effectively remove pollutants, allergens, and airborne particles. This ensures cleaner and healthier indoor air for you and your loved ones, particularly beneficial for those with respiratory conditions.
• Consistent Temperature Control: Older air conditioners may struggle to maintain a consistent temperature, resulting in hot spots and discomfort. Newer models provide precise temperature control, ensuring even cooling throughout your home and creating a more comfortable living environment.
• Reduced Noise Levels: Traditional air conditioners can be noisy and disruptive, especially during the night. Newer models are designed with improved noise reduction features, allowing you to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil home environment.
• Increased Home Value: Installing a new, efficient air conditioner can boost your property’s value. Potential buyers are often attracted to homes with modern, energy-efficient HVAC systems, which can set your home apart in a competitive real estate market.

What Are The Benefits Of Financing A New HVAC System?

Greater cash availability: With a financed HVAC system, you won’t have any large upfront costs, and you might even be able to install a new AC system without putting any money down. The low upfront costs translate to more cash availability, freeing up homeowners’ cash for other purposes

Should I Finance My New Air Conditioner?

Financing an HVAC installation can be a smart decision under the right conditions. You can take advantage of the loan to purchase equipment with a higher efficiency, and energy savings will help cover the debt over time. HVAC financing works best when you have a low-interest option.

Financing Options for Your New Air Conditioner: Many air conditioning manufacturers and retailers offer financing options to facilitate the purchase of their products. These financing programs may include low or zero-interest rates, flexible payment terms, and quick approval processes. It’s worth exploring these options when considering your new air conditioner.

Personal Loans: Personal loans from banks, credit unions, or online lenders can provide the funds necessary to purchase your air conditioner. These loans typically have fixed interest rates and repayment terms that can be tailored to fit your budget. Compare different loan options to find the most favorable terms and rates.

Home Equity Loans or Lines of Credit: If you own a home, you may be able to tap into your home equity through a loan or line of credit. These loans leverage the value of your home as collateral, often offering competitive interest rates.

Energy-Efficiency Programs and Grants: Some local governments, utility companies, and environmental organizations offer incentives, rebates, or grants for homeowners who invest in energy-efficient appliances. These programs aim to promote sustainability and reduce energy consumption. Peppy Heating and Cooling is well aware of the financing options in our area as well as rebates and incentive that will help offset the cost of your new high efficiency air conditioner.

Ready to find out how a new modern Air Conditioner can significantly enhance your home’s comfort, improve indoor air quality, and save you money on energy bills?

We can help! At Peppy Heating and Cooling, we always provide options.
By exploring manufacturer financing, personal loans, home equity options, and energy-efficiency programs, we’ll find a suitable financing solution that aligns with your needs and budget.

Take advantage of these opportunities to make your home a haven of cool and refreshing air, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable living environment for years to come.

We serve the entire Boise Idaho area including Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna and Caldwell, Payette, Emmett, and Fruitland. It’s easy to find out about Air Conditioning financing options. Call 208-906-6928 TODAY!

Jerry Barnowski
Jerry Barnowski
1721079273
Fast and fair price
Mike Cram
Mike Cram
1720827125
Fast, efficient and reasonably priced. Liked the pic sent of who the technician was before hand so you knew who to expect at your door
Rachel H
Rachel H
1720823309
I was very impressed with Peppy and their technician Kevin today.Kevin arrived quickly when we requested service, he was extremely polite and got immediately to work.We thought our a/c system needed more refrigerant because it wasn't cooling our home.Kevin checked the system and identified that the exterior unit was clogged and was not able to exhaust the heat from inside.He took the unit apart, cleaned it and rechecked it. It immediately started cooling more efficiently. After he reassembled the unit, he explained that everything was in good shape and no Freon or repairs were needed.We had a less-honest company check our system a few years ago. They told us the entire system needed to be replaced (for thousands of $$). When pressed, they added Freon (a few hundred $$) and the unit started cooling again.I appreciate how Kevin with Peppy told us honestly what the issue was, and didn't try to upsell or pretend something else was going on.We will definitely call Peppy next time we need a/c service.Thank you!
Stephanie Leraris
Stephanie Leraris
1720742754
Our provider came on time and gave me notice that he was on his way. He was very friendly and professional. He fixed the problem in 20 minutes and for a very reasonable price. Great customer service!
Johnnyl koyle
Johnnyl koyle
1720727908
We unfortunately bought a new system last year from some fly by night, back door, back woods crook.Due to current triple digit temps it decided to no longer work. Peppy was responsive, courteous and most of all, knowledgeable. Within a hour or so they had us up and running again. Super appreciate Peppy and their technician Cody. 👍 Will certainly do business with them again and highly recommend Peppy HVAC.
Roberta D'Amico
Roberta D'Amico
1720540757
Great response to a minor issue we had. Kevin and Josh very professional upon arrival and during their service call.
Rosa Ysursa
Rosa Ysursa
1720469236
Peppy Heating & cooling. I can't say enough good things about this company. They are so nice, professional & efficient. 100% the Best!!
Dave Nichols
Dave Nichols
1719862540
Very. Met my requests for multiple options for best performance vs lower price. Help d me understand what be our best solution. Great final product and install.
Kelli Jones
Kelli Jones
1719584908
After meeting with several HVAC companies to install a split system in my home, I decided to go with Peppy and so glad I did! They were the ONLY company that suggested a ceiling unit rather than putting on the wall, I even asked the other companies and they said you don’t want that it’s too expensive. Come to find out, Peppy is really the only company that does it and from a sightly view it makes all the sense in the world and not much more in money. From the beginning with their sales rep Rob to their owner Brett and their installers Lance and (so sorry can’t remember the other gentleman’s name but super respectful and personable) everyone was extremely professional, knowledgeable and clean. I HIGHLY recommend Peppy for your HVAC needs they will be my go to HVAC company for years to come.
Melissa Allen
Melissa Allen
1719286828
Our older A/C unit went out in the summer heat. Alec came and replaced a part. He explained the problem and showed me the faulty part. I was so relieved we didn't have to replace the whole unit (yet).
derek pitman
derek pitman
1719268168
Cody was awesome, got everything taken care of super fast without paying an extreme amount.
Duran Truck And Auto Repair
Duran Truck And Auto Repair
1719024105
Excellent customer service. Fast and efficient. Explained everything clearly and had estimates quickly. Highly recommend!
Jenn Crawford
Jenn Crawford
1718635779
Well last year in October my furnace finally gave out, I had hired another contractor who was stringing me along for 3 months, it's now December and I'M FREEZING!!! Tired of the run around, a neighbor had used Peppy in the past, gave me their number, that SAME day Rob met me after work to give me an estimate, go through my small house, come up with a plan and get me some heat! The very next day I had Mini splits put in, I walked in the door at 5:00 that night and I can not express how wonderful it was to walk in to heat!! The job was done professionally, looks great on the inside and outside! This company stands out in this day and age where customer service is hard to find! I found it!! Do yourself a favor and hire this wonderful group of caring people!! Thank you to each and everyone of you for the outstanding job you did!! Loyal Peppy customer for life!
tom john
tom john
1718309090
Awesome service, very prompt and good communication. Very experienced team and reasonably priced. First time seeing a professional HVAC company that put customer service at its best. Highly recommend.
Angie LaBarthe
Angie LaBarthe
1718151509
Peppy was great! Alex was polite, efficient, and did not pressure me into a hard upsell on anything. He fixed the problem quickly, was honest with his assessment, and stop my house from feeling like I was living in the middle of the Sahara desert! I will likely call on them again very soon, since I’m pretty sure I will need an entire new system. The fact that Alex didn't try to sell me on things I don’t need was much appreciated!
Tami H
Tami H
1718140804
First time calling Peppy's and they were great! Abby helped get me scheduled, and Cody came out the next day. He was so thorough and polite. He explained everything to me and I felt the price was very fair. I signed up for their yearly maintenance plan. Thank you so much, I'm happy I called.
Vlad Radion
Vlad Radion
1717168850
Amazing company to work with!
Valeriu Iordanescu
Valeriu Iordanescu
1716943064
Cody is knowledgeable and kind…Thank you guys!
James Elledge
James Elledge
1716928364
Cody came out to take a look at our AC unit. Awesome guy, great service and very honest with everything. We will definitely be using Peppy from here on out.
eric griffith
eric griffith
1716842990
The agents were professional and friendly. I did not get a huge sales pitch to upgrade and change components on my system. They did what I asked and we did a little talking after the fact. I will call Peppy for future issues, I give them 5 stars. Thanks Peppy.
Donald Ankeny
Donald Ankeny
1716491532
Eric Mills
Eric Mills
1716422236
Very friendly staff, both when I called to schedule and also the service technician. Fair, honest prices and very thorough service.
Greg Sullivan
Greg Sullivan
1715988962
Erica Dorn
Erica Dorn
1715727157
I was provided with multiple options and estimates and was able to pick what worked best for our space and our budget. Peppy was prompt and professional and happily worked with us to quickly schedule an install. They offer reasonable prices and produce quality work. I would hire these guys again!
Cindy Lou Anderson
Cindy Lou Anderson
1715712575
I had contacted 4 other heating and cooling companies. One didn’t show up. Three wanted me tocwait 2 weeks. I called Peppy. Alex Duda showed up on time the next morning, gave me 4 options for the repairs needed, and set me up on a twice a year maintenance. I had been trying to get the company who installed the $16,000 hvac system to do maintenance for 4 years and they never came. I highly recommend Peppy heating and air. You will find them very knowledgeable, efficient, courteous and fair.
John Peterson
John Peterson
1715698939
Awesome service, I would recommend them to everyone.
Ben Johnson
Ben Johnson
1715631578
Adding my 5 stars... great company. Great experience on an AC upgrade in our old northend house.
Eli Szuch
Eli Szuch
1715268899
Brett and his team at Peppy are top notch. From their front office to their techs, I’ve only had great interactions. When I have a heating or air problem or need a new system, I know who to call.
Kim Frymire
Kim Frymire
1715119894
My AC had stopped working. Juan talked to me about what he would trouble shoot and basic fees. When he had an idea of the possible issue, he talk to.me about next steps and potential costs. Clean is what it took. He talked to me about how to keep the issue from happening again. I'm very happy with the results. Juan's work. I will definitely call Peppy's first if I have heating or cooling issues. I highly recommend them!
david spann
david spann
1715085519
The team at Peppy Heating and Cooling have gone above and beyond to help us choose and then install three mini-split units in our Boise County Yurt. We knew it was an odd request and it was over an hour outside of the Treasure Valley - they showed up on time, discussed the layout, installed it in one day (team didn't leave until 8:00 pm) and then cleaned up. They also came back later to help set up the wifi connection and walk us through the operational details. We liked their work so much that we've asked them to take a look at a project in Boise City too.
Bruce M
Bruce M
1714602168
I started using Peppy a year ago. They did work on a major remodel, and now use them for semiannual hvac check ups. I also used them for another project. Techs are always on time, polite and clean up after. They seem very knowledgeable.
Lisa Hecht
Lisa Hecht
1713844106
Peppy Heating and Cooling are always quick to respond and do whatever is necessary (including reaching out to the factory for the equipment they service) to resolve any questions or issues. Service second to none!
Chris Faceplant
Chris Faceplant
1712957106
Absolute professionalism from beginning to end. All options were provided without high pressure sales. I shopped around before choosing Peppy to install our new furnace and they just had the best pricing and loan options. The installers were also polite and professional. They finished the job in record time. We highly recommend Peppy for your heating and cooling needs!
Loraine Morris
Loraine Morris
1712953281
Superb service, great price! Love Peppy technicians. They are so professional and caring.
Susan Wood
Susan Wood
1712350206
I just spent the last two days with the Peppy Crew (Kevin, Luke, Josh, and Connor) as they tore all of the old, 1974 ductwork out of my attic and replaced it along with a new Trane furnace and outdoor AC unit. Great guys! Very courteous, knowledgeable, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything would function smoothly after they left. Luke is still determined to find access to the duct that hasn't blown in the 20 years I've lived in my house, so more to come. Kevin knows his stuff and was super patient with me and all of my questions. Josh worked tirelessly in that nasty attic, like he was enjoying himself. Connor did a great job working in the rain to finish the AC and was a joy to have in my home. And, of course, Rob, who encouraged me to take the leap with a full update, but with no pressure. He was also very patient with me as I asked questions that ultimately brought me to my decision. I feel like I'm in a new house with all new clean ducts and equipment. Not to mention, I got a new chair....but, that's between me and Peppy. :-). Thank you all!
Melissa Allen
Melissa Allen
1710893191
We had Alec come give us a bid on a new HVAC system, having been told after an annual check by another company that we needed to replace it Right Now. As it turns out, we likely have another couple of years left. Alec was very knowledge about his products. We appreciated he didn't give us a hard sell.
Mike Norris
Mike Norris
1710181512
Madeline McConnell
Madeline McConnell
1709760415
Alec was amazing to work with and would highly recommend requesting him specifically for any HVAC quotes. He was informative, respectful, responsive and creative. We didn't know much about the HVAC systems, but told him our goals and he gave us multiple options to choose from. He never tried to upsell us and provided recommendations that were effective for our lifestyle and home. He was always on call for us to answer any questions! Peppy sources high quality systems and are very reliable. I get why Peppy has such high ratings and have recommend them to all my family and friends.
liz rodell
liz rodell
1709418614
thanks Peppy. you guys did an awesome job and now every room in my house is comfortable
Tyler Barnes
Tyler Barnes
1708195028
Juan and team came out quickly and got our heat back on. 🙌 Everyone was friendly, professional and easy to work with.
Donald Pancoast
Donald Pancoast
1708091028
I recently had the pleasure of working with Peppy's Heating and Cooling, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. From the moment I met Rob, the salesman, I knew I was in good hands. His expertise and genuine care for my needs made the decision-making process smooth and stress-free. He guided me through the various options available and helped me choose the perfect solution for my home.When it came time for installation, Junior and Juan, the service technicians, were absolute professionals. They arrived promptly, worked efficiently, and went above and beyond to ensure everything was installed correctly. Their attention to detail was impressive, and they left no stone unturned in ensuring everything was functioning perfectly.I also want to highlight the exceptional job Peppy's Heating and Cooling did in installing a mini-split system in my garage RV bay. This addition has been an absolute game-changer, thanks to Rob's recommendation and the flawless execution by Junior and Juan. Now, my RV bay is just as comfortable as the rest of my home, all thanks to Peppy's expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction.Overall, I can't recommend Peppy's Heating and Cooling enough. With a team like Rob, Junior, and Juan, you can trust that you'll receive exceptional service every step of the way. Thank you, Peppy's, for keeping my home comfortable year-round!
John Shaw
John Shaw
1707510017
Peppy quickly diagnosed our furnace issue and were very thorough. They resolved the issue for a fair price and the technician was amazing. Would highly recommend!
Jeff Rados
Jeff Rados
1706063570
We had an emergency (heater quit)! Peppys came out during sub zero temps and a snow storm! (We live in the mountains) Thank you so much!! I wasn’t in town at the time, but my wife said they were very helpful and very courteous. Highly recommend!
Ben Ohashi
Ben Ohashi
1706025872
I've had Peppy do several jobs for me across multiple properties and that should tell you everything you need to know. They're reliable, trustworthy, and great to work with.
Isaac Bostrom
Isaac Bostrom
1705683037
Awesome response time and great work from Alex/Brett. Would definitely recommend them to anyone, and like their concept with their "maintenance membership."
Terry Srodawa
Terry Srodawa
1705613588
Excellent service, showed up in a timely slot, given, answered all my questions and concerns. Would recommend them to anyone.
Pat Burton
Pat Burton
1705527466
Cody was very professional and friendly. Appreciated the call so I could meet him at my house,
Joel Rogers
Joel Rogers
1704488697
Lost power to my system and woke up to my house at 59 degrees. Peppy sent out a technician that afternoon and got it fixed. Everyone from the receptionist to the technician was great to deal with. I would highly recommend this company and will be using them in the future.
Daniel Vellotti
Daniel Vellotti
1704230947
Really great job you guys. Shout out to Alec for walking us through the process of setting up our Mitsubishi mini-split, and the install team that completed the job in one day - as promised. Cheers!Update: The folks over at Peppy’s continue to rock! Juan came over to service our furnace today. He was kind and polite, and very professional. He explained options in a straightforward manner. Would give more stars if I could!!
devmo85211
devmo85211
1703804028
Very detailed and excellent communication! Arrived when they said they would. Took his time to explain how things worked. Would recommend!
Steve Collard
Steve Collard
1703110925
Shanco just installed a ductless mini split system to help cool down our sun facing upstairs. Our problem was that the only way to cool down the upstairs was to be very cold on the ground floor. Shanco solved this problem quickly and very professionally. I was super happy with the way they handled this job and would highly recommend them.
Abby Hines
Abby Hines
1702999777
Cody came out for a furnace maintenance and he did a great job! He checked our filter and made sure the unit was ready for the winter! We will definitely have him back out in the spring!
Nathan Shepherd
Nathan Shepherd
1702944123
When my blower quit on my furnace, Rob and Bret came out and fixed it the same day! If I have any issues with my hvac or need upgrades, I will most definately call Peppy heating and cooling for all my fixes.
Andrea F
Andrea F
1702940604
Great service and arrived on time! Very professional employee helped me out and I will use them again if necessary.
Daniel Shepherd
Daniel Shepherd
1702502183
Kath Brede
Kath Brede
1702500545
Wanted to say that this company is fantastic, they are the most honest I've ever dealt with, Jaun and JR came out today and checked my system, such swesome guys, they told me nothing at this point is wrong with my system except being old, will go with peppy this summer to update it. Previous company came out 2 weeks prior and told me my system had leaks and was dieing. Peppy was my second oppionion on it and so glad I did. Thank you Peppy heating and Air. Robert is amazing to, love you guys. Merry Christmas 🤶 🎄
Mike Hicks
Mike Hicks
1702436211
Peppy Heating and Air exceeded my expectations with their exceptional service! The team was punctual, professional, and efficient in addressing my HVAC needs. From the initial assessment to the final installation, their attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction were truly commendable. I highly recommend Peppy Heating and Air for their reliable and top-notch service!
Nicole Goodlett
Nicole Goodlett
1702412878
So glad that I found them. They are reliable and honest which is hard to find these days. They always go above and beyond!!
Christine mc adams
Christine mc adams
1702320783
It's been 15 years since I have written a review but I just have tell you that this company is the best! I have used their services a few times and have referred them to many others. Honest, on time, respectful, professional. This company treats their employees so well that they stay on til retirement..... its like a family. Thanks to Brett, Juan, Connor, Cody and Chase.Very Sincerely, Christine
Dilu de Alwis de Alwis
Dilu de Alwis de Alwis
1702054161
Peppy’s did it again. What an awesome company, service and professionalism. Keep up the good work.
Opal Hurn
Opal Hurn
1701929227
Great service
Steve Gehlken
Steve Gehlken
1701880412
Our first experience with Peppy was in 2018, our HVAC system was over 20 years old and I wanted to have it inspected. Brett came out and checked the system, he said that it was old but that it was working as efficiently as it could. He gave us an estimate with several options for replacement, they seemed very reasonable. He also took the time to fully explain the benefits of every option that he was offering so we were able to make an informed decision. With his encouragement we decided to run our system a little longer and ended up just having him clean our ducting system which he did, it took him all day, but he did an excellent job and charged what I thought was a very fair price. In 2020 we decided it was time to install a more efficient system and after having such a positive experience with Brett in the past we decided to have Peppy install a new home HVAC system, it has performed flawlessly since then. I would recommend Peppy Heating and Cooling to my friends and family knowing they'd be well served.
BRIM Inc
BRIM Inc
1701808009
I'm a property manager and realtor and only use the Team from Peppy. They are quick and amazing!
Rolene
Rolene
1701795672
Company was fast to come out, and the tech was friendly and efficient!
Alec Del Vecchio
Alec Del Vecchio
1701793061
Alec loves this place!
Fred Deller
Fred Deller
1701719898
Chris Corey
Chris Corey
1701480316
Woke up with no heat this fine morning with lot's of snow. Cody figured out our problem and fixed it today! We will definitely be calling them if we need anything else! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Jeremy Redmond
Jeremy Redmond
1701473481
Amazing experience! Despite being backed up with calls, Brett made sure to come to my house at 10pm to get our system up and running again! Highly recommend!
Casie
Casie
1701368297
My Heater stopped working in the middle of the night! Juan came to the rescue first thing this morning not only fixed it but educated me and gave me peace of mind . Very professional and honest young man ! Thank you Juan
Mike Tang
Mike Tang
1701216253
Kevin and Jr. serviced my non functional furnace. Kevin is the most knowledgeable HVAC technician I’ve ever met. He systematically troubleshot sensor errors, inspected the circuit board and found the problem, faulty gas valve. They were so friendly and honest. I 100% recommend them for all your HVAC needs.
Gabe Rogers
Gabe Rogers
1700501191
Very professional and knowledgeable. I will recommend this company.
Conrad Kennington
Conrad Kennington
1700151303
Peppy was delightful to work with. They answered my questions, did the service promptly, kept a clean workspace, and did an overall solid job. Chase was friendly and competent. Luke and Rob helped me understand the process of installing minisplits. They installed 3 ceiling units in my basement and now we are toasty warm for winter.
Leif Elgethun
Leif Elgethun
1699931035
Great service, great system, knowledgeable team. Highly recommend for heat pump systems
Phil Sigler
Phil Sigler
1699885581
Peppy Heating and Cooling is Amazing!!!While building our family dream home Rob Shephard was there from the very beginning.From concept to final it has been an absolute pleasure working with him and their entire crew.Every member was professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.It's rare to have so many amazing people all helping to make someone's dream come true.I went with flushmount Mitsubishi Mini-Splits for each room and the WiFi Kumo for my high-tech home. They also installed a dehumidifer for our indoor pool, a few ERVs (Energy Recovery ventilator), 4 bathroom heater / exhaust fans, a conditioned crawl space, exhaust vents for my tankless gas heaters, gas piping around the entire home, Gas heater in garage, and my commercial grade kitchen hood. Each of these eight different installations was a tremendous experience!Not only was Rob in sales awesome, and all the workers great, but the owner Brett and their office manager Kim are also fantastic to work with. Kim was super prompt at getting me information and Brett is just the nicest and chill business owner I've met.I highly recommend Peppy for your next A/C and Heating Needs.
Ray Lamphere
Ray Lamphere
1699646902
Easy to schedule on line. Arrived at scheduled date. Serviceman went over maintenance details and promptly began cleans, maintenance, and A/C electrical checks. 3rd time I've used their service and plan to continue.
Larry Benson
Larry Benson
1699556527
This company was very professional. The maintenance worker they came out. He was very helpful verified the information that I was told and repaired it immediately on time.
Sharie Shepherd
Sharie Shepherd
1699400311
My AC went out at night, when it was 100 degrees and Robert and his team came right over the next morning and fixed it right away. They were so professional and affordable, I’d highly recommend this company and I’d hire them again.
Chet Joye
Chet Joye
1699390403
Peppys was incredible to work with! They came out to give me a bid on converting our oil heat to a more modern system. Rob gave me multiple options that would fit our needs and finances. He was honest and answered all the random questions my wife and I had. Once we decided on the system we wanted, they offered quick financing options to make the process as easy as possible. The installation was smooth and easy. Kevin, Junior, Luke, and Chase showed up on time, ready to work and get the job done in the time frame as promised. Great job to Peppys! I would highly recommend this company to friends and family.
Astrid Shadle
Astrid Shadle
1699384189
Rob, Kevin & Junior did an amazing job revamping our “Frankenstein” HVAC system. I have yet to encounter an employee within this company that doesn’t seem to genuinely care about their job and their customers. Thank you Peppy!
Michelle Drum
Michelle Drum
1699382987
Cody serviced my furnace today and replaced a part for me. He does a great job and communicates well. Thanks Cody!
BRANDON Smiley
BRANDON Smiley
1699377109
The technicians are very professional. They take the time to explain everything to you to inform you of what they are doing. Definitely recommend for all of your cooling & heating needs : )
Melody
Melody
1699298761
Luke, Chase and Rob were awesome to work with on our mini split purchase and Install. Very customer focused. This is our second mini split purchase/install with Peppy. Highly recommend.
Jeanie Chesnut
Jeanie Chesnut
1699228075
Peppy installed a mini split in my she shed and I’m so grateful to Rob and Mikal.
Danielle Stanley
Danielle Stanley
1698104497
The guys that came to our house did a great job! They were very kind and professional and completed the job with visual updates and suggestions. I highly recommend these representatives. Thank you!
Aloha Girl
Aloha Girl
1697668927
Peppy's sent a technician the same day I called. Alex was knowledgeable and professional. He serviced my HVAC, identified an issue and replaced a part quickly.
Max
Max
1697662938
Very happy with my service. Alex was professional and helpful.
Bruce M
Bruce M
1697650243
I had a relatively small project. The 2 guys were here on time, worked fast, cleaned up and just did a fine job. They also did some venting work a few weeks ago, related to a large remodel. They are now my go to company.
Rebecca Turlay
Rebecca Turlay
1697152667
Overall excellent experience! They installed the vent for a bathroom fan. No complaints! Would recommend
kim `rush
kim `rush
1696976562
Cody was great, as usual! He showed up on time, and took care to check each system throughly (doing maintenance at a few different homes). He is respectful, kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and willing to answer all of our questions! We always appreciate “Peppy!” Service, and Cody is definitely one of our favorite technicians.
Kathy Martin
Kathy Martin
1696548128
Our service provider was knowledgeable, professional and helpful.
Meg Rayborn Dawson
Meg Rayborn Dawson
1695567130
I was always treated courteously and respectfully. my needs were understood, and the service was prompt. Thank you.
Cynthia Horton
Cynthia Horton
1695248442
This company has always done a great job for me and today Juan also did a great job. Thanks for keeping me warm this winter!😁
Jimmy Wingate
Jimmy Wingate
1692815117
He did a great job. Found problems that were missed on the last service.
Sarah Spears
Sarah Spears
1692382843
Dylan Ray
Dylan Ray
1691442393
Went above and beyond with the repair. Very professional service. Juan did an excellent job. Very knowledgeable in his field. Takes great pride and dedication in his job. Couldn’t ask for a better experienced technician to come out.
marty nastaga
marty nastaga
1691015988
Cody did a great job he new what he was doing and had a lot of knowledge i would use PEPPYS again and refer them to other people good job CodyMarty
David Hicks
David Hicks
1690998332
Kurt Slonaker
Kurt Slonaker
1690768188
Had a great experience with Peppy and 3 of their employees! Thank you Juan, Amber, and Kim! They scheduled me 2 days out for maintenance on AC & heat , did a great job tuning up and cleaning the systems letting me know what they found. Great value too for getting both done at once, and they put a new 4 inch filter in for me. Thanks guys!
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