Heating and Cooling
Heating and Cooling for Boise Idaho Homeowners
Heating and cooling are like love and marriage – they go together perfectly! Just like you need both heating and cooling to make your home comfortable, you need both love and marriage to make a relationship work.
When you live in a climate like Boise, Idaho you know that you rely on either cooling or heating most of the year. Boise summers are hot and dry making Air Conditioning a must. Winters are bitterly cold, snowy, and partially cloudy, making it a priority to have an efficient heating system so you can feel warm and cozy inside.
Although you may think of your Air Conditioner and Furnace (or heat) as 2 separate things they are truly joined together in many important ways. They share the same duct work, air handler, the fan, and many components necessary for your home’s HVAC system.
There are some things that just work better together! When you give thought to one part of your heating and cooling system, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the other. This is true whether it comes to maintenance, repair, or replacement of your Air Conditioner, Furnace or Heat Pump.
Let’s look at some common questions about your home heating and cooling equipment
What is an HVAC System and How Does It Work?
An HVAC system is a heating and cooling system that is used in homes and businesses. The acronym HVAC stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.” This system helps to regulate the temperature in a space by providing heating or cooling as needed.
HVAC systems are made up of four main components:
- A source of heat, e.g. – a gas furnace
- An Air Conditioner – source for cooling
- A venting system that helps circulate the air. The 2 main choices are ducted or ductless.
- A thermostat that regulates the temperature throughout the home.
How Long Does a Heating and Cooling System Last?
The average lifespan of an HVAC system is 12+ years. However, this can vary depending on the type of unit, the quality of the unit, and how well it is maintained. To maximize the lifespan of your HVAC system, here are easy to follow tips:
- Change the air filter regularly.
- Keep the area around the unit clean and free of debris.
- Schedule annual maintenance with a qualified HVAC professional.
- Make sure the vents in your home are not blocked.
- Upgrade to a programmable thermostat.
Is HVAC Heating or Cooling?
The answer is both! HVAC systems provide heating and cooling for your home. There are many different types of HVAC systems, and the type that is right for your home depends on a number of factors.
Each type of HVAC system has its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks.
What is the difference between AC and HVAC?
The main difference between AC and HVAC is that AC is a type of HVAC system. AC stands for “air conditioning,” and it is a system that helps to regulate the temperature in a space by providing cooling as needed. HVAC, on the other hand, stands for “heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.” This system helps to regulate the temperature in a space by providing heating or cooling as needed.
What are the most popular types of heating and cooling systems?
The most popular types of HVAC systems are:
- Central Air Conditioners
- Heat Pumps
- Ductless Heat Pumps (ductless mini split systems)
Should You Replace Your Heating and Cooling Systems at the Same Time?
One of the main benefits of replacing your heating and cooling systems at the same time is that it can save you money in the long run. Since they share the same duct work, air handler, fan and many components necessary to your home heating and cooling. If one of these systems breaks down, the other is likely to follow suit shortly thereafter.
By replacing them at the same time, you can avoid having to pay for two separate repairs or replacements and avoid having to endure all the muss and fuss that accompanies major HVAC upgrades twice.
And if you’re financing it, you’ll barely notice the difference and gain the peace of mind. Typically, there are better financing options, that include longer terms and zero percent.
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For more information on Heating and Cooling for your Boise, Idaho home, or if you need to replace your current HVAC system, CALL (208) 906-6928 today!
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