Boise air conditioning repair!

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Yes yes yes. Summer is in it’s way which means air conditioning in Boise will be in the rise here shortly. But, before summer gets here in full swing, we start air conditioning maintenance now during the spring in order to get ready! Birds are chirpin and trees budding, so don’t wait to have your air conditioner serviced by Boise air conditioning experts. Beat the rush and know your system is in top-efficiency performance for July 4th, your friends and bbq’s will appreciate you for it!

Boise air conditioning repair experts-since 1972. 208-855-2444.

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Old heating unit cause of fire in Boise, Friday morning

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Old heating unit cause of fire at Traveler’s Motel in Boise Friday morning | Boise, Garden City, Mountain Home | Idahostatesman.com.

Regular and routine maintenance is so important. And sometimes, just having a technician in your home or place of business can catch things that otherwise might have gone unnoticed.

This article mentions the batteries not operating! Well, we have even run into instances where the alarm didn’t work at all, even with fresh batteries.

Everyone was safe, which is the most important thing!

Internet Enabled Heating and Cooling

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Ever wondered if you could remotely manage your heating and cooling system? Remotely; yes… Away from your home. With the rise of homes connected to wi-fi and more consumers using smartphones and web-enabled phones, this is now becoming more of a reality. There are products that require monthly subscriptions and products that can interface all electronic components in your home. From lighting to appliances to even doors and windows, the dream of “logging into” your home is now here! Have we jumped in? Well, let’s just say we are watching to see what manufactures make the best use of what is available already to our customers. This product by Nest though is up there on our list…

Dirty Filters Cost A Lot of Money…

If you have experienced equipment failure this winter you most likely had someone talk to you about your dirty filters. And more than likely this was probably the cause of some of the problems!

The fact is that air filters do more than just keep your air clean. They also allow the equipment to run at peak performance and peak efficiency by keeping the components inside your heater clean and operational. When the air filter becomes dirty and air is restricted, the fan motor begins working harder and then the heat exchanger has a difficult time staying the proper temperature.

Make sure you are changing your air filters on some consistent basis- no less than twice a year!

2011 Tax Credits

2011 has ushered in a new wave of tax credits- here’s the skinny:

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Re-authorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 was signed into law December 17, 2010. Section 25c tax credits (the official name of the energy tax credits) are available to taxpayers who make energy efficient retrofits to their homes. The tax credits are extended through 2011, but at a significantly reduced value compared to the previous tax credits of 2009-2010.

Starting on January 1, 2011 and through December 31, 2011, an eligible homeowner can claim 10% of the costs, capped at $500, for the installation of qualified energy efficient improvements, subject to certain limits. Under the new law, for HVAC, the maximum a homeowner could claim is $300 for a qualified central air conditioner and heat pump, and $150 for a qualified furnace or hot water boiler, and $50 for any advanced main air circulating fan.

Beyond the change to the tax credit values, the new law will increase the qualifying standards for natural gas hot water boilers, propane hot water boilers, oil furnaces, and oil hot water boilers to 95% AFUE. The qualifying standards for natural gas furnaces and propane furnace remain at 95% AFUE. The qualifying standard for central air conditioners and heat pumps, which were modified by the Stimulus bill in 2009, are not changed. Therefore, a central air conditioner must meet or exceed 16 SEER and 13 EER; and an air source heat pump must meet or exceed 15 SEER and 12.5 EER and 8.5 HSPF, in order to qualify for the tax credit.

Finally, the new law reinstates the lifetime credit caps, which disqualify any homeowner who has claimed more than $500 in 25c tax credits since January 1, 2005, from any further credits.

Qualifying HVAC Equipment Tax Break Down:

  • Central Air Conditioners: 16 SEER and 13 EER = $300 credit
  • Heat Pumps: 15 SEER and 12.5 EER = $300 credit
  • Natural Gas Furnaces: 95% AFUE = $150 credit
  • Advanced Main Air Circulating Fan: ECM Blower = $50 credit