HVAC Equipment and Service

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. HVAC is commonly utilized to read more.

Look at the label on the exterior of the system component for a manufacture date. Equipment less than five years old may have a warranty, but also may not read more.

Yes. Loud heating and cooling equipment add to sound pollution.While no cost savings are tied to lower sound levels, the sound rating of a cooling system can have a considerable effect on comfort and enjoyment of your Boise home. The sound level of an air conditioner or heat pump depends on a number of things, such as the age and make of the equipment, and read more

A Service Call fee is a fee for the effort associated with the time and travel to diagnose, inspect and deliver expert recommendations for a home's heating or air conditioning system by a read more

A popping sound is a typically sign of an under-sized duct design. It may be attributed to greater air flow than the duct work is able to manage. Have a qualified company analyze your home's ventilation system for proper design and make necessary recommendations. Improper duct work layout can be attributed to a variety of ventilation and air quality problems, including read more

The answer is, probably so. Here's why.

Matched System Design: All air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units are specifically constructed to work with a matched indoor unit for peak efficiency and performance. The effect of this matched equipment is a harmonized, top-performance team that ensures dependability and efficiency. Air conditioner and heat pump outdoor units may ”operate” with indoor units other than those for which they have been precisely intended; however, the outcome would be a definite compromise in system performance.

Design Advances: As research has improved, indoor blower coil units have undergone many design advances — especially in the areas of air handling performance, filtering efficiency and operating sound levels. An up-to-date outdoor unit will also comprise the read more

Similar to a value menu at a local restaurant, charging a flat rate cost as opposed to an hourly charge makes available more value for our customers because everything is included, the read more.

You probably wouldn't buy a brand-new car and plan to not ever have to inflate the tires, change the oil and check out any unfamiliar noises. Your home comfort system is read more

There are several items that can trigger your HVAC system to freeze up; almost all of them usually need to be corrected by a professional technician. Making sure the air filter is clean or replaced and confirming the airflow is not restricted are about the only read more

If you are replacing your Boise area home air conditioner, furnace or heat pump, it is a good time to also install a new zoning system to fix hot and cold spots or special temperature preferences in the read more

Saving Energy at Home

With energy costs soaring, there are a few steps you can take to drive down the expenses of heating and cooling your home. HVAC equipment usually consumes more energy than any other appliance in the home. This inevitably shows up every month on utility costs each month, but it's important to remember that energy costs can be controlled in several ways.

Maintenance: One step to control energy costs is to schedule annual maintenance to make sure your furnace and air conditioner is running properly and efficiently. Operating dirty heating or cooling equipment can result in unnecessary loss of efficiency and may even damage the unit.

High Efficiency: If you are in the market for a new home comfort system, consider purchasing a high-efficiency system. They are designed to help reduce your energy costs as well as help conserve natural resources. When choosing a new home comfort system, pay close attention to the SEER rating of the air conditioner and the AFUE of the furnace. The higher the SEER or AFUE, the higher the efficiency and savings.

Zoning: Zoning can significantly lower your heating costs. Zoning divides your home into separate comfort areas, which are heated or cooled based on the occupancy of the rooms. That means a zoning system allows each room in your home to potentially have its own temperature setting. With a zoning system, you no longer pay to heat or cool rooms of your home that are rarely used, and you can have the exact temperature you want in highly occupied rooms.

Programmable Thermostats: Programmable thermostats can make a significant difference in energy consumption. Since you can proactively set a schedule for the days and times that the home is occupied, these thermostats are able to deliver exact comfort, efficiency and energy savings. For example, if you're going to be away, you can set the whole house at an energy-saving temperature to avoid heating or cooling an empty house and conserving energy in the process.

Indoor Air Quality

No, HVAC air filters vary in quality and size, and some have technology that others don't. Usually we recommend installing the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing up with your installed unit, but you might be tempted to try another filter type for convenience or to remove read more.

Yes, with a capital Y.E.S. Exposure to air pollutants can be up to 100 times higher indoors than outdoors. The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, making indoor air quality (IAQ) a critical component of home comfort. Many common household items contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compounds found in read more

The best method of detection is to use a carbon monoxide detector indoors. A carbon monoxide detector is like a smoke alarm. It monitors the air for carbon monoxide and read more/p>

You may have tried to get rid of indoor odors by spraying air fresheners or lighting candles. Unfortunately, these tactics only mask the odors, they don't get rid of them. These remedies may in fact negatively affect indoor air quality from read more

The best way to choose the correct humidifier is by having a home health report performed by TML Service Experts. Every dwelling is different, and every family is different. So, every humidification need is also different. There are a few factors read more

Every person and every home entails a different comfort need. The threshold of irritancy and triggers that affect people’s health and comfort combine to determine the proper solutions. High threshold levels may require simple read more

According to studies conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to air pollutants indoors can be 100 times higher than outdoors. Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the amount of dust and dust mites present in your home. However, not all read more

Depending on the model you choose and the size of your home, a humidifier may use from 1.5 to 12 gallons per day when the furnace is operating. The amount of liquid read more

How often to change your air filters can depend on several factors:

  • the type of air filter you are using
  • the overall indoor air quality
  • how many pets are in the home
  • the number of people occupying the home, and
  • the level of air pollution and construction around the home

For basic 1"-3" air filters, manufacturers usually read more

Yes. Carbon monoxide can be an invisible threat to health and safety in the home. Though more commonly connected to fireplaces and vehicle emissions, carbon monoxide poisoning read more

During heating season, people are confined indoors with unusually dry air for extended periods each year. Humidifiers help [[to keep comfortable levels of moisture|create the ideal humidity level and comfort|the right comfort level of read more

When inhaled, carbon monoxide mixes with with the red blood cells in the blood and displaces the oxygen our bodies need to survive. Carbon monoxide combines with the red blood cells over 200 times more easily than oxygen and creates a read more

Allergies and asthma are two health problems that could be helped with cleaner indoor air. When airborne irritants are removed, allergy and asthma sufferers often find relief from their symptoms. Even people who consider themselves healthy who may read more

Unfortunately, the symptoms caused by carboxyhemoglobin saturation are easily overlooked because they they tend to be flu-like. With mild exposure, people report that they experience headaches, fatigue and read more

Prevention is the most important step. Taking proper safety measures will reduce your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Because cars and trucks are a major cause of carbon monoxide poisoning, always take your car out of the garage to let it warm up. Never leave it read more

Many everyday household items may contribute to poor indoor air quality. Compounds found in carpeting, furniture, upholstery and drapery fabric constantly emit gases or fumes. Other sources of pollutants can include cleaning agents, paint and read more

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced by the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, natural gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, coal and charcoal. It is caused by read more

Indoor Air Quality is a term used to define the level or amount of air pollution that exists inside a house or building, particularly occupied areas or rooms. Exposure to air pollutants can be up to read more

Installing a humidifier is typically an easy job when you upgrade your furnace. But you can also have a humidifier fitted to your read more

It is generally recommended that a home's humidity level be between 30 and 60 percent. However, during extremely cold weather, a home loses humidity to the outdoors and the level may drop to as low as 10 percent. When humidity levels drop, it’s best to have a whole-home humidifier to help ensure that the proper level of moisture is available throughout the house. Not having enough moisture in the air can cause dryness in the membranes of the read more

Dry air in your home can make your throat feel dry or aggravate respiratory ailments. During cold winter months, your home rapidly loses its humidity to the outdoors. Humidity levels could [[drop to as low as 10 percent|even go down as low as read more