5 Ways to Improve HVAC Efficiency

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As a family-owned business with deep roots in the Boise community, Western Heating & Air Conditioning understands the importance of stretching a dollar and getting the most bang for your buck.

Especially lately, when ever-rising energy prices make it even more crucial for you to get the best performance from your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment.

Whether you are dealing with our scorching summers or chilly winters in Idaho, our trustworthy technicians at Western will find the best HVAC solutions for your household. We have been helping homes and businesses in the Treasure Valley with their heating and cooling needs for over 50 years.

How to Save Money on Your Heating and Cooling

Keeping a lid on your heating and cooling costs can make a significant difference. Here are five ways you can improve your home’s HVAC efficiency:

  1. Schedule a Tune-Up
    Professional maintenance can determine how well your HVAC system operates throughout the year, improving efficiencies while reducing the chances of a costly repair or breakdown. Our Blue Ribbon Maintenance Plan offers a worry-free way to maintain your HVAC, providing discounts, priority service, and other perks.
  • Buy a Smart Thermostat
    A smart thermostat uses sensors to learn your comfort preferences and make adjustments automatically. According to ENERGY STAR®, you can reduce your heating and cooling bills by 8 percent annually with a smart thermostat that carries the ENERGY STAR label.
  • Clean Your Air Ducts
    Clean ducts can save you bucks—improving the airflow and reducing the stress on your furnace and air conditioner lowers your energy bills and improves HVAC efficiency. Western offers air duct cleaning to ensure you and your family enjoy healthy year-round indoor air quality (IAQ).
  • Improve the Airflow
    Regularly cleaning or changing your HVAC filters is a practical way to prevent dust and debris buildup that could compromise airflow and slow down your equipment. Additionally, ensure that vents and registers around your home are unobstructed to allow the air to circulate. You also want to remove any foliage growing within three feet of your outdoor condenser unit for maximum airflow.
  • Upgrade to High-Efficient Equipment
    Replacing a 10-year-old air conditioner or furnace with a newer model can significantly lower your energy bills. You can also enjoy a greener household: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER2) standards and newer refrigerants introduced in 2023 are creating a new generation of more eco-friendly cooling equipment.

    At Western Heating & Air Conditioning, we are proud to carry the Carrier Infinity® Series for total home cooling comfort. The two-speed compressor, variable-speed blower motor, and other advanced features give you precise control over your indoor climate.
    We offer financing to help manage upfront costs. Additionally, you can take advantage of new tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act. Earn up to $600 on qualifying air conditioners and furnaces and up to $2,000 on qualifying heat pumps.

Call Treasure Valley’s Top HVAC Company

Western Heating & Air Conditioning is your one-stop shop for all your heating and cooling needs in Boise, ID, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (208) 319-1736 or request service online to find other ways to improve your home’s HVAC efficiency.

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