Air Conditioning Articles

Common AC Problems and Solutions

June 17, 2024
woman sweating and trying to refresh at home.

In fact, you can save between 5 and 15 percent of the energy used for your air conditioning by changing your filter in combination with other energy-saving actions.

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3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC

June 15, 2024
3 Signs It’s Time for a New AC. Man in his living room sitting on a deckchair with his feet in a mini pool reading a book.

Should you repair or replace? That’s always the big question when it comes to major home systems like air conditioning (AC).

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7 Tips to Stay Cool This Summer Without Breaking the Bank

April 30, 2024
7 Tips to Stay Cool This Summer Without Breaking the Bank. Finger on Thermostat.

Even in the month of April, you need to plan for the hotter weather ahead—especially when it comes to lowering energy costs that continue to rise.

You do not have to suffer the Idaho heat by limiting how much you run your air conditioning or heat pump. There are better ways to stay cool this summer without breaking the bank.

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Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps

August 8, 2023
Image of a heat pump. Air Conditioners Versus Heat Pumps.

In some ways, heat pumps have an edge over the traditional combination of a furnace and central air conditioning (AC) unit. However, no two households are the same, and each option has its pros and cons.

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15 Ways to Stay Cool When Your AC Is Out

July 31, 2023
How to stay cool if your AC breaks down. Air conditioning unit outside someone's home.

With daily temperatures forecast in the 90s—and even a few triple digits—through August, you want to feel confident your air conditioner is running efficiently and without glitches. 

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How Can I Avoid an AC Breakdown This Summer?

June 16, 2023
How can I avoid an AC breakdown this summer?

You’re ready for summer and can’t wait to swim in the pool and soak up the sun. But is your Boise air conditioner (AC) ready for the heat?

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AC and Allergies

June 9, 2023
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Looking for additional methods to stop allergens from inhabiting your home? Western Heating & Air Conditioning has a team of home comfort experts ready to find the perfect solution for your lifestyle.

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When Does My Air Conditioning System Need a Tune-Up?

April 18, 2023
Image of someone working on AC unit. When Does My Air Conditioning System Need a Tune-Up?

Your cooling system has been idle for months, so it only makes sense to tune it up before putting it into service and operating it daily. A tune-up will prepare your Boise cooling system to start smoothly and run efficiently and safely over the coming months.

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VIDEO – Energy Saving Tip 1

July 21, 2022

It is no secret that your oven will toast your house up and cooking on a cold day is nice sometimes, but on a hot day it will warm your house up in an unnecessary way. Try to utilize the opportunity you might have to cook outside to help save money.

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Commercial HVAC: What to Know About Heating and Cooling Your Business

June 6, 2022
commercial hvac tech wearing black and yellow gear analyzing outdoor heating and cooling system on the roof of a commercial building during a sunny day

No matter the situation, our Western Heating and Air Conditioning professionals are here to answer your questions about commercial heating and cooling. We can provide recommendations on the best system for you.

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VIDEO – Do You Want to Reduce Your Energy Bills?

May 17, 2022
energy tips

Upgrade your HVAC equipment to help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Call us at 208-319-1736 today for more information.

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How Can I Save Money On My Energy Bill?

May 10, 2022
save money by lowering your temp

We understand high energy bills are sometimes unavoidable when air conditioning is crucial for comfort during the hot months. That’s why our five simple tips for staying cool and using your air conditioner (AC) less may help you cut costs and save money on your monthly energy bill.

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VIDEO – Replace Your Air Filter

April 28, 2022
change your ac filter every three months

Change your HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Keep Cool This Summer With New Central Air

April 15, 2022
AC Technician

Retrofit or replace? Selecting one of these options will improve your aging air conditioner’s efficiency and reduce electricity bills during the upcoming cooling season.

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Is It Normal for My AC to Turn On and Off?

August 10, 2021
thermostat adjustment

Is your air conditioner turning on and off in quick successions? This situation is called short cycling. If this is happening to your system, here are several common causes and what can be done to fix them.

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Why Is My AC Blowing Hot Air?

June 30, 2021
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Is your AC blowing hot air instead of cool air? Our team wants to help you fix this issue to help you stay cool this season.

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Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Noise?

June 10, 2021
Man cannot sleep at night time

Is your air conditioner making a strange noise? Our team wants to help by sharing a list of common AC noises and what they mean.

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Consider a Ductless AC System

May 10, 2021
Ductless AC in Living Room

Unlike conventional whole-house AC systems, ductless systems are much more compact and can be installed most anywhere in your home.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

April 9, 2021
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Take some of the following ideas from our professionals to heart and make some money-saving resolutions today.

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