When temperatures rise here in Idaho you expect the air conditioning to keep your home cool and comfortable throughout the summer. A good air conditioner not only cools your home, but reduces humidity, filters the air, and does it all without giving you a sky-high electricity bill.
Keeping an air conditioner unit working at its peak during the hottest months means changing filters, checking refrigerant, and making repairs fast. But with our busy lives, who has time for that?
That is why you need a team of experts working with you to ensure your air conditioning remains in tip-top shape for years to come. With one of our affordable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance agreement plans, you do not have to wonder if the filters have been changed or if the parts are wearing out. The only thing you need to think about is how nice and cool your Cascade, ID home will feel when you walk in the front door.
Waking up to a cozy warm house is one of winter’s little pleasures. Rolling out of bed and walking to the bathroom without freezing your toes gets the morning off to a good start. But when the alarm goes off and you can see your breath in the icy bedroom air, you know it is not going to be a good day in Cascade, ID.
A lot of us in Idaho use gas boilers to heat our homes and small offices. Overall, boilers last for many years, quietly keeping us warm and requiring little maintenance. But they do require some maintenance to remain efficient and to not break down when we need them most.
With your central boiler system, whether a water boiler or steam boiler, you should have one of our preventative maintenance agreement plans that includes a seasonal checkup, cleaning and tuning, and an end of the year shutdown.
There are some rooms in your Cascade, ID home that are never comfortable. Maybe it is the playroom at the end of the hall or the sunroom with all the big windows. No matter how you adjust the thermostat, it just never feels right. You might think adding a new air conditioning unit just for that room is too expensive or disruptive.
In most cases, you might be right, but a ductless system , sometimes called a mini split system, lets you add a dedicated unit to one room without the expense and disruption of ducted systems.
A ductless mini split surface mounts on the wall without the need for ductwork and vents cut into the walls. The wall-mounted unit blows warm or cool air into the room and draws it back in through one piece of equipment. The outdoor condensing unit is small and works quietly sitting outside the house.
Almost everyone in Idaho has a room that could feel better with its own ductless unit. Our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team at Rocky Mountain Mechanical can help, so call us at 208-365-7473. We can estimate what ductless system is right for you. Request ductless system service online today.
If you have an older home in Idaho each winter, you probably deal with high utility bills, inconsistent heating, and cold rooms. Sometimes it may be so uncomfortable you do not even want to stay home. Older furnace are also notorious for breaking down or creating a smoky, burning smell in your Cascade, ID home. In some cases, a broken gas furnace can release harmful carbon monoxide putting your family at risk.
Heater repair can be expensive, and selecting a new furnace can be difficult especially if you do not know or trust the contractor. At Rocky Mountain Mechanical, our first priority is to get you warm again and to help you make an informed choice when it is time to buy a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
Learn about the different options for furnaces that are right for your home and your budget. Any of our expert professionals can be reached at 208-365-7473, and we will be right out to get you and your home warm and comfortable again. Request furnace service online today.
Residential fireplaces are a great option for you if you love the look, feel, and ambience of flickering flames, yet you value freedom from the mess that a traditional wood fireplace gives you with on a semi-regular basis.
Just like a traditional fireplace, gas fireplaces are a great way to add heat to your living spaces in Idaho. They can be installed in your Cascade, ID home with very few requirements. All you need is a small amount of wiring, a gas line, and a small metal chimney.
Three main categories of gas fireplaces exist on the residential market. These are log sets, inserts, and built-ins. The use of any one of these three methods is highly dependent on your home setup. Do you have an existing fireplace? Gas or wood? Electric? That will influence your options as will how you want your space to look.
Of special note to consider when you are looking at your gas fireplace options is what your venting options will be. Be sure to keep this in mind as you move forward. Speak with one of our experts about what will work best in your home and particular setup.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Conventional heat pumps reject and extract heat from the outside air to heat and cool your house. In the summer, the unit rejects heat from your Idaho home to the atmosphere and in the winter the heat pump removes heat energy from the outdoor air to heat inside. But during winter, a standard heat pump might lose some of its effectiveness because as the outside air gets colder, there is less heat energy in that air to transfer inside.
Geothermal heating and cooling units reject and absorb heat from the ground instead of the air. Just a few feet below the earth’s surface, the temperature of the ground stays relatively consistent throughout the year.
This constant temperature allows geothermal heating systems to remove heat from the ground without the fluctuations of air temperature. As a result, geothermal heat pumps are some of the most efficient heating and cooling systems on the market.
The changing weather and cold winters in Cascade, ID make our market ideal for geothermal systems. Call Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473 to see if a geothermal system installation is right for you. Request geothermal heat pump service online today.
The most common residential heating and cooling units installed in Idaho are heat pumps. Heat pumps are popular because they are easy to install, simple to operate, and are very efficient especially in the winter when the heat pump works without gas, oil, or electric strip heat.
Heat pumps have made tremendous advances in recent years. Engineers have introduced mini split heat pumps that are small enough to cool one room and operate at high efficiencies. The best heat pumps on the market provide low-cost heating and cooling to Cascade, ID modern homes and small offices. All heat pumps, no matter how new or advanced, still need routine maintenance and repair. That is where Rocky Mountain Mechanical can help.
If your heat pump is not running as efficiently as it used to, or maybe it is time for a new system, we can show you the best heat pump system for your home. Call us at 208-365-7473 and meet with one of our highly trained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team members. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
Everyone needs a breath of fresh air from time to time. In today’s world of super efficient, well-insulated buildings, there may be even a greater need. Although many advantages of modern construction exist, potentially poor indoor air quality can be one disadvantage. Our team at Rocky Mountain Mechanical is dedicated to ensuring our customers have cleaner indoor air by providing testing and remediation services in Cascade, ID.
Where do indoor air quality problems originate? The issue can vary from home to home, but smoking, pets, dust mites, and chemicals released from cleaning products or new construction can all contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Although many of us live with these and other irritants around us each day, long-term exposure may result in physical discomfort or significant health problems. Some Idaho homeowners may experience symptoms including fatigue, allergies and asthma, flu-like systems, or respiratory issues. Certain air pollutants such as carbon monoxide from faulty heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can cause serious consequences or even death.
Our trained professionals can provide a thorough testing of your indoor air quality as well as suggest the best remediation actions for your home. Simple things like air filters, cleaning air ducts, or installing air purification systems may help improve your air quality a great deal.
If you are ready to check your indoor air quality, call Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473. Our professionals can provide all the needed information for you to make a wise decision. Request indoor air quality service online today.
It’s always easier to boost a broken furnace or air conditioner to the top of your priority list, but it can be a stressful scenario to find yourself in, especially during extreme weather. One way to minimize or potentially eliminate this situation is to invest in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance.
Turn to our trained professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical a couple times a year for a complete
inspection, maintenance, and cleaning of your HVAC system for your Cascade, ID home. Regular HVAC maintenance can result in many benefits for the homeowner including:
- More efficient, better-performing heating and air conditioning systems
- Reduced energy bills
- Elimination or reduction of emergency repairs
- Extended life span of expensive HVAC equipment
When you call our team for HVAC maintenance services, you will receive a comprehensive inspection and tune-up. Our trained team will check items such as your thermostat, system controls, and fuel line connections as well as clean your blower and condenser coils. We will tighten electrical connections, lubricate appropriate parts, and inspect pressure where needed as well.
Schedule regular HVAC maintenance before the summer heat strikes to ensure your air conditioner is ready for the hot weather, as well as before your furnace system should be getting ready to take on the coming winter in Idaho.
Homeownership comes with its advantages and its challenges. One of the most stressful things about owning a Cascade, ID home is dealing with plumbing problems. When problems inevitably arise, you could have a minor inconvenience or a major emergency on your hands.
Our team at Rocky Mountain Mechanical provides comprehensive plumbing services to come to your rescue. Whether you are struggling with a dripping faucet or dealing with a broken water line, turn to our trained professionals for assistance.
We have experience with unclogging sinks and toilets, repairing leaks, and a myriad of other plumbing issues that can come up. Failing to address plumbing problems promptly can mean more expensive water damage down the road.
If you are building a new Idaho home or planning an addition to your current one, you may need to install a new plumbing system and fixtures. It is important to understand the intricacies of installing plumbing properly in order to create an efficient and reliable system. If you are adding to your current system, you will want to be sure your new plumbing is correctly integrated into your system.
Even if your plumbing system is functioning well, it is always a smart idea to have a professional perform a regular inspection to check for leaks, sewer line issues, and more. Routine maintenance can help reduce the likelihood of major problems later.
When you need more information about plumbing services, call Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473. Our experts would be happy to help with installation, repair, or maintenance. Request plumbing service online today.
One thing many people dread when getting out of bed on a cold winter morning is stepping onto an icy cold floor. If you choose to install radiant floor heating in your Idaho home, you will no longer need to face that prospect.
Radiant floor heating can be electric-based or water-based, but the idea of both is the same. A network under the floors of your home heats up, providing the warmth your entire house requires. Our team at Rocky Mountain Mechanical is well-versed in radiant floor heating systems and can share more details.
Radiant floor heating provides many advantages over conventional heating systems. This system is very energy efficient because the network under your floors only needs to be heated to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit in order to provide a comfortable, even room temperature.
Conventional radiators need to run at around 150 degrees to bring the surrounding room to a comfortable temperature. These systems are easy to run and maintain and give you more design freedom in your Cascade, ID home.
Although energy costs may be reduced, the installation cost of radiant floor heating may be higher than conventional heating systems. In addition, installation time can be longer since the system must be installed under your home’s flooring. In some homes, the height of the floor can be an issue as well.
If you are ready to learn more about radiant floor heating, call Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473. Our professionals can share detailed features, costs, and installation data. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are no longer the traditional units and styles you may be accustomed to in older homes or you grew up with. They deal with almost every major system in your Cascade, ID home. One of these fringe systems in your home is a residential HVAC water heater.
In a nutshell, HVAC water heaters heat your water. There are two ways that this can be done. The first system involves a tank and the second system option is tankless. However, the basics are the same.
Tank water heaters are the traditional options and simply heat and store water according to your tank size. They can be heated by gas, oil, or electric power. Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, only heat water when you want it. These systems may additionally work with solar, geothermal, or other alternative heating sources in addition to the power sources of traditional tank systems in Idaho.
If you want to learn more about your options or are interested in moving forward in improving your home, the professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical are always ready to help. We are here for your water heater replacements, installations, repairs, and maintenance—give us a call at 208-365-7473. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Most Cascade, ID homes having a conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system have one thermostat controlling the temperature for the entire home. Over the years, many attempts have been made to control the temperature in particular rooms to reduce energy consumption and costs. For example, some people may close vents in unused rooms or program a thermostat to different temperatures throughout a 24-hour period.
Today, zone control systems are available to provide you with even more control over the temperatures in certain areas of your home. For example, if you want to only heat your upstairs bedrooms in your Idaho home on cold winter nights, you can increase the temperature in that zone while decreasing it in the downstairs zone.
Our Rocky Mountain Mechanical professionals can help you install a zone control system, which includes motorized dampers that can open and close based on programmed instructions. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, allowing you to customize temperatures within the zones. The thermostats and dampers are then connected to the central HVAC system.
When one thermostat calls the central system for heat, for example, the automated dampers will open and close appropriately before the furnace fires up. If other zones call for heat during this period, those dampers will open as well. As soon as all thermostats have reached the desired temperatures, the HVAC system will shut off. This makes for high efficiency and lower energy costs.