Whether you are coming home from a long, stressful day at work or you have finally collected your children from all their summer activities, the last thing you want to find is a hot, stuffy home and a broken air conditioner. One of our goals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical is to be sure that scenario does not happen to you. If you live in McCall, ID, you know the importance of having a working air conditioner in the summer.
One of the best ways to minimize the chances of having a failing air conditioning system here in Idaho is through regular maintenance. Remember that you will probably be asking your air conditioning system to work 24/7 on the hottest days—it deserves to get a little TLC before the task. Call our professional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) team to conduct a thorough inspection and cleaning, so your air conditioner is ready for the big job ahead.
Besides minimizing the chances of failure, a well-maintained air conditioner will be more energy efficient, reducing your energy bills. In addition, you will also be extending the overall life of your unit, which means your air conditioning system can serve you in years to come.
However, if you find your older system is unreliable, our team can also help you select a new air conditioning system that will meet your particular needs at an affordable price.
Do you have a residential boiler system that is not working like it used to? Are you hearing strange rumbling noises when you try to turn up your heat? Is your heating uneven or inconsistent? It may be time to call our Rocky Mountain Mechanical professionals for a maintenance visit. We can check your entire heating system to see if any of those are the culprits of your heating problems.
Residential boilers, typically used with natural gas or heating oil, can be an excellent alternative to a furnace for heating your home. Ensuring you have the right-sized system for your Idaho home makes all the difference in your energy costs and your home’s comfort. Let our team assess yours.
If your boiler is more than a decade old or you are considering an alternative to replacing an older furnace, the highest energy-efficient residential boilers available in McCall, ID are typically 90 percent to 98 percent efficient, using just about all the energy consumed in the process.
Whether you are looking for residential boiler service, maintenance, or repair, or you are in the market for a new boiler system, call Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473. We are ready and waiting to provide you with excellent service and advice on residential boilers. Request boiler service online today.
If you are looking for a way to add supplemental heating or cooling to one area of your home, or if you think you could heat and cool your entire Idaho home in a nontraditional fashion, you may want to look into the efficient ductless system available today. These systems provide heating and cooling without using your McCall, ID home’s air duct system.
Our professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical can help you determine the best application for a ductless system as well as help you size the appropriate unit for your space. Many homeowners find ductless systems are an excellent heating and cooling solution for room additions, man caves, bonus rooms, or guest suites. In addition, if you are battling temperature imbalances in your home or thermostat fights among family members, a ductless unit can come to the rescue.
An advantage of a ductless system is eliminating the loss of energy through a typical duct system. Customized climate control in infrequently used spaces is also an advantage.
Give us a call at Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473 to get more information about ductless units. Our professionals are here to help answer any questions you may have. Request ductless system service online today.
Building a new home or remodeling your current home is an exciting adventure for any family. If you are designing your dream home in Idaho, you may be overwhelmed by the number of decisions you need to make.
One decision you do not want to make hastily is what kind of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system you will install. This is also true when it comes time to replace or upgrade your current heating and cooling system.
Many homeowners select a furnace as their heating option. If that is where you are headed, be sure to call Rocky Mountain Mechanical for recommendations and assistance.
Furnaces have a long history in helping families keep warm in with cold weather. Today there are a vast number of furnaces on the market. They can provide reliable heat for small, medium, and large homes as well as single-story or multistory designs. Furnaces are designed to work well in urban locations, subdivisions, or country homes.
The good news is there is a furnace designed just for your particular McCall, ID home. Let our professional team help you find it.
We can recommend a correct-sized furnace so you always have comfortable heat on the coldest winter days while not wasting energy at the same time. We can go over various efficiency ratings, fuel sources, and features so you get all the things important to you in a new furnace. And we can work with you on budget and timing.
It’s been said the two things humans never get tired of watching are falling water and flickering flames. However, the hassle and struggle of a traditional wood-burning fireplace can be drawbacks to this timeless enjoyment in life. Enter the modern solution: residential gas fireplaces.
A gas fireplace offers cozy heat and warm flames without the mess of chimney sweeping and the chore of splitting and carrying wood into your Idaho home. Instead, you just flip a switch.
Some newer models even allow you to adjust how high the flames go and how hot your gas fire can get. And if you are worried about how realistic a gas fireplace looks, many models are now specifically designed to look like a traditional wood-burning fire.
On a more practical note, gas fireplaces are also much easier to set up in your McCall, ID home than a traditional wood burning heath and niche. They simply require a small chimney, good ventilation, and the desired unit. However, while you may find gas fireplace sets that seem to be easy to set up on your own, the actual installation should be left to our professionals.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
Residentialgeothermal heat pumps have been around for a very long time. They are energy efficient, are low cost in the long run, and work with nature instead of against it. Why don’t more companies talk about this heating and cooling option?
Sadly, it’s because some common myths are still circulating about geothermal heat pumps. Add that to the initial high cost and area restrictions on these systems and it’s easy for companies to stick to traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Here at Rocky Mountain Mechanical we break down the myths and open up this alternative option for our clients. So, what is geothermal heating?
In a nutshell, geothermal furnaces exchange the heat or the cold from your McCall, ID home with the temperature of the earth below you. Unlike the weather above, five feet into the earth, the temperature stays the same. And that energy is what geothermal heating and cooling systems tap into to keep your home comfortable. Depending on the model you consider, you may be able to heat your water supply as well with this clean, renewable energy.
On the flip side, they may cost more than traditional systems to set up and not all Idaho homes or buildings will be able to use geothermal HVAC systems. While these are big considerations, they should not hold you back from considering all the options available to you.
Heat pump technology has changed a great deal since it was invented. Although it was a byproduct of a deep freezer experiment, the heat pumps of today provide an effective, efficient way to deliver heating and cooling services to homeowners in Idaho.
How does a heat pump work? Heat pumps operate by transferring heat from one location to another.
In the colder months, heat pumps take heat from outdoors and send it indoors to warm your home. Then in the warmer months, they do the reverse like an air conditioner and remove the heat from indoors and move it outside. Our professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical can talk with you about your specific heating and cooling needs to see if a heat pump may be a good solution for you.
One big advantage of heat pumps is they do not burn fuel such as wood, oil, or natural gas. This means you typically reduce your energy bills in the long run, and your family’s heating and cooling needs are met in a more environmentally friendly manner.
Give Rocky Mountain Mechanical a call at 208-365-7473 to find out how heat pump technology has evolved and what models might fit your heating and cooling needs. Request heat pump service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Idaho home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your McCall, ID home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your McCall, ID home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Idaho and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Contact Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473 to get more details about HVAC maintenance services. We’d be happy to schedule a time to come out to your home. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Do you have a plumbing problem in your Idaho home you need solved? Rocky Mountain Mechanical can help. Our team of trained plumbers can inspect, diagnose, and provide an efficient and reliable solution for your plumbing problems. From clogged toilets to broken sewer pipes, we have seen it all and have the resources and skills to help you.
Our team knows that, as a busy McCall, ID homeowner, issues with your plumbing system are messy and irritating, and you want them fixed both quickly and affordably. When we come to your house, our skilled specialists will inspect your problem, give you an accurate diagnosis, and put forth some upfront solutions on how we can fix it. Whether it is a minor annoyance like a leaky shower head, or a larger drawback such as a sump pump failure, we are committed to finding the best way to resolve your problem.
Looking for a way to avoid plumbing issues in the future? Our plumbers would be happy to perform a maintenance checkup. Even if there are no pressing issues with your plumbing, it is always a good idea to have a professional make sure everything is running smoothly.
Small leaks can snowball into major water damage later down the road. Most times a bit of prevention now can save you a lot of time and money in the future.
When you need repair, restoration, or maintenance services for your plumbing setup, contact Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473. We would be glad to help you in any way we can. Request plumbing service online today.
Have you ever been frustrated while trying to arrange furniture around your heating and cooling vents? What could you do with all that space your furnace takes up in your utility room or basement? Today, Rocky Mountain Mechanical offers an alternative to bulky, vent-dependent heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that can eliminate these issues.
Radiant floor heating is installed under the floors of your Idaho home. This electric- or water-based system provides heat through your flooring instead of blowing warm heat through your air ducts. As the heat rises, the interior of your home warms up efficiently and evenly.
Since radiant floor heating is so close to your living space, it only needs to heat up to about 84 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable room temperatures. In comparison, a radiator usually reaches 150 degrees in order to warm up the surrounding air.
Radiant floor heating is a great addition, especially to new construction, in McCall, ID. Once installed, it is less expensive to operate, easier to maintain, and safe. It will eliminate hot or cold spots in your home and free up all that space taken up by vents and HVAC equipment.
Installing radiant floor heating can take some time, however, and disrupt daily life as the flooring will need to be lifted. Installation is usually more expensive than installation for a conventional HVAC system.
Talk with our professionals at Rocky Mountain Mechanical by calling 208-365-7473. We would be happy to answer your questions and provide more details. Request radiant floor heating service online today.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your Idaho home you may be most dependent upon. Without a functioning water heater, it’s impossible to wash dishes, do laundry, and so many other daily tasks in your lifestyle you take for granted. With the water heater options available today, you should rarely be inconvenienced from a lack of hot water any longer. There are two primary options for you to consider for your McCall, ID home.
The first is a tank water heater. This type of water system is most commonly found in homes across the United States, is typically straightforward to install, and costs less initially. However, it’s also prone to the most common problem affecting a water heater: it can run out of hot water, be an energy sucker, and cause a flood if something should go wrong and it leaks.
Tankless systems, while they do cost more at the start, offer you as much or as little hot water exactly when you want it. These hot water systems provide you your hot water on demand. They are generally better at conserving energy and are smaller in size so they can be installed in more places than a traditional tank system.
When you are ready to explore your options or to make home water heater improvements, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our team at Rocky Mountain Mechanical would be happy to help you—give us a call at 208-365-7473. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Technology continues to advance on all fronts today, especially in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. One of the more exciting new developments is zone control systems . These systems tie into your overall HVAC system; however, they provide you with superior temperature control in different zones of your Idaho home.
Here’s how they work. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, which can be programmed by day and time. As one zone “calls” your central system, automatic dampers open and close to direct the heating or cooling to that particular zone. If a second zone puts in a request, dampers adjust accordingly. Your HVAC system will continue to run until all zones reach their desired temperatures.
Our Rocky Mountain Mechanical team can work with you to see if your current HVAC system can work with a zone control system. In most cases, controlling temperature by zones of your home will reduce the amount of energy you consume and lower your monthly utility bills.
Gone are the days of trying to determine the optimum temperature for your entire home or trying to manually close and open vents in the middle of your daily duties. Zone control systems take the worry out of managing your McCall, ID home’s comfort levels and energy consumption.
Contact Rocky Mountain Mechanical at 208-365-7473 with any questions about zone control systems. Our team would be happy to help you determine if it’s right for you. Request zone control system service online today.