Air Conditioning

Air conditioning service.

Rocky Mountain Mechanical is your #1 HVAC contractor in Emmett, ID, and the surrounding communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Rocky Mountain Mechanical are the qualified and professional crew for the job.

We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit’s SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient SEER2 unit. You can even customize it to better match your home’s system for a more accurate calculation.


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Customize to Your Home

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Air Conditioning Basics

The four main components to your air conditioner are:

Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.

Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.

Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.

Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.

All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.

AC Facts

An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.
What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.

Your AC Will Remove Humidity.
Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.

Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.
(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

At Rocky Mountain Mechanical, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 208-365-7473 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Sweet, ID 83670

“We needed service on the weekend and Robert was on site within 40 minutes of scheduling. Fast thorough service. Would recommend to anyone needing HVAC work done.”
- Jeff B.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Keaton is very polite and respectful. Got right on the job at hand and did excellent work. Would use him again. He is an asset to Rocky Mountain.”

- Brian G.

Air Conditioner Replacement in Emmett, ID 86317

“Quick and efficient”

- Troy P.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Keaton is an asset to your company. Very personable young man, well educated in his craft and efficient. Explained process and possible repairs in clear and consise manner. Explained possible costs for repairs, so there were no surprises. Keaton is an example of an exemplary employee that other employees should emulate. Keaton made an expensive repair, stress free and appreciated to have repaired. I would welcome Keaton again for any future repairs.”

- Gayle S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Dehumidifier unit in my A/C sprang a leak during a heat wave. I requested fast service and had Robert and his associate working on my unit within an hour. They diagnosed and repaired the problem after thoroughly explaining it and telling me what my options were. A/C is now running fine again. Robert has been here several times over the past few years and always does a good job.”

- Kurt H.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Keaton was very nice and polite. He tried many things to see if he could get my air conditioner to work but couldn’t. He referred me to an electrician. Thank you for trying and coming out so quickly!”

- Deborah S.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Technician was on time and fixed my problem within half an hour. My house is cool again. Thanks for the quick service”

- Jessie R.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Keaton is the best, so polite and nice. I love it when he comes! Does a great job too!”

- Donna G.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“I called four other companies before I found Rocky Mountain. One never returned my call, one did (and was over double the price compared to Rocky Mountain for what we ended up needing), and the other came out and charged us for a "fix" that wasn't the problem, we had him out again, and he recommended replacement of our AC (he was unable to fix it). I mention all this because I wish we had have called Rocky Mountain Mechanical first. They came out within a couple of hours and had our AC back up and running before they left. They were thorough as to their diagnostic, up front with their pricing, the two gentlemen that came out were professional, knowledgeable and friendly, and the AC was back up and running within the hour. I can't recommend them enough. There are a lot of other companies our there. Don't make the frustrating mistake we did. Call Rocky Mountain first. We certainly will be doing so in the future and recommending them to anyone that needs work on their AC.”

- Kathy D.

Air Conditioner Repair in Emmett, ID 83617

“Robert was friendly and did a good job too”

- Ian S.

Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Rocky Mountain Mechanical.

Call us at 208-365-7473!