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Mar 08

5 Reasons You Should Have an HVAC Maintenance Agreement

  • Our certified tech will identify and solve any existing problems with your system before they escalate and become costly.
  • Well-maintained systems run more efficiently, which means they consume less energy and fuel, saving you $$$
  • Regular system inspections decrease the risk of your HVAC breaking down during the most inconvenient times.
  • Maintenance agreements give you the freedom to schedule the inspection according to your availability.
  • Our Preferred Customer Service Agreement will save you up to 20% on all services, and NO after h
     

Jan 25

Spring may be on the way but there are still cold days ahead in the last couple months of Treasure Valley’s 2017 / 2018 winter. 

Rising energy costs and broken down heaters are a frustrating way to start the New Year. It’s a great time to resolve to have a warm and stress free end of the season. 

If you have your heating system or boiler inspected and regularly maintained, you can avoid costly repairs and long-term complications.

Warm & Stress-Free

There’s nothing worse than trying to escape the cold of a Treasure Valley winter only to discover that your heater is malfunctioning. 

Call Butler Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule your routine maintenance and ensure your heater is functioning properly and keeping your family warm through the rest of the winter. 

Butler provides service all throughout the Treasure Valley. No project is too large or small for our talented and highly trained technicians. 

Benefits of Heating Maintenance

Butler Heating & Air Conditioning has provided quality heating and heating system repair and replacement services for over 25 years. We are equipped to tackle all of your heating and ventilation needs and help you experience the long-term benefits.

Regular filter changes and routine HVAC maintenance can help improve air quality, increase heating efficiency, and ensure that you and your family are comfortable all year round. 

In addition, regularly maintaining your heating system can:

  • Reduce repair costs
  • Prevent future heating emergencies
  • Prolong the life of your heating equipment
  • Provide improved comfort

24/7 Emergency Heating & HVAC Service Available

Contact us today to request emergency service or to schedule heating repair, replacement, and maintenance services throughout Boise, Meridian, and the rest of the Treasure Valley. 


Jan 19

Pets can be one of the most rewarding relationships in any home. They offer unconditional love, comfort, entertainment and endless joy. However, they can also wreak havoc on your home's HVAC system if not maintained properly so here's a few tips to keep in mind.   


Sep 12

After what felt like a long, scorching hot summer in the Boise area most may not be ready or excited to think about the heating season that's quickly approaching, however here are a few reasons why it should be #1 on your To-Do list:

1. Prevention is the best cure! Think of cleaning your furnace like you do changing the oil in your vehicle, if you want to prolong the life of your furnace then you'll want to get it serviced and cleaned every year. If it’s not cleaned often enough your system’s air flow could be reduced causing it to run less efficiently. It could also cause parts to wear down and fail, leading to a costly repair in the future.

2. Think of the savings! Some companies offer discounted pricing for preferred customers with current service agreements. What this means for you


Apr 28

Changing your air filters is an important part of maintaining your AC unit. It also helps reduce your energy consumption as well as helps keep the air clean.

All in all it’s an important task of owning or even renting a home!

If you have never changed an air filter before don’t worry it is a simple task.

First of all you need to purchase the correct air filter.

Before you try and change the filter make sure your HVAC unit is off! This is for your safety! If you can't figure out how to turn off the unit itself, you should turn off the breaker.

Figure out where your air filter is. It is more than likely located on the right side of the unit. Take out the old filter (you will see how dirty it is, then realize how important it really is to change them).

Now insert the new air filter that you purchased into the same place the old one was. Many air filters will have arrows telling you which side to face toward the outside air.

Changing your filters should be done often. The filters in your home usually need to be changed once a month or once every three months depending on the type of filter you're using. You should check the product information on the filters for the manufacturer's suggested frequency of change.

How often you change it can also depend on where you live and how often you use your HVAC unit.

Just remember that having dirty air filters can dramatically reduce a system's efficiency. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

It is very important to keep them clean and to keep up on changing these air filters.

If you still aren’t able to figure out how to change your air filters or aren’t sure how often to do it please contact us today!


Apr 28

As the heat creeps up on us you probably begin to appreciate that air conditioning(AC) unit more and more!

Like with anything in this life that you appreciate such as your car, your boat or your home you have to maintain it! Prolonging the life of the things you love and lets be honest the things that cost the most is important!

AC units aren’t very cheap so if you want to make sure you have yours for the full life expectancy then you need to make sure you take care of it.

You might be wondering how do you even maintain an AC unit. You might be totally knowledgeable on maintaining your car but not many people even realize that AC units need maintenance.

No worries, we will give you some tips to maintaining that precious AC unit of yours!

  • Take care of your air conditioning coils: According to Engery.gov you should minimize dirt and debris near the condenser unit. Your dryer vents, falling leaves, and lawn mower are all potential sources of dirt and debris. Cleaning the area around the coil, removing any debris, and trimming foliage back at least 2 feet (0.6 meters) allow for adequate airflow around the condenser.
  • Comb your coil fins: There is a tool called a fin comb that will help you comb these back when they are bent.
  • Change your air filters: Not only does this extend the life of your AC unitbut by replacing a dirty, clogged filters you can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

There are many more steps to taking care of your AC unit. Sometimes the best thing is to hire a professional who can do all of this for you! And give you quick tips on simple maintenance.

Contact us today to learn more!


Apr 28

The summer is here and it is hot!

As a matter of fact it’s getting hotter!

You probably love having the luxury of having air conditioning but you would also probably love to find some ways to stay cool so that you don’t have to constantly run the air conditioning.

Here are some tips on keeping cool during these hot summer months:

  • If you work out then try to workout during the cooler times in the day such as early in the morning and later at night. Then when you come home you won’t need to crank the AC to get your body temperature down.
  • Same goes for outdoor activities. It’s always fun to play outside and have some outdoor fun but when you come home you will feel the need to cool the house down even more than it would need to be without those activities. So try to do those activities during the cooler times of the day.
  • Drink tons of cold water! Keep water bottles in the freezer so that you can grab a cold one whenever you need it! Cold water will cool the inside of your body down which will help with your outside temperature as well.
  • Take a swim! If you don’t have a pool then just take a cold bath or shower to cool yourself down rather than cranking the AC.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these will promote dehydration which will heat your body up (plus it isn’t healthy to be dehydrated).
  • Eat cool foods such as salads. Keep the oven baked foods for the winter. The oven heats your house up and the hot food heats you up!
  • Purchase a fan! Fan can be a great substitute for the AC.


There are many different ways to stay cool! Take advantage of these things so that you don’t have to have a constant stream of air conditioning going!


Apr 28

There are many different issues that home owners encounter with their HVAC systems each year. From increasing utility costs to the buildup of dust and inconsistent heating, there are many problems that could be triggered by a number of different issues. This is why it is vital that you perform regular maintenance on your home’s heating and air conditioning systems.

Here are some of the most common issues that we hear from those who call in with HVAC problems:

  • Increasing Energy Bills: If you are experiencing increased utility costs and have not drastically changed how you are using your system, it could be because of reduced efficiency. Don’t end up paying more for less!
  • Dust Buildup: Excess dust buildup in your home can be a sign it is time to perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system. Not only will regular maintenance save you money, but it will also help to keep your home cleaner and fresher!
  • Fluctuations in Temperature: Improperly maintained and outdated HVAC systems can bring about inconsistencies in regulating the temperature of your home. This symptom could mean a number of things, from buildup in your ducts to a number of different issues with the HVAC unit itself.

Is it time to perform maintenance on your HVAC System? Contact us today to learn more about how you can get started with Butler Heating!


Apr 28

Spring is officially here and it is time to start thinking about the health of your Air Conditioner. While the blistering heat may not be here yet, it is assuredly on its way. Living in Boise, you know that the weather can change on a dime. We are used to freezing winters and scorching summers, and without a properly maintained HVAC system, the heat this summer may be unbearable.

Here are two of the main reasons you should look into servicing your HVAC before the heat sets in:

  • Higher Efficiency: During the summer months, there is nothing quite like the feeling of coming home to a cool home. Maintaining your HVAC system is the first step towards higher efficiency, and in turn, a cooler home that operates utilizing less electricity than a system that has not been properly serviced.
  • Lower Costs: As time goes by and if proper maintenance is not handled on a regular basis, your air conditioning system will begin to cost significantly more to cool your home. Maintenance helps to keep down the long-term costs of keeping your home cool, and also increase the lifetime of your A/C unit, saving you even more!

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to ensure your air conditioning system will be able to tackle the hot summer months ahead. Contact us today to learn how you can get started!


Apr 28

Have you noticed your allergies getting worse this season? It is that time of year again, and one of the key contributing factors to your allergies may surprise you. The system of ducts in your home are one of the main places where allergens can build up and be distributed throughout your home as you use your air conditioning system.

Having the air ducts in your home cleaned each year is one of the ways that you can help to improve the air quality within your home to help improve your allergies. We begin with a duct inspection to ensure that there is what we would consider to be sufficient buildup. If there is buildup of dust and other allergens, then the cleaning process begins.

The required frequency of cleaning your ducts varies from home to home, so for some it could be a yearly endeavor while others may be every 2-3 years. A tightly sealed home should not need these services as often as an older home, or one that is in a dusty or polluted environment.

If you would like to take the next step towards relieving your seasonal allergies, please contact us today!


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