Read our blog to learn more about how to take care of your home HVAC systems.


Apr 28

Maintenance, it is something that needs to be done on basically everything. You must change your oil and your tires (and much more) to maintain your car, you must take your vitamins and eat your veggies to maintain your health and you also have to maintain your air conditioning (AC) unit to expand it’s life expectancy and assure that it runs properly.

There are certain things that must be done to maintain your AC unit and keep it running at its best, which is good for both you and your wallet since an AC unit that isn’t working properly often costs more to run.

Here are a couple tips on maintaining your AC unit:

  • Change the air filter: This should be done frequently especially during the warm months and especially if you live in a very dusty area, you own pets or with someone who has allergies. Some units have filters that need to be thrown away and replaced and some can just be cleaned then put back in.
  • Check the power cord: The power cord can be worn down and if it is then it might not be supplying enough (or any) power to your AC unit. It can be checked by removing the control panel, unscrewing the cord terminals then connecting it to a wire test.

Just like maintaining a car is a foreign and confusing concept to some people so is maintaining their AC unit. That is why there are car mechanics to help people figure out what needs to be done to keep the car in great health.

Same goes for the maintenance of your AC unit. If you aren’t sure what needs to be done or how to do it then contact us today! We would love to help you and be your AC unit mechanic!

Apr 28

Air conditioning is one of the best inventions! Why, you might ask?

Well, think about what life during the summer months would be like if you didn’t have air conditioning (AC).

While it is a scorching 98 degrees outside (or higher) you would be in your home with nothing but a fan plugged into the wall that blows around the hot air. Falling asleep at night would be uncomfortable and so would doing anything in your home besides taking an ice bath.

Many people don’t realize how important having AC is in the summer because they are lucky enough to have not been without it!

But imagine if something were to go wrong with your AC. You would be miserably hot. Would you know what to do?

That is why companies such as Butler’s Heating and Air Conditioning exist. When you are in a situation with your AC (or heat) that you have no clue how to deal with or even an idea of how to trouble shoot the problem then we come out and help you!

There are certain things that are easy and a common problem for people to figure out on their own such as when the lights shut off you go to the breaker and flip the switches, easy right? But then what if the lights don’t turn back on? You would probably call a technician to come out and fix the problem.

If your AC unit isn’t running properly and you’ve done everything you know how to try and solve the issue but it has yet to be solved then don’t wait around in an uncomfortable home. Call us!

We can troubleshoot your AC and tell you everything that is wrong with it and discuss with you the best way to fix the problem and prevent the issue from happening again!

So contact us today if you would like help with your AC unit!

Apr 28

Summer is on its way! We all know what that means, time to crank the AC (air conditioner). Everyone had a break from running their AC but now it’s time to turn it back up to keep your home cool and comfortable.

But what if your AC isn’t working properly? That can be one of the worst things to happen during the summer months. Being in a hot and humid house with nothing to cool you down can be awful.

Luckily there are a some cool days left to be able to test out your AC and make sure it is running properly for the summer months.

There are a number of things that can go wrong with your AC unit.

Knowing what is wrong is the first step to fixing your problem.

Here are a few things that can go wrong with your AC unit:

You could have faulty ducts: Faulty ducts can be the cause of leaking air. Ducts that are leaking air are not good because it causes your cooling bill to go up because your AC is having to work extra hard to cool your home and also it can create moisture, mold, odors and allergens in your home.

You could have a broken condenser fan: Your condenser fan’s purpose is to expel the outdoors air. If your condenser fan is broken then your AC unit cannot properly expel the hot air which will cause your cooling bill to rise and your AC unit to run insufficiently.

Your unit could be old: No matter how much money you spent on your AC unit or how nice it was when you first bought it, it still has an expiration date. Granted if you take good care of your unit it will last longer but no unit will last forever. Most AC units have a life expectancy of 7-10 years.

If any of these things are wrong with your unit then it needs to be fixed immediately before it is too hot out and you have to suffer through the heat without your AC unit.

Contact us today and we can help with any AC problems you might have!

Apr 28

Now that summer is around the corner many residents in Boise and surrounding areas are trying to figure out how they can be more environmentally aware and friendly this summer in regards to running their air conditioning units (AC).

These residents also want to save money on their utility bills this summer.

If you are looking for ways to reduce your cooling costs and protect the planet then follow these tips:

  • Use floor fans and ceiling fans! It is cheaper to have a fan running in the room you are in then to have an AC unit cooling an entire house.
  • Keep your air filters clean! If your air filters are dirty then your AC unit has to run harder and this increases your utility bill.
  • If you are not at home then turn of your AC! According to the Department of Energy you can save 5 percent to 15 percent on your air-conditioning bills by raising the temperature setting on your thermostat when you're away. then it is fighting against your AC and makes the AC have to work much harder.
  • If you have a basement in your home then use it! Basements are naturally cooler because they are underground. So instead of running the air conditioner all the time, turn it off and head downstairs.
  • Cook outdoors and eat cold foods. The stove significantly heats up your house.

Try to implement these solutions in your household this summer to help reduce cooling costs and protect the environment.

It is important to keep your family and friends cool in your home but that doesn’t always mean you have to crank the AC!

Contact us today to learn more ways to reduce your cooling costs in your home!

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