What To Look For In A Commercial HVAC Contractor in Montana

August 7th, 2023

Here in Montana, we certainly have our periods of hot weather. Not only that, temperatures can be unpredictable. No Gallatin County business can be caught without an effective commercial AC system to keep residents, tenants, customers, and employees happy. Even on a mildly warm day, a commercial space without a working HVAC system will cause discomfort to everyone in it.

It’s probably easy to locate a number of “HVAC professionals” who are perfectly willing to work on your commercial HVAC systems. But how do you know they have the experience needed to work on these systems? Let’s go over what to look for when choosing a commercial HVAC contractor. Choosing a company wisely can make or break your business.

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What Are My Options for Improving My Home’s Indoor Air Quality?

July 24th, 2023
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Indoor air quality is a topic that’s been on the minds of a lot of Americans. With the recent wildfires in Canada bringing ash, soot, and smoke to much of the northern and eastern US, indoor air quality services are something that are in high demand as more and more people are feeling the effects of poor air quality in their homes.  

Many people will purchase a single air purifier and think that’s good enough. However, they have many shortcomings. To truly tackle the problems caused by poor air quality, you need whole house solutions. Let’s go over your options for improving your home’s IAQ and why those big-box store air filters just won’t cut it.

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Yes, Your Mini Split Needs Maintenance

July 10th, 2023
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If you have a mini split AC, you’ve undoubtedly been enjoying its cooling power and the zone control it brings to your home. Although it might seem like your mini split will quietly hum along forever without any need for servicing, it’s still a complex piece of equipment that requires regular maintenance to keep performing well.

Although mini split tune-ups should be performed by a professional HVAC company twice a year, there are a few maintenance tasks you can–and should be doing–as a homeowner.  Let’s go over the tasks you can complete and also what happens during professional maintenance. These maintenance tasks are essential to the continued functionality of your mini split.

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Why Does My Montana Home Need an Air Purifier?

June 26th, 2023

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue that’s on the minds of more and more homeowners. Even in Montana, many homes suffer from poor IAQ. In fact, studies have shown that the air inside a home can be 3-5 times worse than the outside air! 

Especially concerning is the frequency of wildfire smoke in our area. Montana has seen an increased number of days with poor air quality due to wildfires. Wildfire smoke can spread from burn areas that are hundreds of miles away. 

If you’ve been wondering how your home could benefit from whole house air purifier services, keep reading to learn more about the solutions we offer.

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Are Heat Pumps Suitable for Montana’s Winters?

June 12th, 2023

While heat pumps have surged in popularity over the last few years, some misinformation about them has also increased. Perhaps it’s because the name “heat pump” is a bit of a misnomer.

Some people think they “pump heat” and that’s all they do when in fact they supply both heating and cooling. And the heat being pumped isn’t the heat it’s delivering to a home. Heat pumps tap into ambient air, extract heat from that air, and move it into the home.

That leads us to one of the biggest misconceptions about heat pumps: that they don’t work well in cold-weather climates. Many people wonder, how can a heat pump extract heat from the air when it’s below freezing?

Even on a day with below-freezing temperatures, there’s still enough heat in the air for a heat pump to work effectively. According to the city of Bozeman’s website, “Even in cold air, there is still heat available. Heat pump technology has significantly advanced in recent years. Some cold climate heat pumps can operate at temperatures down to -15° F. When selecting a heat pump, it’s important to ensure you’re selecting a cold climate heat pump.”

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Combat Wildfire Smoke in Your Montana Home with Air Filtration Systems

May 15th, 2023
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Montana is known as “Big Sky Country” and unfortunately, our air quality here has deteriorated as of late. Wildfires in nearby states have become the norm which has contributed to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) during the summer months. Many homeowners have purchased portable air purifiers to combat the smoke and ash, but just how effective are these devices?

Not only that, but low indoor air quality in a home is due to many other factors other than outdoor pollution. Let’s look at the reasons why whole house air filtration installation can help you breathe easier in your home–literally.

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Signs Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs

May 1st, 2023
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After the cold and frigid winter we’ve had, many Montana homeowners are ready to make the switch from heating their homes to cooling them down.

If you use a heat pump to both heat and cool your home, it’s important to know the signs that your heat pump’s performance is suffering.

A heat pump is the workhorse of your home, working year round to provide your family with comfortable temperatures. To avoid an unexpected interruption of service, be aware of these signs that mean you need heat pump repair in Gallatin County, MT.

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Why You Need Professionals for Your Commercial Heating System

April 17th, 2023
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Here in Montana, the winters are long and treacherous. With rainstorms, snowstorms, windstorms, and ice storms, your commercial spaces are dependent on its heating system to keep your customers, tenants, and employees safe and warm.

When it comes to commercial heating in Bozeman, MT, you need a team of NATE-certified technicians with the expertise and experience to effectively service commercial heating systems. 

The needs of commercial heating systems are much different than residential systems. When it comes to their installation, repair, and maintenance, you need an HVAC contractor who’s familiar with these complex systems.

Learn why you should never trust a general handyman or residential HVAC company for your commercial heating needs. There’s too much riding on the dependability of these systems. 

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Electric Vs Gas Furnaces: Which Is Better?

April 3rd, 2023
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When it’s time to replace your heating system, you’re faced with a lot of decisions. Although there are other types of systems for heating your home such as a heat pump or a dual-fuel system for our cold Montana winters, a central furnace is a tried-and-true method of heating your home.

We can understand why many homeowners might want to stick with what they know best and have come to rely on. You’ve decided you want a furnace, but now you have another important decision to make: electric or gas?

This can be a harder decision to make as there are many pros and cons to both fuel types. That’s why we’ve made this list to help you decide between electric vs gas furnaces in Belgrade, MT. Let’s go over them now.

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Meet the Mini HVAC Wonder: The Mini Split

March 20th, 2023

Many homeowners have heard of heat pumps, but not as many have heard of mini splits. These mini wonders are gaining in popularity not just in the US, but around the world.

Once you know that a mini split is a type of ductless heat pump, you’ll get a sense of why they’re so popular. Heat pumps provide both heating and cooling and 2-in-1 systems are a sought-after option for homeowners looking to replace two systems with one.

Perhaps you’ve been wondering if a mini split HVAC in Gallatin County, MT is the right choice for your home. We’re here to tell you the ductless mini split could very well be the system you didn’t know your home needed. Read on to learn about these mini wonders.

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