Ambient Air Solutions Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Bozeman’

How Many Mini Splits Do You Need?

Monday, June 10th, 2024
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If you’ve decided on a ductless AC installation in Bozeman, MT, you’re undoubtedly excited about the precise zone control you’ll achieve throughout your home. However, that ability to customize the temperature of every room in your home is dependent on the system being properly sized for your home.

One of the most common questions we get about ductless mini splits is, “How many mini splits will I need for my new system?” The answer depends on certain factors such as how many rooms your home has, the square footage, and your home’s insulation. Let’s break it down even further and look at the factors influencing the answer to this question.

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Yes, We Provide Water Heater Services Too!

Monday, May 13th, 2024
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Your water heater is the workhorse of your home, providing hot water whenever you need it. That’s why at Ambient Air Solutions, we also offer water heater services in Bozeman, MT, and the surrounding areas.

Water heaters have even harder demands in a place like Montana. That’s because they have colder water to warm up. This means that water heaters can rapidly wear down without the right service and attention. 

So, exactly what water heater services do we provide? We can install a tank or tankless water heater for your home. We also repair and provide maintenance to all makes and models. Let’s go over more details about how we can help you take care of your precious water heater.

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Late-Season Furnace Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

Monday, March 4th, 2024
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If you use a furnace to keep your Montana home warm in winter, it’s been working hard for many months to keep your family safe, warm, and cozy. Hopefully, you’ve been impressed with its performance, and the only homeowner maintenance you’ve needed to perform has been to replace the filter regularly. 

However, we’d like to suggest some more late-season furnace maintenance tips that you should perform to keep your furnace in tip-top condition. Follow these simple heater maintenance tasks to make sure your furnace is working safely and that it’ll continue to keep working efficiently for the next few months of the heating season.

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It’s Time to Think About Scheduling Heat Pump Maintenance

Monday, February 19th, 2024
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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, by now you probably know that we recommend heat pump maintenance twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. That’s because heat pumps need maintenance before the start of the cooling season and heating season.

However, here in Bozeman, MT, our heating season runs longer than in other parts of the country. Homeowners could very well start using their heat pumps in September for heating and not make the switch to cooling power until May! That means your heat pump’s heating season could very well be nine months long.

That’s why you could need heat pump maintenance before the official arrival of spring. Keep reading to learn why it’s time to think about scheduling heat pump service.

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3 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, January 22nd, 2024
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Your home’s water heater is an indispensable part of your home comfort and your personal health and safety. While you may have a backup heating source if your furnace goes out, nothing can replace your water heater when it runs into problems.

Considering the extremely cold weather we experience here in Bozeman, MT, water heaters do more work in winter weather because the water they heat is colder. That makes your water heater especially prone to the need for water heater repair. Let’s go over 3 signs that you need to call us ASAP to restore your home’s steady supply of the hot water that’s essential for your daily tasks.

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4 Things That Can Go Wrong with Gas Furnaces

Monday, December 11th, 2023
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A gas furnace is a tried-and-true method of heating a home quickly and efficiently. That’s why gas furnaces are so popular in Montana where the winters are lengthy and the temperatures are often below freezing. 

There are specific issues that occur in gas-powered furnaces as opposed to electric, propane, or oil furnaces. Let’s go over 5 warning signs that something is amiss. Calling promptly for gas furnace repair for some of these issues is crucial as they’re related to the combustion process. 

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5 Spooky Sounds Your Furnace Shouldn’t Make

Monday, October 16th, 2023
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We’re well into fall and that means you’ve been using your furnace for a while now. “Spooky season” can be the time of year when your furnace starts to emit some moans and groans as it struggles to perform. It doesn’t mean your furnace is haunted; it just sounds like it is. 

Let’s go over 5 scary sounds a furnace will make that mean it’s time for furnace repair in Bozeman, MT. That way, you’ll know to give us a call. The last thing you want is a minor issue turning into a major nightmare of epic proportions.

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Why Won’t My Heat Pump Switch Modes?

Monday, September 4th, 2023
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It’s Labor Day and that means you’re probably giving one last hurrah to summer. Unlike some parts of the country that will continue to enjoy warm and sunny weather, here in Montana, Labor Day weekend means fall is just around the corner. And that means you’ll soon be using your heating system.

If your home uses a heat pump system for heating your home, you’ll be making the switch from cooling to heating. But what if you try and switch your heat pump from cooling to heating mode, only to discover it’s still outputting cold air? This is actually a common problem with heat pumps, so don’t worry. Read on to learn what might be going on with your heat pump.

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

Monday, 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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Are Heat Pumps Suitable for Montana’s Winters?

Monday, 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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