Don’t wait until your heater bites the dust before you think of Tuning It. [egg id=”1″]Over the past few years, we’ve noticed more and more customers making an informed and proactive decision to upgrade their old heater before it completely breaks down. There are many federal cash incentives to get a more efficient heater and other benefits as well.
Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning is Idaho’s trusted HVAC company serving all of Southern Idaho, including areas in and around Boise, Caldwell, Pocatello and Nampa, ID. Over the past 3 years alone, we’ve pulled over 5,000 permits to protect you and provide peace of mind. We believe in getting a job done right the first time. View some of our past customers’ testimonials when you click here.
When to Replace Your Heater
There comes a time when you know repairing your broken down heater just isn’t going to cut it. Luckily, the home heating industry has evolved over the past few years. There are a number of much-improved heaters on the market now that make the decision to replace your heater much more enticing.
Here are a few signs that your heater needs replacement:
Frequent breakdowns. Does your local HVAC technician recognize your phone number and have the directions to your house memorized? When the cost of frequent repairs starts to add up, it might make financial sense to simply get a replacement.
Old Age. Depending on if you have an oil or gas-powered heater, the longevity of your unit lasts between 10 to 20 years, with oil-powered heaters having a shorter lifespan. When your heater celebrates its 10 year birthday, it’s a good time to begin researching different heater options.
Rust. Signs of corrosion are never a good thing. A rusted out heater becomes weakened and is more prone to cracks and leaks making it far less efficient and safe.
Ballooning Energy Bills. If you’ve noticed a spike in your utility bill without an increase in usage, your old heater has become less efficient and requires more energy to heat your home.
Boise Furnace Repair & Maintenance
Don’t be stuck in the freezing cold with a broken down furnace. Call us at (208) 939-4475 for professional Boise heating repair and maintenance services.
When you first experience a cold night huddled under blankets due to a furnace breakdown, you understandably panic. A furnace plays such a key role in providing a safe and comfortable home, yet we don’t maintain it as often as we should. Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning provides customers in Boise, Caldwell, Pocatello, Nampa, and all of Southern Idaho with 24/7 emergency repair service. Click here to see customer reviews.
Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair
Age. Lifespan ranges between 16 to 20 years. Is it hard to find replacement parts because your furnace is now outdated?
Ballooning gas and electric bills. Furnaces lose their efficiency over the years. It may now take twice as long to heat up your home resulting in longer usage times and higher monthly bills.
Lots of recent breakdowns. The last 2 years of a furnace’s lifespan are filled with many breakdowns.
Hot and cold. Some rooms may feel cozy while others may feel cool. Your furnace likely has circulation problems.
Loud noises. Any unusual noises such as banging, rattling or squealing may indicate a problem with your furnace. If you notice your blower frequently powering on and off while blowing cold air something is definitely amiss.
Poor air quality. Have you noticed an unusual amount of dust, or the smell or feeling of dry, stale air? An older furnace is ill-equipped to properly humidify your house and filter air particles.
Rusting on pipes. If you’ve noticed a lot of rusting on the flue or vent pipes, or perhaps the upward draft in the chimney is non-existent, you need to be aware of a carbon monoxide leak. Sometimes a carbon monoxide leak is detected by the color of the burner flame; if the flame is yellow instead of blue contact a technician immediately.
What We Check for During a Furnace Tune-Up
We’ve found that over 90% of major problems with heating systems could have been prevented with regular maintenance. Don’t take the risk of a furnace breakdown in the middle of winter. Autumn is an ideal time to get your furnace inspected and checked before winter arrives. Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning offers a Family Plan that includes a 16 point furnace tune-up. Here are just a few of the things we check for during a furnace tune-up:
Inspect and tighten all electrical connections and terminals.
Clean and adjust gas burners.
Clean the combustion chambers.
Test and measure the igniter resistance.
Inspect air filters.
Test and calibrate thermostat.
Test and inspect all safety controls.
What’s an AFUE Rating?
You might have noticed this four-letter acronym when looking into new heaters. AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency which measures thermal efficiency and represents the average efficiency as a percentage when comparing useful energy output to input. For example, an 85% AFUE means a furnace outputs 85 BTU for every 100 BTU inputted. That means 15% of energy used is purely wasted. When shopping for a new furnace, the higher the AFUE rating, the better.
Jason S. installed a thermostat in my home today. He was very courteous and professional. Jason started by putting on booties over his work boots to protect our carpet. After introducing himself he quickly began and finished the installation. Jason was prepared with several types of thermostats to ensure the proper one was available to do the job. He was very knowledgeable on how to program the thermostat and was able to explain to me how it works in an understandable manner. It was a pleasure to have Jason in my home to service my heating and cooling system. Once again Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning sent out a stellar technician to provide great service! I can always count on that being the case with Right Now.Thank you Jason S.!read more
Floyd and Dee Lydum
17:56 20 Oct 17
Jason is very pleasant and knowledgeable to work he. When the first filter he brought us did not work out, he went back to the shop and brought us another filter that would work until the correct ones were ordered and arrived. He also installed an ultraviolet light. We think he did a great job for us!read more
17:54 23 Oct 17
Great customer service and attention to detail. Tech actually arrived a few minutes early to run a check on our gas fireplace. He put on booties to keep our carpet clean and left everything functional and spotless. I'm hanging on to Right Now HVAC for my heating and air conditioning work when I need it thanks to the great work they did today.read more
16:08 30 Sep 17
This was the second time we've used Right Now and it's been exceptionally good each time. Aire was courteous and efficient. He arrived on time and tuned up our AC, heater, and water heater in the time scheduled. He honored the offer we were using without question and didn't try to up sell us on unnecessary stuff. Overall, he was great and represented his company well. We'll likely keep using Right Now for our AC and heater tune ups and repairs as long as we're in the area.read more
20:03 24 Oct 17
We had a technician from Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning, Javier Hernandez, come out to service our system. The work done was thoroughly. He explained clearly what he was doing and the condition of our system. When done, he gave our system a clean bill of mechanical health, all for around $50. The company seems honest in their work and they stand by it. I trust the company and would recommend them to anyone.read more
22:31 08 Nov 17
Brady was very professional provided exceptional service. He explained everything to me and even "fixed" my first name from Kenny to Penny! I'm very satisfied with his work and will continue to use your company in the future. I've also recommended Right Now to several friends. Thanks again for such a quick response to my request for service.read more
01:58 09 Nov 17
I've had this fine company work on my large appliances for years. They always do a professional and thorough job. Job Ramirez was out today and took care of a problem very quickly, on time and well within budget. Thanks Job! Thanks Jeff Cox. You have a heck of a thing going!
00:37 14 Nov 17
Best customer service EVER! Appointment was easy to schedule for a convenient time, Jim arrived right on schedule, and work performed was superior! Jim gave me information about what was needed and explained everything in a very clear and concise manner. Everything was done as he said it would be and he exceeded my expectations! Thank you Jim!read more
20:19 16 Nov 17
We had a gas line installed when we converted from electric range to gas, our tech was Eric. Eric was very professional and friendly. Eric explained to us how the install was going to be done and it was completed on time. We will definitely use Right Now again if needed. Highly recommend this company!read more
17:48 26 Nov 17
This started with Jason Weske. Very professional, courteous and pleasant to work with. Absolutly no pressure. Tremendous advice and thorough investigating of our needs. Perfect solution to our home. This will no doubt save us money in the long run, while providing the best comfort available. The installation team, led by Jacob Nelson couldn't possibly have been more precise, timely thorough, and satisfying. I would suggest to everyone to have this team of experts satisfy your heating an cooling needs.read more
03:51 01 Dec 17
Right Now did a great job getting me scheduled quickly even during the busy part of the season. Brady was fantastic and kind. He took care of the service I requested and did so in a timely manner. I will use them again in the future!
03:25 03 Dec 17
Manny was came out during the time that was quoted, and was very professional and extremely pleasant. He answered all of my husband's questions and went through each step, explaining everything in a very thorough manner. He even gave us helpful information on winterizing our home and this being our fist time residence in a cold-weather environment, we were very grateful for. We were extremely happy with the service Manny gave and look forward to calling upon Right Now for any and all future needs that arise.read more
20:39 04 Dec 17
These guys took great care of us! Insulation & furnace all done in one day. The were professional & courteous. I highly recommend them and their products. We are warmer and happier!
15:11 05 Dec 17
professionalism! that's how I rate the people from Right Now heating and air conditioning.. have been building house for the last fifty years, and they where one of the best organized crew that I have had to work on a house.. they came, pulled and replace the two units, kept me informed what they where doing, and when they left I wouldn't have known that they had been there.. they where some of the best.. have two more units to replace.. and will use RIGHT NO0W HEATING AAND AIR CONDITIONING to replace those unitsread more
15:53 08 Dec 17
Jim was professional and very helpful. He explained everything clearly and answered all of my questions (and I had quite a few!) He was friendly and very knowledgable about what he does. I'm a very visual person when it comes to understanding things that are explained to me and he gladly showed me everything he was doing when he checked out our furnace and explained what it meant for us. Also our two little dogs kept bugging him and he was so sweet to them! I highly recommend Right Now and Jim M!read more
02:12 11 Dec 17
I decided to try out right now heating and air conditioning special offer to service my furnace and water heater for $49. I expected someone to try to sell me on a new furnace I expected to not receive a very good job of cleaning. I was totally wrong and completely amazed at the service I received from Dallas Whitfield. It was late in the day and you'd expect even less service but Dallas gave me totally the opposite. He was polite professional very knowledgeable in what type of work he was performing and very thorough. I could not have asked for anyone better. I felt so comfortable and assured that my furnace and water heater are good to go for another year! I asked him on two different occasions if I could somehow send in a message of how happy I was with his service. The second time I asked he did give me the card to go into reviewbuzz. Because of Dallas when it does come time for a new air conditioner or furnace or water heater I will be calling Right Now!!!read more
03:25 15 Dec 17
We woke up on Thursday with no heat. We called someone who could come out to check the furnace and he said it was toast! I immediately called all the local furnace companies to come and give us a bid. That night we went to Home Depot to purchase other items we needed. Mata had a table set up for heating and cooling information. She contacted her people at Right Now to come out and give us a bid the next morning. My husband was so impressed with the professionalism and their knowledge that he hired Right Now on the spot. They started that afternoon, with booties on as to not damage our wood floors. I had lots of questions and they were so kind to answer all of them. We were so thrilled with their workmanship, how they went over every detail with us and how they cleaned up after themselves. I have recommended them to other friends who will be needing furnace work in the future.Great Experience!read more
22:00 20 Dec 17
Dillon was a very friendly, neat, and respected my property. explain his work as he went along. I believe him to be very honest and suggest what needed to be repair. No pressure. Mine was a simple easy fix on my heat pump. Will call them again anytime. Thank you
23:27 21 Dec 17
Jim arrived on time. His appearance was clean and neat and he presented himself professionally. He went to work checking out our heating and cooling unit. He made many electrical readings which he carefully recorded for his, and our, future reference. Jim tightened connections and cleaned out the unit. He inspected our filters and found them in good condition. We reviewed the findings with Jim following work completion. I'm familiar with equipment and understood that our heating unit was near the end of it's useful life. Nearly 21 years makes it time for a replacement. We had a good experience with Right Now Heating and Air and their trained tech Jim. I highly recommend them.read more
02:50 27 Dec 17
I woke up to an inoperable heater. The tech (Dillon) showed up and immediately analyzed my heater. He explained exactly what he was doing and made every attempt to repair my heater using existing parts. It turned out to need a new part. Dillon made a few calls and found the part. He had the Part delivered to his shop and brought it back later. He installed the new part and it worked like a charm.I was completely impressed with Dillon’s attention to detail and knowledge. I will contact Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning for all of my heat and a/c needs in the future.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!read more
Be proactive and start looking into a new heater replacement before your old one breaks down for good. Call Right Now Heating and Air Conditioning at (208) 939-4475 for all your home-heating needs.
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