Get to Know Airpro!

Posted by Boise Home Helper on May 5, 2014

Summer is quickly on it’s way Boise! It’s a good time to get things ready for the hot months ahead; that includes servicing your air conditioner and heating systems! We of course recommend Airpro for all your home heating and air needs in the Treasure Valley, and as part of our belief in working with folks we KNOW, LIKE, and TRUST, we want you to also get to know John Bertram from Airpro as well!

John_BertramI grew up in Boise around my fathers heating and sheet metal shop. When I was in college my father had a heart attack and I came home to work for him and never changed my business.   It’s been almost 40 years now.
I find great satisfaction in solving problems for people and serving people with honest pricing and quality products.

In a heating and ac business you get to work with sheet metal, electrical and control wiring, plumbing, refrigeration, indoor air quality, and duct design and installation. I like the diversity of the tasks and even after years doing it I always learn something every day.
This last week I had a customer in Caldwell call me and I was overbooked.
I was not able to make the trip to help him but was able to give him some things to try to correct his problem.

He phoned me the next day to tell me what I told him to do, fixed his problem, he thanked me. Things like this make it worth the effort for me.

If you are having problems with your air conditioner in Idaho , or just need to put in a service call don’t hesitate to pick up the phone! I love helping my customer get exactly what they need!

Boise Air Conditioning

Call 208-853-6556 or visit http://airproheatingandac.com/

Summer Energy Saving Tips

Posted by Boise Home Helper on July 2, 2012

Summer time Summer time sum-sum-summer time! It’s here in full force!

summer time fun in BoiseWhile this is many people’s favorite time of year, a time of long warm days and relaxing evenings shared with friends higher energy bills are something homeowners don’t look forward to during this time. Extra energy costs can come from running the air conditioning, or even just electric fans, but there are ways you can help keep energy costs down.

Check out these 10 Summer Time Energy Saving Tips from our Home Warranty Authority Lori Apodaca from Home Warranty of America!

1.Close shades, drapes and blinds during the day, especially on the east and west ends of your home.

2. Don’t choose a lower thermostat temperature when you first turn your A/C on. It won’t cool faster; it will always run as fast as it can. It will only cool longer, not faster.

3.Use fans when weather is cooler instead of turning on your cooling system.

4. Light up your outdoor grill. The stove or over can raise the temperature in your kitchen as much as 10 degrees!

5. Use clothes lines – they are a great alternative to using your clothing dryer.

6. Air-dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s heat cycle.

7. Take shorter showers. They use less hot water than a bath!

8. Plant shaded trees. Shade on the east and west is most important. Outside shade can actually reduce air conditioning costs up to 30%.

9. Delay heat producing chores such as laundry and dish washing until the end of the day.

10. Spend more time outside. Spending time outside of your home will help curb your energy consumption.

Did you know that another great way to not only save money but to also protect your home investment is through a home warranty? Home warranties can save you a lot of headaches and hassles when it comes time for repairs to your home, or for those unexpected accidents. Home Warranty of America offers one of the countries best home warranty plans – contact Lori Apodaca ( 208-761-1666 ) today to find out more about how they can help you!

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Posted by Boise Home Helper on June 25, 2012

The summer heat has hit with real force here in the Treasure Valley and with the warmest months still coming it’s good to really give your house a thorough once over now that the Spring cleaning is over.

Taking care of a few of these items before they become major problems is always the best recommended course of action, but should anything around the house get to be too much we’re only a call or email away!

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Clean lint from the entire clothes dryer vent system – this means from the dryer itself all the way out to the exterior vent cap. Dryer lint can be highly flammable and poses a real fire risk in our dry environment. Also, clogged dryer vents can be the cause of carbon monoxide back building into your home, which can be deadly.

Caulk exterior joints around windows and doors. Sealing helps keep your home more temperature resistant and can lower your cooling bill. It also helps keep other critters and bugs out of your house.

Take care of cracks in concrete patios and driveways. For cracks less than a quarter inch wide you can easily apply “concrete caulk”, just be sure to clean the crack out with a high pressure hose (let it dry) and then apply the caulk per manufacturers instructions. Larger cracks or damage may require a professional.

Clean and seal your deck or fence. For best results you need three good dry warm days (easy here in Southwest Idaho!). Day one: Start early once there is full sun by dry cleaning and sweeping the deck. Apply deck cleaner and scrub the deck thoroughly. Let it dry the remainder of the day. Day two: make sure no new dirt or dust has accumulated on the deck. Apply the deck sealer as per it’s instructions. Day three: let it dry. Guard your deck with a fierce vigilance the first few hours after applying sealer!

Following these tips will help you keep some of the favorite parts of your home safe, looking great and providing enjoyment for years to come! Got questions about keeping your home in tip top shape? Contact any of our home professionals here on our website or find us on Facebook and post your questions there!