5 Common AC Problems

When your air conditioner (AC) is running at peak efficiency, you win. Not only will your electric bills in Montana be cheaper––your AC system will last longer. Plus, your equipment will be operating at its best, so you will experience maximum comfort. The first step to optimizing efficiency is remembering to change your system’s air…

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Think HVAC During Your Home Remodeling

Congratulations, you’re planning to remodel your Belgrade home! Breathing new life and comfort into your charming older home is a grand adventure, and you can count on our team at Monarch Heating & Cooling to be there every step of the way to help however we can. But before you begin picking out the paint…

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What Is a Heat Pump?

What Is a Heat Pump? An air source heat pump on the side of a home being installed in the North East of England. The house is aiming to be sustainable. There is a construction worker with a hard hat and reflective jacket holding a digital tablet, talking to the home owner who is showing her documents.

What’s the best way to preserve resources? Working with what you already have. Heat pumps make your Belgrade home more comfortable by using heat that already exists. It pushes heat from outdoors to indoors (to warm) or pulls heat from indoors to outdoors (to cool).

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What Are Furnace Filters?

It’s crucial to take proper care of your furnace—it provides your Manhattan home with the heat you need to stay warm. A simple, but often forgotten, way to keep your furnace in good condition and help provide you with desirable indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Montana home is to consistently replace or clean the…

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Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

Why Is My Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Preteen girl in knitted scarf hat is warming near heating radiator using laptop for leisure study with ginger cat lying on chair. Cold autumn winter season, home lifestyle, kids concept.

Did you finally turn your furnace on this winter only to have cold air blowing out of your vents? Or did your furnace stop working just when you started to need it most? There are a few reasons your furnace may be blowing cold air, and there a few things to check before you need to worry too much.

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AC and Allergies

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Make your home a sanctuary—spend less time restocking your tissues and more time doing what you love. Call us for a free consultation today.

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Photo of a carbon monoxide detector in home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your Bozeman home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall? Magnified image of a humidifier.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year—but it comes with a drop in humidity levels. If you’re concerned about the humidity change and want to enhance your comfort inside your Bellaire home, installing a humidifier is an excellent option.

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Why Isn’t My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

Image of a man wrapped in a blanket and holding a mug. Why Isn't My Furnace Heating My Entire Home?

If your furnace seems to be producing heat inconsistently around your Belgrade home to you, you’re not alone. Many homes have varied conditions from room to room causing spotty heating or cooling. On cold days, this can be a nuisance. For example, you may be confined to only a few rooms in your home. Or you might have to wear a coat and blanket just to function around the house.

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What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

Image of someone servicing a furnace.

A furnace is a major investment for any Belgrade homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership.

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When Should You Replace Your Furnace?

Image of someone working on a furnace. When should you replace your furnace?

Your furnace plays the key role in keeping you warm in your Belgrade home, but even with routine maintenance, it does not last forever. Nobody wants to think about replacing any major household system, but it’s generally more cost effective to be proactive in your thinking about it.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

Improve Your IAQ This Fall

Get ready for cooler weather here in Belgrade—fall is around the corner! When the outdoor temperatures start to drop, you probably will spend more time inside your home. Be sure to focus on enhancing your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can boost your overall home comfort and enjoy the autumn season to its fullest.

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Why Ductless Is the Way to Go

Image of a ductless system blowing air. Why ductless is the way to go.

You deserve the most comfort at the best price in your Montana home or business. You want reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) at reasonable prices. You want fresh, clean air so you and your loved ones can enjoy a healthy home.

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Common AC Purchasing Mistakes To Avoid

AC purchasing mistakes. Business man calculating cost.

When it’s time to invest in a major home appliance like an air conditioner (AC), you want to be well informed. The good news is technology has made it easy to gather a great deal of information in a short period of time. The bad news is there are so many makes and models of air conditioners available, the entire process can get quickly overwhelming.

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Video – Energy Saving Tip 2

Video - Energy Saving Tip 2

Turn on your ceiling fan when you’re home while raising the temperature on your thermostat to save energy costs and keep your home feeling cool. Make sure that your fan is rotating counter clockwise to blow the air straight down and therefore feel cool.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

Our highly climate-controlled indoor environments can often be extremely comfortable in our modern world. Combine that with the fact so many of our daily needs are easily met without needing to go outside, and you find a society that spends nearly all its time indoors. As a result, poor indoor air quality has become a significant area of concern as a contributor to potential health problems.

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When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement?

When Is It Time for a Split-System AC Replacement? Man setting up ventilation system indoors.

Most split-system air conditioning (AC) units are designed to have a long lifespan of 15 to 20 years when well maintained. After that point, even if your system seems to be cooling your Belgrade home, you may want to consider replacing it. As technology continues to improve, newer models are typically more efficient than older ones and will cost you considerably less in energy costs.

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Spring Money-Saving Tips

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Everyone loves to save money, and it’s a good idea to review different aspects of your budget now and again to see if there are more opportunities you have missed in the past. In the springtime, considering how you can reduce your energy bills is always a great idea.

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

The importance of air duct cleaning

Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

Why Do I Need AC Maintenance Now?

An air conditioner (AC), just like a car, needs regular maintenance and service to run efficiently. At Monarch Heating & Cooling, we recommend getting your air conditioning unit serviced and cleaned at least once a year. The optimum time is in the spring to ensure your system will run with the most efficiency during the hottest summer months. You need to be able to rely on your air conditioner for your comfort here in Bozeman.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Home's Indoor Air Quality

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Belgrade home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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What Does AFUE Mean?

What Does AFUE Mean?

While an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured by its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating, an electric or gas- or oil-fired furnace’s efficiency is measured by its AFUE, or average fuel utilization efficiency. This standard measurement is given in percentages, letting you know how much of your fuel is actually used to heat your Montana home and how much fuel is wasted. 

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