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Air Conditioning


Quality Heating & Cooling is your local air conditioning contractor in Boise, ID and the surrounding Treasure Valley communities. We are the leading company for all of your air conditioning needs. If you need repairs, maintenance, or a brand new system installed, the technicians at Quality Heating & Cooling are the qualified and professional crew for the job.

We provide the highest quality service for your air conditioner. We also aim to educate and inform our customers. Informed decisions are good decisions. We want you to feel confident we are qualified to perform the service for which you are hiring us.

Air Conditioning Basics

The four main components to your air conditioner are:

Condenser: The condenser is the outside metal unit and where the gas from the compressor is condensed into a liquid. The gas entering the condenser is very hot. The temperature is then lowered, so the gas can convert back to a liquid.

Compressor: The compressor is inside the condenser. It circulates the pressurized refrigerant, to concentrate the heat, and changes the low pressure gas to high pressure.

Evaporator: The evaporator is the part of the system inside the home. In simple language, it absorbs the heat from your home.

Expansion Valve: The expansion valve controls the amount of refrigerant in your system.

All of these pieces are connected by a copper tube that handles refrigerant, creating a closed loop. Heat is collected in the evaporator, sent outside to the condenser. The heat is removed, and the cool air is recirculated back into your home.

AC Facts

An Air Conditioner Doesn’t Create Cool Air.

What happens in the AC process is actually the removal of heat from the air. Your AC uses a chemical called refrigerant to remove heat and transfer it outside. The warm air runs through the lines and coils in your unit and goes from liquid to gas and back again. During this process, the refrigerant removes the heat and transfers it elsewhere so that when the air comes out the other side, it is cool.

Your AC Will Remove Humidity.

Lower humidity helps the overall comfort level in your home by making you feel cooler, even if the temperature is the same.

Your Air Filter Needs To Be Checked And Replaced Every Three To Six Months.

(depending on the manufacturer’s recommendations)
A dirty air filter restricts your air flow, which reduces efficiency, costing you money, and over time can put stress on your unit and could cause a costly repair.

Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.

Your air conditioner needs regular checkups to keep it running in tip-top shape. Having regular annual preventative maintenance will bring your system longer life and fewer breakdowns over all.


The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency.

At Quality Heating & Cooling, we provide all the services you need to keep your AC running in top-notch shape. Call us at 208-377-3555 for repairs, maintenance, or new-system installation.

How Much Money Can a New Air Conditioner Save You?

Our SEER energy savings calculator can help determine how much you could save on your utility bills. Simply enter your current unit's SEER value and compare it to a newer, more efficient system. You can even customize it to better match your home's system for a more accurate calculation.

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Need Air Conditioner Service?

Contact the experts at Quality Heating & Cooling.

Call us at 208-377-3555!

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Boise, ID 83709

“The tech, Jake, was thorough and helpful. Took his time and we trust his work. Very personable. He wore a mask at our request. We would prefer everyone who is inside the homes have the Covid 19 vaccination.” – Patty F.

Air Conditioner Repair in Nampa, ID 83651

“Heather and Jake were rockstars! Heather was on top of communication and contact, keeping me up to date on the crazy series of events that occured. Jake was available and accommodating in a busy season to diagnose and later repair my AC. I’m incredibly happy with the work performed and process throughout. Heather was my champion and helped everyway she could. Jake was knowledgeable, efficient and professional with his diagnostics and repair. I would absolutely recommend Quality to others.”

– Nick J.

Air Conditioner Repair in Meridian, ID 83642

“Jose did a great job! Thank you”

– Judith G.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Meridian, ID 83646

“Jose was very courteous and professional. He arrived on time and explained everything he did. My A/C got a clean bill of health!”

– Donald L.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Boise, ID 83703

“Appt follow up & day of appt, Proactive notification via text w/ techs pic & arrival. Tech was nice professional, knowledgeable & answered all of my questions. Clearly explained maintenance of air conditioner, water heater & furnace”

– Tommy W.

Air Conditioner Repair in Eagle, ID 83616

“Jose was professional, punctual, and communicative. He did a great job resolving our problem.”

– Paige W.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Meridian, ID 83642

“Jose (service tech) arrived right on time. Courteous and friendly. Performed excellent service. Everyone at Quality Heating & Cooling is 5-star!!”

– Bette M.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Caldwell, ID 83607

“Always the best service.”

– David D.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Caldwell, ID 83605

“Prompt response, accommodating our needs, with clear communication about services performed and pricing.”

– Kevin T.

Air Conditioner Repair in Kuna, ID 83634

“Tech Jake was very helpful and great to work with.”

– John U.

Quality Heating & Cooling proudly provides HVAC service to Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Caldwell, Star, Middleton, Emmett, Mountain Home and the surrounding Treasure Valley communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 208-377-3555, or request service online today.