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Legends Mechanical is your PREMIERE heating and cooling company! We specialize in new construction, retro/remodel and provide 24 hour around the clock service even on weekends and holidays!

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Other Installation in Meridian, ID 83646

“New Brighton home, with gas furnace, range and fireplace. Had Legends install a gas line for our BBQ and it was quick and looks great! But the real story is a couple of days after the installation we smelled gas. Thinking it was the new gas line, we called Legends. They came checked out all of the gas lines, found it was the fireplace and nothing they installed. But just having them come and find the leak was the key! They didn’t just check the BBQ, they worked it until they found the leak! And this was early Saturday morning.”

– Dave M.

Air Conditioner Repair in Boise, ID 83713

“After getting an outrageous recommendation to replace our entire house duct work on 15 yr old custom built home, we contacted Legends Mechanical office requesting 2nd opinion. Michael offered same day visit & was able to make a quick easy fix to solve issue. Within couple hours of phone call, our air conditioning was back to full capacity heading into week with predicted triple digit temperatures. Rather than take advantage of our situation, he provided immediate honest labor at a reasonable cost. We are customers for life now!”

– Lila V.

Air Duct Repair in Lehi, UT 84043

“Great service! I had a small water leak in my house. Scott came and inspected the ducts for me. He was very friendly and helpful.”

– Julia G.

Our Latest Article...

Man checking the window seal as part of the heat gain prevention tips.

Heat Gain Prevention Tips

June 29, 2020

When you are in the middle of summer, it can be difficult to keep heat out of your Nampa home even if you have your central air conditioning system going full blast. Our team at Legends Mechanical wants to help you prevent heat from building up inside your home as much as possible so that your air conditioner can be more effective and efficient. Here are some tips to consider.

Block Sun From Outside

Although this is more of a long-term solution, consider planting shady, fast-growing trees around your home to block out the rays of the sun. According to the US Department of Energy (DOE), the air temperature under the canopy of a tree can be up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than above an asphalt road.

Block Sun From Inside

While trees can help block the sun from the outside, quality window coverings hung on the inside of your Idaho home can also reduce heat gain. If you can’t afford to invest in window coverings for your entire home, start with coverings for your southern windows first.

Install a Cool Roof

When it’s time to replace your roof, consider investing in a cool roof. Developments in roofing materials allow you to design one that absorbs less heat than a conventional rooftop. Cool roofs are comparable in price and may use a special reflective paint or covering.

Highly reflective roofing shingles and tiles are available as well. By switching roofing materials, you can reduce the amount of energy that’s required to keep your home cooler in the summer.

Select a Lighter Exterior Color

If you regularly paint your home, be sure to select a lighter color to reflect the sun’s heat instead of absorbing it. Just as wearing white clothing keeps you cooler than if you wear black, the color or exterior of your home will help reduce heat gain in your home.

Upgrade Insulation

You probably think of insulation when you think of conserving heat in the winter. However, good insulation around windows and in your home can also lock in cooler air during the summer. Be sure your windows are sealed well and your insulation is adequate.

Reduce Heat-Generating Activities

Many modern-day appliances and your overall living activities generate extra heat inside your home. Consider reducing your heat gain by reducing or relocating these activities as much as possible.

For example, consider grilling or cooking outside to reduce the amount of heat generated by your stove and oven. Let your dishes air dry instead of using the heat setting on your dishwasher, and consider bringing back the old-fashioned clothesline instead of running your hot clothes dryer.

Even small things like switching to LED lightbulbs and turning off electronics you are not using can reduce the amount of heat inside your home.

Maintain Your Air Conditioning System

Regular maintenance is a great way to ensure your air conditioning system is working efficiently and at maximum capacity when you need it. At least once a year, hire a professional to come out and tune up your air conditioner.

Regular maintenance includes cleaning your air conditioner, inspecting components, and completing preventative maintenance tasks. Remember, when it’s time to invest in a new air conditioner, you will gain both performance and efficiency with the latest design features and increase your energy savings.

Check with our Legends Mechanical air conditioning professionals about inspecting your air ducts and vent system as well. Our experts can find duct leaks and insulation problems which can be easily fixed to maximize the amount of cooling that reaches your living space, helping to combat heat gain.

Contact Us Today

Call our professional team at Legends Mechanical in Nampa, ID, for more information on how to prevent heat gain even further. Give us a ring at 208-466-1773 or request service online today.

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