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Air Conditioning for your home in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell and Beyond!

How Air Conditioners Work

When the temperature outside begins to climb, many people seek the comfort of their climate controlled home. Air conditioners are one of those things that we see every day but seldom pay much attention to.  Air conditioners come in various sizes, cooling capacities, efficiencies and prices. Most commonly referred to as central air, an air conditioning system uses ducts to distribute cooled and/or dehumidified air to more than one room, or uses pipes to distribute chilled water to heat exchangers in more than one room, and which is not plugged into a standard electrical outlet.  With a typical split system, the air conditioners condenser and compressor are located in an outdoor unit; the evaporator is mounted in the air handling unit (which is often a forced air furnace). With a package system, all components are located in a single outdoor unit that may be located on the ground or roof.

Outdoor air conditioner

Central air conditioning performs like a regular air conditioner but has several added benefits:

When the air handling unit or furnace turns on, room air is drawn in from various parts of the building through return-air ducts. This air is pulled through a filter where airborne particles such as dust, lint and other contaminantes are removed. Sophisticated air filters may remove microscopic pollutants and germs as well. The filtered air is routed to air supply ductwork that caries it back to rooms. Whenever the air conditioner is running, this cycle of cleaning your air repeats continually. Because the central air conditioning unit is located outside the home, it offers a lower level of noise indoors than a free-standing or window air conditioning unit.  

Condensing Unit

Air Conditioning service locations

 The Drake family has been taking care of the Treasure Valleys plumbing, heating and air conditioning service, installation and repair since 1909.  If you need emergency service please Call us directly at 208-362-6200 today and we will get your cooling system working like it's supposed to.  Just call the guys in the big yellow trucks!

Air conditioning schematic

Air Conditioning Maintenance

Boise Air conditioner maintenance is a very important item to remember even if you have to put it in your calender to remind you.  Sign up as a Preferred Maintenance Member and let us handle the scheduling for you! When your air conditioner gets dirty it looses efficiency, costs you more money to run and can have issues like freezing up or cause a compressor to burn up.  Annual maintenance needs to be done each spring, once the weather warms up enough that we can get good readings on the refrigerant and make sure everything is running within the manufacturers tolerances so that you can stay cool all summer long.   We all know Murphys law, if it can break, it will break and at the worst possible time.  

What About Air Conditioner repair?

Drake Mechanical services the entire Treasure Valleys, from start capacitors to compressors, Drake Mechanical can handle all your air conditioning needs big or small.  We can take care of cleaning your unit and  checking refrigerant levels. Give us a call today and we will get one of our Nate Certified Air conditioning technicians out to your home and get you fixed up in a jiffy.  

Drake Mechanicals True One Year Test Drive Guarantee:

Drake Mechanical, the home of the true one year guarantee.  If you are not 100% satisfied with your new heating and cooling equipment in the first year we will buy it back. 

Service Areas


  • Boise
  • Meridian
  • Eagle
  • Nampa
  • Caldwell
  • Kuna
  • Star
  • Middleton
  • Marsing
  • Mountain Home
  • Nyssa
  • Ontario
  • Idaho City
  • Garden Valley
  • Notus
  • Parma
  • and just about anywhere else remotely close to the Treasure Valley you can think of! 

* 24/7/365 Emergency Service For All Of Your Boise, Meridian, and Nampa Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Water Heater, and Heating and Air Conditioning Needs

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24/7/365 Emergency Service For All of Your Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Water Heater, and Heating and Air Conditioning Needs!

Boise: 208-362-6200
Meridian: 208-887-1878
Nampa: 208-468-9919
Caldwell: 208-468-9919

Drake Mechanical
5551 W. Gowen Rd.
Boise, Idaho, 83709

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