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Bridger Heating and Cooling

Bozeman's Top
Trane® Specialists

Maintaining the highest standards in HVAC installation and service.

  • We go beyond traditional HVAC services to provide complete indoor air quality and comfort solutions. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with our customers, ensuring comfort for a lifetime.
  • As your Authorized Trane Dealer, we're your go-to experts for all your Trane Extended Warranty service needs. Even if your system is not a Trane system, we've got you covered.
  • While our specialty lies in Trane High Efficiency Comfort Systems, rest assured that our skilled service technicians are equipped to handle all brands of HVAC equipment.
Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You
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Why is it important for me to continue my service agreement?

Continuing your service agreement, will ensure:

  • Lower Utility Bills
  • Extended Equipment Life
  • Fewer Repairs
  • Improved Capacity
  • 15% discount on repairs
  • Priority Customer Status
  • Inflation Protection
  • 24 Hour emergency service
  • Never an overtime charge

What size system should I have installed?

The right size system is paramount in your home. Too large, your system will short cycle and not control humidity correctly. Too small, it will run continuously. We will be happy to configure just the right system for your needs. Call 406-586-8191 for a free estimate.

Do I run any risk by accepting the lowest bid?

YES! If a bid comes in 5-10% lower than other companies it is because they are using inferior products, do not do a quality installation or are leaving something out of their bid. Many companies will not pay for permits or schedule the inspector to come to your house. We do all the work for you, you just need to relax and enjoy the comfort and energy efficiency of your new system.

I like to keep my house very cool in the summer would a new unit help with costs?

If you have a 15 year old unit it could be as little as 6 SEER. Most people set their thermostat around 78 degrees in the summer to save costs and with a new Trane high efficiency air conditioner you could save as much as $600 per summer on a typical 4 ton unit while having your thermostat set a few degrees colder.

When I am on vacation, should I turn off my furnace to save energy?

Common settings are 85 degrees in the summer if you have air conditioning and 60 in the winter if you will be gone for a couple of days. These settings will keep most plants alive and will keep pipes from freezing and bursting in the winter.

How Often should I change my filters?

The frequency of changing your HVAC filter can vary based on several factors, but here's a simplified guide:

  • Standard Recommendation: Every 90 days for typical residential homes.
  • Allergy Sufferers: Consider every 30-45 days to ensure air quality.
  • Homes with Pets: Every 60 days due to additional debris and pet dander.
  • High Usage or Traffic: Increase frequency based on usage, potentially every 30-60 days.
  • Vacation Homes/Single Occupancy: Less frequent changes, ranging from 6-12 months.
  • Areas with Poor Air Quality: More frequent changes, though specific timing depends on the level of air pollution.

Is a bigger furnace or air conditioner better?

No, it is not. Bigger is not always better in the HVAC industry. A larger air conditioner uses more electricity and costs more to purchase, install and upkeep. A properly sized unit will provide the most efficient energy use and most comfort in your home. When buying a home comfort system, selecting the right size is crucial. For instance, an air conditioner that is too large will cool your home quickly but you still may not feel comfortable. It will satisfy the thermostat before it can remove sufficient moisture from the air. However, a system that is too small just cannot get the job done. As Trane Comfort Specialists, we can help you determine the right size system for your home comfort needs.

What are the benefits of a programmable thermostat?

A Programmable thermostat is programmed for when you leave your house and then return home. The thermostat turns of the furnace during the hours you are not home so that energy is not used to keep the house warm while you are at work. The thermostat will then turn back on 30 minutes before you come home so your house is at the perfect temperature when you are home. These thermostats save up to 15% on your energy bills during the winter and 10% in the summer.

Why are furnaces and air conditioners so noisy?

They are not noisy if you install new Trane components in your system. Old units were not built with the quality materials that are used today. Trane also installs sound insulators on the compressor as well as a weather guard top that not only reduces noise but increases the life of the unit by not letting debris get into the system.


Kind Words from Our Customers

Bridger Heating & Cooling has changed ownership, and we remain dedicated to providing our Gallatin Vally customers with only the best in quality comfort solutions.

We were having a difficult time finding someone to repair our mini splits this summer. He was the only one that was responsive after multiple calls and came out right away. The mini splits have been working great for the remainder of summer. Thank you!

Jason, owner, is honest and fair! Instead of up selling me on a new unit he was able to make repairs. Extended the life of my unit and saved me a ton of money. I recommend him to everyone! Thank you!!