Are Two-Stage Furnaces Better Than Single-Stage Units?

November 18, 2022

When buying a new furnace, you have various options to choose from that will impact how much the new unit costs, how effectively it heats and how much energy it uses. Of course, the size and energy efficiency are important considerations, but you will always need to decide if you’d prefer a single-stage or two-stage unit. Here is a quick guide to two-stage furnaces and how they work to help you make a more informed decision on which unit is better for your home. How a Two-Stage Furnace Works Single-stage furnaces always run at 100%

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Waste Oil for Furnaces – Yes or No?

October 19, 2022

Homeowners here in Idaho Falls, like everywhere else, are always looking for ways to cut their heating bills. That leads many homeowners with oil-powered furnaces to wonder if there are any cheaper fuel alternatives they can use. The one that the team here at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning gets the most questions about is old waste oil. Here’s the lowdown on whether you can use old waste oil to power your home’s furnace. Not All Oils Are Equal When most people think about oil, they think of a black, viscous substance or a thinner mixture like you’d use in

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How Frequently Should You Service Your AC Unit?

August 15, 2022

An AC unit is one of the most important appliances in a home. As a homeowner, you must ensure that your AC unit is maintained throughout the year. As time goes by, your air conditioner becomes less efficient because of the leaks and dirt that accumulates inside. Regular maintenance helps your unit to perform efficiently. Regular tune-ups also help to extend its lifespan. How Often Should an AC Unit Be Serviced? As mentioned earlier, regular maintenance of your AC unit makes it run smoothly and efficiently. Experts recommend that you have your air conditioner serviced on

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Solutions for Frozen Air Conditioning Units

July 20, 2022

A dirty filter is the leading cause of frozen AC equipment. The filter cleans the air that enters your cooling equipment. Over time, the filter can collect soil, dust, and different allergens. Accumulated debris can reduce airflow and cause HVAC coils to freeze. If you have a frozen AC unit, there are a few simple actions you can take to get things working again. Cleaning the AC There’s another culprit besides the filter. Debris piled up in the ductwork blocks the airflow inside. The evaporator coil starts to condense and, as a result,

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5 Tips for Soundproofing Your HVAC System

June 14, 2022

One of the things that creep up on you is HVAC noise. You usually don’t realize it at first, and then at some point, you cannot hear yourself think. Your HVAC system might be making various annoyingly loud noises, from rattling to banging to dripping sounds. Besides disturbing your peace, these noises usually signify a more significant issue. Or, maybe your heating and cooling system is old and has had its fair share of expected wear and tear due to constant use year after year. Whatever the cause of the noise, there are some steps you

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My AC Is Leaking Water – What Should I Do?

May 17, 2022

You notice your AC is leaking water. Is this something to be concerned about? Should you just wipe up the puddle and go on, or is this leaking a sign of trouble? Water leaking from your AC is a common occurrence. While it is not dangerous, it is a sign that there is a problem within the system that needs taken care of. Here are a few reasons why your AC could be leaking. Low Refrigerant Levels Your AC runs on refrigerant, which is what makes it cold. Just like the air conditioner in your

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Does It Matter Where I Place My Thermostat?

April 14, 2022

The thermostat in your home controls how your residence is heated and cooled. If it’s put in the wrong place, your home won’t be comfortable, and the inefficiency can cost you money on your energy bills. Follow these tips to ensure you put it in the right place. Windows Keep your thermostat away from windows. While fresh air is nice in the summer, warm air blowing on the thermostat will turn on your air conditioner even when the rest of your home is comfortable. Doors You should also keep your thermostat away

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Is It Okay to Buy a Used Furnace?

March 15, 2022

It’s important to make sure that a used furnace is in good condition. Speak to the person selling the used furnace and figure out why it’s being sold. Also ask: What type of fuel does it use? How old is it? Has it been regularly maintained? Is it still under warranty and can the warranty be transferred? Unfortunately, the reality is that many furnaces have been working hard for a very long time. That’s why we don’t generally recommend that our customers get used furnaces. If you do get

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Learn How to Choose the Best Furnace Filter Available

February 15, 2022

The filter is an important part of any furnace. It protects you and your family’s health and helps you breathe easier while allowing you to be comfortable within your home. Once you start searching for replacement filters, you will find that there are several different types and sizes available. This can seem overwhelming unless you know what to look for. Choosing the Right Filter The filter works as a barrier between the furnace burner and the dusty air. It also protects you from breathing contaminated air. It is important to choose the right filter

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Guide to Buying a Furnace

January 10, 2022

As furnaces usually last about 15 to 20 years, you’ll at some point need to buy a new one for your home. They’re a big investment, so you want one that’s energy-efficient and reliable. There are several things to consider when buying one. High Efficiency Look for the most energy-efficient furnace you can afford. New high-efficiency furnaces can save you up to 45% on your energy bills compared to older furnaces. Not only do they save you money over the long term, but they also operate more quietly and keep your home more comfortable.

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