An Overview of Geothermal Heating

December 3, 2020

While it can get freezing outside during the winter, the temperature just 10 feet underground doesn’t differ from when it’s summer. It stays about 55 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year. Geothermal heating, also known as “ground source” heating, takes advantage of this by using the heat underground to warm your home. How Geothermal Heating Works Geothermal heating systems consist of a heat pump attached to a series of underground loops of pipe. The pipes are filled with a heat-conducting fluid. The heat pump is also connected to your home’s ductwork system.

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Steps to Avoid Furnace Repairs

November 16, 2020

When the weather is cold outside in Idaho Falls, the last thing you want to deal with is a broken furnace. If you don’t take some basic protective steps, though, you could experience multiple issues in a single season. To help you take great care of your furnace throughout the years, we at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning suggest these basic actions that you can take right now. Start With the Best If you want to experience fewer breakdowns, one of the best things you can do is to start with a high-quality furnace. By consulting with a technician from

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Why You May Smell Burning When You First Turn On the Heat

October 20, 2020

It’s not uncommon to catch a whiff of a burnt smell when you first turn on a heater. What is this, and why does it happen? Follow along for the quick scoop on this common and typically harmless phenomenon. What Causes It? When you’re regularly running the heat, you probably don’t experience that initial burning smell. It only happens when you haven’t run your heater in a while. You turn it on and then boom. It smells like something is burning. As soon as it comes, it also goes away. That

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4 Ways to Prevent HVAC Failure

September 20, 2020

Central HVAC systems are convenient, energy-efficient tools to heat, cool and ventilate homes. Unfortunately, many HVAC systems prematurely fail as a direct result of neglect. If maintaining your home’s market value and avoiding surprise HVAC problems sound good to you, follow these tips to keep your equipment operating at its best. 1. Check for Leaky Ducts Ductwork carries cooled or heated air throughout your home. However, many HVAC systems have leaky ducts that result in higher energy bills and poor system performance. Hiring a professional to conduct yearly cleaning and inspection of your ductwork is a

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How To Prevent Cold Spots in Your Home

August 16, 2020

Cold spots are an all too common problem in many households. The way your home is constructed and how the ductwork is installed plays a key role in causing inconsistent temperatures throughout your house. Fortunately, you can follow a few simple tips to prevent cold spots in your home and create a much more comfortable environment. Here are four ways you can prevent cold spots in your house. 1. Check for Broken Seals A faulty window seal may be the cause of a cold spot in your home. This is especially true if you feel a

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Why is Energy Efficiency Important?

July 2, 2020

While you hear people frequently use the buzzwords “energy efficiency,” many times you may not quite know how it will help. The truth is that energy efficiency has more benefits than just the obvious. Here are three ways that achieving energy efficiency helps both your home and the world. 1. It Can Save Money Energy efficiency by definition means that you use less electricity. Many of us know the feeling of being hit with an astronomical electric bill during the summer or winter when it is the peak season for heating and cooling.

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Know Your SEER Rating for Better Savings

June 2, 2020

Whether you’re considering replacing your air conditioner or heat pump, you need to pay attention to SEER ratings. This number is displayed on all yellow EnergyGuide labels, and it is the key to saving money on your home’s cooling costs. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio Like how an AFUE rating is used to rate the energy efficiency of a heater, the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating rates the efficiency of cooling equipment. An air conditioner will have a SEER rating that gives you an idea as to how much you should expect to pay for the

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Idaho Falls Geothermal Systems are a Great HVAC Choice

January 10, 2019

One thing that we here at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning appreciate is that various sized buildings need differently sized heating units. You don’t want to have a system that’s too big, cause then you’re paying for more power than you need, and the entire point of a geothermal system is to be as efficient as possible. That’s why we provide Idaho Falls with geothermal units of all sizes directly from WaterFurnace. You’ll find only the best WaterFurnace geothermal units available including: 7 Series 700A11 5 Series 500A11 3 Series 300A11 Synergy3D Envison NDW

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A Water Furnace Geothermal System Saves you Money

November 13, 2018

When it comes to homeownership, a smart owner here in Idaho Falls will perpetually be on the lookout for ways to save money and guarantee that your appliances and systems are working as efficiently as possible. This is particularly true when it comes to your HVAC system. After all, it doesn’t matter when it is, it’s going to be in use in some form. So how do you create your heating and cooling power while keeping your costs low? You utilize the power of a WaterFurnace geothermal system! A traditional HVAC system will typically see a return

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Its almost fall in Idaho Falls, time for maintenance on your geothermal equipment.

August 21, 2018

You did your research, you may have even called us at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning, found the exact geothermal system for your Idaho Falls home, had the trusty staff at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning install your new geothermal system, and now that you have been enjoying your system for about a year, it’s time for fall maintenance. (We all know winters can be tough.) Proper maintenance before heavy use, such as wintertime in Idaho Falls, is the key to getting the most out of your geothermal home investment. The simplest place to start is air filters. Like the majority of air filters, your

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