Why Do You Need a Thermostatic Expansion Valve?

October 20, 2021

A thermostatic expansion valve (TXV), also known as a thermal expansion valve, is a vital part of the air conditioning system. Its purpose is to regulate the amount of refrigerant supplied to your air conditioner. The thermostatic expansion valve is also essential because it ensures that the system uses only the necessary amount of refrigerant. Here are just a few reasons why you need one. It Saves You Money Having a thermostatic expansion valve ensures that your system only uses the necessary amount of refrigerant. This will save you money in the long run as the

Continue Reading
company icon

3 Things to Consider When Buying an AC System

August 10, 2021

An air conditioning system is a long-term investment and will likely be an important appliance in your Idaho home. It’s best to consider all the options on the table rather than just rushing into it and buying the first one that you find online or at your local appliance store. Here are three things to help narrow down your options. 1. Budget How much are you willing to spend on an HVAC system? The most affordable type of air conditioner is a portable air conditioner. These units require little effort to install and set up, and

Continue Reading
company icon

Different Thermostat Settings and Their Meanings

July 28, 2021

The model of the thermostat will determine the number of modes or settings it’s likely to have. The different modes play different roles. Heat Mode When your thermostat is set to heat mode, the only thing that your AC can do is heat your home. The system will not start to cool unless it reaches the set safety temperature. In the heat mode, the thermostat heats and tries to maintain the selected or scheduled temperatures. Cool Mode When the thermostat is set to cool mode, the system only aims to

Continue Reading
company icon

How To Keep My Home Cool Without Air Conditioning?

June 21, 2021

In the summer, it’s tempting to simply run your air conditioner when you’re home. However, if you don’t have a working unit or simply want to save money on your energy bills, you may want to skip it. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can cool your home without air conditioning. Keep the Blinds Closed Keeping your blinds, curtains or shades closed during very hot, sunny days can prevent as much as 30% of the outdoor heat from getting into your home. This is a very simple but surprising hack that can keep your

Continue Reading
company icon

What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 13, 2021

If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, you’ve likely come across the term BTU several times. The number of BTUs for the AC system you’re interested in is one of the most important things to know about it. But what is a BTU? BTU Definition BTU is an acronym for British Thermal Unit. Strictly speaking, a BTU is equivalent to the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 pound of water by 1 degree Fahrenheit. In practice, it’s a measurement of how much energy an air conditioner has. It’s like

Continue Reading
company icon

Should I Turn Off My Gas Furnace in the Summer?

April 13, 2021

In most cases, it’s best to shut down a furnace once the possibility of a late spring freeze has passed. There are several benefits to doing this annually. Our short guide highlights why and how this should be completed. Why Should I Shut Down My Gas Furnace? There are two main reasons to shut off gas-based heating equipment before summer begins. Both have to do with saving money. First, your heater will continue to use gas if it’s left on. This unnecessarily increases your gas costs. The second reason has to do

Continue Reading
company icon

How Efficient is Geothermal Heating?

March 19, 2021

Heating your Idaho Falls home is one of the largest expenses in your budget, so finding ways to reduce the cost keeps more money in your pocket. One option that is growing in popularity is geothermal heating that is available at Conan Heating & Air Conditioning. How Does Geothermal Heating Work? Electric, natural gas, and other heating systems rely on some type of fuel source to warm air that keeps your Idaho Falls home comfortable during the winter. Geothermal heating eliminates the need for a fuel source by relying on heat that is stored in the ground around your home.

Continue Reading
company icon

What To Do If You Smell Gas Coming From Your Furnace

January 5, 2021

Winter weather has arrived in Idaho Falls, ID, so you’ll be relying on your furnace for warmth and comfort. If you have a gas-powered furnace, it’s important to be aware of what a gas leak smells like. The mercaptans added to natural gas cause an odor similar to rotten eggs or sulfur. If you detect this odor, follow these four steps. 1. Open Windows If you smell gas in your home, open the windows. Only do so if you’re able to stay safe. Opening the windows allows the gas to ventilate to the outdoors. If you’re

Continue Reading
company icon

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

Continue Reading
company icon

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

Continue Reading
company icon