What types of metal are used for sheet metal?

May 1, 2024

At Conan Heating & Air Conditioning, we use various types of metals for sheet metal fabrication to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Sheet metal is a versatile material widely used in construction, manufacturing, and other industries due to its durability and flexibility. Here are some common types of metals we work with: 1. Steel: Steel is one of the most common materials used for sheet metal fabrication. It offers excellent strength and is relatively affordable. Different grades of steel are available, such as carbon steel, stainless steel, and galvanized steel, each suitable for different applications based on factors like

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How Many Mini-Splits Do I Need For My House?

April 2, 2024

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, especially during the scorching summers or chilly winters, having the right HVAC system is crucial. Mini-splits are becoming increasingly popular for their efficiency and versatility. But how many do you really need to ensure optimal comfort in your home? Let’s break it down. Determining Factors The number of mini-splits you need depends on various factors, including the size and layout of your home, insulation quality, climate conditions, and your specific comfort preferences. A professional assessment by our team can provide personalized recommendations tailored to your unique situation.

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Is It Worth It To Switch To a Tankless Water Heater?

February 1, 2024

Hey there, savvy homeowners of Idaho Falls! We know that keeping your home running smoothly is a top priority, and one crucial aspect of that is your water heater. If you’re pondering an upgrade, you might be wondering – is it worth it to switch to a tankless water heater? Well, let’s dive into the details and find out! Efficiency Unleashed Traditional water heaters store and heat a large amount of water continuously, even when you’re not using it. Enter the tankless water heater – a game-changer in terms of efficiency. With this modern marvel, you

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Common Furnace Problems

November 14, 2023

When it comes to heating your home, it’s not a matter of if but when you’ll have some kind of problem. Knowing the common problems you’ll face can both help you when an issue arises and help you prevent many of them. Airflow Restrictions The most common problem property owners face with their furnaces is airflow restriction. Of all the possible sources of restriction, a clogged air filter is the most common. Other common issues include closed or blocked vents. Check your vents to make sure they are open and they are at least 6 inches

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Can Ductwork Be Replaced Without Opening Walls?

April 24, 2023

Ductwork sometimes needs to be replaced, and if you’re in need of a new set of ducts, you may be a bit concerned about what the job will entail. Will someone have to open up the walls to access certain places? Is your home going to be a mess during the project? Fortunately, a professional team can usually keep inconveniences to a minimum when replacing ductwork. Your walls may not need to be opened up for a replacement project, as there could be other ways to remove old ductwork and put in new equipment. Being Strategic

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Understanding How Geothermal Heating Works

December 20, 2022

If you’re looking for an energy-efficient and cost-effective way to heat your home, a geothermal HVAC system is definitely a good option. Geothermal systems work by using the heat stored within the ground to help keep your home warm all winter, and they can also function in reverse to keep you cool in the summer. We’ll now take a closer look at exactly what a geothermal HVAC system is and how it provides heating. What Is a Geothermal HVAC System? Geothermal systems are a type of forced-air HVAC that works in a somewhat similar way

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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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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

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3 Things to Consider When Buying an AC System

August 10, 2021

An air conditioning system is a significant investment for any Idaho home, providing comfort and relief during the hot summer months. However, choosing the right air conditioner requires careful consideration to ensure that you get the most value for your money. Here are three key factors to help you 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 you can move them from room to

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