Traditional or Tankless Water Heaters?

January 5, 2021

When you need a new water heater, the choice generally comes down to whether to buy a traditional or tankless one. Each choice has its advantages and disadvantages. Which one to buy also comes down to your individual circumstances. Traditional Water Heater Advantages These water heaters can store a lot of water. This means you can take a shower and run the dishwasher at the same time without worrying about running out of hot water. They’re less expensive to buy and install than a tankless water heater. Traditional Water Heater Disadvantages

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Importance of Indoor Air Quality After the Effects of Fires

December 5, 2020

Even though devastating wildfires have destroyed large swaths of forest near Oregon City, that doesn’t mean your home’s indoor air quality should have to suffer as well. While it can be difficult to maintain good air quality during a fire, it’s important to have solutions in place to help restore your home’s indoor air quality once the fire is extinguished. Fortunately, with the pros from Anderson Heating & Cooling on your side, you can be well-prepared to take on this challenge. Whole-Home Air Purifier A fire quickly reveals all of the gaps and cracks that exist around your home

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Furnaces: A Wonderful Invention

November 12, 2020

There are various types of heating systems that could heat your home in the colder months of the year. These include boilers, heat pumps, electric space heaters, fireplaces, and furnaces. Furnaces work by heating air and distributing it around a room, providing you with a warm and comfortable space. Furnaces are a wonderful invention for the following reasons. Fast Heating Furnaces are a great way to quickly heat up your home since they burn fuel to provide high amounts of heat. If you have a large home, furnaces are ideal because they can distribute heat faster

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Why You May Want to Consider a Ductless Mini-Split System

October 20, 2020

A ductless mini-split system is a way of heating and cooling your home. It’s often used in new additions instead of running ductwork. There are several benefits to having one of these systems installed in your home. Energy Efficiency One of the best things about ductless mini-split systems is that they’re very energy efficient. In the typical home, about 25% of energy is lost in the ductwork. No energy is wasted in this way when you have a ductless mini-split system. Another way they’re energy-efficient is that they have inverter-driven compressors.

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Should I Get an End-of-Season AC Tune-Up?

September 19, 2020

It makes a lot of sense to have your AC system tuned-up at the end of the heating system. There are five main benefits to doing so. 1. Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner Neglected air conditioning systems have a shorter lifespan than ones that have been well-maintained. These systems are expensive, so making sure they last as long as possible should be a priority. Maintain Efficiency Air conditioners lose their energy efficiency as parts wear down or get dirty. Having maintenance performed on your system each year will

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How To Care For Your Lawn Around an Outdoor AC Unit

August 16, 2020

You want to be careful around the outdoor component of your AC system when taking care of your lawn. You can easily cause dirt and debris to end up inside of it when mowing, which could result in a call to an HVAC company for repairs. Here’s how to care for your AC unit properly. Mow With Discharge Facing Away From it You’ll want to mow around your outdoor AC unit with the lawnmower’s discharge facing away from it at all times. Lawnmowers discharge grass, mulch and dirt that could get inside your AC unit and

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How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

July 16, 2020

A new thermostat is sure to be more responsive and easier to use than your old one. However, you must set up the device before you can use it. Here are some guidelines you can follow to connect your new thermostat to your AC. Common Wire First, identify the common wire, also known as the c-wire. This is the wire that always provides power to the thermostat. Because there’s going to be so many wires to connect, it’s important that you connect the common wire first. This will provide you with a solid foundation to connect

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How to Tell if You Need Air Conditioning Repair Work

June 18, 2020

Most air conditioners need repairs now and then, and fortunately, there are signs you can look for to alert you to this. In the discussion that follows, we’ll describe a few of those signs and provide explanations of what they might indicate. Unusually Loud Noises It’s normal for an AC unit to make some noise when coming on or shutting off. Continual or unusually loud noises are another matter. Rattling and banging may be the result of a loose or out-of-balance part in the air handler. A defect in the relay or control could lead to

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How Do I Know When To Replace My Thermostat?

May 14, 2020

A thermostat can begin to malfunction over time, making it difficult to heat or cool your home on a consistent basis. Fortunately, thermostats are relatively inexpensive to replace and are easily accessible. Reaching out to our HVAC company is a great way to help you find the root cause of the problem and ensure that your entire system is working correctly. Here are the three most common signs that you need to replace your thermostat. 1. Unresponsive Thermostat One of the most obvious signs that your thermostat doesn’t work is if it

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The Best Air Purifiers For Germs

April 17, 2020

When you’re looking for an easy way to make the air in your Oregon City home healthier, an air purifier is a wise choice. There are many types of air purifiers available, and they have a wide price range. Here are some tips on choosing an air purifier to get rid of the bacteria and viruses in your home. Choose HEPA Filtration High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration removes germs from your home and is a feature found in the best air purifiers. They capture particles that are 0.3 microns or smaller in size. This means

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