How To Tell if Thermostat Is Not Working

July 13, 2021

If your HVAC system is having issues, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. This is the device that controls your system. Since thermostats are affordable and easily accessible, this is where you should start looking if your HVAC system starts to malfunction. A failing thermostat may offer you some service, but consider replacing your thermostat if your system stops working completely. Here are signs that can help tell you if your thermostat is not working. 1. HVAC System Fails Turn On The most common sign that your thermostat is not working is

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 15, 2021

An air conditioner plays a key role in keeping you feeling cool and comfortable throughout the entire summer. However, problems with your AC system can arise at any time and create a lot of stress. Taking the time to always prepare your air conditioner for the upcoming summer months is well-worth the effort in improving the efficiency of your system while also helping you to keep problems to a minimum. Here are a few ways you can get your air conditioner ready for the summer season. Check the Condensation Lines Inspecting the condensation

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 24, 2021

When you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system in Oregon City, OR, you’ll have a lot of decisions to make. You might consider a multi-zone or single-zone system, a ductless air conditioner or one that relies on traditional ductwork, or a high-efficiency cooling system. Another consideration is the amount of BTUs (British Thermal Units) the air conditioner has. Read on to learn about what BTUs are, how many your home may need and why choosing the right amount of BTUs is important. What Air Conditioning BTUs Are BTUs are a measure of

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Most people keep their thermostats for years, even after making significant heating repairs or replacing their HVAC. However, if you have had your old thermostat for decades, or perhaps since you bought your house, it’s time to consider replacing it. Consider replacing it with a digital and programmable thermostat that is easier to navigate. You can replace the thermostat without making significant adjustments to the HVAC. Here are reasons to replace your home’s thermostat. You Want to Lower Energy Bills You should replace your current thermostat with a programmable one if you want to lower your

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How to Drain a Hot Water Heater

March 16, 2021

To keep your water heater working properly, flush it once a year. This removes sediment from the bottom of the tank. Sediment reduces your water quality and the efficiency of your water heater. It can even cause your water heater an untimely demise. Shut Off Gas/Electricity Shut off the energy source for your water heater. You can do this at the main circuit breaker if your appliance uses electricity. If you have a gas water heater, turn the knob to “pilot” to shut off the gas. Open A Hot Water Faucet Open

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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality Naturally

February 5, 2021

Clean indoor air is vital because you spend a considerable percentage of your time indoors. Some common causes of indoor air pollution include dust, pet dander, gas stoves, carpet, dampness, and mold growth. You can take some measures to enhance the quality of indoor air naturally. Reduce Cooking Pollution As hard as it could be to imagine, that weekend pot roast could be causing indoor air pollution. It could be a contributor to the high levels of nitrogen dioxide in your house. Gas stoves also produce hazardous levels of carbon monoxide. Therefore, you can naturally improve

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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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