Can a smart thermostat save me money?

April 11, 2022

3 Ways Smart Thermostats Can Help You Save Money Smart thermostats are an awesome way to save money on your heating and cooling bills. They help keep your home’s temperature at a consistent and constant level. Plus, smart thermostats typically have features such as automation that can sync with your other smart devices, so you don’t waste energy on unnecessary activities. Here are a few ways to save money by installing a smart thermostat. 1. Save Energy Unlike previous thermostats, smart thermostats get smarter every time they interact with your devices. They

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for the Spring

March 15, 2022

Taking care of your HVAC unit in the spring is an important part of home maintenance. By doing so, you will help it last a long time and work efficiently. These are the steps to follow to keep your home comfortable throughout the summer. Clean Dirt and Debris Leaves, branches, dirt and other debris can accumulate on your HVAC unit during the winter. You should remove this debris as it can interfere with the HVAC unit’s operation. Doing this can also save you money on your energy bills as debris can block airflow and make your

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Should You Choose an Air Purifier or Dehumidifier?

February 16, 2022

The indoor air quality in your home has a big impact on your family’s health. Air purifiers and dehumidifiers are two technologies that can improve the air inside your home. They go about this in very different ways, though. Air Purifiers Air purifiers pull air in and use a series of filters to clean it. They trap air pollutants such as pet dander, pollen, dust and dirt. They’re especially helpful to people with allergies or who have asthma. Look for an air purifier that has a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. A

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How to Reset Your Furnace or Heat Pump

January 12, 2022

The cold winter air in Oregon City, OR, will have you reaching for your home’s thermostat for relief. If your furnace or heat pump won’t respond, and you’ve already reset your programmable or smart thermostat and verified that it’s set to heat, you may need to reset the heat pump or furnace itself. Follow these quick instructions for resetting your home’s heating system. Reset Your Furnace Turn off power to the furnace at your breaker box. Locate the furnace’s reset button. These buttons are usually located in the blower or air handler. They are often red

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Should My Furnace Be Making Noises?

December 20, 2021

While your furnace works hard to keep your home warm during the fall and winter, it’s only natural for it to make noise. However, sometimes, there might be an odd noise that makes you uncomfortable. It’s important to identify these sounds and know what they mean. Banging Noise A banging noise can signify that your furnace experienced a minor gas explosion. That occurs when it takes too long for your furnace to ignite. The problem might be due to improper gas pressure or a clog. A professional should inspect your furnace to fix the problem.

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Tips to Prepare Your House for Winter

November 18, 2021

Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter. Doing so will make your home more comfortable, keep a lid on your energy bills, and protect your house. Protect Pipes From Freezing A burst pipe can cost you a lot of money. Prevent this by insulating pipes where they are exposed. Insulation is cheap and can be used in crawl spaces and attics and along exterior walls and under sinks. Pipes in crawl spaces and basements are most likely to burst, so pay special attention to pipes in those locations.

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Learn About Space Heater Safety During Fire Prevention Week

October 13, 2021

At Anderson Heating & Cooling, we are always ready to discuss fire safety with our community. If you have space heaters for supplemental heating, it is crucial that you follow some safety tips to help prevent house fires this year. Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Work If you use space heaters for heating parts of your home this winter, it is vital to make sure you have enough smoke alarms, and they all work. Check each smoke alarm monthly and replace the batteries every six months or sooner. Do a Quick Inspection

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How Do You Safely Relight Your Furnace’s Pilot Light?

September 16, 2021

Your furnace has a big job of keeping your entire home warm throughout the coldest days of the year. The pilot light ensures that the burners are activated so the furnace can efficiently heat your home. Sometimes, your furnace’s pilot light may suddenly go out. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but you will want to relight it if that happens. Of course, it’s important to be safe while doing that. Here are a few steps you can use to safely relight the pilot light in your furnace. Find the Pilot Light’s

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End of Summer Maintenance

August 2, 2021

After a long summer of blasting your AC to keep cool, it’s always a good idea to perform some maintenance on your cooling system to keep it working properly. There are several worthwhile activities that you can invest your time in that make big impacts on the efficiency of your AC unit. Purchase a New Air Filter It never hurts to begin maintenance by purchasing a new air filter. As fall approaches, it usually isn’t enough to simply clean your filter. With a new filter, you can sit back and relax knowing that your AC will

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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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