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How To Test A Furnace Gas Valve

When winter is on the horizon, the last thing you want is a faulty furnace. However, if your furnace isn’t working as it should, the problem could lie with a number of components, including the gas valve.  While there are some things homeowners can check themselves, the gas valve isn’t one of them. These can be incredibly dangerous without the proper tools and techniques. This article will guide you through how your technician will test your furnace’s gas valve to …

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Heat Pump vs Oil Furnace: Which Is Better?

If you’re a new homeowner or upgrading your current home’s heating system, you may have found a variety of options available. If you’ve been looking through the different options, it can be challenging to know which system to choose.  We’re here to help. We have a series of articles comparing different heating and cooling options to help home and property owners choose the best system for their needs. Today’s article will compare heat pumps and oil furnaces.  Read below to …

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Furnace Not Igniting: Common Causes & Fixes

Has winter got you and your furnace down? When your furnace doesn’t ignite, it can be frustrating (and cold!) Don’t worry: the experts at Anderson Heating and Air are here to help you get to the bottom of this chilly mystery.  This article will guide you through some common issues that might be preventing your furnace from igniting. So, let’s dive into the world of furnaces and uncover some common causes and fixes. Please note that for your safety, all …

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Fixing a Furnace That’s Not Working After a Power Outage

Few things are as frustrating as a cold and unwelcoming home on a chilly winter day. However, what if you’re among the unlucky homeowners who experience a power outage and find that your furnace refuses to kick back into action once the power is restored? The situation can quickly turn from inconvenient to downright exasperating.  Let’s delve into the most common reasons why your furnace is not working after a power outage and then explore the troubleshooting steps to get …

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What To Do When Your Furnace Blower Won’t Turn Off

A furnace is a popular system designed to help warm indoor spaces during the cold season. Many Americans across the US use a furnace, and while there are different fuel types, all furnaces have a similar heating process. A furnace first draws in cold outdoor air using the blower fan, and this air is then blown to the burner, which heats it up. Next, the blower fan blows the hot air into the ductwork, distributing the warm air to each …

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How to Clean Furnace Coils in 5 Easy Steps

Having a well-functioning furnace is quite essential, especially during the cold season. And regular cleaning of furnace coils is one way of ensuring your system keeps working at its best. This is because the coils quickly accumulate dirt that can hinder your system from functioning properly. While cleaning the coils doesn’t seem that complicated, it’s not as easy as many think. Furnace coils can’t be splashed with water to clean off the dirt. In fact, doing so could cause more …

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Electric Furnace vs Gas Furnace: Pros and Cons

Wintertime means lower temperatures, and every home needs a heating system. Furnaces are among the most common home heating systems in US households. Decades ago, most furnaces were only powered by gas or oil, but now technology has allowed for more options.  Now, homeowners have to determine a heating method and an energy source – furnace vs boiler, electric furnace vs gas. Either option can keep an indoor space comfortable during the freezing months, but it’s important to pick the …

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What Is a Modulating Furnace and How Does It Work?

Heating is important in every home, especially during the frigid winter months. As such, you need a heating system that will maintain comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the cold season. Furnaces are among the most effective options for keeping houses warm and comfortable. One of the best types of furnaces is the modulating furnace. This type of heating system boasts energy efficiency and better temperature control. A modulating furnace isn’t cheap, but the long-term benefits are definitely worth it. Read on …

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Why is Your Furnace Not Responding to Your Thermostat?

Imagine coming home one day, and since the outdoor temperatures are getting colder, you decide to turn on your furnace. You turn it on and wait, but nothing changes. The room still feels as cold as ever! For many homeowners, this scenario isn’t uncommon, and it can be quite unpleasant, especially when the winter hits.  This may occur because your furnace is not responding to your thermostat. How do you solve this issue and get your furnace up and running …

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How To Check If Your Furnace Transformer Is Bad 

Furnaces are made up of several parts, and one of those parts is called a transformer. A furnace transformer is a component that increases or reduces the power output of the alternating current (AC) and moves it within the heating system.  A furnace transformer uses a magnetic field to produce a current and transmits electrical energy from one circuit to another. Its key responsibility inside a furnace is to monitor and control the incoming current to meet the system’s requirements.  …

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