Heating

How to Unstick A Reversing Valve On A Heat Pump 

Heat pumps are great central heating technology, giving homeowners heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. But that only happens when everything is working properly.  Today, we will shed light on a common problem that heat pump owners might encounter: a stuck reversing valve. This essential component, vital for the proper functioning of your heat pump, can sometimes become jammed, affecting your system’s performance. If it sounds difficult, don’t worry! We’ve simplified the process for you, breaking it …

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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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6 Best Options for Effectively Heating A Sunroom in Winter

A sunroom is a popular home addition that allows you to enjoy the outdoors while being shielded from the elements. The large windows help it to be filled with natural warmth and light, creating a beautiful space to relax, work or entertain.  Many homeowners often ask us if they can still use these rooms in the winter. Our answer is absolutely! While these rooms are often best in the warmer months, with the right heating solutions, you can make this …

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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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Troubleshooting the Most Common Thermostat Error Codes

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on troubleshooting your home thermostat’s most common error codes! As homeowners, we rely on our thermostats to maintain a comfortable living environment, but occasionally, these little devices may throw us a curveball with error codes flashing across their screens. However, there’s no need to worry. Understanding these error codes and knowing how to address them can help you regain control of your home’s climate with ease. The most common thermostat codes Home thermostat error codes …

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A Guide to the HVAC Inflation Reduction Act

If you’ve heard of the tax credits for some home upgrades but feel lost in a sea of technical terms and complex information, you’re not alone. With so many tax credits and new legislations each year, many homeowners feel overwhelmed and aren’t sure what savings they are entitled to.  At Anderson Air, we understand, and we want to make getting the best deals on your HVAC system as simple as possible. So, here’s our easy-to-follow guide to the Inflation Reduction Act, …

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What’s The Difference Between Auxiliary and Emergency Heat?

A heat pump is a type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) that can be used for both heating and cooling.  If you are considering a heat pump system, or maybe if you have one already, you may have read the terms and wondered – is auxiliary heat the same as emergency heat? Although they sound similar, the two modes are not the same at all.  They are actually quite different and have specific uses. In this article, …

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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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