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Guide to The R-410A Phase Out

As your reliable heating, cooling, and air conditioning partner, Anderson Air understands the crucial impact of recent changes in the HVAC landscape. One such change is the phase out of the R-410A refrigerant, a staple in air conditioning systems across the globe.  In our commitment to keep you informed and help you make the best decisions for your home comfort needs, we’ve crafted this reader-friendly guide. You’ll learn about why this phase out is happening, what it means for you, …

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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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What You Should Know About MERV Ratings for Air Filters

Even though Arkansas meets American federal air quality standards pretty consistently, homeowners should still be vigilant about their indoor air quality. In fact, studies have shown that indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air.  In the modern age, with most people spending a lot of time indoors, ensuring clean and healthy air is important, especially during the winter. One great way is choosing a quality air filter for your HVAC system. This article will help you learn more …

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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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What You Should Do About A Dead Animal in Your Air Ducts

Finding a deceased animal in your air ducts can be a distressing experience, not to mention the bad smell and potential health risks. At Anderson Air, we understand that it’s important to address this quickly to keep you and your household safe.  Your ductwork should never smell like something died in there. But what if it does? In this article, we’ll cover what to do if you suspect a dead pest in your HVAC system and how to safeguard your …

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Things To Know When Using Air Conditioning in the  Winter

Summer is over, and fall is slowly transitioning into winter. As winter approaches, many homeowners look for the best, most cost-effective ways to heat their homes. You may have heard talk about using an air conditioner during the winter months and wondered if it was a good idea or just an old wives’ tale.  In this article, we’ll discuss why people consider using their AC in the winter, some challenges with doing so, tips, and heating alternatives. Phew! That’s a …

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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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4 Different Types of Vents In Your Home

For most homeowners, the vent system is a bit of a mystery. They exist, but they’re usually hidden away behind walls, ceilings and flooring upstairs. In the basement, where they’re more visible, they are just a network of wide metal tubes that run along the ceiling and take some finesse to cover up.  In this article, however, we’ll take a closer look at some of the different types of HVAC vents in your home to help you learn more about …

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Why Do Your Lights Flicker When AC Turns On?

Welcome to another post from your friendly neighborhood contractors at Anderson Air!  Today, we’re diving into a strange phenomenon you may have encountered in your home: lights flickering when your air conditioning turns on. If you’ve ever experienced this, it can seem odd and perhaps a little spooky. Don’t worry though – it’s actually quite common in many households.  Typically, if your lights flicker when your AC system kicks on, it’s not an issue. That said, if the flickering is …

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ERV vs HRV Systems: What Is the Difference?

As seasoned experts in the heating, cooling and air care industry, we know how important it is to choose the right ventilation system for your property. We also recognize that with so many options for so many things, it can be hard to know which system to choose.  When people hear ERV vs HRV, they often think, “Aw man, another thing I have to choose for my home?” Don’t worry, the pros at Anderson are here to help.  For starters, …

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