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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 Are the Best Thermostat Settings for a Two-Story House?

A thermostat is in charge of monitoring your average home temperature and giving prompts to the HVAC system on which actions to take.  However, every instruction the thermostat gives is dependent on the setting you input. These settings are quite different depending on the type of house or space. For instance, larger spaces might require different settings from smaller spaces. Also, a two-story house will have different settings from a single-story one. Now, let’s assume that you want to set …

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Can You Have Two Thermostats in One House?

Homes with heating and cooling units require thermostats. These devices are essential since they help you run your central HVAC unit by giving instructions to your system.  But is it possible to have two thermostats in one house? Absolutely.  One house can have two thermostats — the two thermostat units connect to one HVAC unit to make your home more comfortable by giving different zones a different temperature as desired. An HVAC professional will also install dampers and controls for …

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Where Is the Best Location for a Thermostat in Your Home?

Did you know that a thermostat should not be placed just anywhere in the house? That’s right! There are specific places that are ideal for placing your thermostat. But how do you identify these places? Not to worry, here’s how to do it. Firstly, as the thermostat controls how your HVAC system works, you should place it at locations where it can accurately read the home’s temperatures. This way, it can accurately guide the HVAC system on the actions to …

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How To Test A Home Thermostat

Are you having problems with your home thermostat? Maybe it’s not heating or cooling your house correctly, or it’s just not working at all. In either case, you need to test it to find out what the problem is. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of testing a home thermostat so that you can identify the issue and get it fixed quickly! Remember, a thermostat is like your HVAC’s brain — if it has a problem, …

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Should Your Thermostat Be On Auto or Fan?

Your HVAC unit blower function depends on the fan setting on your thermostat. The blower aids in circulating cold or hot air in your house until the thermostat degrees are attained. Depending on the homeowner’s needs and preferences, the thermostat has two settings that control fan usage—fan on or Auto. So should you leave your thermostat setting to fan on or auto? It is a question that is on most homeowners’ minds, especially those looking to save on energy bills. …

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Thermostat Placement Guidelines

You may find it difficult to keep your home temperature cozy despite your best efforts. Your energy bills keep escalating for no reason whatsoever. At this point, you might shift the blame on the entire cooling and heating system. But before contacting your technician, check on the location of your thermostat. It might surprise you to know that’s where the problem lies. A thermostat is an essential element in assisting your HVAC unit to preserve the perfect temperature. It is …

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How to Test a Home Thermostat

We often blame our HVAC system for failing to warm or cool our houses. However, in some instances, the system is not to blame. Have you ever stopped to think that your thermostat could be the issue? The truth is, the thermostat might be the culprit, sending incorrect information or not communicating with the system at all. Being aware of how your thermostat is functioning throughout the year can be useful in this regard. Having a thermostat malfunctioning is frustrating. …

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How to Tell If Thermostat is Bad

When the HVAC system has problems heating or cooling the house, not many people will consider checking the thermostat. However, this small wall-mounted device can be the cause of your system’s malfunction. Despite its size, a thermostat controls the entire heating and cooling system operations. This means that when the device malfunctions, it might seem like the HVAC has a problem. In fact, most people will rush to check the major parts like the furnace or the air conditioner. But, …

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