Find Answers to Your Comfort Questions in Our Cooling FAQs
Your air conditioner has many moving parts, so when it stops working, it’s hard to know exactly why. Fortunately, the experts at Roth Heating Company have the answers to the questions customers like you ask most often. If you’re curious why your A/C has ice on it or want tips for lowering your energy bills, find the answers you’re looking for in our cooling FAQs below.
1. Why Isn’t Air Flowing Through My House?
Start by checking your filter. If it’s gray and has an obvious buildup of dust, dirt, pet hair, or other contaminants, it needs to be replaced. This can help improve airflow when done routinely (about once every one to three months). Also consider annual system maintenance to help your A/C run safely and efficiently.
2. What Should I Do If My Air Conditioner Has Ice on It or Is Leaking Water?
The biggest contributing factor to this problem is a dirty filter. Replace your filter but call our experienced techs if this doesn’t resolve the issue in a day or two. You may need a new part or repair to get your family back to cool comfort.
3. Is It True That R-22 (Freon) Refrigerant Is No Longer Available?
R-22 refrigerant is still available but is no longer being produced because it’s harmful to the earth’s ozone. The limited supply means R-22 costs are rising, so you may find the price to recharge an older unit is no longer practical. Depending on the age of your A/C, we may recommend that you put your money toward a newer air conditioner that uses a safer, more environmentally friendly, and cost-effective refrigerant. Plus, upgrading to a new energy-efficient air conditioning system will save you even more on monthly cooling costs.
4. What Are Some Easy Ways to Save on My Cooling Bill?
Energy-efficient equipment, annual maintenance and cleanings, and regular filter replacements are simple ways to minimize energy usage. But what impacts your home’s efficiency the most is insulation. Don’t overlook this update—insulation loosens and breaks down over time, so it’s important to have yours evaluated if your energy bills are on the rise.
5. Does Air Conditioner Maintenance Make a Big Difference?
Yes! Routine tuneups are an essential part of a healthy A/C. It helps catch and fix problems before they break down your system, boost energy efficiency, and extend the life of your unit. Maintenance also gives you peace of mind knowing that whatever summer throws at you, your A/C is up to the task.
6. What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need?
When it comes to home comfort systems, bigger is not always better. A unit that’s too big will constantly cycle on and off, and one that’s too small will run continuously to make up for the deficiency. To avoid inefficient operation, our experts always size your home first to find the best system for your layout and budget.
Have More Questions?
The pros at Roth Heating are always here to answer your questions, whether you found the answer above or not. Give us a call today—414-764-4700 in Oak Creek or 262-534-5568 in Waterford—or contact us online.