Have a Question About Indoor Air Quality? Read Through Our Troubleshooting Tips and FAQs

We know that home comfort isn’t usually something you can see, which means it can be hard to spot a problem. That’s why the experts at Roth Heating are happy to share advice with our customers whenever possible. The information below can help you recognize and troubleshoot some common concerns, but if you want to know more about indoor air quality (IAQ), feel free to call us. We’re here to answer questions and help you stay comfortable.

1. What can I do about static electricity in my home?

This is a very common problem, especially in winter, when humidity is naturally low. A whole-home humidifier installed by Roth Heating will increase moisture content in your air to decrease static shocks, bloody noses, alleviate itchy skin and dry eyes, help prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses, and protect your wood floors and furniture from cracking, too.

2. I’ve got more dust than usual—is there a problem?

Duct cleanings, performed every five to seven years, can reduce excessive dust. Normal dust, however, is part of everyday life, so choose an everyday solution—an air purifier that works continually to remove particles and pollutants from the air, even before they reach your ducts.

3. There are black soot marks on my walls. Is something wrong with my furnace?

A lot of homeowners are surprised to learn that it’s often not a furnace or air conditioner problem, but rather a result of burning scented candles. Candles produce soot and when that scented air is continually pulled into a return vent and pushed back out to cycle, it leaves its mark along this path. Consider a diffuser or better yet, an air purifier that actually cleans odors from the air instead of covering them with fragrance.

4. Are air purifiers really that important for my indoor air quality?

You’re probably hearing more about air purifiers, and for good reason. These powerful units remove airborne contaminants—like dirt, dust, pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, and more—which can build up and negatively affect your family’s health. Not sure if you need one? Common symptoms of poor indoor air quality include congestion, headaches, scratchy throat, asthma-like symptoms, allergies, and more. Talk to a Roth Heating expert if you suspect your air isn’t as clean as it should be.

5. Why are some rooms in my home always too hot or too cold?

Hot and cold spots can occur no matter the age of your home. They’re often caused by leaky ductwork or drafty windows and doors. If you seem to be adjusting your thermostat too often because of a single room or area, give us a call. We can install a ductless system that provides heating and cooling comfort to individual rooms, or zoning solutions that let you set desired temperatures in different areas of your home. That means the temperature will always be exactly what you want, without wasting energy.

Have More Questions?

Whether you found the answer you were looking for or still need indoor air quality help, the experts at Roth Heating will always have the perfect solution for you. Call us today at 414-764-4700 in Oak Creek, 262-534-5568 in Waterford, or contact us online.

did you know?

On average, you breathe in 3,400 gallons of air every day.