During the “Safer-at-Home” order, Roth Heating Company is open and here to help you with your heating and cooling needs. One way we’re lending a hand is with home care advice—including letting you know what steps you can take at home to maintain your comfort as we prepare for the cooling season. Our experts put together these simple HVAC tips that every homeowner should know. Check them out, then call us at 414-764-4700 with questions or if you need more advanced service.
You may not think about it, but your air filter is a critical part of your home comfort. As your heating and cooling systems run, they circulate airborne pollutants such as dust, mold, and bacteria through your house. The filter catches all these as they cycle through your furnace or air conditioner, preventing you from breathing them in. Replacing that filter every one to three months keeps it clean and able to catch more contaminants.
It may seem like common sense to close vents in rooms that you don’t often use to avoid wasting money on heating or cooling them. However, closing those vents actually does more harm than good. Your HVAC systems are designed to heat or cool your whole house, not just parts of it. When a room is closed off, your furnace, boiler, or AC will work extra hard to force air into it, putting unnecessary stress on it and blowing up your energy bill.
These devices combine comfort and convenience all in one—they allow you to set and schedule temperature changes with your smartphone from anywhere. Putting your indoor temps on a schedule also helps you save money because you’re not constantly futzing with the thermostat to find the right temperature.
This tip isn’t just for the wintertime—it’s just as important during the summer. Keeping your home perfectly conditioned is what HVAC is all about, and drafty windows and doors can throw a wrench into that comfort. Before you turn on your furnace or AC, make sure all windows and doors are closed—and in the winter, wrap up drafty windows to prevent any heat from escaping through leaks.
Need more HVAC tips? Don’t sweat it. The pros at Roth Heating are eager to share our know-how and experience to help you stay perfectly comfortable all year long, including fixing, installing, and maintaining Carrier® systems of all kinds. We’re open and ready to help—call us at 414-764-4700 in Oak Creek, 262-534-5568 in Waterford, or contact us online.