Keeping Your Home Comfortable All Year Round

Welcome to Roger’s Plumbing & Heating, your trusted experts in HVAC service, repairs, and maintenance in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area. In this guide, we’ll share valuable tips to help you keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient throughout the year.

Regular Maintenance is Key

Just like any other intricate system, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit requires regular maintenance to ensure optimal performance. We recommend scheduling annual tune-ups for your furnace and air conditioner. Our skilled technicians will thoroughly inspect your system, clean essential components, and identify any potential issues before they escalate into costly repairs.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Clogged air filters can significantly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, leading to higher energy bills and poor indoor air quality. Make it a habit to change your air filters every three months or as recommended by the manufacturer. This simple task can go a long way in extending the lifespan of your equipment and improving the overall air quality in your living spaces.

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Investing in a programmable thermostat is one of the smartest decisions you can make to save energy and money. These nifty devices allow you to set specific temperatures for different times of the day, ensuring your HVAC system runs only when needed. You can program it to lower the temperature while you’re away from home or sleeping, reducing energy consumption and extending the life of your system.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings in your home can significantly impact the efficiency of your HVAC system. By sealing these leaks with caulk or weatherstripping, you can prevent conditioned air from escaping and unconditioned air from entering, reducing the workload on your HVAC equipment and saving you money on utility bills.

Utilize Fans and Window Coverings

  1. Ceiling fans can be an effective way to circulate air and improve comfort levels in your home. During the summer months, run your fans in a counterclockwise direction to create a cooling effect.
  2. In the winter, reverse the direction to clockwise, which will help push warm air down from the ceiling and distribute it more evenly throughout the room.
  3. Additionally, use window coverings strategically to block direct sunlight during the summer and allow it in during the winter, reducing the workload on your HVAC system.

At Roger’s Plumbing & Heating, we are committed to providing top-notch HVAC services to ensure your home remains comfortable and energy-efficient all year round. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment or to discuss any concerns you may have about your heating and cooling system.