5 Important Questions to Ask Your Local HVAC Technician
Would you go to the doctor or dentist and not ask questions? Of course not. That’s why Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing urges everyone to take the opportunity to have a one-on-one discussion with our HVAC technicians when they come to your Waterford, MI or Oxford, MI home for repairs and maintenance. Just like doctors and dentists, our trained professionals look forward to answering your questions; so, the next time you have a service appointment, consider asking the following important questions.
How Should I Schedule My Thermostat?
Programmable and smart thermostats are becoming more prevalent every day. They are wonderful devices with the potential to save homeowners a significant amount of money. The problem is many people are intimidated by the technology or never take the time to learn how to program the thermostat correctly. Your Kotz heating technician will be happy to explain the operation and help program it correctly based on your schedule. A quick note for those of you who still have manual thermostats. You may be tempted to shut off the heating system every time you leave the house. Generally, it’s not a good idea because the house will get too cold, and it will take longer and consume more energy to raise the temperature.
Why Are My Utility Bills Higher Than Normal?
If your utility bills seem unusually high, don’t be afraid to ask your technician about it. He or she may be able to identify some of the reasons why it’s happening. In many cases it’s because of an old and inefficient heating system, with the best answer being replacement with a new high-efficiency furnace or heat pump. The technician may also be able to identify other factors such as leaky doors and windows and substandard insulation. Your technician may be able to offer prompt and lasting solutions that can save you money every month.
Why Do I Have Hot & Cold Spots?
Uneven heating is one of the most common complaints homeowners have. Don’t put up with it. Ask your Kotz technician about possible solutions. The culprit is often poor airflow. Your technician can help identify possible causes like closed vents or furniture that is blocking airflow. Hot & cold spots can also be caused by poorly designed and installed ductwork which is problematic and often expensive to fix. An option might be adding supplemental heating, most often in the form of a ductless mini split that delivers heated air to a specific area.
Why Is My Home So Dusty?
No, the Kotz technician won’t help you dust, but feel free to ask him or her about why your Oxford, MI or Waterford, MI home is so dusty. The leading cause is a wrong size filter, a dirty filter, or an extremely low-quality filter. The technician will explain why filtration is so important to not only keeping your house cleaner but making sure your heating system is operating efficiently.
Putting The Customer First
These are just a few suggestions to keep in mind but don’t be afraid to talk with our HVAC technician about any problems you may be having. Even if he or she doesn’t have an answer, they may be able to advise you where to turn for help. It’s just one more way Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing works to put the customer first.