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Ask Dirk: What does the V stand for in HVAC? V is for Ventilation

V is for Ventilation We talk about your HVAC system all the time, and it’s easy for us to speak in jargon like saying HVAC instead of heating, ventilation and air conditioning. And while the V-for-ventilation is very important to us when we are checking your system, you may not know what it means, or why you should pay attention to it, especially during our recent unprecedented air quality events. Here’s why ventilation is so important. Simply put, ventilation is [...]

August 30th, 2021|Categories: Air Quality|

Ask Dirk: Am I getting the most from my air conditioner?

It has been a hot summer. Air conditioners and the technicians that service, repair, and install them are all working overtime. You may hear your air conditioner running for extended periods that are longer than what you’ve come to expect. It may even have trouble keeping your home cool on the hottest part of those sweltering days. Is your air conditioner doing all it can do? First things first: it's been really hot. An air conditioner that's appropriately sized for [...]

August 5th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

KOLOCares Fan Drive provides relief from summer heat

As we enter the scorching heat of northern Nevada summer, Carson City seniors are particularly vulnerable to heat related injury. Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning is seeking donations of brand new, in-the-box fans for Carson City seniors during the annual KOLOCares Fan Drive to help provide relief. According to KOLO, over 600 fans were donated last year in total. With your help, that number can increase substantially to support our Carson City seniors in need. This is our third year [...]

July 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ask Dirk: Pollen and COVID and Smoke, Oh My!

Part 1 It’s that time of year In a nutshell Remove the source Fresh air (dilution) Humidity What’s next?   It’s that time of year We’ve had a particularly irritating pollen season and according to the Allergy & Asthma Network, we’re just getting started. Add in the approaching wildland fire season and concerns about the continued spread of COVID-19, now is a good time to talk about indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document “Residential Air Cleaners, A [...]

May 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ask Dirk: Are Bigger Systems Always Better?

If you’re in the market for a new heating or cooling system, you may be tempted to go big. Whether you are replacing or upgrading your existing system or building a new home, here are a few points to keep in mind to help you steer clear of avoidable HVAC problems. The size of your heating or cooling unit shouldn’t be determined by the cubic footage of your home or office alone. Many factors play a role in the amount [...]

April 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ask Dirk: Should I Buy a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats have been around a little more than a decade and you may be wondering if it is time to buy one. A smart thermostat takes outside information to help run your HVAC system more efficiently, and even provide additional protections to keep you and your home safe. Putting the Smart in Smart Thermostat to Help Save You Money Smart thermostats like Google’s Nest and Honeywell’s Home Thermostat learn and adapt to your schedule automatically to help save on [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: HVAC System, Energy Savings|Tags: , , |

Ask Dirk: How Can I Prep My HVAC System for Winter?

7 Ways to Prep Your HVAC System for Winter If you haven’t already, you’ll probably be turning your thermostats to “heat” in the near future (for those of us who have a furnace instead of, say, a woodstove). While we recommend yearly maintenance and upkeep on your heating and air conditioning equipment, now is a good time to make sure that your furnace and home heating systems are in good working condition to keep you comfortable throughout the colder months. [...]

November 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

How to Stay Comfortable Staying at Home

I hardly need to mention that 2020 has been and continues to be a strange year for many reasons. It is now September and here in northern Nevada, many people seem to be staying inside more often. For some of us, work and school are now happening in living rooms and home offices. For all of us, we have been facing unhealthy levels of air quality for the better part of the month courtesy of wildfire smoke. If you are [...]

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