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Summer Fan Drive underway for Carson City seniors

Dirk Roper, owner of Roper’s Heating and Air Conditioning, said this is his company’s fourth year collecting fans for the Carson City Senior Center. Roper’s has donated nearly 200 new fans to the Senior Center for distribution to local seniors over the past three years. “Our hottest months are upon us,” Roper said. “For our seniors who may not have air conditioning, a fan can move air around and create a cooling effect. Seniors are extremely sensitive to excessive heat and [...]

2022-06-14T09:11:27-07:00June 14th, 2022|

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 normal [...]

2022-03-25T11:44:57-07:00August 5th, 2021|

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 collecting [...]

2021-07-12T13:48:35-07:00July 12th, 2021|

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 Technical [...]

2021-05-18T13:17:30-07:00May 18th, 2021|

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 of [...]

2021-05-18T13:18:34-07:00April 16th, 2021|