You should schedule a service technician to visit your home at least once a year for a regular HVAC maintenance. Keeping up with maintenance in your Glenview, Illinois, home helps you lower utility bills, minimize the need for repairs, and extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system.

While your service technician is on hand inspecting your system, you have a great opportunity to bring up any concerns you might have. Asking the right questions during your HVAC maintenance visit helps you make the most of your system throughout the year.

How Can I Best Program My Thermostat?

Today’s smart thermostats have many handy features. Unless you devoured your user manual page-by-page, you’re probably missing out on a few handy settings or tricks to make better use of your system. Don’t hesitate to ask your service technician for his or her take on the best way to manage your home comfort.

During your maintenance visit, our service technicians will inspect your thermostat carefully to make sure it’s working well. As they’re checking to make sure the readings are correct, they can also give you a quick tutorial on how your thermostat works.

If you have a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperatures by the time of day and day of the week so you’re not using it as much when no one is home. Using the best temperature settings for each situation helps you cut back on your energy expenses without suffering from extreme heat or cold.

What’s That Noise?

Whether your system is making a brand new noise or you’re simply concerned about a hum that you’ve heard for a long time, your HVAC maintenance visit is a great time to get some clarification. Many noises are early warning signs of a pending problem that may need a repair. Though your technician should spot any issues in the course of his inspection, it never hurts to point out what you’ve noticed since you live with the unit everyday.

You may also learn that a seemingly suspicious click or whir is perfectly normal. This eases your concerns and helps you sleep a little sounder knowing there’s nothing to worry about.

Where Is My HVAC Filter?

If you don’t know where your filter is and how to change it, now is the time to ask. Our service technicians change your filter as part of the standard maintenance process, but this is something you should do on your own between visits.

It’s generally recommended that you change your HVAC filter at least once every three months. If you have a lot of dust, dander and pollen around your home, you may want to increase the frequency to as often as once a month.

Your service technician can also offer some tips for choosing the right filter for your next change. He or she will let you know what size you need and what MERV rating is best for your system and home.

How Can I Increase My Comfort?

If you’re struggling with any discomfort issues related to your home’s temperature, humidity or air quality, let us know. We can offer helpful solutions that can make you more comfortable in your everyday environment.

If you’re having trouble with allergens and irritants, we can explore air purifiers and cleaners with you. If you’re dealing with high or low humidity levels, a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier might help. Ventilators help you battle stale air, and a duct sealing can eliminate hot and cold spots around the house.

Our service technicians understand that no two homes are the same. We work with you to come up with custom solutions that keep you comfortable in any weather. Whether you’re looking for a way to battle dry and itchy eyes or you want to figure out why your living room is always a little too cold, we can help.

If you’re overdue for your annual air conditioning or heating maintenance visit, give Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 847-272-5836 to schedule your appointment. We’ll get your system in top shape and offer friendly answers to all your questions.

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