Heating FAQs

Our Experts Answer Your Most Common Heating Questions

Homeowners in the Mequon area know that the experts at Cliff Bergin & Associates have their backs when it comes to their HVAC systems. That includes fielding common heating questions or sharing more information on keeping their furnaces and boilers up and running—after all, we’ve seen and fixed just about every problem there is. Discover more in our heating FAQs below and call us at 262-242-2456 for more answers.

How Can I Heat My Home More Evenly?

There are a few things you can do:

  • Run your system’s fan continuously. Constant circulation will help even out the temperature.
  • Adjust your manual dampers (if you have them) to increase/decrease airflow according to your comfort needs.
  • Ensure that no air returns are removed or blocked. Without them, it will be difficult to control your home’s temperature, especially in rooms where those returns were removed.
  • Consider a zoning system to set and control individual temperatures in each area of your home.

Should I Close Air Registers in Rooms I Don’t Often Use?

Closing registers can actually do more harm than good. Your system is designed to move a certain amount of air, meaning it will work harder to circulate that air into blocked-off rooms. This can put unnecessary stress on your system.

If you want to lower energy bills or are experiencing hot and cold spots in your house, talk to us about installing a zoning system.

Can You Install Radiant In-Floor Heating in an Existing Home?

Yes, in-floor radiant heating pipes can be added below the flooring if a room is being remodeled. If you’re not remodeling, pipes can be installed on the underside of the floor (between joists) with aluminum paneling. These hydronic pipes connect to either a boiler or water heater to heat your flooring.

Do Boilers Need Annual Maintenance Like Furnaces Do?

Absolutely. Maintenance ensures your boiler functions safely and efficiently. During maintenance, our tech will ensure burners are clean, pumps are lubricated (when necessary), and zone valves and expansion tanks are working properly. Water quality is also incredibly important, especially for high-efficiency water boilers. We’ll take a water sample and test it for any abnormalities.

Cliff Bergin—the Better Choice for Heating System Service

For more than 90 years, homeowners like you have counted on Cliff Bergin to keep their furnaces and boilers operating smoothly because we’re committed to your family’s health and safety. Call 262-242-2456 or contact us online for help or to schedule an appointment.