How to Prevent Buildup in Your Humidifier

How to Prevent Buildup in Your Humidifier

If you’re dealing with dry air in your Indianapolis home, then chances are you’re using a humidifier to combat the problem. Whether you’re using a small, portable humidifier or relying on a whole-house humidifier, it’s important to prevent mineral buildup that could prevent your humidifier from … [Read more...]

Why Your Air Conditioner Unit Isn’t Turning On

Why Your Air Conditioner Unit Isn't Turning On

When it's hot outside and you go to use your air conditioner, only to find that it won't turn on, you have an emergency on your hand. Here are some common reasons why this may happen, and what you can do about them. Air Conditioner Won't Turn On? Try This First If your air conditioner will not … [Read more...]

Modulating Furnaces: Benefits for Your Home

Modulating Furnaces: Benefits for Your Home

If you're in the market for a new heating system, your best bet, if you can afford it, is a high-efficiency modulating furnace. These models consume fuel and electricity much more efficiently than their standard-efficiency single-stage brethren, and provide better comfort as well. Find out why … [Read more...]

Maintaining Your Furnace in the Summer

Maintaining Your Furnace in the Summer

As a homeowner, it's a safe bet that you're always looking for ways to protect your home. While it may seem a little strange to focus on your furnace during the summer, it's the best time to do it. We'll get you started by providing you with a few quick tasks to put on your to-do list: Perform … [Read more...]

Home Buyers Should Ask These HVAC Questions

Home Buyers Should Ask These HVAC Questions

Among the main factors you should consider when buying a house is the condition, age and type of HVAC system that’s serving the home. In some cases, an old or ineffective cooling or heating system in a home under consideration can be a deal-breaker unless the seller agrees to replace or repair the … [Read more...]

These Little Changes Could Mean Big Energy Bill Savings

These Little Changes Could Mean Big Energy Bill Savings

Saving money on your monthly energy bills can seem like a daunting task to any homeowner, but it doesn't have to be that way. By making small changes to the way you do things, you'll be able to see your costs drop immediately. Here are a few tips for you to follow: Turn Up the Thermostat You … [Read more...]

How Recessed Lights Affect HVAC Efficiency

How Recessed Lights Affect HVAC Efficiency

Recessed lighting continues to be a popular way to illuminate rooms. These lights provide a minimalist, uncluttered look that works well for contemporary decor. But many homeowners aren't aware that they're also a major source of leaking air, letting out conditioned air into the unconditioned attic, … [Read more...]

Home Electrical System: Everything You Need to Know

Home Electrical System: Everything You Need to Know

We’re more dependent than ever on our home electrical system. The count of electronic devices that support our 21st century lifestyle has multiplied exponentially in recent years. This fact becomes abundantly clear if even a brief power interruption occurs: a home without electricity quickly becomes … [Read more...]

Spring Allergies: Is Your Home At Fault?

Spring Allergies: Is Your Home At Fault?

The elder, birch, elm, and many other trees common in the Indianapolis area make ours among the top 50 worst cities for spring allergies. It's not just the outdoors that can trigger your allergies, though. If your home isn't prepared, it can make your symptoms even worse. Get Smart About … [Read more...]

Avoid Drain Problems

Avoid Drain Problems

There are a number of items and substances that just shouldn't go down the drain. Some of these things can clog your drains, necessitating a call from the plumber. Others just do not belong in municipal water supplies or in our waterways, where they may harm wildlife. It's a good idea to always … [Read more...]