Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your Furnace

Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your Furnace

A new furnace is a big investment, and it's one that can impact your comfort and energy bills well into the future. Before you replace your furnace, you need to know that you're making a wise and informed choice. Here are some key considerations that can help make your decision easier: Make Sure … [Read more...]

Indoor Plants and IAQ: Finding a Balance

Indoor Plants and IAQ: Finding a Balance

In an urban area like Indianapolis, it's worth making the effort to bring more natural greenery and fresh air into your life. With the right indoor plants, you can accomplish both. Indoor Plants for Cleaner Air Harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene are … [Read more...]

Air Filtration or Cleaning? What’s the Difference?

Air Filtration or Cleaning? What's the Difference?

The terms air filtration and air cleaning are often used interchangeably by people not in the know, but they aren't quite the same thing. Whether you're bothered by the Indianapolis area's high pollen levels or just concerned about your air quality, understanding how filtration and cleaning differ … [Read more...]

Ways to Combat Static Electricity in Your Home

Ways to Combat Static Electricity in Your Home

Besides the chilly weather, static electricity is something you can count on during the winter months. Not only are shocks uncomfortable, they indicate that the air has reached humidity levels that aren’t healthy. They can also damage the low-voltage components inside electronics and appliances. … [Read more...]

Homeowners Beware: HVAC Industry Changes for 2018

Homeowners Beware: HVAC Industry Changes for 2018

The new year is almost here, and with it comes change. Hopefully positive changes to our lives and our surroundings, but also changes to laws and regulations that affect us, including HVAC industry changes. Here are some new and updated HVAC regulations that will be important for homeowners in … [Read more...]

Reasons to Manage Your Home Heating Load

Reasons to Manage Your Home Heating Load

A term that's used a lot in the HVAC industry is "heating load," which is a calculation of how much heat is required to keep your home at a certain level of warmth. A "cooling load" is the same thing calculated for air conditioning. Any proper sizing of a central HVAC system requires a heating (or … [Read more...]

Have You Started to Replace Detectors in Your Home? 

Have You Started to Replace Detectors in Your Home? 

Nothing lasts forever, and your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are no exception. To be sure, these devices last a very long time, and with proper care and maintenance, you should get your money's worth. But when the time comes, be prepared to replace detectors. When to Replace … [Read more...]

Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Finding just the right heating system for your home is serious business. No matter which type you choose, it will represent a substantial investment, and you want it to last a long time, with minimal repair. You also want assurance that for the money you're spending, the system will do a good job … [Read more...]

What to do About HVAC Coil Corrosion 

What to do About HVAC Coil Corrosion 

You may have heard of your HVAC coils, but perhaps you're not sure what they do. For the most part, you probably will never need to know all that much about them, particularly if you have regular maintenance to your air conditioner and heating system. Your HVAC tech will look at your coils, and … [Read more...]

3 Signs of a Good Heating Contractor 

3 Signs of a Good Heating Contractor 

Your HVAC system is perhaps the most sophisticated — and expensive — equipment in your home. And though most properly installed systems will last many years, they will sometimes need repairs and maintenance. That's why you need to be sure the cooling and heating contractor you choose is a top … [Read more...]