Achieving Efficiency: How Pet Doors Affect Your Bills

Achieving Efficiency: How Pet Doors Affect Your Bills

That small opening in your exterior wall where your pet door is located may not seem like much of an energy waster, but if it could be costing you plenty in utility bills. The best pet doors lock conditioned air in and keep unconditioned air out so they don't compromise your home's efficiency. … [Read more...]

Simple Tricks to Remember to Change the Air Filter

Simple Tricks to Remember to Change the Air Filter

Changing the air filter is essential to the smooth operation of your HVAC system. A clean filter offers benefits on so many levels, it's hard to name them all but here are some: Improved air flow Better ability to maintain satisfactory relative humidity from the home Keeps HVAC parts clean … [Read more...]

Things to Know About VOCs

Things to Know About VOCs

Your home is host to some pretty potent airborne pollutants, including dust, mold, pet dander, pollen and dust mites -- all of which compromise your indoor air quality and can damage your health. But some of the most insidious of airborne particulates derive from so-called volatile organic … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency: A Room-by-Room Guide to Savings

Energy Efficiency: A Room-by-Room Guide to Savings

Increasing your home’s energy efficiency helps you save energy dollars and prolongs the life of your home’s major appliances. Besides saving money, you’ll be lowering the demand for energy resources, which helps keep their cost down for everyone. All Around the Home Turn the water heater … [Read more...]

Should You Get Additional Insurance for Your HVAC Unit?

Should You Get Additional Insurance for Your HVAC Unit?

Most homeowners assume that their HVAC system is covered by their homeowners' insurance policy. That, in most instances, is correct. However, there are a few situations where damage may occur where insurance may not cover the unit. Read on, and learn about when you need to be concerned about HVAC … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning: Where to Start

Spring Cleaning: Where to Start

Are you ready for your annual spring cleaning? Here are a few suggestions to help you clean up your home, while improving home comfort and energy efficiency. General Indoor Cleaning Dust and mop or vacuum every room to remove dust mites and other allergens. Don’t forget to clean ceiling fans … [Read more...]

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

For optimum cooling performance and efficiency, a properly matched system is critical. A central air conditioner actually consists of two very separate halves that make up the whole system. The indoor unit, called the air handler, incorporates the system evaporator coil and the blower fan. The unit … [Read more...]

Indoor Humidity Affects on Energy Bills

Indoor Humidity Affects on Energy Bills

We're still likely due for more winter weather this heating season, but if you're like most Indianans, you're already dreaming of spring and warmer temperatures. But maybe along with the thought of balmier weather, you're remembering that summertime inside your Indianapolis home wasn't quite as … [Read more...]

Nothing to Sneeze At: Tackling Spring Allergies with HVAC

Nothing to Sneeze At: Tackling Spring Allergies with HVAC

When spring arrives, the Indianapolis landscape transitions from the dreary grey of winter to the cheerier colors of budding trees and green lawns. However, no matter how much we welcome spring’s arrival, it also brings a new allergy season. This year, learn how your HVAC system can help alleviate … [Read more...]

HVAC Odors: How to Eliminate the Smell

HVAC Odors: How to Eliminate the Smell

Imagine turning on your HVAC system, only to catch a whiff of something foul through your air vents. It’s not uncommon for bad odors to take hold of HVAC systems. Most of the time, the culprit is unchecked mold, mildew and bacteria buildup within the unit, spurred on by the dark and damp conditions … [Read more...]