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...]

HVAC System Estimate: Key Questions to Ask

HVAC System Estimate: Key Questions to Ask

If the time has come to replace your heating or cooling equipment, you'll want to obtain an HVAC system estimate. Asking the contractor you're considering the following questions can help ensure that you get estimates that meet your needs: How is Equipment Capacity Determined? For your new … [Read more...]

Should Homeowners Use Voice-Enabled HVAC Products?

Should Homeowners Use Voice-Enabled HVAC Products?

Maybe you've heard your friends talk about the voice-activated hub devices they received as gifts for the holidays that turn lights on and off, lock doors and operate security cameras. You may be intrigued and wondering if such devices could work for you, but perhaps you're also skeptical, asking … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home: Consider Replacing the HVAC

Selling Your Home: Consider Replacing the HVAC

If your plans for 2018 include selling your home, you probably have a list of improvements to make before it goes on the market. If you have older heating and cooling equipment, you may be wondering if replacing your HVAC when selling is worthwhile. Before you decide, consider the following factors … [Read more...]

Humidity Levels: A Guide at Managing Them by Season

Humidity Levels: A Guide at Managing Them by Season

Indoor humidity, or the amount of moisture in the air inside your home, can affect comfort, health, and even your home's structure and contents. Airborne moisture levels can vary greatly throughout the year, but managing humidity levels seasonally isn't difficult if you follow this guide: Warm … [Read more...]

Swelling and Shrinking: Why Checking for Air Leaks is Important

Swelling and Shrinking: Why Checking for Air Leaks is Important

Oil prices are low these days, so if your wintertime heating bills have been more than you expected, there could be something else going on. It could be your heating system needs attention, or it could be you have air leaks. Your home may be less than airtight, in which case your conditioned air … [Read more...]

Have Optimal Home Comfort with These Tips

Have Optimal Home Comfort with These Tips

Maintaining optimal home comfort can be a conundrum -- especially for owners of older homes. Though, it doesn't need to be an impossible problem to fix. If you are trying your best to optimize comfort in the middle of an Indianapolis winter, try these tips on for size each week of February. Attic … [Read more...]

Achieving Efficiency: Syncing Your Home’s HVAC Systems

Acheiving Efficiency: Syncing Your Home's HVAC Systems

With the high cost of heating and cooling, it's important to find ways to boost energy efficiency in your home. Since your household's overall efficiency is affected by your home's various inter-dependent systems, it's vital that they all work in unison. Here are some key issues that need to be … [Read more...]

Are You Cashing in on Your Available Tax Credits?

Are You Cashing in on Your Available Tax Credits?

Qualifying solar panels and water heaters are the last remaining federal tax credits available for homeowners. These credits were part of the Recovery Act of 2009, aimed at energy savings and job creation. Originally set to expire at the end of 2016, along with other credits geothermal heat pumps … [Read more...]

Avoiding a Frozen A/C Unit: Winter Tips

Avoiding a Frozen A/C Unit: Winter Tips

Regardless of the time of year, a frozen A/C unit can be a pain to deal with. During the winter, however, A/C systems are more vulnerable to frost and ice buildup during operation. Frost and ice buildup can lead to a slew of other problems with your A/C system, which is why prevention is usually the … [Read more...]