Will You Spring on HVAC Replacements Before Summer?

If your heating and cooling equipment is showing signs of an age-related decline in efficiency, or it's needed repairs more often recently, investing in new HVAC before summer can be a smart choice. Here are a few of the reasons why it's worth springing for an HVAC replacement this time of … [Read more...]

Making HVAC Elements Work with Your Interior Design

The HVAC elements you find in your home's interior are a good example of the principle of form following function. There is, in most cases, nothing beautiful or decorative about your thermostat, the grilles, vents or registers, or the ductless mini-split's air handler. Maybe you're the type of … [Read more...]

Which Heat Source is Best When Switching Heating Systems

When you’re in the process of switching heating systems, your first decision will likely be which fuel source you use. Homeowners in the Indianapolis area have several choices for heat generation that include natural gas, home heating oil and heat pumps. Each has advantages and disadvantages in … [Read more...]

Ways to Ensure You’re Preventing HVAC Coil Corrosion

Effectively preventing coil corrosion can help avoid early replacement of these critical and expensive components. Both the air conditioner indoor evaporator coil and outdoor condenser coil circulate air through coil passageways. Chemical pollutants in the air combined with condensation or high … [Read more...]

What You Should Know about Residential Rooftop HVAC Units

While everyone’s familiar with the typical residential “split” central air conditioner, the rooftop HVAC unit is now beginning to be seen in home installations, too. The standard split system includes an indoor evaporator coil along with an outdoor condenser coil next to or behind the house. The … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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?

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...]