What Air Quality Concerns Should You Know This Fall?

The scent of damp earth and chimney smoke bring a comforting atmosphere to the Indianapolis area's chilly falls, but those same scents also pose problems for your indoor air quality. By making time for furnace maintenance, fireplace preparation, and other seasonal jobs, though, you can ensure your … [Read more...]

Your A/C and Natural Disaster Preparation

Your A/C and Natural Disaster Preparation

With the internet making us more aware of events worldwide, it seems natural disasters are happening all the time, everywhere. The truth of the matter is, these catastrophic events are still somewhat rare, and it does not necessarily follow that every city and town will eventually be impacted. What … [Read more...]

Babyproof Your HVAC Unit

Babyproof Your HVAC Unit

Congratulations on your new baby! While you're enjoying the special time before your little one starts crawling and walking, you're probably also busy making safety-focused changes to ensure that your home is baby-friendly. Here are some tips to help you babyproof your HVAC system, since it contains … [Read more...]

Here’s One Fire Hazard You’ve Probably Never Considered

Here's One Fire Hazard You've Probably Never Considered

You may have a household fire hazard that you’re not even aware of. Every year, about 3,000 house fires originate in the clothes dryer. Property damage from these fires exceeds $35 million. The culprit in most cases is actually lint. This tiny fibrous material is an inevitable byproduct of drying … [Read more...]

Does Your House Have a Potential Gas Leak?

Does Your House Have a Potential Gas Leak?

A natural gas leak can be dangerous and more ways than one. While a gas leak always presents an explosion risk, it can also produce a wide range of side effects that closely resemble those of carbon monoxide poisoning. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headaches and memory … [Read more...]

5 HVAC Considerations to Make When You’re Buying a Home

5 HVAC Considerations to Make When You're Buying a Home

When you are buying a house, it's important to evaluate home efficiency in addition to curb appeal. When you consider that the costs of heating and cooling your home accounts for nearly half of total energy usage, perhaps no other home system impacts your energy budget for better or worse than your … [Read more...]

Helpful Tips for Storm Season Preparation

Helpful Tips for Storm Season Preparation

With spring here and summer not far behind, we're going to be hit by numerous thunderstorms and perhaps even a tornado or two. While most Hoosiers are familiar with basic spring storm preparation, you may not be aware of steps you can take to protect your HVAC system. Here are some proven ways to … [Read more...]

Attic Safety Tips

Attic Safety Tips

Most homes have some or all of their HVAC equipment in their attic. Whether you find yourself heading up to the attic to perform some minor maintenance or you're giving a technician access to your HVAC equipment, it's important to be aware of these attic safety tips. Most attic-related safety … [Read more...]

Ways You Can Prevent Ice Dams

Ways You Can Prevent Ice Dams

During particularly cold or prolonged winter weather, many Indiana homes are vulnerable to a potentially damaging phenomenon: ice dams. These ridges of ice that form at the edge of the roof can result in serious damage to a house's roof, attic and walls. Fortunately, effective strategies to prevent … [Read more...]

Vacationing? Tend to Home Security and Safety, and No Surprises Will Be Awaiting You on Your Return

Vacationing? Tend to Home Security and Safety, and No Surprises Will Be Awaiting You on Your Return

Summer vacation will be even more relaxing if you leave home, confident that you won’t return to any problems. Home security and safety mean protecting your home not only from burglars, but also from issues with your cooling system (or heating system during the winter). … [Read more...]