Winter Safety Precautions for Your Brownsburg Home

Winter Safety Precautions for Your Brownsburg Home

We take winter seriously here in Indianapolis, making sure we're ready to withstand the worst when it comes to plunging temperatures and icy road conditions. So when you're sitting down to list and prioritize your chilly season chores, chief among them should be prepping for winter home safety. Why … [Read more...]

Here’s What You Should Know About the Energy Star Guidelines

Here's What You Should Know About the Energy Star Guidelines

The Energy Star program provides a quick and easy way to distinguish between products when its energy efficiency is one of your criteria for buying something. The iconic blue star on the packaging or the product itself tells you that it uses less electricity or fuel than others similar to it without … [Read more...]

Tax Credits to Take Advantage of Before Year-End

Tax Credits to Take Advantage of Before Year-End

With 2016 nearly at an end, it’s time to take advantage of any tax credits you might have missed out on throughout the year. These credits can not only put extra money in your wallet, but they can also help protect the environment. Here’s a brief list of federal tax credits you may be eligible … [Read more...]

How You Can Ready the Air Conditioner for the Off Season

How You Can Ready the Air Conditioner for the Off Season

As the fall season and cooler weather arrive in the Indianapolis area, you may be ready to shut down your air conditioner for the off season. However, your A/C needs to be prepped for winter hibernation with a few cleaning tasks, which may also help boost heating efficiency in the coming … [Read more...]

Lowering Bills by Lowering the Water Heater Temperature

Lowering Bills by Lowering the Water Heater Temperature

If you're looking for effective ways to reduce your utility bills, you may not realize how much energy you'll save by lowering your water heater temperature. Water heating accounts for roughly 25 percent of your total household energy usage, and a 20-degree adjustment in the temperature setting can … [Read more...]

Why Air Duct Cleaning is Important

Why Air Duct Cleaning is Important

Your home's air ducts affect not only the energy efficiency and longevity of your heating and cooling system, but they also affect your health. As tidy as your home may be, your ducts can still develop debris buildup that requires professional removal. The Problem with Dirty Ducts Forgetting to … [Read more...]

Tips for Common Plumbing Emergencies

Tips for Common Plumbing Emergencies

Even when you try to do your best to keep your plumbing in shape, sometimes it can surprise you with an emergency situation. With a little preparation, you'll be able to control nearly any plumbing emergency while you wait for the plumber. Be Prepared Learn where the water shut-off valves are in … [Read more...]

Water Filtration Systems: What You Need to Know

Water Filtration Systems: What You Need to Know

If poor water quality is an issue in your home, you need to consider investing in whole-home water filtration. These types of systems are designed to improve water quality through three main methods — UV light, a chemical process, or a filtering medium — and solve problems like sediment … [Read more...]

Different Types of Water Shutoff Valves

Different Types of Water Shutoff Valves

A household water shutoff valve may control water flow to the entire house or to a single fixture. It’s good to know the type of each valve and its location. In the event of a plumbing emergency like a ruptured water supply line or an overflowing toilet, seconds count in getting the water turned off … [Read more...]

Here’s an HVAC Replacement and Maintenance Timeline

Here's an HVAC Replacement and Maintenance Timeline

Knowing approximately how long an HVAC system lasts helps you plan for its eventual replacement and budget accordingly. Unless replacement is imminent, having an HVAC maintenance timeline that you follow will keep the equipment running more dependably and efficiently, and may even stave off a … [Read more...]