Things You Should Know Before You Replace Your Furnace

A new furnace is a big investment, and it's one that can impact your comfort and energy bills well into the future. Before you replace your furnace, you need to know that you're making a wise and informed choice. Here are some key considerations that can help make your decision easier: Make Sure … [Read more...]

Reasons to Manage Your Home Heating Load

A term that's used a lot in the HVAC industry is "heating load," which is a calculation of how much heat is required to keep your home at a certain level of warmth. A "cooling load" is the same thing calculated for air conditioning. Any proper sizing of a central HVAC system requires a heating (or … [Read more...]

Is Your Heating System Right for Your Home? 

Finding just the right heating system for your home is serious business. No matter which type you choose, it will represent a substantial investment, and you want it to last a long time, with minimal repair. You also want assurance that for the money you're spending, the system will do a good job … [Read more...]

Heating System Problems: House Not Warming Up 

The most important function of a heating system is to keep the house comfortably warm safely and efficiently. If your home never quite reaches the comfort zone, or certain rooms remain stubbornly chilly, some element of your heating system isn’t getting the job done. Gas-fired furnaces utilize a … [Read more...]

Ideas for Heating Old Homes

Your house has been in your family for generations. You love it and the history it carries. The only problem is keeping it warm. It's pretty drafty, and may not even have ductwork to accommodate a modern HVAC system. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help get you through the cold, … [Read more...]

Heating Alternatives to Save Energy This Month

As a homeowner, it might seem a little daunting when it comes to lowering your energy usage once the weather cools down. But, fear not! We have compiled some great heating alternatives to your standard HVAC system that will not only keep you warm and toasty but will save energy and money on your … [Read more...]

What Different Heating System Odors Mean

If you detect new or unusual odors near your heating equipment, or wafting from the registers when the blower is running, it's an understandable cause for concern. Here are some common heating system odors and their causes, as well as advice on what to do about the smells: Sulfur or Rotten Egg … [Read more...]

Modulating Furnaces: Benefits for Your Home

If you're in the market for a new heating system, your best bet, if you can afford it, is a high-efficiency modulating furnace. These models consume fuel and electricity much more efficiently than their standard-efficiency single-stage brethren, and provide better comfort as well. Find out why … [Read more...]

Bundle Up Your Water Heater When Temps Drop

As the thermometer drops, your water heater works doubly hard to maintain hot water. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for 25 percent of all energy consumed in the typical home. As water and air temperatures drop, its share of your energy bill could be even … [Read more...]

Replacing Your Furnace Motor: Deciding on ECM or PSC

Whether you are installing a new furnace in your Indianapolis home, or are simply performing a furnace motor replacement, you may be offered a choice between an ECM or a PSC motor. There are several differences between the two, and your choice may have a significant impact on your furnace's overall … [Read more...]