Ideas for Heating Old Homes

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

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

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...]

Fall Parties: HVAC Considerations for Hosts

Ah, fall! It's the time when the heat and humidity of summer should abate and be replaced by crisp, cool breezes and a freshening of the air. It's also a time when many homeowners plan fall parties, be it informal football-watching gatherings or some Halloween fun for the kids. Whatever type of fall … [Read more...]

What Temperature for Pets is Ideal in the Fall?

What Temperature for Pets is Ideal in the Fall?

As the weather gets cooler in the Indianapolis area this fall, it’s important to think about your pets and home heating. If you’re usually gone most of the day, you’ll need to make sure that the temperature inside your home is comfortable for them. When you leave your home for the day, what’s the … [Read more...]

Find the Right Balance of Heat and Humidity

Find the Right Balance of Heat and Humidity

Some homes are just damper than others. Winter or summer, excessive dampness can cause problems, whether it's from a musty smell, or an actual problem with mold. It's important to always fix leaks in plumbing, in the roof or in the basement, to mitigate damp conditions. But beyond that, you need to … [Read more...]

What Does the Odor Coming From the Furnace Mean?

What Does the Odor Coming From the Furnace Mean?

Furnaces are workhorse HVAC units that keep your Indianapolis home warm and cozy during the heating months. While furnaces will make noises common to their function, such as the sound of airflow from the vents or the blower motor, they shouldn't create any odors. So, if you detect a furnace smell … [Read more...]

How Dangerous is a Space Heater?

How Dangerous is a Space Heater?

A space heater offers a quick, convenient and energy-efficient way to keep your room warm and comfortable. However, it can also be as dangerous as it is helpful, with space heaters being linked to over 25,000 house fires and 6,000 emergency room visits each year. Space heaters are often available … [Read more...]

Benefits of Investing in a Variable-Speed Furnace this Winter

Benefits of Investing in a Variable-Speed Furnace this Winter

To stay warm in Indianapolis' subzero winter temperatures without breaking the bank, you need a furnace that can handle your heating demands efficiently. A variable-speed furnace can both improve your comfort and cut your heating bills. How a Variable-Speed Furnace Works Older furnaces, known … [Read more...]

Don’t Let Heat Loss Cause Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Don’t Let Heat Loss Cause Your Energy Bills to Skyrocket

Managing heat loss in your home is the most important thing you can do to cut heating bills. It's a challenge because heat always moves to colder temperatures, regardless of the season. The effectiveness of your home's insulation and the tightness of its envelope make a big difference in amount of … [Read more...]