Which Heat Source is Best When Switching Heating Systems

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...]

Reasons to Manage Your Home Heating Load

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? 

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...]

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...]