Tips for Summer HVAC Prep

Tips for Summer HVAC Prep

Summer HVAC prep helps your system make the jump from heating to cooling without a hitch. The air conditioning side of your HVAC system has been in hibernation since last fall. Bringing the A/C online involves more than just flipping the thermostat setting from “Heat” to “Cool.” Here are some summer … [Read more...]

Tips to Safeguard Your HVAC from Pests

Tips to Safeguard Your HVAC from Pests

Taking good care of your Indianapolis home and its HVAC system means that you have to stay vigilante against an array of invading pests. Taking a proactive approach to dealing with home pests can help you avoid costly or downright dangerous situations like: Damaged equipment. Mice, squirrels, … [Read more...]

Air Filter Always Dirty? Here’s Why

Air Filter Always Dirty? Here's Why

During the heart of the cooling or heating season, most HVAC experts recommend checking and changing the filter once a month. If you’ve found that you have a dirty air filter sooner, there are probably good reasons for it. You have pets. Cats and dogs shed fur and dander constantly and what … [Read more...]

Will You Spring on HVAC Replacements Before Summer?

Will You Spring on HVAC Replacements Before Summer?

If your heating and cooling equipment is showing signs of an age-related decline in efficiency, or it's needed repairs more often recently, investing in new HVAC before summer can be a smart choice. Here are a few of the reasons why it's worth springing for an HVAC replacement this time of … [Read more...]

Achieving Efficiency: How Pet Doors Affect Your Bills

Achieving Efficiency: How Pet Doors Affect Your Bills

That small opening in your exterior wall where your pet door is located may not seem like much of an energy waster, but if it could be costing you plenty in utility bills. The best pet doors lock conditioned air in and keep unconditioned air out so they don't compromise your home's efficiency. … [Read more...]

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

What it Means to Have a Properly Matched System

For optimum cooling performance and efficiency, a properly matched system is critical. A central air conditioner actually consists of two very separate halves that make up the whole system. The indoor unit, called the air handler, incorporates the system evaporator coil and the blower fan. The unit … [Read more...]

Nothing to Sneeze At: Tackling Spring Allergies with HVAC

Nothing to Sneeze At: Tackling Spring Allergies with HVAC

When spring arrives, the Indianapolis landscape transitions from the dreary grey of winter to the cheerier colors of budding trees and green lawns. However, no matter how much we welcome spring’s arrival, it also brings a new allergy season. This year, learn how your HVAC system can help alleviate … [Read more...]

Have Optimal Home Comfort with These Tips

Have Optimal Home Comfort with These Tips

Maintaining optimal home comfort can be a conundrum -- especially for owners of older homes. Though, it doesn't need to be an impossible problem to fix. If you are trying your best to optimize comfort in the middle of an Indianapolis winter, try these tips on for size each week of February. Attic … [Read more...]

Indoor Plants and IAQ: Finding a Balance

Indoor Plants and IAQ: Finding a Balance

In an urban area like Indianapolis, it's worth making the effort to bring more natural greenery and fresh air into your life. With the right indoor plants, you can accomplish both. Indoor Plants for Cleaner Air Harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene are … [Read more...]

Air Filtration or Cleaning? What’s the Difference?

Air Filtration or Cleaning? What's the Difference?

The terms air filtration and air cleaning are often used interchangeably by people not in the know, but they aren't quite the same thing. Whether you're bothered by the Indianapolis area's high pollen levels or just concerned about your air quality, understanding how filtration and cleaning differ … [Read more...]