What to Know About Dryer Safety

The link between dryer safety and proper dryer ventilation becomes clear almost 3,000 times each year. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, that’s the average number of dryer fires that occur in this country every year. These fires cause about $35 million in property losses and about five … [Read more...]

Keeping Cool on the Fourth of July

Summer is a great time for celebrations and July Fourth is one of the best. You just need to remember that while the sun may feel great on your skin, too much of it can cause issues like heat exhaustion and dehydration. That's why staying cool is absolutely imperative. Here are some quick tips to … [Read more...]

Understanding Thermostats and How They Work

The thermostat is the control center of your HVAC system, so it affects how your heating and cooling components perform, their energy efficiency, and the comfort level they provide. Given the importance of the thermostat, it's beneficial to have a general understanding of the type you own, how it … [Read more...]

HVAC Tips: Keep Mosquitoes Out

Effective mosquito repellant techniques can help make the summer less painful and even lower the threat of dangerous diseases. Mosquito bites are associated with transmission of West Nile virus, the Zika virus and viral encephalitis. Outside, keep tall grass and weeds cut down and remove sources of … [Read more...]

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...]

3 Ways Window Treatments Boost Energy Efficiency

Window treatments help boost energy efficiency in most houses. Windows often present a major gap in a successful home energy plan. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 75% of the sunlight entering through standard window glass converts to heat inside the house that offsets your air … [Read more...]

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...]

End-of-Spring Energy Savings

It's always a relief when spring comes around and we can finally turn off the heating system for the season. For a brief time, before the weather heats up and we need the air conditioner, we can cut back on energy use. End of spring is also a great time to plan for summer savings. Here are some ways … [Read more...]

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...]

Making HVAC Elements Work with Your Interior Design

The HVAC elements you find in your home's interior are a good example of the principle of form following function. There is, in most cases, nothing beautiful or decorative about your thermostat, the grilles, vents or registers, or the ductless mini-split's air handler. Maybe you're the type of … [Read more...]