Energy Efficiency Impactors: the Stack Effect

Some causes of lost energy efficiency are a simple fact of physics. One of those is the natural principle that hot air is thin and rises while cold air is dense and sinks. Inside a house, these forces combine to create a phenomenon known as the “stack effect.” Without...

How Can Candles Affect Your Air Filters?

Having candles burning in your home can create a serene and warm environment, but it could be bad for your health and your air filter. Some kinds of candles cause soot to form, which can negatively affect your air filter and lower your indoor air quality (IAQ)....

What to Know About Variable-Speed HVAC Technology

HVAC engineers are always looking for ways to improve their products by cutting energy use and increasing comfort. Variable-speed HVAC systems do just that. They’re one of the most recent breakthroughs in HVAC technology that’s now available to homeowners. What...

Add HVAC Maintenance to Your Back-to-School List

It’s hard to believe but the kids will be going back to school before we know it. That means the weather will be cooling off soon and it will be time to think of putting the air conditioner to rest and cranking up your heating system. You could be getting ready...

How to Deal with Water Around A/C Vents

During humid Indiana weather, vent moisture may be noticed while the air conditioner is running. Typically, moisture appearing around HVAC supply vents in individual rooms ranges from subtle wetness you can feel on contact, to obvious dripping, to staining of drywall...

Water Quality’s Effect on HVAC

The quality of your water is important. You drink it. You clean with it. It’s also a crucial part of your HVAC system. You may not realize it, but the presence of contaminants in your water can affect your heating and cooling. Let’s look at water quality...

A/Cs for Camping

Are you planning a camping trip this summer? It’s a great way to unplug for a few days, both literally and figuratively. Leave behind the hassle of technology and commune with nature. Of course, nature can get pretty sweltering hot in Indiana in the summer....

Bathroom Ventilation Needs for Summer

Is opening a window adequate bathroom ventilation in summer? Warm water vapor produced by bathing and showering condenses on bathroom surfaces, creating a chronically damp environment that supports mold and mildew growth, as well as bacterial contamination. In...