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Furnace Inspection Steps: Is Your Heater Ready for Winter?

Hopefully, you’ve already had maintenance done for your heater this year. It’s recommended that you have this service done at least once a year—twice a year if you have heat pump. If you are one of the many homeowners that has a furnace, though, then once a year is sufficient, but it’s imperative that you not skip this appointment.

The safety risks involved with older furnaces are not as large of a concern today, as modern furnaces are much more advanced than those of the past. However, there is still at least a small chance of carbon monoxide leaks with gas-powered furnaces, and fire hazards if you have an electric-powered heating system. Fortunately, all it takes is one maintenance appointment—and inherent inspection—a year to make sure that your furnace is ready to perform effectively and safely this winter. Continue reading

How to Care for Your HVAC System between Tune-Ups

No matter what type of heating or cooling system you have in your home, it’s vital that you schedule routine maintenance so that our expert technicians can fully inspect, clean, and adjust your system and its component on a regular basis.

Doing so will ensure that it works as effectively and efficiently as it should for as long as it should. But something very important to remember is that you can’t just neglect your HVAC system between maintenance appointments. There are a couple tasks that you can and should be doing on your own—one of those being to change your air filter. Keep reading to learn more about what a dirty air filter does to your air conditioner or heater. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Schedule a Furnace Check Up Before it Gets Cold

There’s no denying that winter time brings some pretty cold temperatures. And even though winter is still a long ways off, the official start of fall is in just a few days, which means it’s time to start thinking about furnace maintenance. The best time to schedule this service is well before you will need your heating system on a regular basis, making now the perfect time to do so.

Scheduling furnace maintenance ahead of time means that you’ll have a peace of mind when temperatures do begin to decline further and you need your heating system to be in the best shape possible. Read on to learn 3 reasons you should schedule furnace maintenance before the cold weather hits. Continue reading

Are You Changing Your Air Filter Often Enough?

Many homeowners don’t realize just how important their air filter is to a properly functioning HVAC system. But avoiding this important air conditioning component can do a lot more harm than good. Changing your air filter is a task that you can and should manage on your own, on a routine basis.

The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is placed there to protect the interior components of that system. It helps prevent dust and other potentially harmful debris from entering via return air ducts. So if the air filter is left ignored for too long, it will become congested and won’t allow for sufficient airflow or an effective cooling system at all. Continue reading

The Advantages of Whole-House High Efficiency Air Filtration

Chances are, when you live somewhere that gets as sweltering hot in the summer as it does here, you use a central air conditioning unit. This provides a lot of relief from outdoor conditions, but can also be helping to negatively impact your indoor air quality. In fact, because houses are built so “tightly” to make our air conditioners more efficient, there often isn’t appropriate ventilation to allow for decent indoor air quality.

The thing is, when you use a whole-house air conditioner, the air blown out of your ducts stirs up pollutants and makes them airborne. You could also be experiencing duct leaks that make this problem even worse, allowing pollutants to negatively impact the ductwork itself. The good news is, there’s an answer to this problem: a whole-house high efficiency air filtration system. Continue reading

Buying a New AC: Why Efficiency Matters

Indiana homeowners know all too well that when summer hits, the heat and humidity is nothing to contend with, especially without a properly functioning air conditioner. If you are considering replacing an old and outdated air conditioner, it’s best to do it now before the heat really kicks in.

Among the various factors you should consider when replacing your air conditioner is the new system’s efficiency level, measured by a SEER rating. The higher this rating is, the more the system does with less—always an important factor to keep in mind. But what exactly does that mean? We’ve delved a little deeper into SEER ratings below Continue reading

The Benefits of Clean Indoor Air

Most homeowners aren’t aware that their indoor air quality can actually be worse than the quality of their outside air. This is particularly true during this time of year, when we are exposed to allergens such as dust, pollen, and even pet dander from shedding pets. The good news is that we offer quality air filtration systems to help reduce the effects of poor indoor air quality. But why is this so important? Continue reading