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Celebrate Earth Day by Reducing Energy Use at Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 20, 2018
Celebrate Earth Day by Reducing Energy Use at Home

Earth Day is upon us. While we strive to be energy efficient year-round, this is a good reminder to look for ways you can reduce energy and bills this spring. Get a jumpstart on spring cleaning, and follow these tips to save money and show our planet some extra love this Earth Day. Upgrade to...
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Homesense Adds Duct Cleaning to List of Services

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 21, 2018
Homesense Adds Duct Cleaning to List of Services

Specialization is important to us. While many in our industry jump into plumbing or electrical work because it’s “good for business”, we’ve always been hesitant to stray from our core competency. But after significant research into indoor air health, and at the request of hundreds of clients over the years, we have decided to invest...
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Five Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality – Lowering VOCs

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 13, 2018
Five Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality – Lowering VOCs

In February, the Science journal released a study finding that volatile chemical products — such as pesticides, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, cleaning agents and personal care products — now make up half of fossil fuel VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. This is a big deal because VOCs are found consistently higher indoors than outdoors and...
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How to Purify Your Indoor Air With Houseplants

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 13, 2018
How to Purify Your Indoor Air With Houseplants

Did you know that the air inside your home can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors? And poor air quality can have a negative impact on our health, including allergies, respiratory issues, and even heart disease. (Of course, all of this becomes an even bigger issue if your home is locked...
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Six Ways to Know if Your Indoor Air Has Been Polluted

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 8, 2018
Six Ways to Know if Your Indoor Air Has Been Polluted

Brian Shutt:  Hey, this is Brian Schutt with Homesense Heating and Cooling. We are back on Facebook Live again, I’m sure you’re excited. Here with Matt Patrick, our comfort consultant and indoor air health specialist, among other things. A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the issues related to humidification and what you can...
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Cool Customers Episode 2: Kyle Lacy, Lessonly

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 7, 2018
Cool Customers Episode 2: Kyle Lacy, Lessonly

Kyle Lacy is a entrepreneur, author, thought leader, and now start-up veteran who’s packed a career’s worth of experience into a decade of work. With a diverse skill set and a “open view” of the tech landscape, Kyle brought back an energy and capability to Indy after a stint in Boston. Brian and Kyle talk...
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Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Approved by Congress

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 27, 2018
Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Approved by Congress

At the beginning of February 2018, federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). How does that relate to you? What the New Tax Credit Means for Homeowners Between 2009 and 2016, Congress approved the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit plan, passing tax credits...
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Cool Customers Episode 1: Chris Eley, Goose the Market and Smoking Goose

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 20, 2018
Cool Customers Episode 1: Chris Eley, Goose the Market and Smoking Goose

Chris Eley is a towering figure in the Indianapolis food scene. And not just because he’s 6’7″ tall. Chris has had a passion for food since he was young, worked his butt off for years all around Indy, and across the country. And then brought his vision for a neighborhood market to the newly revitalized...
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The Effect of Candles on Your Furnace Air Filters

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 19, 2018
The Effect of Candles on Your Furnace Air Filters

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know there’s no shortage of reminders to change your home HVAC filters on a regular basis: How to Select a Furnace Filter for Your Indianapolis Area Home What’s the Best Air Filter for Indoor Air Quality? Air Conditioner Not Working? Check Your Filter But there are...
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The Impact of Snow and Ice on Your Home Heating and Cooling System

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 24, 2018
The Impact of Snow and Ice on Your Home Heating and Cooling System

We’ve already covered how to prepare your home for cold temperatures, but do you know the potential impact snow and ice can have on your HVAC system? Follow our tips below to avoid replacing your furnace before it’s absolutely necessary. How Winter Conditions Affect Your HVAC Unit There are several ways that snow and ice can...
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