Indianapolis Heating and Cooling Blog

Equipment Price Increases Loom as Manufacturers Respond to Tariffs

By: Brian Schutt  |  June 15, 2018
Equipment Price Increases Loom as Manufacturers Respond to Tariffs

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Causing HVAC Manufacturers to Increase Prices 4-6% on July 1, 2018 For the first time since Homesense has been around, our equipment suppliers are raising prices in the middle of the season. We’ve been advised of a 4-6% increase in equipment cost across the board for the most expensive things...
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Why A Frozen Air Conditioner is Not So Cool for Your Indianapolis Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 8, 2018
Why A Frozen Air Conditioner is Not So Cool for Your Indianapolis Home

Air conditioners need refrigerant to work. For most homeowners in and around the Indianapolis area, that’s the extent of our knowledge and awareness about the refrigeration/refrigerant chemical. We need gas in our cars. Air in our lungs. And refrigerant in our A/C units. And thankfully that’s about all we need to know. Like the gas...
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Home Air Health Tips + Tricks for Pet Owners

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 8, 2018
Home Air Health Tips + Tricks for Pet Owners

Most people who suffer from animal allergies aren’t allergic to an animal’s’ hair, but rather its dander. Pet dander specifically consists of tiny flakes of skin on animals with fur or feathers. It can have serious negative effects on you and your home’s air quality, if not properly controlled. If trapped inside your home’s HVAC...
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0% Financing for 72 months for Approved Carrier Infinity Systems

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 1, 2018
0% Financing for 72 months for Approved Carrier Infinity Systems

Springtime in Indianapolis is a great time to consider replacement of your old air conditioner. We’ve talked about this each fall and spring, that the off-season is the best season for home owners because manufacturers give great deals. This spring is no exception, with Carrier and Wells Fargo offering 0% financing up to 72 months...
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Why Would I Get An Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 26, 2018
Why Would I Get An Air Conditioner Tune-Up?

The Case for A/C Tune-Ups is Strong, and More Homeowners Should Be Told the Whole Story “Why? Why would I put my money into this expense over everything else in my home vs. going to a nice dinner vs. paying down this credit card vs. vs. vs.?” These are the realistic questions going through most...
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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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