Heating Archive

The Busy Homeowner’s End-of-Summer Home Checklist

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 19, 2017
The Busy Homeowner’s End-of-Summer Home Checklist

The changing of the seasons brings a new list of home maintenance tasks. As we near the end of summer, a little bit of cleaning and some minor repairs around the house will go a long way. Prepare for the upcoming cooler temps and winter weather by following this ultimate end-of-summer home checklist: 1. Clean...
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What’s That Smell When I Turn On My Furnace for the First Time?

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 8, 2017
What’s That Smell When I Turn On My Furnace for the First Time?

As the temperature dips for the first time this fall, homeowners across Central Indiana oftentimes smell something funny.   #1 Don’t Worry It’s very normal that your furnace will have a funny smell the first time you turn it on. It can sometimes smell like burning, sometimes a little musty. Don’t get worried, it’s a...
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Three Things You Didn’t Know About Your Whole House Humidifier

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 22, 2017
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Your Whole House Humidifier

Not Changing Your Humidifier Pad Can Be More Detrimental to Your Furnace Than Not Changing Out Your Air Filter We talk a lot here about the importance of changing out your furnace air filter. But did you know it’s just as important—if not more important—to replace the pad in your whole house humidifier? That’s right! Assuming...
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How Long Do Gas Furnaces Last These Days?

By: Brad Odom  |  March 15, 2017
How Long Do Gas Furnaces Last These Days?

A Quick History Lesson on Furnaces in Indianapolis Homes When I was young, my grandpa would tell me stories about installing a gravity furnace—called that because it did not include a fan. Rather, they just relied on the fact that hot air rises to work. The number of parts making up gravity furnaces could be counted on one...
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29 Ways We Show Love to Our Preventative Maintenance Customers

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 14, 2017
29 Ways We Show Love to Our Preventative Maintenance Customers

The Homesense Preventative Maintenance Program helps you feel good—in your home and in your mind. It’s February 14 — the day that diapered baby flies around, shooting everyone with those heart-shaped arrows. At Homesense, we don’t think love should be confined to just one day. We like to give it out throughout the year. More...
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3 Ways to Stay Warm in Indianapolis for 6 More Weeks of Winter

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 2, 2017
3 Ways to Stay Warm in Indianapolis for 6 More Weeks of Winter

“Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream… of spring.” – Groundhog Day Sadly, the little rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow this morning, meaning we’ll be enduring six more weeks of winter around the Indianapolis area. Granted, he doesn’t hold the most accurate record. (That title goes to Staten Island...
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How Much Will a New Furnace Cost in Central Indiana?

By: Brad Odom  |  January 11, 2017
How Much Will a New Furnace Cost in Central Indiana?

Whether you live in Fishers, Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville, Geist, or Indianapolis neighborhoods, gas furnaces can cost anywhere between $2,000 and $6,000. That’s not always an easy dollar figure to swallow, even on the coldest of winter days. But to help you out, here are five things to consider if you’re in the market for a new heating system...
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Consumer Reports: Finding the Best Gas Furnace for Your Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 11, 2017
Consumer Reports: Finding the Best Gas Furnace for Your Home

Per Consumer Reports, buying a higher efficient furnace can be better for your wallet, as well as the cost of energy prices. When it’s time to replace your old or broken gas furnace, you have many brands and features from which to choose. Which central heating system is the best on the market? Which heating...
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Two Things to Check First if Furnace Not Heating Your Indianapolis Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 23, 2016
Two Things to Check First if Furnace Not Heating Your Indianapolis Home

What You Can Do Before Calling Homesense to Your Cold Home in Fishers, Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville, or Indianapolis All of us at Homesense Heating and Cooling love getting a chance to work with homeowners throughout Central Indiana, but we also love giving some tips on things you can do before giving us a service call. In this...
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The One Thermostat Mistake You May Be Making That’s Hurting Your Furnace

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 20, 2016
The One Thermostat Mistake You May Be Making That’s Hurting Your Furnace

WTHR Channel 13 Asks Homesense How Indianapolis Homeowners Should Best Operate Their Furnace Thermostats It’s always an honor when a local radio or television station reaches out to Homesense Heating and Cooling and asks for some thoughts on the frigid weather hitting the Indianapolis area. During this current blast of cold air, Carrie Cline from...
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