Indoor Air Quality Archive

4 Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier

By: Brian Schutt  |  October 12, 2017
4 Benefits of a Whole House Humidifier

Balancing the humidity levels in your home is a very simple and important thing to do. Having too much moisture in the air can cause mold and mildew to grow in wet areas and attract unwanted insects and other creatures into your home. Not enough moisture in the air can cause health issues, damage your...
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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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What’s the Best Air Filter for Indoor Air Quality?

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 14, 2017
What’s the Best Air Filter for Indoor Air Quality?

Air pollutants are rated in the top five environmental health risks, and many of these pollutants exist inside your home. Mold, mildew, dust and other odors that live in your house cause itchy eyes, scratchy throats, headaches and asthma. While airtight construction and home installation stop drafts and can save on energy costs, they also...
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Energy Saving Tips for Your A/C System on Earth Day

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 22, 2017
Energy Saving Tips for Your A/C System on Earth Day

Since its creation in 1969, Earth Day has served as a global reminder to take a look at what you do on a daily basis to make the world a better place. Something many of us might not think about is how to save energy via your air conditioner. But did you know this system...
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Spring Cleaning: 10 Ways Cleaning Your Home Can Reduce Your Energy Bills

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 20, 2017
Spring Cleaning: 10 Ways Cleaning Your Home Can Reduce Your Energy Bills

The weather is getting warmer. Trees, shrubs, and lawns are coming to life again. As homeowners, this means spring cleaning is just around the corner. For us, this time of year is also an opportunity to evaluate our environmental impact and clean out the things in our home that no longer serve us. Sound appealing?...
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The Pros and Cons of Continuously Running Your HVAC Fan

By: Brian Schutt  |  October 3, 2016
The Pros and Cons of Continuously Running Your HVAC Fan

“Should I set my HVAC fan to auto or on” is a question we commonly receive from Homesense customers. It’s a debated topic throughout the industry, so we’re going to give you the pros, the cons, and our recommendation. Setting Your HVAC Fan to “ON” When you set your fan to “ON,” you’re telling it...
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What the Department of Energy Thinks About Your Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 2, 2016
What the Department of Energy Thinks About Your Air Conditioner

If you’ve spent more than five minutes rolling through our website, you’ve likely discovered that we’re strong believers that regular maintenance on your HVAC system can keep it running smoothly and efficiently throughout the year. Why We Believe in Preventative Maintenance on Your HVAC System We often compare it to your automobile that needs regular inspections and...
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Homesense HVAC Service Technician Wins Yelp Service Award

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 25, 2016
Homesense HVAC Service Technician Wins Yelp Service Award

Earlier this summer, Homesense Heating and Cooling Service Technician Dustin Cover received the Customer Service Award from Yelp, a crowd-sourced, local business reviews website. Winners were selected by trends in reviews posted on the business, such as the number of times the name of a particular staff member or “great customer service” were mentioned. And here’s the Yelp Review by Kelly...
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Hail Damage and Your Air Conditioner: What You Need to Know

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 20, 2016
Hail Damage and Your Air Conditioner: What You Need to Know

If you were like me yesterday morning, you woke up at 3:00 a.m. to pretty significant thunderstorms rolling through Central Indiana. Wind gusts approaching 100 mph, torrential rain, and—most importantly to your air conditioner—hail stones up to an inch in diameter. We all know the damage hailstones can do to our cars, roofs, and gutters....
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