Indoor Air Quality Archive

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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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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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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Honeywell Whole House Humidifier Special

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 13, 2018
Honeywell Whole House Humidifier Special

$200 Off Honeywell Whole House Humidifiers. Starting at $550. Offer ends 1/31/18. Call 317.670.0171 and ask for Brady to get this special pricing.  EDIT: WE ARE SOLD OUT. LITERALLY, NO MORE HONEYWELL HUMIDIFIERS AT OUR SUPPLIER. MORE NEWS TO COME ABOUT ANOTHER HUMIDIFIER PROMOTION.

How to Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 18, 2017
How to Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Frigid temps mean our heating systems are working overtime. This also means homeowners should be aware of potential dangers with their heating system — including carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect without special alarms. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced any time gas is being used, and it...
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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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