Indianapolis Heating and Cooling Blog

Your Guide to Buying a Furnace in Indianapolis

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 19, 2023

Revised: Fall 2023 While it’s technically still summer, the fall weather is here. And while it may not feel cold like the winter yet, you know those days are coming — they always do in the Indianapolis area. If you know you’ll be in the market for replacing your furnace this year — or if...
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Improving Indoor Air Quality: From Duct Cleaning to Advanced IAQ Products

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 15, 2023

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is crucial for the health and comfort of every homeowner. Most people are unaware that indoor air can often be more polluted than outdoor air, especially if a home is not appropriately ventilated. Dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and a host of other allergens can reside inside our homes,...
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Why Does My New HVAC System Cost So Much?

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 13, 2023

In the last few years, homeowners have noticed a significant increase in the costs associated with heating and cooling. The area most impacted has been new HVAC units, causing many homeowners to have sticker shock when installing new air conditioners and furnaces. As the provider of these estimates, we can assure you the price increases...
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The Sales Technician Model in HVAC: A Caution for Homeowners

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 11, 2023

The HVAC industry, like many others, is constantly evolving to adapt to new technological advancements, market demands, and business models. One such trend that’s gained momentum is when HVAC companies employ sales technicians. While it might sound like an innovative solution — combining the technical expertise of a technician with the sales skills of a...
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By: Brian Schutt  |  August 21, 2023

Revised 2023 As extreme winter weather is predicted, this questions is an important one to consider as a homeowner. Should I cover my air conditioner during the winter? We explore below    If you’re anything like I was 18 months ago, you have no clue about your hvac system apart from your thermostat.  I’ve learned...
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3 Tests for an Air Conditioner Freon Leak

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 20, 2023
3 Tests for an Air Conditioner Freon Leak3 Tests for an Air Conditioner Freon Leak

Updated on 8/17/2023 On January 1, 2020 Freon, or R-22 refrigerant, was banned from being manufactured by The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because it damaged the ozone layer. R-22 was used in nearly all cooling devices at the time of the ban, so it was eliminated with a step-by-step phase-out. An air conditioner freon leak...
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How Much Does a Furnace Replacement Cost?

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 19, 2023
How Much Does a Furnace Replacement Cost?How Much Does a Furnace Replacement Cost?

Updated Fall of 2023 As the combination of tariffs, manufacturing and materials impacts due to Covid, inflationary wage pressures increasing labor costs, we have revised the anticipated replacement costs for new furnaces and heating equipment below. These prices are meant to give a concept to pricing expectations, so you can be a more discerning shopper....
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Furnace Leaking Water: What Causes It During the Summer?

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 18, 2023
Furnace Leaking Water: What Causes It During the Summer?Furnace Leaking Water: What Causes It During the Summer?

Updated on 8/17/2023 Is your furnace leaking water? Don’t panic! This article will help you understand what causes water to be found around your furnace during the summer and how to troubleshoot the issue. What Does It Mean If My Furnace is Leaking Water? During normal operation, your air conditioner produces a significant amount of...
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Serving Property Managers Across Central Indiana

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 16, 2023

In the heart of Central Indiana, property managers juggle a multitude of tasks, ensuring the wellbeing of tenants and the structural health of buildings. One of the most critical components of any property, especially given Indiana’s diverse seasons, is the heating and cooling system. And for many property managers in the region, HVAC is a...
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What Should I Do When The HVAC Freon is Low in My Air Conditioner?

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 15, 2023
What Should I Do When The HVAC Freon is Low in My Air Conditioner?What Should I Do When The HVAC Freon is Low in My Air Conditioner?

Updated Summer 2023 Freon (R22) has been phased out of being manufactured since 2010, and finally banned in 2020. Air Conditioning Systems are still functioning with the same principles of heat transfer, but now use primarily R410a refrigerant (in residential HVAC systems) While the freon reference in this post is dated, the process is still...
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