Heating and Cooling FAQs Archive

Indianapolis Furnace Replacement Guide for 2019

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 1, 2019
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While many factors on furnace replacement in central Indiana remain constant year to year, we try to update our thinking each year to provide clearer expectations around process, pricing, and opportunities if you have to replace your furnace this year. Process of Furnace Replacement: Customer expectations are growing for HVAC companies, and we believe that’s...
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Before You Replace a Gas Furnace Read This

By: Homesense  |  December 26, 2018
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Think you might need to replace a gas furnace in your Indianapolis home? If you’re not sure, we can help guide and prepare you for this home investment. You may be ready if you have dealt with frequent repairs or breakdowns over the last few winters. If you purchased a home this year, you may...
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How to Heat an Older Home in Indiana

By: Homesense  |  December 5, 2018
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If your preference leans toward character or certain neighborhoods, you may be curious how best to heat an older home. There are many of these gems in Indianapolis from grand Victorians to simple Craftsmans and modest bungalows. Whether you’re fond of a particular architecture or you’ve long admired the established neighborhoods with older homes, these...
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Know When to Call Indianapolis HVAC Contractors

By: Homesense  |  November 21, 2018
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Sometimes you know right away when to call Indianapolis HVAC contractors. If you’re a new homeowner or would like to better understand what’s normal and what isn’t, read on. At Homesense in Indianapolis, we strongly believe in education. Whether it’s our technicians, installers, office staff, or customers, we advocate for knowing as much as you...
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HVAC Terms to Know

By: Homesense  |  November 14, 2018
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Whether you’re in the market for a heating and cooling system or not, it’s important to know certain HVAC terms. In this blog, we’ll cover some of the basics. They’ll help you evaluate a future purchase as well as the performance of your current system. In this installment, we’ll break down the meaning behind basics...
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Programmable and Wi-Fi Thermostat Benefits

By: Homesense  |  November 7, 2018
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Have you jumped on the Wi-Fi thermostat wagon yet? Whether you have an old manual dial thermostat or have a basic programmable model, there’s room to grow. Today’s thermostats offer a lot of benefits for your convenience and cost savings in your Indianapolis home. Programmable and Wi-Fi Thermostat Features Settings and Modes The most basic...
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Does My Furnace Need an HVAC Contractor

By: Homesense  |  October 31, 2018
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Furnace Troubleshooting FAQs Does my furnace need a repair, or can I do it myself? At Homesense in Indianapolis, we hear questions like these a lot. Let’s review some of the common ones and how to address the issues. We want to educate where we can while we remain available for any of your HVAC...
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HVAC Maintenance and Carbon Monoxide Safety

By: Homesense  |  October 17, 2018
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Precautions You Can Take for Your Indianapolis Home To preserve safety for your family, you do lots of things – is HVAC maintenance one of them? Our heating and air systems are easy to take for granted. As long as they operate in the background, everyone is comfortable. When they break, things can get stressful....
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What’s That Smell When I Turn On My Furnace for the First Time?

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 8, 2017
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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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The Pros and Cons of Continuously Running Your HVAC Fan

By: Brian Schutt  |  October 3, 2016
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“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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