Heating and Cooling FAQs Archive

Choosing the Right HVAC Company: More Than Just Fixing Your Furnace

By: Jason Fletcher  |  March 13, 2024

Looking for a trustworthy, local HVAC company in or around Indianapolis can be a daunting task. It takes time and patience to search the web, ask your local neighborhood Facebook group who they’re using, then parse through the reviews and Yelp scores to try to figure out who you should trust to come into your...
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What’s That Smell When I Turn On My Furnace for the First Time?

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 8, 2023
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Revised Winter 2023 As the temperature dips for the first time this fall, homeowners across Central Indiana oftentimes smell something funny. Before you call on Homesense for an emergency furnace repair, go through these steps: #1 Don’t Worry It’s very normal that your furnace will have a funny smell the first time you turn it...
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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
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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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What Should I Do When The HVAC Freon is Low in My Air Conditioner?

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 15, 2023
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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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4 Major Reasons Your HVAC System Keeps Running

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 12, 2023

By regulating temperature and humidity, your HVAC system keeps your home comfortable. However, sometimes HVAC systems have problems that result in continuous running. Some of the most common reasons for this include a dirty air filter, thermostat issues, leaky ductwork, and a lack of maintenance. 1. Dirty Air Filter A dirty air filter can cause...
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Why Does My Furnace Emit A Burning Smell?

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 10, 2023

Your furnace is one of the most critical components of a home’s HVAC system, responsible for heating the entire house during cold winter months. It is essential to prioritize the care and maintenance of your furnace to ensure it remains efficient, safe, and functional. Failing to maintain and repair your furnace can lead to higher energy bills,...
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[Video] The Furnace Sequence

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 15, 2022
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  Here at Homesense, we started as homeowners first. That’s why we’re all about reducing confusion and simplifying the complicated parts of HVAC. We try to put everything we do into language that we could have understood as homeowners. One of the things we’ve noticed is that a lot of people don’t know how the...
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[Video] How your heat exchangers work

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 31, 2022
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  The heat exchangers are an incredibly important part of your furnace, but unfortunately also a part that many HVAC companies will take advantage of to get more money out of you. Learn more about them and when you should actually be concerned here. The heat exchangers are where the heat is actually produced in...
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[Video] What happens if my igniter stops working?

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 17, 2022

  We believe it’s just good sense to understand the basics of your furnace. In this video, Homesense co-owner Brian Schutt talks about the igniter and its important role in the process of your furnace working. The igniter is a small cylinder found in front of your heat exchangers, much like the flame sensor is....
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