Heating and Cooling FAQs Archive

The Pros and Cons of Continuously Running Your HVAC Fan

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 21, 2021
The Pros and Cons of Continuously Running Your HVAC FanThe 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 — along with “does running the fan on my air conditioner use a lot of electricity?” It’s a debated topic throughout the industry, so we’re going to give you the pros, the cons, and our recommendation....
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Energy efficiency and your HVAC system: a primer

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  April 14, 2021
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  HVAC energy efficiency is an important topic to understand as you make decisions regarding your home’s heating and cooling system. There are a multitude of factors and ratings that go into determining and describing energy efficiency. As always, our goal is to help reduce confusion so that you, the customer, have the knowledge necessary...
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Frozen Coil? Best way to thaw and next steps

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 13, 2021
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When you have a frozen coil, take these important steps   As the heat of summer rolls in, so do common air conditioning problems. This is because after sitting dormant for some time in the Indiana winter, your system is now straining to work again. And in Indiana summer, that can mean working against 90...
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Should I replace my furnace at the same time as my AC?

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 8, 2021
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Replacing a Furnace Along With an Air Conditioner Can Make Sense (Sometimes) With the hot days of summer ahead of us, many homeowners across Indianapolis will have to replace their air conditioning systems. One of the most consistent questions we receive from homeowners across the Indianapolis area when a new AC is required is, “do...
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New to a Heat Pump? What You Need to Know, So You Don’t Freak Out

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 23, 2021
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We’ve compiled our most important tips and answers related to heat pumps. These come from actual customer questions and help homeowners across Central Indiana save money, understand their systems, and be comfortable.  Why More Heat Pumps? More than ever before, homes in the Indianapolis area are using a heat pump combination, rather than a traditional...
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iWave Air Purifier Review: indoor air quality made easy

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  March 2, 2021
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We’re officially into March and (hopefully) entering spring in Indianapolis. As a result, that means warmer temperatures and the start of spring allergies for many homeowners. As we’ve all spent more time indoors the past year, indoor air quality has become a more important subject for many people. The EPA says indoor air is 2...
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5 things you need to know about heating & cooling

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  February 11, 2021

  Understanding the intricacies of heating and cooling your home can be a complicated and daunting process. There are a lot of various parts to the system with different names working behind the scenes. At Homesense, we know you want to take the best care of your home. And to do so, there’s just a...
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Indianapolis Furnace Replacement Guide for 2020

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 1, 2020
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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. Here’s our furnace replacement guide for 2020. Furnace Replacement Guide: The Process Customer expectations are growing...
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Repair Gas Furnace or Replace it? Read This First

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 26, 2018
Repair Gas Furnace or Replace it? Read This FirstRepair Gas Furnace or Replace it? Read This First

Not sure whether you need to replace or repair a gas furnace in your Indianapolis home? 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 have...
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How to Heat an Older Home in Indiana

By: Brian Schutt  |  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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