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Heating and Cooling FAQs Archive

[Video] The Furnace Sequence

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  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: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  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: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  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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[Video] What does my flame sensor do?

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  January 3, 2022

  Understanding the parts of your furnace is the first step toward a worry-free winter. The flame sensor plays a very important role in the functioning of your furnace and in keeping you safe. After your system kicks on, the igniter gets the flames going. Gas will then move across your heat exchangers, which in...
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[Video] Why is the blower motor important?

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  December 20, 2021
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  Understanding the various parts of your furnace is the first step toward taking care of your system well. The blower motor is the heart of your furnace and works to pump warm air throughout your house in the winter. In an upflow furnace, it’s on the bottom half and is located behind your control...
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5 Winter HVAC Tips

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  December 13, 2021
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  Winter is here and it’s time to begin considering how to best manage your heating system. By understanding your furnace and following through on a few things you can do as a homeowner, you can ensure a safe and worry-free winter. For more helpful content, follow us on Instagram for our weekly #tuesdaytip and...
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[Video] An introduction to your furnace

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  November 29, 2021

  As the weather gets colder, we’re going to be turning on our heating systems across the city. While it may seem daunting, understanding the inside of your furnace will help you make the best decisions this winter. Knowing the basics will give you everything you need to take care of your furnace. When it...
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[Video] How to maintain your furnace

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  November 4, 2021
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  As temperatures fall and heating season begins, make sure to maintain your furnace so that it is in good working order for the Indiana winter. Like changing the oil in your car, consistent maintenance on your furnace is an important step to ensuring the mechanical system continues to work as efficiently as possible. As...
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iWave Air Purifier Review: indoor air quality made easy

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  September 10, 2021
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We’re officially into September and entering fall in Indianapolis. As a result, that means cooler temperatures and the start of fall allergies for many homeowners. As we’ve all spent more time indoors the past year and a half, indoor air quality has become a more important subject for many people. The EPA says indoor air...
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HVAC lingo: top 10 terms you should know

By: Cristina Marroquin-McCall  |  August 26, 2021

Have you ever talked to an HVAC technician and felt like they were speaking a different language? We get it. Heating and cooling is full of technical (and sometimes insider) terms that can be confusing to the average homeowner. But it is actually easier to understand than it might seem at first!  We’ve compiled our...
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