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Heating and Cooling FAQs Archive

iWave Air Purifier Review: indoor air quality made easy

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  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: Griff Housemeyer  |  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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Understanding the Price of R22 and Why It’s So High

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 7, 2021
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During the heat of the summer, current and prospective customers should be aware of the continued skyrocketing price of R22 refrigerant (commonly called Freon). This is a result of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates. R22: Phase-Out Such has been the case since especially 2010, but all the way back to 2004. This is when the...
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How Many Degrees Can an Air Conditioner Cool?

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 6, 2021
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“How many degrees can an air conditioner cool?” We get this question a lot! During the summer, crazy hot temperatures can put stress on you and stress on your air conditioner. We’ve received a litany of phone calls from homeowners frustrated with their air conditioning system’s limited capacity to keep up with the heat outside....
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Dehumidifiers 101: What do they do and why do I need one?

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  June 7, 2021
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Humidity Problem Living in the midwest means we’re all familiar with humidity, but many homeowners aren’t familiar with how to control humidity through dehumidifiers. Few things are worse than stepping outside on a July day and feeling the hot wall of humidity hit you. While the summer especially comes to mind, the outside air is...
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5 HVAC Tips for Summer

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  May 26, 2021

As summer begins in earnest, so does the work your air conditioner has to put in to keep your home comfortable. There are a few things you can do to ensure your AC has the best environment and setup possible to run smoothly. Follow each of these five HVAC tips for summer and you’ll be...
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Ductless Heating and Cooling Basics for Indianapolis Homes

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 20, 2021
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More Indianapolis homeowners choose to install and use ductless heating and cooling systems as they have increasing popularity. An HVAC staple also known as “mini-splits” across Europe and Asia, these systems are convenient and energy efficient. In a 2018 article, Daikin North America LLC Senior Vice President Doug Widenmann said, “The Daikin mini-split product development...
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HVAC Second Opinion: Trust Homesense

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  May 13, 2021
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Why you need a second opinion It’s a hot summer day and you finally have an HVAC technician looking at your faulty system. All you want is to have cold air in your house again, but you’re nervous about how much it might cost. Your fears are founded when your technician tells you that you...
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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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