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[Video] What happens if my igniter stops working?

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  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: Griff Housemeyer  |  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: Griff Housemeyer  |  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: Griff Housemeyer  |  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: Griff Housemeyer  |  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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The Homesense Tune-Up Process

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  November 16, 2021

Like any mechanical system, your HVAC system breaks down over time and needs consistent tune-ups. A tune-up, like an oil change for your car, can help ensure that your systems run longer and smoother. This saves you time, money, and (hopefully) stress. As we’ve outlined in our comprehensive Maintenance Guide, getting seasonal tune-ups on your...
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[Video] How to maintain your furnace

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  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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Consider the Daikin Fit for your home’s HVAC needs

By: Griff Housemeyer  |  September 24, 2021
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What’s the right fit for your home? Imagine this: perfect temperature and perfect humidity in your home. Your own unique ecosystem working with your air for better control, efficiency, and quality. Sound like a dream? It’s actually possible with the Daikin Fit system. The Daikin Fit is a side discharge, smart HVAC system using state-of-the-art...
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The Pros and Cons of Continuously Running Your HVAC Fan

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 21, 2021
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“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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