Heating Archive

September Haven Magazine: Fall is the Time to Save Money on HVAC Replacement

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 8, 2018

As the summer heat gives way to cooler fall days, Brian Schutt, co-owner of Homesense Heating & Cooling, says now is the time to purchase new heating and cooling equipment. “Why wait for something to break down and become more expensive?” Schutt asks. “In the fall, demand for equipment is lower, but the incentives to...
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2018 HVAC Rebates and Incentives – The Indianapolis Area Homeowners Guide

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 8, 2018
2018 HVAC Rebates and Incentives – The Indianapolis Area Homeowners Guide

We always try to simplify the complex for our clients. Wading into the rebate and incentives in HVAC can be like getting a master’s degree, so we’ve cut to the chase for the fall of 2018 with the highlights below. Carrier Cool Cash Installation Dates: August 27 – November 15 Maximum Rebate: $1650 (Infinity Greenspeed...
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How to Purify Your Indoor Air With Houseplants

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 13, 2018
How to Purify Your Indoor Air With Houseplants

Did you know that the air inside your home can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outdoors? And poor air quality can have a negative impact on our health, including allergies, respiratory issues, and even heart disease. (Of course, all of this becomes an even bigger issue if your home is locked...
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Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Approved by Congress

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 27, 2018
Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Approved by Congress

At the beginning of February 2018, federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of geothermal heat pumps (GHPs). How does that relate to you? What the New Tax Credit Means for Homeowners Between 2009 and 2016, Congress approved the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit plan, passing tax credits...
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The Effect of Candles on Your Furnace Air Filters

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 19, 2018
The Effect of Candles on Your Furnace Air Filters

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know there’s no shortage of reminders to change your home HVAC filters on a regular basis: How to Select a Furnace Filter for Your Indianapolis Area Home What’s the Best Air Filter for Indoor Air Quality? Air Conditioner Not Working? Check Your Filter But there are...
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The Impact of Snow and Ice on Your Home Heating and Cooling System

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 24, 2018
The Impact of Snow and Ice on Your Home Heating and Cooling System

We’ve already covered how to prepare your home for cold temperatures, but do you know the potential impact snow and ice can have on your HVAC system? Follow our tips below to avoid replacing your furnace before it’s absolutely necessary. How Winter Conditions Affect Your HVAC Unit There are several ways that snow and ice can...
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How Much Does it Really Cost to Replace Your Furnace?

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 19, 2018
How Much Does it Really Cost to Replace Your Furnace?

With the extreme cold, we have been slammed with calls asking how much a new furnace installation costs. While it’s impossible to determine one specific cost, below we offer several factors to consider in order to make a more educated choice when faced with replacing your furnace. What’s Your Energy Source? The first thing to...
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Preparing for the Next Round of Cold – Homesense Talks to WTHR 13

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 15, 2018
Preparing for the Next Round of Cold – Homesense Talks to WTHR 13

As winter weather continues, we spoke with Matt McCutcheon of WTHR-13 about some of the big things to remember to keep your furnace working on the coldest January days: Airflow matters. Change your filter early and often. Even if you’ve changed it recently, if you have airflow issues, you’ll quickly have furnace issues. Adjust expectations....
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5 Bad Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Habits to Avoid in 2018

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 11, 2018
5 Bad Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Habits to Avoid in 2018

While we’re still in the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, we wanted to provide you with five of the worst HVAC habits we see in a lot of our clients and offer tips on how to break them in 2018. By reversing these five bad habits, you will be well on your way to saving...
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Channel 6: Get a Second Opinion on Furnace Repairs

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 23, 2017
Channel 6: Get a Second Opinion on Furnace Repairs

With temperatures dropping, Channel 6 reached out to us to find out what insider recommendations we could give to homeowners in Central Indiana. A few highlights from our conversation that weren’t included in the video: Be wary of a repair technician that says you “have to replace your furnace”. Anything can be fixed and it’s...
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