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Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Approved by Congress

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 27, 2018
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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
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Did you know that candles and furnace filters are connected? Continue reading for my personal experience of how I first discovered this to be true! 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...
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Winter HVAC TIPS: Impact of Snow and Ice on Heating and Cooling System

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 24, 2018
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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 winter HVAC 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...
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How Much Does a Furnace Replacement Cost?

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 19, 2018
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With the extreme cold, we have been slammed with calls asking: How much does a furnace replacement cost? While it’s impossible to determine one specific furnace cost, below we offer several factors that impact the cost of new furnace, in order to make a more educated choice when faced with replacing your furnace. What’s Your Energy Source?...
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Preparing for the Next Round of Cold – Homesense Talks to WTHR 13

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 15, 2018
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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 Furnace Tips for Extreme Cold in Central Indiana

By: Brian Schutt  |  January 2, 2018
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Feeling the brrrr in Indiana? Read on for 5 furnace tips for extreme cold in Central Indiana. “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” Coach John Wooden was a central Indiana farmboy, and knew something about Indiana’s cold winters. So with the coldest weather in over 20 years projected to hit next week, we did...
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Channel 6: Get a Second Opinion on Furnace Repairs

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 23, 2017
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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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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 18, 2017
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Frigid temps mean our heating systems are working overtime. This also means homeowners should be aware of potential dangers with their heating system — including carbon monoxide leaks, which are hard to detect without special alarms. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is produced any time gas is being used, and it...
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Top Rated Heating And Cooling Company in Indianapolis

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 15, 2017
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At Homesense, we believe in creating a refreshingly different customer experience in Indianapolis area heating and cooling. While our belief and commitment to that is fantastic, we know that it means very little unless our customers also believe we are executing on that promise. Across all venues, we believe Homesense stacks up above all competition...
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What is a Variable Speed Furnace?

By: Brian Schutt  |  December 13, 2017
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Many Indianapolis area homeowners have never bought a new comfort system for their home. In trying to figure out what is going to be best, you are going to hear about a variable speed furnace fan. The fan or blower in question is the fan that provides airflow to all the registers in your home...
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