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Indoor Air Quality Archive

What’s That Smell When I Turn On My Furnace for the First Time?

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 8, 2017
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As the temperature dips for the first time this fall, homeowners across Central Indiana oftentimes smell something funny. #1 Don’t Worry It’s very normal that your furnace will have a funny smell the first time you turn it on. It can sometimes smell like burning, sometimes a little musty. Don’t get worried, it’s a very...
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What’s the Best Air Filter for Indoor Air Quality?

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 14, 2017
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Updated on 07/01/2019 Air pollutants are rated in the top five environmental health risks, and many of these pollutants exist inside your home. Mold, mildew, dust and other odors that live in your house cause itchy eyes, scratchy throats, headaches and asthma. While airtight construction and home installation stop drafts and can save on energy...
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Energy Saving Tips for Your A/C System on Earth Day

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 22, 2017
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Since its creation in 1969, Earth Day has served as a global reminder to take a look at what you do on a daily basis to make the world a better place. Something many of us might not think about is how to save energy via your air conditioner. But did you know this system...
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How to Reduce Electric Bill With These 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 20, 2017
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The weather is getting warmer. Trees, shrubs, and lawns are coming to life again. As homeowners, this means spring cleaning is just around the corner. For us, this time of year is also an opportunity to evaluate our environmental impact and clean out the things in our home that no longer serve us. Sound appealing? The...
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What the Department of Energy Thinks About Your Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 2, 2016
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If you’ve spent more than five minutes rolling through our website, you’ve likely discovered that we’re strong believers that regular maintenance on your HVAC system can keep it running smoothly and efficiently throughout the year. If you’re tired of taking our word for it, here’s some great information by the Department of Energy. Why We Believe in...
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Homesense HVAC Service Technician Wins Yelp Service Award

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 25, 2016
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Earlier this summer, Homesense HVAC Service Technician Dustin Cover received the Customer Service Award from Yelp, a crowd-sourced, local business reviews website. Winners were selected by trends in reviews posted on the business, such as the number of times the name of a particular staff member or “great customer service” were mentioned. And here’s the Yelp Review by Kelly G. of...
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Hail Damage to Air Conditioning Unit: What You Need to Know

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 20, 2016
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Updated on 07/01/2019 Worried about hail damage to your air conditioning unit? When you hear the phrase hail damage, many Indiana homeowners don’t think how it can damage their air conditioner–but it can. Indiana ranks 7th in the United States by number of properties that have experienced damaging hail events. We all know the damage...
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Why You Have a Frozen Air Conditioner and What to Do About It

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 18, 2016
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A few weeks back, we shared in this space why a frozen air conditioner isn’t so cool for your home or your budget. There, we focused on potential issues within the unit that might cause a condenser to freeze. But as the good guys at Ask This Old House point out in the video below,...
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Fox 59 Asks Homesense How Indianapolis Homeowners Can Keep Air Conditioner Running

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 14, 2016
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Watch the video below to find out a few tips to keep your air conditioner running. And if you do need to call us for service at 317-203-8149, here are seven ways to stay cool while you wait for us to arrive. Contrary to popular belief, we don’t pray for sweltering heat to come through the...
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CBS4 WTTV-TV to Homesense: How to Stay Cool in Indianapolis Heat Wave?

By: Brian Schutt  |  June 18, 2016
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It’s not technically summer yet, but try telling that to air conditioners around the Indianapolis area. We’re presently in the midst of a summer heat wave, pushing all A/C units to their maximum capacity. And many Indy homeowners are hoping and praying their systems keep working through the warmth. We were privileged to share some tips...
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