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Indoor Air Quality Archive

7 Ways to Stay Cool While Waiting on Air Conditioner Repairs

By: Joe Dudeck  |  June 18, 2016
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Updated on 07/02/2019 When your air conditioner stops working, and you are waiting on air conditioner repairs, the world stops spinning. Time stands still. And it seems you’ve aged three years while you wait for a service technician to arrive—even if it’s just a few hours. Heat has that affect on us. While we at...
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5 Facts About the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 This Memorial Weekend

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 28, 2016
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We don’t know the weather conditions were on May 30, 1911—other than they were “noticeably warm” when Ray Harroun took the checkered flag of the inaugural Indianapolis 500 in his Marmon Wasp. (We also don’t entirely know what a Marmon Wasp is.) But here’s what we do know. Fact #1. This Sunday marks the 100th running of...
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Get Even More Control of Your Comfort With a Zoned HVAC System

By: Brian Schutt  |  May 24, 2016
Get Even More Control of Your Comfort With a Zoned HVAC systemGet Even More Control of Your Comfort With a Zoned HVAC system

In this post, we introduce you to the zoned HVAC system and give you a few options to consider when replacing your A/C unit. Read on! Now or later this summer you may be in need of an entirely new A/C unit for your home. Sadly, I can’t tell you when. If I was that good...
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2016 HVAC Tax Credits and Rebates in Indianapolis

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 25, 2016
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Your Full List of 2016 HVAC Tax Credits in the Indianapolis, Indiana Area  Shopping for a new air conditioner, furnace or heat pump in the Indianapolis area and want to know if you can get anything back for your troubles? You’ve come to the right place.   2016 Federal Tax Credits for HVAC In the...
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Earth Day in Indianapolis and Your HVAC System

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 22, 2016
Earth Day in Indianapolis and Your HVAC SystemEarth Day in Indianapolis and Your HVAC System

It’s April 22nd. . . Earth Day in Indianapolis — the annual celebration of this planet we occupy. It’s a great time for us all to stop and reflect on the things we can personally do to conserve and maintain this world. Let’s be honest, the environment can be a hot button issue. And while politicians argue over carbon taxes and climate change,...
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How to Choose a Furnace Filter for Your Indianapolis Area Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 8, 2016
How to Choose a Furnace Filter for Your Indianapolis Area HomeHow to Choose a Furnace Filter for Your Indianapolis Area Home

It’s time to change the filter in your furnace. You walk in heroically, passing aisle after aisle of unneeded tools and gadgets on a mission to the back of the hardware store. There you’re met by a wall filled with thin cardboard boxes, filed on shelves that extend as far as the eye can see. You thought...
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3 HVAC Products to Help Your Allergies in Indiana

By: Brian Schutt  |  April 4, 2016
3 HVAC Products to Help Your Allergies in Indiana3 HVAC Products to Help Your Allergies in Indiana

Keep reading to find out more about HVAC products to help your Indiana allergies. In 2014, the National Resources Development Council released a report, “Sneezing and Wheezing: How Climate Change Could Increase Ragweed Allergies, in which they listed the top Sneeziest and Wheesiest cities for their high ragweed counts and 8-hour ozone exceedance. Indianapolis ranked 32nd...
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Indoor Air Pollution and the Effects on the Brain Function

By: Brian Schutt  |  November 9, 2015
Indoor Air Pollution and the Effects on the Brain FunctionIndoor Air Pollution and the Effects on the Brain Function

A new indoor air pollution study—conducted by scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health, SUNY-Upstate Medical School and Syracuse University and published in the Environmental Health Perspectives journal—just revealed that all the time we spend indoors, nearly 92% of our lives, can be making us stupid. But don’t worry. We’re all about to get...
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Indianapolis Homeowners: Why to Consider the Aprilaire 1850 Dehumidifier

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 28, 2015
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It’s July in Indianapolis, and that means humidity levels are at their highest. Do you have a basement or crawl space? Have you noticed it’s gotten much damper in these spaces lately? You might be interested to learn about the Aprilaire 1850 Dehumidifier. I’m confident you’ll enjoy the results, as nearly everyone who gets one says that, within...
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Managing Comfort With Record Setting Rainfall in Indianapolis

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 13, 2015
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Increased Rainfall in Indianapolis Impacts the Comfort Inside Your Home I can’t remember a summer with more rain since I’ve lived in Indianapolis. With the exception of college in West Lafayette and a few years in Cabo, I’ve been here since 1979. According to the National Weather Service, it was officially the 7th wettest June on...
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