Indianapolis Heating and Cooling Blog

Being Thankful…It’s So Hot Right Now

By: Brian Schutt  |  November 24, 2015
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Like male model of the year Hansel, being thankful at the end of November is so hot right now. With that disclaimer out of the way, I’m thankful. I’m thankful for a lovely and supportive wife. I’m thankful for an intelligent and high-character business partner. I’m thankful for the best team of talented individuals in...
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Is it Time to Fix or Replace Furnace?

By: Brian Schutt  |  November 17, 2015
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Whenever we get a call from an Indianapolis area homeowner to check their furnace, before we move to replace the furnace we always do everything possible to seek out a solution to repair and save their system. As we do during our Preventative Maintenance Program visits, we follow a thorough 19-point inspection of your heating system to...
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Furnace Not Working After Winter Storm? Make Sure It Doesn’t Happen Next Time

By: Brian Schutt  |  November 16, 2015
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Is your furnace not working after our last winter storm in Indiana? Read on to see how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. As I write this blog post, 35 mile-per-hour winds beat at my windows. Meteorologists are calling it a “Witch Storm,” with high winds and storms expected to swirl around the greater...
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Indoor Air Pollution and the Effects on the Brain Function

By: Brian Schutt  |  November 9, 2015
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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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Your Guide to Buying a Furnace in Indianapolis

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 22, 2015
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Tomorrow marks the first official day of fall. And while it may not feel cold, or even brisk yet, you know those days are coming. They always do in Indianapolis and the surrounding suburbs. If you know you’ll be in the market for buying a furnace this year — or if you’re reading this after your old furnace...
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How to Clean Your Air Conditioner of Cottonwood and Dirt

By: Brian Schutt  |  September 5, 2015
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Updated on 07/01/2019 It’s that annual shedding of the Eastern Cottonwood trees, with small cotton-like balls floating whimsically in the air across the state. These trees grow throughout the eastern U.S., showcasing their diamond-shaped leaves and thick bark. And standing 65-130 feet, Eastern Cottonwoods are one of the tallest hardwood trees in all of North America. What...
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Air Conditioner Options for Older Homes in Indianapolis

By: Joe Dudeck  |  September 4, 2015
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Real estate patterns of the Millennial generation are starting to have a big impact on how development and redevelopment is taking place in Indianapolis. Our team has been a part of many of the projects in the Midtown, Old Northside, Fountain Square, and other reemerging areas of Indianapolis. And from a heating and cooling perspective, the...
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Why to Consider a Geothermal Heating and Cooling System for Your Home

By: Brian Schutt  |  August 5, 2015
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Whether its to lower their utility bills or to help take care of the planet, I’ve noticed more and more of our clients around Indianapolis asking about efficient heating and cooling systems. At Homesense, we install an extremely efficient HVAC system that uses renewable geothermal energy. But before we do anything, we’re always intentional about walking our customers...
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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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The Problems With an Undersized Air Conditioner

By: Brian Schutt  |  July 28, 2015
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While not as common as wanting bigger air conditioners, we still receive requests from Indianapolis homeowners for small air conditioners. Not just smaller than what they have, but smaller than what their house needs. And while we understand the driver behind such a request—to lower the price of the new air conditioner being installed—there are two primary...
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