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Five Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality – Lowering VOCs

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 13, 2018
Five Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality – Lowering VOCs

In February, the Science journal released a study finding that volatile chemical products — such as pesticides, coatings, printing inks, adhesives, cleaning agents and personal care products — now make up half of fossil fuel VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. This is a big deal because VOCs are found consistently higher indoors than outdoors and...
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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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Six Ways to Know if Your Indoor Air Has Been Polluted

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 8, 2018
Six Ways to Know if Your Indoor Air Has Been Polluted

Brian Shutt:  Hey, this is Brian Schutt with Homesense Heating and Cooling. We are back on Facebook Live again, I’m sure you’re excited. Here with Matt Patrick, our comfort consultant and indoor air health specialist, among other things. A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the issues related to humidification and what you can...
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Cool Customers Episode 2: Kyle Lacy, Lessonly

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 7, 2018
Cool Customers Episode 2: Kyle Lacy, Lessonly

Kyle Lacy is a entrepreneur, author, thought leader, and now start-up veteran who’s packed a career’s worth of experience into a decade of work. With a diverse skill set and a “open view” of the tech landscape, Kyle brought back an energy and capability to Indy after a stint in Boston. Brian and Kyle talk...
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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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Cool Customers Episode 1: Chris Eley, Goose the Market and Smoking Goose

By: Brian Schutt  |  February 20, 2018
Cool Customers Episode 1: Chris Eley, Goose the Market and Smoking Goose

Chris Eley is a towering figure in the Indianapolis food scene. And not just because he’s 6’7″ tall. Chris has had a passion for food since he was young, worked his butt off for years all around Indy, and across the country. And then brought his vision for a neighborhood market to the newly revitalized...
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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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