Some Important HVAC ABCs

When dealing with heating, cooling and ventilation systems, designed to keep you comfortable and breathing healthy air at home here in Northern Indiana, you’ll come across the following rating systems for HVAC products. It pays to be an informed consumer, so here’s an outline of what the ratings and certifications mean to you:

Repair or Replace Dilemma: Know Your Furnace’s Expected Lifespan

If your furnace has been breaking down on a frequent basis, or is just not providing the comfort that it used to during our northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan winters, you may be having trouble deciding if it is time to repair or replace it. If you bills are climbing higher over time for no apparent reason, this may be an …

Duct Sealing Basics

Many people believe creating better heating and air conditioning efficiency for their homes means upgrading to a higher efficiency HVAC system. Depending on the age of your equipment, that option could very well be a winner. But it isn’t the only way to increase efficiency and generate utility bill savings. Your home’s HVAC system works in concert with your duct …

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Duct Cleaning Contractor

Duct cleaning is an essential element of maintaining a healthy home and an efficient HVAC system. Neglecting this maintenance can cause the buildup of dust, germs and debris. This strains your system and leads to low efficiency and poor indoor air quality, one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s top five health hazards in the country. Professional duct cleaning can …

Heat Recovery Ventilators Do Double Duty

Of the many options that exist to boost  indoor air quality, one of the most thorough methods is to use a ventilation system to bring in air from outside and send out the stale air that is contained inside your home. Installing a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) in your home is one way to balance the ventilation, ensuring fresh, clean …

Questions to Ask When Replacing Your Water Heater

When it comes to water heaters, the worst way to replace one is to wait until your current unit goes out completely. No one likes to make a decision about an expensive piece of equipment in an emergency situation. It’s much better to do the necessary research in advance so you can consider your needs as well as the ramifications …

Experience Counts When Choosing a Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor

No matter which brand of furnace or air conditioner you have in your home, finding a qualified local contractor is key. Furnaces and air conditioners are manufactured in facilities with tight standards. However, in order to achieve the efficiency ratings advertised, you need to find a qualified local professional to maintain them and install new systems. Most HVAC professionals will …