Are you Prepared To Close up Your Home for Winter?

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Fall is the time to think about closing up your home, but this means a greater risk from carbon monoxide gases as well as furnace and dryer related fires. Each winter, sadly, there are newsworthy deaths resulting from house fires. Stories of very sick people, often the elderly or children, also seem to …

What To Do About All this Rain? Get a Whole House Dehumidifier

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Indiana and Michigan are at record rain levels this year leaving the air, ground — and possibly your basement — feeling clammy and damp. Many homeowners purchase a small dehumidifier from a big box store and are disappointed they don’t make the moist feeling go away. A store-bought dehumidifier may claim to remove …

4 Tips to Make Breathing Easy This Spring

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — If you are a homeowner in our area and notice you are dusting more and more to keep your home clean, there may be a reason. Your home may be circulating bacteria, fungi, smoke, lint, animal dander, dust and dust mites, pollen, cooking grease and other contaminants through your heating and cooling system. …

Time to Shut Down the Air Conditioner — What you Need to Know about AC Covers

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Each fall, Home Comfort Experts is asked over and over whether homeowners should cover the outdoor condenser unit of their air conditioner. The quick answer is YES! But a tight-fitting cap on the top is a better option to prevent debris and ice from getting inside, without making it attractive to rodents. Drive …

4 Signs It May Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Have you noticed your showers don’t stay hot the whole time you’re in there? Could be your water heater is nearing the end of its life cycle. Here are the top four ways to know it may be time to replace: #1 NOT HOT ENOUGH If your water won’t get hot enough, or if frequent thermostat adjustment are necessary. Want …

Dryer Fires: How to Prevent the Cause of 2,900 Fires Each Year

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Dryer fires, started when a spark from your gas or electric clothes dryer hits built up lint, causes $35 million in property loss each year according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Our technicians are in about 150 homes throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan every day and they see a lot of dangerous situations,“ …

The Silent Killer: Carbon Monoxide Safety

It’s odorless, colorless, and dangerously lethal. Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as the silent killer because it’s so difficult to detect. More than 400 Americans die each year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Even though it’s extremely dangerous, there are still several ways you can safeguard your home and protect your family from an accidental poisoning. Here are some facts …

Proven Energy Savings With Duct Sealing

One of the places the average family can find savings is in their monthly energy bill. Sealing your HVAC ducts throughout your home  is a good place to start. Many things can happen to cause leaks in your ducts; from parts that just don’t come together quite well to damage caused by moving heavy boxes, especially in the attic and …