Four Signs Your Air Ducts Need Cleaning

Dust, dirt, and other allergens can accumulate inside your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts. If left unaddressed, they can cause health issues such as respiratory problems and skin irritation to members of the household. For that reason, it’s important to always keep your air ducts clean. Unfortunately, your ductwork is hidden, which makes it difficult to determine whether …

Can I Put My Christmas Tree in Front of the Cold Air Return?

Can You Cover a Return Vent in your Home? MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — During the holidays, many homeowners put up temporary decorations, such as a Christmas tree, wall hanging or wreath. Similarly, homeowners may move large furniture to make room for the tree, blocking a vent. While most of us want to decorate for the season, here’s …

Common Air Flow Questions From Customers

On average, our technicians are in 150 Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan homes every day. We’ve noticed, some of the same homeowner questions keep coming up. Here’s our expert answers from Operations Manager James Olesen: 1. Should I open or close my basement registers? Open them in the winter so you can heat the basement, but, since basements are typically …

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. …

UV Lights: Keep Bacteria Out of Your Home This Winter

What is that thing you’re looking at? Well, we at Home Comfort Experts think they are pretty neat. In fact, most of us have had them installed in our own homes and we think you should, too. According to RGF, the company that makes the REME HALO, the equipment is designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risk by neutralizing odors, …

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,“ …

Mold Contamination in Your Ductwork: What should You Do?

Your duct system functions as the “lungs” of your home, since they’re responsible for distributing fresh air indoors. It is, therefore, necessary that you keep it free from airborne pollutants and hazards. Some harmful pollutants can make their way into the home, and households with mold and bacteria growth in their air ducts at a higher risk of creating unhealthy …

Just Got in a Batch of Reme Halos and they are $100 off until May 31, 2017

What is that thing you’re looking at? Well, we at Home Comfort Experts think they are pretty neat. In fact, most of us have had them installed in our own homes and we think you should, too. According to RGF, the company that makes the REME HALO, the equipment is designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risk by neutralizing odors, …

Stop Asthma and Allergy Flair Ups This Spring!

Let us ask you a few questions: 1. Are you sick and tired of dusting all the time? 2. Does someone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? 3. Are you concerned about the potential of carbon-monoxide gas putting your family at risk? If you answered “yes,” your home may be circulating bacteria, fungi, smoke, lint, animal dander, dust …

Air Conditioner Tune-Up Should be Part of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Thank you to Christine Satterfield for this list. Overall Spring Cleaning Chores Schedule your precision air conditioner tune-up from Home Comfort Experts. dust crown molding and baseboards dust ceiling corners dust baseboards and clean scuff marks dust/wash light fixtures and lamps dust ceiling fans wash doors (look for scuff marks) wash walls touch up paint vacuum or wash window curtains …