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 …

Stormy Weather Ahead! Do you need a Whole-house Standby Generator?

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Indiana and Michigan’s severe weather often leads to an overloaded electrical grid. Meanwhile, frequent wind events or car accidents can knock out power for hours or days. For many, electricity is a necessity. Without it, water cannot pump, food spoils, the Internet is lost, and mechanical systems that protect your home fail, presenting …

Do You Have R-22 in Your Old AC System? Here’s What to Do:

Know Your Options Do you have an R22 air conditioner (one that uses the old R22 refrigerant that’s being phased out)? Faced with the rising costs of R22 air conditioner repairs, the decline of available refrigerant supply, and the increase in price of refrigerant, deciding what to do with your system can be a complicated choice. We’re here to help …

Basement Hit By the 2018 Flood? Here’s What To Do:

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Hundreds of homes in the Michiana area have been affected by massive spring flooding and, as waters recede, homeowners may be asking how to handle their heating and plumbing equipment, usually found in basements. “As little as three inches of water can completely devastate a furnace because that blower motor may have kicked water up onto your …

Home Comfort Expert(ise): What is R-22, Why Should I Care and Why so Expensive?

R-22, what is commonly referred to as Freon, is one of the gases used to “charge” an air conditioner. In 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency announced a phasedown schedule on production and distribution of this ozone-depleting chemical. As R-22 is phased out, it’s price has increased due to lack of availability, increased regulations and increased demand. Because R-22 was found …

A Home Energy Audit You Can Do Yourself

A Home Energy Audit You Can Do Yourself

Budgets are tight, but are your windows and doors? We all want to spend less on home energy, but a lot of money might literally be going right out the window due to inefficiency. You can become a more informed consumer by learning to do a home energy audit yourself. Become an expert in energy efficiency and keep more of …

Don’t Be Robbed Blind Again!

Save Big Money on Your Heating Bills with a Tune-Up! Being robbed is every homeowner’s worst nightmare!  You feel so vulnerable and it can cost a fortune to put your life back together afterwards. Believe it or not—there’s a stranger lingering around your home right this second!  In fact, he’s been lurking for a long time—and every heating season, he …

Your First Step: Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up

Winter in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan means it is time to schedule a tune-up for your furnace. What does a Home Comfort Experts furnace tune-up do for your home? We put together our top three benefits. Furnace Tune-ups Help Keep Your Home Safer  There is a lot that goes on when it comes to running a heating and cooling …

The Cost of Heating & Cooling Systems Ownership: A Case Study

Ever stopped to think of what the cost of owning an HVAC system really is? There’s not a set answer for every system, but if you calculate a few factors, you can have a rough estimate of what it will cost you for the rest of its lifespan.  A common practice in the heating and cooling industry is to use …

Do You Know Why Overall Energy Savings Impacts Lifetime Costs Of Your HVAC System?

If you are shopping for a new heating and cooling system, you probably already know about the differences in energy efficiency among the options on the market. Ratings such as SEER (for air conditioners) and AFUE (for furnaces) are similar to the mpg ratings on cars; choose a higher rating, and the HVAC system will consume less energy.