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 …

UV Light Product Kills 99.9% of Viruses

It’s no secret that organisms such as viruses and bacteria cause diseases. Aside from strengthening your immune system, there’s another way of combatting the scourge of airborne diseases. Installing ultraviolet (UV) light air filters is an effective way of getting rid of cold and flu viruses at home. UV light is used to sanitize water, surfaces, and the air. Due …

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 …

Cool Evenings Mean Furnace Time!

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Cooler temperatures at night mean furnace season is coming and there isn’t anything we can do to stop it. Most people ignore their heating system until it stops working. This isn’t the best way to protect your home, said Home Comfort Experts General Manager Brian West. Well-maintained equipment saves families money because it …

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 …

5 Things to Ready the AC for Warmer Weather

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Like most people after a long Midwestern winter, you may find yourself daydreaming about sunny summer days. Keeping your home comfortably cool can be a crucial factor for summertime enjoyment. Ensure the home you return to at the end of a long hot day has a cool indoor temperature. So, before you switch …

AC Maintenance to Prepare for Warm Weather

Spring is here, which means warmer weather, which means turning back on your air conditioning. You might not know you need ac maintenance until you turn it on for the first time since October, but we have some tips on how to keep your air conditioner running smoothly from now until the end of the summer months. With around 87% …

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. …

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Why Your Home Needs an Air Filtration System

Homes are built much tighter now than in previous eras, meaning we do not experience a lot of air leaks in or out. News homes don’t experience the “drafty room” label of yesteryear. The down side to this efficiency, however, is that our homes can become a petri dish for bacteria and viruses, making family members, particularly those who suffer …