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 …

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 …

How Should You Be Choosing A New AC Or Furnace?

Selecting a new furnace or HVAC unit can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you aren’t entirely sure what it is you should be looking for. These parts of your home won’t need replacing often – furnaces typically last an average of 15 to 18 years. However, making the right choice is important to keep your home’s heating and cooling …

What Are The Benefits Of A Two-Stage Furnace?

A two-stage furnace, or two-stage heating as it is commonly called, is a more efficient heating system that can be used to provide more even heat distribution for your home. These systems are particularly efficient for cold weather areas, such as Indiana and Michigan. How Does A Two-Stage Furnace Work? Two-stage furnaces are able to produce more even heat distribution …

Prevent a House Fire This Year With Our Simple Tips

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Google the name of your town and “house fire” and you won’t have to go far into the past so see tragedy in your area. “Unfortunately, winter is the season of house fires,” said Brian West, general manager at local HVAC and plumbing company Home Comfort Experts. Often these news stories come with …

Why You Should Replace Your Furnace and Your Air Conditioner At the Same Time

Summer is winding down, though we’ve still got plenty of hot days ahead. Still, you’re probably thinking ahead to readying your home for fall. If you’re caught in that transitional period between seasons and aren’t quite sure whether you want to soak up the last of the rays or haul out your sweater collection and snuggle up on the couch, …

What Is an Upflow Furnace System?

Upflow and downflow refer to the direction that heated air is pushed out of a furnace as it enters your home’s ductwork. Quite simply, if heated air is pushed out of the top and up into the vents, it is known as an upflow furnace. If the warm air is pushed out of the bottom of the furnace and down …