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 …

What Is A Heat Pump And How Does It Work?

If you have ever had a new HVAC system installed or needed to have HVAC repairs, you are probably familiar with the term Heat Pump. Yet, while you may have heard that you needed to either replace or repair a heat pump, do you actually know what it is or what it does? Probably not. So here is a breakdown …

The Benefits of Home Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are a modern and efficient way to heat and cool homes through the same system. Unlike earlier versions, new heat pumps are effective in heating homes even in colder climates. They are easier on the environment as they provide for a cleaner operation than some other home heating options. And to top it all off, they are also …

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 …

National Standards Are Changing for Heating & Cooling Systems (again).

Starting in the new year, the type of heating and cooling system you can buy will be different for Indiana homeowners. You may or may not remember that back in 2006, in compliance with mandates from the Department of Energy (DOE), the heating and cooling industry moved from 10 SEER to 13 SEER as a standard efficiency rating for heating …

Save Money with Home Comfort Expert’s Comfort Club

Our goal at Home Comfort Experts is to keep you more comfortable, when it comes to your home and your wallet. Besides our custom tailored heating, cooling and plumbing service, we also offer membership to our Home Comfort Experts Comfort Club. Becoming a member ensures that you will have more peace of mind, save money and receive priority service.   …

The Basics of Cleaning the Air Ducts in Your Home

You’ve probably heard about it, but you’re probably not sure what it means for your home. Getting the air ducts in your home professionally cleaned has several benefits for the cleanliness of your home, the air you breathe and the health of your family. Home Comfort Experts breaks it down for you.   Air Duct Cleaning Makes Your Heating & …

Heat Pump vs. Furnace & AC Combo

Many of our customers ask us about the difference between an air conditioner/furnace heating and cooling system and a heat pump system. At Home Comfort Experts, we install heat pumps and furnace & AC systems in Indiana homes, so here is a basic rundown of the differences between them. What’s the Difference Between the Heating Systems? The major difference between a …

Back to School: 3 Assignments for Homeowners

With summer coming to an end and the kids heading back to school, it is time to get your home back in gear. In order to do just that, Home Comfort Experts is giving homeowners a few homework assignments. Assignment #1: Make Adjustments to Your Programmable Thermostat   Your family’s schedule has probably changed now that school is back in …