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 …

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 …

Spring HVAC Maintenance Tips

With spring approaching, many homeowners will be preparing for the annual spring cleaning. It is a tradition that has been ingrained in the minds of Indiana and Michigan homeowners. Yet, while most homeowners will focus on cleaning gutters, or raking the lawn, they will completely neglect the HVAC system. The changing of the season also means changing your energy usage. …

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. …

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 …

10 Tips to Trust In-Home Technicians

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Whether it’s a new roof, new windows, new garage door, plumbing, landscaping or heating and cooling, each time you contact a service company, you are more than likely inviting a stranger into your home. Do you have children or elderly living with you? Do you have fragile objects, valuables or sentimental artifacts in …

Home Comfort Experts Breaks Ground for New Office Addition to Corporate Headquarters

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Home Comfort Experts broke ground today on a new 7,200 sq. ft. addition to their existing corporate office at 56848 Ferrettie Court in Mishawaka, Indiana. The addition will allow them to expand their customer service department and operational support as a result of continued growth. According to Todd Mann, president and owner of Home Comfort Experts, “When …

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Benefits of Whole-House Humidifiers

Is your home making you sick? If you are experiencing respiratory problems or allergies, it may be worth installing a whole-house humidifier. Depending on the type of home heating system you have, it may be adding dry air to your home which could lead not only to dry skin, but also to allergies and respiratory problems. Having more moisture in …