URGENT: Extreme heat warning

Your Family Room Shouldn’t Feel Like a Desert! Air Conditioners are designed to keep your home up to 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature and are sized based on regional summer temperatures. The extreme heat will cause your air conditioner to run continuously. This will not damage your unit. Your unit was designed and sized for the average regional …

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 …

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. …

UV Lights: Keep Bacteria Out of Your Home This Winter

What is that thing you’re looking at? Well, we at Home Comfort Experts think they are pretty neat. In fact, most of us have had them installed in our own homes and we think you should, too. According to RGF, the company that makes the REME HALO, the equipment is designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risk by neutralizing odors, …

Time to Shut Down the Air Conditioner — What you Need to Know about AC Covers

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE/PLYMOUTH, IN; ST. JOSEPH/NILES, MI — Each fall, Home Comfort Experts is asked over and over whether homeowners should cover the outdoor condenser unit of their air conditioner. The quick answer is YES! But a tight-fitting cap on the top is a better option to prevent debris and ice from getting inside, without making it attractive to rodents. Drive …

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 …

Dryer Fires: How to Prevent the Cause of 2,900 Fires Each Year

MISHAWAKA/FORT WAYNE — Dryer fires, started when a spark from your gas or electric clothes dryer hits built up lint, causes $35 million in property loss each year according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Our technicians are in about 150 homes throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan every day and they see a lot of dangerous situations,“ …

7 Tips to MAKE YOUR HOME HEAT EFFICIENT

  Most of us do not consider our home a “system,” but if we did, we could make them more energy efficient, comfortable and save money, all at the same time! Professional heating contractors do view homes as systems, because so many parts of them affect each other. Their professional knowledge and technical expertise can help you operate your home …

What to Expect When a Home Comfort Experts Technician Visits Your Home

Summer’s Coming! Remember that Cold & Clammy Feeling?

Special thanks to Contracting Business Magazine for this blog. As your cooling system kicks on, you’ll soon experience a type of air conditioning that is remarkably uncomfortable. The air feels heavy and cold, but it’s also clammy. The thermostat says it should be comfortable, but you aren’t. What is that feeling, and what’s really going on with the system? Summertime …