Worried Frozen Pipes Might Be In Your Future? Avoid Problems In 3 Simple Steps

Frozen pipes are a real worry during the coldest days of winter in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. At about 20 degrees or below, pipes are at risk of freezing — and if they freeze, they might also burst. A water pipe with a crack as small at one-eighth of an inch could send more than 250 gallons of water …

When Your Ductwork Isn’t Sealed Tight, You’re Losing More Than Air

One of the easiest parts of your home heating and cooling system to ignore is the ductwork. This simple but important part of your system conveys the heated and cooled air from your air-handling unit to the various rooms of your house. Tucked away in walls, attics and basements, it’s a part of the system that few people really think …

Inefficient Crawl Spaces: Avoid Paying For Energy You Don’t Use With These Tips

By insulating and sealing your crawl space, you can make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs. How you go about doing that depends on whether your crawl space is ventilated. In Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan, older homes typically have ventilated crawl spaces. New houses are often built with unventilated crawl spaces.  

Load Calculation Matters: What You Need To Know

A load calculation will tell you exactly what heating and cooling output you need from your heating and cooling system to keep your home comfortable. It’s important to get the right size heating and cooling equipment not just because you could end up with equipment that’s too small for your home, but also to prevent oversizing. Oversizing HVAC equipment makes …