Does a Gas Furnace Make the Air in My Home Drier?

November 23rd, 2020
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You’ve probably heard this before: “Running a gas furnace during the winter may keep you warm, but it also dries out the air.” Since winter conditions are already drier than the rest of the year because more moisture has solidified out of the air, this can create serious problems for a house. Low humidity makes it harder to keep warm, which means running the furnace even more often. Low humidity also creates potential health problems by drying up sinus membranes, and it can cause damage to wood and painted surfaces.

But is it true that a gas furnace lowers indoor humidity?

The answer isn’t a straightforward one.

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5 Furnace Warning Noises That Can Mean It Needs Repairs

November 9th, 2020
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Proper care for your home’s furnace with fall maintenance every year can prevent the majority of repairs the system may need over its service life. But you still need to be cautious and aware of issues that can arise with your furnace over the winter: the sooner you catch a potential trouble, the faster our technicians can repair it and the less large and costly it is likely to be.

Furnaces do not yet have full computer diagnostics that can alert you immediately to a specific trouble. They do have ways to warn you that something is wrong; you just have to know how to read the signals. One of the most common ways for a furnace to indicate trouble is with unusual sounds. If you’ve already spent one winter with your furnace, you know what sounds to expect from it. When something odd or loud interrupts those sounds, you may need to call us for service for your furnace in Indianapolis, IN. Below we’ve listed five common warnings sound to listen for.

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Dry Air in Winter: Facts and Solutions

October 26th, 2020
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One of the main troubles you may encounter with your indoor air quality in Indianapolis, IN during the winter is the air that’s too dry. Humidity in the summer is an annoyance that makes the warm weather feel worse. Dry air may sound like a relief, but it brings its own set of problems—and during the winter months these problems can make life in your home much worse. We want you to know some basic facts about dry air in winter, the problems it causes, and what can be done about it.

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Be Prepared for These 5 Common Furnace Troubles

October 12th, 2020
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The cold weather has not arrived yet, but we all know that once October is finished, it won’t be long before we’re dealing with low temperatures and we will be turning our furnaces on. As a local HVAC contractor with a history serving Indianapolis, we want all our customers to be ready for any troubles they may have with their furnaces.

First, the best way to prepare for furnace trouble is to schedule heating maintenance. This will lower the chance of repair issues and possible safety problems. Once that’s done, you’ll be in good shape to have the furnace come on and warm your house. But you’ll still need to keep a watch for potential malfunctions so you’ll know to schedule furnace repair in Indianapolis, IN. We are ready to help! Below is a list of five of the most common furnace problems to be ready for.

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Fall Means It’s the Season for Heating Maintenance

September 28th, 2020
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Now that it’s officially fall, no matter what the temperature is outside, we recommend you begin thinking about your home heating. We never get to skip a winter in Indiana, after all. If you plan to keep your same heating system rather than arrange to replace it this fall, you still need to schedule an important service for it: a heating maintenance inspection and tune-up. You can leave this service to our professionals—it isn’t something you can handle on your own.

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Using a Professional Contractor vs. DIY for Your HVAC Needs

September 14th, 2020
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We understand the “do-it-yourself” impulse: people want to save money on their home services, so why not tackle jobs themselves rather than paying a contractor? For some people, DIY projects are enjoyable in themselves, much like hobbies.

But … not all household services can be done DIY, and heating and air conditioning jobs are among them. For your air conditioning and heating in Indianapolis, IN, only call on expert technicians like ours. Below is a list of reasons why in the battle of “Professional Contractor vs. DIY” the professional contractor wins. And you’ll win as well when you schedule your HVAC services with our team; we have a 100% Happiness Guarantee!

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Does My AC Also Work as a Dehumidifier?

August 31st, 2020
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Not really, no—unless it was specially designed for it. That’s the simple answer to the question in the title. But we want our customers to know more about dehumidification for their home, the role of the AC in it, and how installing a whole-house dehumidifier can help out immensely with comfort and energy savings.

So let’s get into the dehumidification and how we can improve your air conditioning in Indianapolis, IN.

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5 Causes of Uneven Cooling From Your AC

August 17th, 2020
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You expect your air conditioning system to provide cooling. You also expect it to get the whole house cool. Yes, you can expect some rooms to feel a bit hotter because they have more sun exposure, and some rooms may not have vents in them. But still, you want a central air conditioning system to distribute air from the center to all parts of the home. That’s why it’s a central air conditioning system.

When you have an air conditioner that leaves rooms of your home too hot, or some that are too cold, it’s a problem. Uneven cooling is often a sign that you need to call for air conditioning repair in Indianapolis, IN. Our technicians can diagnose what’s wrong with the air conditioner and have it fixed so you can enjoy summer cooling in all rooms of the house.

Here are five reasons for uneven cooling from a central AC:

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Signs You May Have Trouble With Your AC’s Compressor

August 3rd, 2020
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All parts of an air conditioning system are important since you can’t have one malfunction and expect the AC to keep working as well as it’s supposed to. But some components have bigger and potentially more expensive effects when they begin to fail, and no part is more important in this way than the compressor.

To put it briefly, the compressor is the “heart” of an air conditioner. It is what forces the refrigerant to circulate between the sets of coils and change pressure and temperature so the air conditioner can move heat out of the house. The compressor uses a powerful motor to do this, and it is where the majority of electricity used to power the air conditioner goes. If the compressor fails, not only will the AC no longer cool off the house, but it may require replacing the entire unit to fix the problem.

We’ve provided a list of signs you may have a compressor going bad. If you move fast to schedule air conditioning repair in Indianapolis, IN, with professionals, you may be able to save the compressor and avoid a pricey replacement.

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We Install the Best Bryant Evolution™ Heat Pumps

July 20th, 2020
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In our last post, we wrote about the enormous benefits of Bryant variable-speed air conditioners and why we recommend them to our customers. We are proud to offer the best in HVAC technology to homeowners, and the Evolution™ series of air conditioners are at the pinnacle of what people want from comfort today: superb cooling performance, high energy efficiency, and whisper-quiet operation.

But we install more than Bryant variable-speed air conditioning systems. We also install Bryant Evolution™ variable speed-heat pumps for our customers who want to enjoy the dual-power of the heat pump for their home comfort.

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