Home Comfort Tips

Six FAQs About Hot Water Heaters


You likely have one in your home but don’t give it too much thought unless something goes awry. Hot water heaters are responsible for your hot showers on a cold day. How much do you know about these appliances? Whether you consider yourself savvy, clueless or somewhere in between, we bet you’ll learn a thing or two. 1. What’s considered efficient? By efficiently heating water and minimizing energy waste, modern hot water heaters can significantly lower your energy usage. This translates into savings on your monthly bills, making them an investment that pays for itself over time. But not all [...]

Six FAQs About Hot Water Heaters2024-06-21T07:58:18-04:00

When Was the Last Time You Had Your Generator Serviced?


Life is all about uncertainty. From power outages related to severe weather, natural disasters, or even cyberattacks, generators have become an important investment and staple in households nationwide. However, simply owning one is not enough. Regular maintenance and service offer peace of mind and ensure reliability and longevity. Here, we explore why getting your generator serviced regularly is important, the potential risks of putting off maintenance and the benefits of a well-maintained generator. Ensuring Reliability and Performance Generators are multifaceted machines with numerous components that work together. Over time, these components can wear out, become dirty, or render the generator [...]

When Was the Last Time You Had Your Generator Serviced?2024-05-21T08:39:14-04:00

A Homeowner’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Credits


As we step into 2024, many consumers have their sights set on energy efficiency. It’s no surprise that the demand for energy-efficient home improvements has increased in recent years. The aim is to reduce their carbon footprint but also to take advantage of valuable incentives that can reduce their tax burdens. But these programs are only helpful if you’re aware of them and the requirements. As always, we’re in your corner and happy to educate you on all matters related to your home. This blog post will help you make the most of the credits available to your household in [...]

A Homeowner’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Home Improvement Credits2024-01-24T11:58:00-05:00

Spring Safety at Home: Don’t Neglect the Basics


Spring can be a mixed bag in the Midwest. Fluctuating temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns can leave homeowners guessing. It’s not uncommon to have snow in April on one day and then 70-degree weather on the next. That’s why it’s important for homeowners to have emergency preparedness plans and knowledge if and when a disaster strikes. A checklist can be a great resource to help you protect your loved ones in a moment of crisis. Here’s what you need to know about weather-related safety at home. Stay Informed There’s no substitute for being vigilant. Keep an eye on the weather [...]

Spring Safety at Home: Don’t Neglect the Basics2023-04-19T10:05:34-04:00

Think Before You DIY


Maybe you consider yourself handy and like to tinker with home improvement projects on the weekends. No matter how many YouTube videos you’ve watched, attempting to fix a broken HVAC unit can quickly turn into a misadventure. But beyond the aggravation factor, DIY repairs can compromise your physical safety, wallet and longevity and function of your equipment. Here are a few reasons why you should call a pro instead of trying to fix the issue and hope for the best. Unsafe Conditions It might not be obvious to homeowners but fixing repairs without the right knowledge, tools, or experience can [...]

Think Before You DIY2023-03-23T14:31:18-04:00

How to Prevent Shower Clogs


Shower clogs can create headaches for homeowners or renters. But as the saying goes, the best offense is the best defense. You can prevent this annoying and often gross issue from occurring in the first place with some intentionality and attention, saving you time, money and frustration. Here’s how to get in front of a potential drain issue: Tip #1: Modify your grooming routine. Reducing the amount of gunk that goes down the drain can help you stop a clog in its tracks. That’s because hair is to blame for most of the congestion. That’s why it’s a good idea [...]

How to Prevent Shower Clogs2023-02-24T09:53:28-05:00

A Homeowner’s Guide to Improving Indoor Air Quality


It’s winter in the Midwest, which means we spend more time indoors than in any other season. Beyond fighting cabin fever, this can have harmful effects on our health. That’s especially true if the air quality isn’t up to par. Homeowners aren’t without options, however. They can take steps to address indoor air quality. The best part? Many don’t require much time, money or expertise to implement.  Here are a few tried and true ways to breathe a little easier at home.   Remove shoes before entering. This tip can help your air quality and make your carpet last longer. Removing [...]

A Homeowner’s Guide to Improving Indoor Air Quality2023-01-18T10:01:06-05:00

Common Heat Pump Problems and How to Fix Them


Snowed-in days should be about spending quality time with family, relaxing with a warm beverage, or investing in a hobby. None of these cold season pleasures should involve worrying about a failing heat pump during the unpredictable Indiana storms. That’s why we’ve compiled a guide on common heat pump issues with tips on how to fix them to keep you comfortable for the rest of the winter. The heat pump is not running If your unit fails to start, then these are the likely culprits: Thermostat issues: If you have a programmable thermostat, is it set to have the heat [...]

Common Heat Pump Problems and How to Fix Them2022-12-19T10:33:20-05:00