Should You Buy a Ductless Air System?


Not all air conditioners are created equal. If you’ve never made the investment, you might be unfamiliar with the different types of systems on the market. A ductless model is one you might want to give a second look. Here’s why. What is a Ductless System? A ductless AC system, also known as a ductless mini split system, is a type of air conditioning system that does not require traditional ductwork to distribute cooled or heated air. Ductless AC systems work by drawing in air from the room into the indoor unit, where it is cooled or heated by the [...]

Should You Buy a Ductless Air System?2023-06-06T08:52:02-04:00

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

Home Buyer’s Guide to Air Purifiers


While sweltering summer days in front of the fan might not be ideal for those of us with allergies, winter is often the worst season for indoor air quality. Burning logs in the fireplace, sealing out cold air, and firing up dust-caked heating systems can all make it hard to breathe. Thankfully, an air purifier can help relieve allergies and other respiratory issues. Learn about how air purifiers can improve the air quality throughout your home to keep you healthy throughout the snow-flurried days. How Air Purifiers Work While an air filter is built-in to your HVAC system, an air [...]

Home Buyer’s Guide to Air Purifiers2022-12-19T10:33:21-05:00

HVAC Tips for Winter


There’s nothing worse than your heating system going out in the middle of winter while the snow is flying against a pitch-dark sky. Aside from running water, heating is generally a home owner’s greatest energy expense, which means that if your system breaks down you have a costly emergency on your hands too. We have compiled time-worn advice to help you detect and prevent problems early so you can keep your family warm and safe during these frigid winter days in northeast Indiana. Replace or clean your air filters One of the most common causes of an HVAC breakdown is [...]

HVAC Tips for Winter2022-12-19T10:33:21-05:00

5 Ways to Prepare Family for Allergy Season


Your home is your sanctuary. However, if you suffer from spring allergies, your home can hardly feel like a haven. With pet fur, dander, dust mites, and pollen in the air, you might feel like spending time indoors is just as bad as being outside. That's because you may have poor indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ refers to the air quality within your home, particularly as it relates to the health and comfort of your family. When you’re exposed to poor IAQ—even just one exposure—you can experience headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and irritation in your nose, eyes, and throat. When you’re [...]

5 Ways to Prepare Family for Allergy Season2022-12-19T10:33:22-05:00

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring


Tip 1: Clean Your Air Whether your family was sick with the flu this winter or you forgot to change your filters during the busy holiday season, chances are your home could use a refresh. Spring is the perfect time to clean the air your family is breathing. To do this, take the shields of your vents and vacuum them thoroughly, and then swap out your air filters for new ones. Want to breathe even more perfect air year-round? The PureAir™ Air Purification System works to eliminate 99% of germs and bacteria in the air, and it [...]

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring2022-12-19T10:33:22-05:00

Seven Tips to Prevent the Flu This Winter


Fortunately, the old adage is true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We've gathered a few tips to help you protect your family from the flu this winter: Wash your hands, surfaces and even cleaning supplies. Often. Just 15-20 seconds of hand washing with soap and warm water—or alcohol-based rub—can help protect you from germs. Since human influenza viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 48 hours, kitchen and bath fixtures should also be scrubbed down regularly. Sterilize cellulose sponges in the dishwasher. Down your vitamin C. Good sources include citrus fruit, peppers, tomatoes, [...]

Seven Tips to Prevent the Flu This Winter2022-12-19T10:33:22-05:00

Six Ways To Protect Your Family During Cold And Flu Season


With cold weather comes the beginning of cold and flu season. While the timing and duration varies, the season of sniffles usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before the sneezing and coughing hits your household, it's important to take steps for a healthy home. This means going beyond disinfectant wipes and rethinking the air that surrounds your family. Find your local Lennox® dealer to start a conversation about healthy air in your home and follow the tips below to stop sickness from spreading this cold and flu season. Keep the [...]

Six Ways To Protect Your Family During Cold And Flu Season2022-12-19T10:33:23-05:00