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

10 Ways to Detect a Leak at Home


Some surprises in life are more pleasant than others. A leak in your home isn’t typically one of them. However, if you detect water from an undetermined source, don’t panic right away. Instead, come up with a plan to solve the mystery. (No doubt you’ll want to get on top of the problem before it worsens.) That said, here are 10 tips to help you get to the source quickly and seek help if needed. 1.  Check wall and floor areas. Looking high and low, literally, can help you suss out why water has entered your house. There can be [...]

10 Ways to Detect a Leak at Home2023-09-21T13:22:53-04:00

10 Reasons to Invest in a HVAC Inspection Before Selling Your Home


  Selling a home is a project that necessitates great planning and attention to detail. From preparing the property for sale to getting the listing online, every step can impact the final outcome. However, in the hustle and bustle, one crucial aspect that homeowners should never overlook is the HVAC system. An HVAC inspection before listing your home on the market can help your cause on multiple fronts. Here’s a look at why:   1. Inspire buyer confidence A well-maintained HVAC system sends a message to potential buyers that the rest of the home is in good condition. Buyers are likely [...]

10 Reasons to Invest in a HVAC Inspection Before Selling Your Home2023-08-23T10:38:04-04:00

Top 5 Reasons To Invest in Regular HVAC Preventive Maintenance


If you own an HVAC system, you know the importance of keeping it in tip-top condition. HVAC preventive maintenance can offer peace of mind in this way. Here are 5 reasons why taking action should be a priority. Understanding HVAC Preventive Maintenance Before we discuss the reasons for investing in HVAC preventive maintenance, it’s important to have a grasp of what it entails. HVAC preventive maintenance is the regular inspection, cleaning, and servicing of your HVAC system to ensure it operates efficiently. Beware of the DIY approach ‑ it’s not recommended to take on these tasks yourself. A qualified technician [...]

Top 5 Reasons To Invest in Regular HVAC Preventive Maintenance2023-06-19T09:19:54-04:00

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