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The Contractor Trifecta: Licensed, Bonded and Insured (And Why They Matter)

2024-02-26T11:08:29-05:00

"Licensed, bonded and insured" is a common phrase used in the context of service-related businesses. While you might have encountered all or some of them, you might not fully understand their meaning and relevance as a consumer. Each term refers to a different aspect of a contractor’s credentials and financial protection. In short, they provide peace of mind to the public about the reliability and accountability of the service provider. Contractor's Credentials Here's a look at what each term means: Licensed Being licensed means that the business or individual has obtained the necessary permits, certifications, or permissions by the powers [...]

The Contractor Trifecta: Licensed, Bonded and Insured (And Why They Matter)2024-02-26T11:08:29-05:00

National Fire Safety Month: Practical Tips for Homeowners

2023-10-25T13:01:21-04:00

How safe is your home when it comes to protecting it from a threat like a house fire? This month serves as a reminder to put this concern front and center so that you can assure the best outcome in case of an emergency. Each year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) celebrates National Fire Safety Month in October. While no one anticipates a fire in their home, the uncomfortable truth is that fire departments in the United States respond to a fire call every 24 seconds, as reported by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The reality is that fire [...]

National Fire Safety Month: Practical Tips for Homeowners2023-10-25T13:01:21-04:00

Tips for Choosing an HVAC Contractor: Your Ultimate Guide

2023-09-25T11:41:06-04:00

When it comes to installing, repairing or maintaining your heating or cooling system, choosing the right company for the job is important. The expertise, reliability and reputation of the HVAC contractor can greatly impact the result and your ultimate satisfaction. The number of options in your area can make it overwhelming to make a decision. However, if you keep a few key factors in mind, you can find and hire a reputable and skilled HVAC contractor who will meet your needs and provide quality service. That said, here are some essential tips to help you come to an informed decision. [...]

Tips for Choosing an HVAC Contractor: Your Ultimate Guide2023-09-25T11:41:06-04:00

10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

2022-12-19T15:28:32-05:00

The Winter Solstice arrives on December 21, which marks the season's official start. So far, the winter has been relatively mild, but the Farmers’ Almanac indicates we’re in for a potentially harsh season. Are you and your home ready? That said, it’s time to think about weatherizing your home, keeping you warm and reducing your energy bills. Here are some expert tips to help you get this project done so you can enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you’re prepared no matter what Mother Nature throws our way: 1. Schedule an Inspection First things first. An efficient furnace will [...]

10 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter2022-12-19T15:28:32-05:00

10 Tips to Avoid a Holiday Plumbing Disaster

2022-12-19T10:33:17-05:00

  It’s almost the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, when friends and family gather around the table and celebrate the season’s joys and take in home-cooked meals. That merriment, however, can quickly turn into mayhem in the event of a plumbing snafu. Yikes! By keeping a few key things in mind, you can help things in working order and place the focus on entertaining instead of a clogged sink. Here are 10 tips that might help you enjoy the season to the fullest.   1. Place food scraps in the trash, not in the sink. Resist the urge to scrape [...]

10 Tips to Avoid a Holiday Plumbing Disaster2022-12-19T10:33:17-05:00

How to Prevent Your Furnace from Worsening Fall Allergies

2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

It may be Pumpkin-Spiced Everything season but not everyone welcomes the changes that come with this transition. Many Americans suffer from fall allergies and these particles entering the home by way of an HVAC system can be a real challenge. Sneezing, headaches, itchy and watery eyes and congestion are among the chief complaints this time of year. However, the good news is that the condition of your home furnace plays a pivotal role in helping keep allergens at bay. Routine maintenance and furnace repair in northeast Indiana throughout the autumn can help in this way. Fall Allergies and Your HVAC [...]

How to Prevent Your Furnace from Worsening Fall Allergies2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

10 Signs You Need AC Repairs

2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

10 Signs You Need AC Repairs   Summer may be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to worry about staying cool. August and September can still have temperatures in the 80s in the Midwest. (Think: Indian Summers.) Plus, it’s good to think ahead, because you don’t want to be caught without a working AC by the time next summer rolls around and you’re sweating bullets. That said, it’s important to be proactive to keep your home cool and comfortable. And while maintenance does make a major difference, it won’t stop every potential AC repair. That is [...]

10 Signs You Need AC Repairs2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

Why You Should Invest in a Whole-Home Generator

2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

  As the last few months have proven, you can’t predict the weather. Nothing is worse than being left without power for a few hours or even days. The latter was the reality for thousands of homeowners in our area recently. What if this happens to you again? Will you have a plan if the power goes out and you’re left in a hot house? Investing in a whole-home generator can offer peace of mind in ways you might not have considered. When you lose power, you lose the modern conveniences we often take for granted, including essential necessities like cooking, [...]

Why You Should Invest in a Whole-Home Generator2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

Is an HVAC Tune-up Worth It?

2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

Is an HVAC Tune-up Worth It?   Summer is almost upon us. That said, you’re probably thinking about how nice it is to come home to a cool house. That comfort doesn’t happen by accident. Your HVAC unit requires regular upkeep to remain operational and up to the task of keeping you and your family comfortable.   Proactive homeowners embrace a truth: HVAC tune-ups can help ensure your system is able to keep up with the demands placed on it, extend its life, and even prevent some costly repairs.   What is an HVAC tune-up?   You can expect an HVAC [...]

Is an HVAC Tune-up Worth It?2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

Is a Geothermal Unit for You?

2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00

  You might know a friend or family member who has one. Geothermal units are quickly gaining in popularity thanks to several advantages. Here’s a look at their appeal and why you might want to consider making this investment that will serve your family for years to come.   Efficiency Geothermal units are known to be efficient. That’s because they use the ground beneath your house as a place to store and release energy using underground pipes that are filled with water or antifreeze. These pipes are attached to a geothermal heat pump that’s associated with both heating and cooling. In [...]

Is a Geothermal Unit for You?2022-12-19T10:33:18-05:00