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No Heat or AC? – 4 Things to Look at BEFORE You Give Your Local HVAC Experts a Call

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Your HVAC system isn’t keeping up or isn’t working at all. There are a few steps you can take to potentially save yourself a service call fee.

  1. Check Your Filters-
    • If your filter is dirty; your HVAC system won’t work properly. Most filters need to be changed every month, especially if you have animals in the home and during very cold or hot months.
  2. Check Your Thermostat –
    • If someone has changed your settings, it can be a cause for your home to feel uncomfortable: hot or cold. If you have a complicated thermostat, ask your technician to explain how it works the next time you get a tune-up. Another cause for your HVAC system to not work properly is if the batteries in yourthermostat are dead if your thermostat uses batteries. Make sure that if it usesbatteries, that those are not dead.
  3. Check the Circuit Breaker –
    • Ensure that the fuses to your circuit break are in working order and have not burned out. A power outage can or a jolt of electrical energy can trip the breaker as well.
  4. Check Your HVAC Switches –
    • Most units have two switches that provide power to your indoor and outdoor A/C unit. Check these to make sure that they have not been accidentally turned off.

Don’t waste your money on a needless visit and try these simple 4 steps the next time you HVAC system is on the fritz. If you are still not able to fix the issue, please give us a call at 317-859-4270.


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Stay in Bed with 5 Benefits of a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Would you like to be able to control the temperature of your home when you are in bed or even when you aren’t home?  Did you forget to adjust the temperature before you left for in bedvacation?  With a Wi-Fi thermostat, that isn’t a problem.  You can manage your home’s temperature on the go or even from the comfort of your bed 24/7.  Yes, we said you don’t even have to get out of bed!! There are countless benefits to a Wi-Fi thermostat, but here are just a few:

  1. Save Energy, which means saving $$
    • Wi-Fi thermostats allow you to regulate the temperature of your home
      wirelessly from any smartphone, computer or tablet.  This means you can adjust the temperature to be comfortable when you are ENERGYSTARclrhome and allow your HVAC system to run less when you are away.
    • The Housewise Byrant thermostat is Energy Star® certified and on average it can save homeowners about 20% on their heating and cooling energy costs.*
  2. ALERT!
    • Did you know that you can get alerts on your smartphone regarding your HVAC system?  It can let you know things such as when your filter needs to be changed and when your house gets too hot or cold.
  3. Details Matter
    • With the Wi-Fi thermostat you can get countless reports such as detailed reports on your system’s energy use.
  4. Plan Ahead
    • As if these thermostats don’t already do enough, with the use of the 4-day local weather forecast that can be displayed on the touchscreen of the thermostat, you can plan when you might want to adjust the temperature of your home.
    • You can also set the thermostat for vacation programing for when you are away.
  5. Smart
    • Are you a fan of “smart devices?”  The  Bryant® Housewise™ Wi-Fi® Thermostat is compatible with Apple® HomeKit™2  and Amazon™ Alexa™3.

For more information on the Housewise Byrant thermostat, please see the following link:



Note:  Not all Bryant systems are compatible with the Wi-Fi thermostat.  Please call us at 317-859-4270 with any questions. 


If you are in need of a HVAC repair, maintenancedrain clearingplumbing work, etc., please contact us at 317-859-4270.


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Which Thermostat Is Right For You?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Check out this video from Earth 911 to help you decide which thermostat is right for you.

Which Smart Thermostat Is Right For You?

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How does my furnace start?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Friday, January 16, 2015

multi gas furnaceAll furnaces have a specific sequence they cycle through, to start up and then produce heat. Aside from variables for the various types, a furnace start-up sequence goes like this:
1. Thermostat Calls for Heat and Tells Furnace to Light
2. Draft Inducer Spins Up and Prepares the Unit to Light
3. Safety Checks Are Performed to Make Sure the Furnace is Safe to Light
4. Pilot, Ignitor, or Thermocouple Energizes to Set Temperature and Awaits Fuel to Ignite (Ignitor is Most Common Furnace Part Failure)

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Why is my furnace blowing cold air?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

furnace-blowing-cold-airCold air is the last thing you want to feel blowing from your HVAC system vents, but it’s a reality many of us will face this winter.

Here are the most obvious reasons for cold air:
Gas Furnaces, do you have natural gas or propane? Is it on? Do other gas appliances work?
• Oil Furnaces, do you have oil in your tank? If it’s low, it may be contaminated with water. Is the oil filter clean?
Electric Furnaces, does the power work to other electric appliances? Is the circuit breaker to the unit tripped?

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