Monthly Archives: January 2014

Today’s Energy Efficiency Upgrades Can Boost Home Resale Value

Perhaps you’ve lived comfortably in your Fort Wayne-area home for years, but you’re thinking about selling your home now or sometime in the next several years.  Energy efficiency upgrades may

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A Damp Crawl Space: the Dirty Little Secret Under Many Homes

The crawl space under your home may need your attention. Crawl spaces are areas under the floor of a home, or part of a home, that doesn’t have a basement.

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Your Geothermal Heating and Cooling: the Indoor Side of Your System

The four components of geothermal heating and cooling systems include the outdoor loop field, the indoor heat pump unit, the thermostat, and the ductwork that delivers the conditioned air. A

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Those Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits: Time to Use Them Has Almost Run Out

If you have bought eligible energy-efficient equipment or home improvements in 2012 or 2013, there’s still time to take advantage of federal tax credits before they expire. The reinstatement of

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The Leaky Duct System in Your New Haven Home: Costing You Money and Compromising Your Air Quality

You probably don’t think about your home’s duct system, but you should. A typical duct system can lose up to 40 percent of conditioned air that flows through it. By

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Think You’ll Soon Need a Furnace Replacement? 8 Telltale Signs That Say It’s Time to Start Shopping

Now that the heating season is well under way in Indiana, you want to be sure that your furnace stays in good condition. But sometimes despite your best efforts, an

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Variable Speed: When You’re Replacing a Furnace, It’s a Feature to Take Seriously

If you’re interested in a comfortable and energy-efficient way of heating your Fort Wayne area home this winter, having a variable speed furnace means saving money on utility costs while enjoying unparalleled

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Your Airtight Indiana Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Weatherstripping

You know your home has adequate insulation against winter’s chill. You also had your heating equipment cleaned and serviced. Finish the energy efficiency plan by following this guide to weatherstripping

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Think Shutting a Room to Save Energy Is a Smart Move? Think Again

Unless you live in an old farmhouse full of leaks and drafts, shutting a room to save energy is likely to backfire. A study done by the Lawrence Berkeley National

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    Richard Hartman Richard Hartman has worked in many capacities: service, installations, and production of sheet metal since the early years of the business.... More »