Tips

Why get an HVAC Tune Up

Spring AC Tune Up Indianapolis

Think of an HVAC tune up like getting the oil changed on your car or having your car tuned up. Keeping the engine in tip-top shape keeps you safe on the road. What goes into a tune up? Monitor refrigerant pressure Test starting capabilities Test safety controls Clean or replace air filters Check/adjust blower components…

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Flush this, not that

Howald Plumbing

True story. Last week, our plumber Austin made a house call to my own daughter’s home. The toilet was clogged. And we all needed someone to blame, so we naturally assumed my own grandson (as cute as he is) tried what all kids do—send a toy down the sewer system. See the photo to the…

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Shocked at home? Maybe you need a humidifer

Howald Humidifier

Baby it’s cold outside. This is the time of year when cold temps turn to static electricity inside if a humidifier isn’t working correctly. It’s probably fun for the kids to “shock” each other, but for us adults, it means something is not quite right with our indoor air quality. Maybe you’re waking up in…

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Don’t get left in the cold: Larry’s furnace tips

Furnace Tips

I love cold weather. I mean really cold… think hot-chocolate-sipping, slipper-wearing, fireplace-roaring cold. And while it’s wintry this week. It looks like next week (Feb. 8) it’s gonna get really sub-zero chilly. You don’t want the furnace going out in this kind of weather. Here are a few easy furnace tips to be sure your…

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Furnace tune up time

Furnace Tune up

Fall is in the air! We love this time of year. What to know why? We get to… 1) See you, our customers! 2) Clean and adjust your burner assembly. 3) Check your igniter assembly 4) Check out the heat exchange. 5) Test safety controls. 6) Clean/check the air filter. 7) Monitor the heat cycle….

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Celebrating our 10th anniversary because of you!

Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing

Thank you very much! Yep, 10 years ago our family made a decision to get back to our roots and open Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. And while we’re celebrating one decade, HVAC has been in our family’s DNA for many decades. My dad started our first HVAC business back in the 1960s. You…

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Easy AC fixes

It’s finally here—S-U-M-M-E-R! While it’s been pleasant and cooler than normal, homeowners are flipping the AC switch to stay cool on those warmer days and control indoor air quality. But what happens when you hit O-N and N-O-T-H-I-N-G happens? Don’t panic! Here are a few things to check first. If these don’t work, then panic…

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Be cool tips: AC tune ups, equipment, ideas

AC Tips

There’ve been a lot of cool dudes through the decades… Cool Hand Luke (great movie from the 60s), Joe Cool (that’s Snoopy for the younger generation) and Rapper LL Cool J (that one is for my kids). Point is, being cool is being laid-back, relaxed and stress-free. It’s what we all want this summer after…

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Are you ready for the big melt? A sump pump checklist

Sump Pump In Basement

If you find yourself with a sump pump emergency in the next few days, we’re here 24-7 to serve you. Call 317-255-4328. We survived the snow last week. Hope you did, too! Now let’s prep for the BIG MELT. Temps are rising this week. Is your sump pump ready? Use this checklist. Frozen lines: be…

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