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Why an HVAC Tune Up; Advice from an Indianapolis HVAC company

It’s that season again–time for an AC tune up as winter turns to spring in Indianapolis. Homeowners often wonder why HVAC companies recommend HVAC system tune ups every six months. Some people might think it’s just a scam to make some money. Nope! It’s about maintaining your system to ensure coming home never felt so…

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New Furnace Buying Tips From Larry Howald

Larry Howald

OK. It’s really cold out in Indianapolis! We know there’s nothing worse than hearing it’s time for a new furnace. It can be a hit to the wallet. Here are some ideas to help your household make a good buying decision at a reasonable cost when the time comes. 1. Cost for repairs vs. new:…

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I just mentioned tankless…

I went out to see a customer last month, they’re some fine folks. They needed to have their tank water heater replaced. The water heater was quoted on the phone, so I didn’t get to see the job until I arrived. I met the husband, went downstairs to inspect the work and started draining the…

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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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Dirty ducts? Call us!

Dirty Ducts? Let’s talk! Typically dust, dirt and stubborn stuff stuck in your home’s duct work doesn’t just lay there ready to get out of your house. It holds onto the duct work. That icky stuff makes your home its home. Don’t just try to suck out the dust and dirt. Brush it off and…

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Indianapolis plumbers stumped: Howald’s fix

That’s grease clogging this 3” pipe. The customers had several Indianapolis plumbers out from three separate companies over the last year to try to address the symptoms related to this issue. A plumber well-versed in their trade knows about the drainage fixture unit chart or DFU chart. It’s used to size drainage piping accordingly to…

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Easy AC fixes

It’s finally here—S-U-M-M-E-R! Yep, we all suffered through spring together. Our Indianapolis area temps are rising and now homeowners are flipping the AC switch. 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 and give us a call….

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Howald Plumbing, yep we also do the bathroom sink

  It’s Austin from the plumbing team (that’s me pictured to the left). People think of “plumbing” and immediately “emergency” comes to mind. I promise, we do more than just water heaters that have abruptly stopped working! (Although I really like doing those!) Here’s a bathroom sink project we just completed. This was a fun…

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Ready for winter’s round 2?

Welcome to winter in Indianapolis. Yep, we sure were spoiled with 50+ degree temps through early January. Now as we’re all hunkered down indoors, it’s important to be ready for those cold temps and potential impact to our homes. Austin on our Howald plumbing team recently posted this on his social media feed. We think…

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