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Howald HVAC & Plumbing: What you said and what we’re doing

Howald HVAC

The Howald HVAC team asked and customers answered. Thank you to everyone who took time to complete the customer survey we sent in September. We continue to review the information in detail and are working to make improvements. Here’s what we heard. 95% of respondents say they would recommend us to family, friends and the…

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Shocked at home? Maybe you need a humidifer

Howald Humidifier

Baby it’s gonna be getting cold outside. Now is the time of year when temps turn cooler and static electricity starts. 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 the morning with…

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New air conditioner? Be cool

New AC

How ever you want to look at it, buying an air conditioner is a tough job. Homeowners often know what they want … it’s simple, they say, “I want to be cool when it’s hot.” If their AC is broken down, they do not want to wait until tomorrow morning. I hear you, “Me want…

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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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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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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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