Tips

Buying a new AC, Bigger is not better

  By Larry Howald Spring has finally arrived after a long, bitter winter. If your household is in need of a new air conditioner remember bigger is not better. I always prepare myself and my techs for typical consumer questions and comments when this investment is being researched by a home owner. A common request…

Read More...

HVAC inspections: What’s it really all about?

Many furnace manufacturers require regular maintenance of HVAC systems as part of their parts and/or labor warranty. Some homeowners think if the system is working ok, they’re good to go for the next season. It is important to have your system inspected every six months (once for the furnace and once for the AC). Our…

Read More...

Furnace & gas line safety tips

Like you, we’re following the tragic story of the home explosion in an Indianapolis’ southside neighborhood. There’s speculation there was a gas leak in a home. Regardless of the final cause of the explosion, this tragic event is a reminder to all of us about the dangers and precautions of our gas HVAC systems. A…

Read More...

It’s hot, hot, hot and I’m HAPPY!

Yep it’s hot! Like go outside and come back it stinky, sweaty, hot kinda hot… and that’s not always good hot, right? Our Indianapolis air conditioning repair and maintenance team visits a lot of homes in central Indiana and hears a lot of banter from homeowners about the heat and the lack of rain. Some…

Read More...

Yep, It’s hot outside.

  Ok, it’s really hot outside. You’ve got the air conditioner running strong and you want to help it do its job. Mi Casa Es Su Casa Let that old A/C understand you’re in this together. Here are some ideas to gain mutual understanding. Turn the furnace fan to “ON” to stop hot and cold…

Read More...

AC 101: Buy smart

If you need a new air conditioner this summer, educate yourself to make a smart purchase. Don’t let an AC salesman talk you into buying an over sized cooling unit. Sometimes all that jargon about efficiency sounds good, but more isn’t always better. Most of our customers are looking for central AC units for their…

Read More...

Endless hot water: Nope it’s not a dream

A hot shower can last forever. That’s right, as long as you want to stand there, we can produce an unlimited supply of hot water. (Disclaimer here: I’m not responsible for wrinkled, pruned skin.). This amazing trick is done with a tankless water heater that mounts onto the wall and vents outside your home with…

Read More...

Plumbing 101: Pick a sump pump

If you have a finished basement or store valuables in your lower level, think about a sump pump with a battery backup. If you lose power, you’ll have peace of mind that your basement will not flood because the battery backup will kick in. So how do you choose? First there are two types of…

Read More...

Celebrating Howald’s opening

When we officially opened as Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing last fall we published this promise: We will always have an open door policy with our customers and our employees. After your experience with Howald Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we want to hear from you about your experience. It will only make us…

Read More...