How to Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner

If you’ve ever had to replace a home’s air conditioning system, you know this isn’t a cheap project. New cooling equipment is costly, which is a key reason most homeowners want to get as many years as they can from their existing system. In our most recent blog, the HVAC technicians at Star Heating & […]

Do UV Light Air Purifiers Kill Mold?

Mold, mildew, fungi, and bacteria can exist within the home, circulating through your air supply right under your nose. These microbes grow in the damp, dark, cool areas of the house, such as basements or even inside the air conditioner! Indoor air quality solutions such as UV light air purifiers target these microorganisms and pathogens, […]

What Is the Life Expectancy of a Commercial HVAC Unit?

Purchasing new heating and cooling equipment for your Central Indiana commercial building is a significant capital expenditure. In order to accurately plan and budget for this cost while maximizing the return on investment of your existing equipment, it’s helpful to know the life expectancy of a commercial HVAC unit. Unfortunately, there’s no clear answer, as […]

How to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

Electric bills tend to skyrocket for Indianapolis area homeowners over the summer, as air conditioning systems run in full force to keep families cool. If it seems like cooling costs are eating up too much of your energy budget, learn how to save money on air conditioning without buying a new cooling unit or completing […]

How to Improve Ventilation in Your Commercial Building

Is the air in your commercial office building or warehouse old and stale? While you may not think much about the indoor air quality inside commercial spaces, it can have a big impact on the health and productivity of your employees. As more employees and customers return to commercial and office settings after staying home […]

A Whole Home Dehumidifier Increases Summer Comfort

Anyone who spends the summer in Central Indiana knows all about the high humidity here, which can make hot days feel even more unpleasant. To help prevent mold and mildew in the home and avoid dampness, many of us already have one or more portable dehumidifiers running full time. These workhorses often run 24/7 from […]

Should I Have an HVAC Home Inspection Before Buying a House?

If you’re considering the purchase of a new home, the home inspection report is going to play an important role in your decision. But many home inspectors don’t have the expertise to spot issues with HVAC systems, and that gap can turn into major problems for the future owner. Very often, an inspector just turns […]

What Are the Benefits of a Remote Control Thermostat?

New technology continues to develop and make our lives a little bit easier, so it just makes sense that there are some high-tech ways to control your heating and cooling system. Are there actual benefits of having a thermostat that you can control when you’re away from home, or is a remote access thermostat just […]

How to Help Control Spring Allergies

Seasonal allergy sufferers understand how miserable springtime can be for them. From a runny nose, to itchy, watery eyes, to swollen nasal passages – the symptoms of spring allergies can be brutal. If you or a family member suffers from spring allergies, March and April are the right times to plan out a way to […]

Common Signs Your Ductwork Needs Repairs

While hidden below floors and in ceilings, the duct system is the highway all heated and cooled air uses to travel throughout your home. Duct leaks allow for costly heating and cooling loss while welcoming indoor air quality issues, both of which create discomfort inside your Indianapolis home – not to mention the added costs […]
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