What is a Ductless Mini Split and How Does It Work?

Indiana temperatures vary between either extreme depending on the season, so homeowners are always on the lookout for the best way to keep their indoor spaces comfortable year-round. Central heating and cooling systems are the traditional solution, but ductless mini split HVAC systems are gaining popularity for their energy efficiency, versatility, and convenience. In this […]

Is a Heat Pump More Effective at Cooling or Heating?

If you’re familiar with HVAC systems, you’ve likely heard of heat pumps. They’re unique in that they can provide both heating and cooling services, making them a versatile option for homeowners. But, given their versatility, are heat pumps better at heating or cooling? Let’s answer that question and talk about why heat pumps are so […]

What Does an AC Tune-Up Include?

Central Indiana summers are hot, hot, hot! And, if you don’t have a properly functioning air conditioning system, it can be both excruciating and potentially dangerous. That’s why making sure your air conditioner is properly maintained before the temperatures rise can make a huge difference. Read Star Heating & Cooling’s comprehensive guide to air conditioning […]

Why Is My AC Compressor Making a Grinding Noise?

A steady hum from the outdoor air conditioning unit is all you should hear as your cooling system runs this summer. If you happen to hear a grinding noise coming from your AC compressor, this sound indicates malfunctions that need to be repaired. Star Heating & Cooling explains the possible issues causing your AC compressor […]

How to Save Money on Air Conditioning This Summer

Indianapolis area residents know all too well what happens to their electric bills when the summer heat wave starts to hit. Electric bills tend to skyrocket for 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 […]

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 […]

How to Keep Indoor Pets Comfortable This Summer

All of us want to keep our power bills down in the summer, and a great way to do that is to set a programmable thermostat to raise the temperature slightly when no one is at home during the day. But when you do that, make sure the indoor temperature is comfortable enough for your […]

What to Do When Your AC Unit Freezes Up

Imagine your air conditioning system working fine day after day during the hot Central Indiana summer, seeming almost invincible to whatever Mother Nature throws its way. Then one day – out of nowhere – it stops working. As the temperature in your home begins to rise, you look for a quick fix to restore normalcy […]

Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Funny Noises?

During the summer, we learn to tune out the regular noises that our air conditioning systems make. But if you begin to hear loud noises that catch your attention and, perhaps, even your neighbor’s, it’s worth taking a closer look at the air conditioning unit to see if something unusual is going on. Sounds that […]

Why Is My Air Conditioner Blowing Hot Air?

You come inside all hot and sweaty after doing yard work and crank up the air conditioning system a few notches to get it to kick on. You lean over a vent and feel a blast of – HOT air? That’s the last thing you want to feel on a hot summer’s day in Central […]