Action Air Heating and Air Conditioning receives questions every day from their clients all over central Indiana. Below is a sampling of some questions sent to us from Fishers, Geist, Anderson and Indianapolis. If you have a question about heating or cooling your home, please contact us.
Q: We just bought an older home in Fishers with an older furnace. We are concerned that when the weather starts to get cold, the home will be expensive to heat. Are there things we can do to help with our furnace’s efficiency?
A: First, start with a tune up of the system to make sure it is operating at peak efficiency. Then, consider installing a programmable thermostat that will automatically adjust the homes temperature to keep it a little cooler when you are sleeping or away during the day. Also be sure to check the insulation in the attic since heat rises and can be lost through un-insulated attic space.
Q: We built our Fishers home 2 years ago, and noticed that the air in the home is so dry in the winter time. Is this normal?
A: The cold Indiana winters can really dry out the home and make those living there uncomfortable. We recommend adding humidity to the home with a whole house humidifier. This will keep nasal passages from drying out, stop static shock, and will help the wood furnishings in the home last longer. Adding humidity will also help the home feel warmer as moist air is warmer than dry air.
Q: I live in a wooded neighborhood in Geist and my son is prone to fall and spring allergies. How often should I be changing my furnace filter to help his allergy symptoms?
A: This depends a lot on the type of filter you have as some are even washable, but all filters should be checked monthly. To help alleviate allergy symptoms we recommend a high efficiency filter along with an ultra violet air purifier.
Q: Our Geist home takes a long time to heat and cool. How do we know if our home is large enough to need a second furnace/air conditioner?
A: We are happy to provide you with a Home Comfort Analysis to make sure the equipment in the home is properly sized. This analysis will take into account the size of the home, as well as windows, high ceilings, insulation and other factors that have an effect on keeping the home comfortable, and allow us to design the perfect system for your home.
Q: Our Indianapolis home tends to be hard to cool. Is using ceiling fans and running the air conditioner at the same time a waste of energy?
A: Not at all, we actually recommend this, as well as keeping the furnace fan set to the “on” position to keep the air in the home circulating constantly.
Q: We are home shopping in the Indianapolis area and one of our favorite homes needs the air conditioner replaced. How much can we expect to pay to replace the air conditioning unit?
A: Since the government phase out of r22 refrigerant in 2009, the cost to replace an air conditioner can vary greatly depending on the size of the unit, the efficiency of the unit and whether or not the new unit will be compatible to any of the existing equipment. The only way to get an accurate price is to have a free in home estimate by our comfort advisor.
Q: I always see your trucks around the Anderson area. Do you offer air conditioning and furnace services in my area?
A: We sure do, our General Manager Gary Sylvester and many of our technicians live in and around the Anderson area. We are happy to serve clients in Anderson.
Q: We live in the country just outside of Anderson and have several Cottonwood trees in the area. Our air conditioning unit gets covered with the white cotton. What is the best way to clean the unit?
A: Cottonwood trees pose a huge problem for outdoor units during certain times of the year. We have actually seen units completely plugged just a week after we clean them! The best and easiest way is to shut the unit off, and simply use a garden hose to spray through the unit. Keeping it free of cottonwoods will help it run more efficiently with less wear and tear on the system.