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Benefits of scheduling your furnace tune-up early

Fall weather in Indiana is beautiful most of the time – but sometimes it can be unpredictable! With the cooler months quickly approaching, you want to be prepared for whatever weather comes your way this season – which is why now is the perfect time to schedule your regular maintenance for your heating and cooling system.

Prices are rising soon

New Federal Requirements to Drive Up Costs for Heating and Cooling Equipment

The recent Inflation Reduction Act enacted laws around global warming and established higher minimum standards for heating and cooling efficiency that goes into effect on January 1, 2023, reports Service Plus co-owner, Chris Cunningham. According to Cunningham, “Increased efficiency requirements increase the cost of new equipment; and if your furnace and air conditioning system is over 10 years old or you’ve considered taking advantage of the superior efficiency, reliability, and comfort of a new system, you may want to act quickly.” Add in the expected consumer demand and it’s no surprise the price of heating and cooling equipment is expected to jump over the next year, he adds.

condenser vs. compressor

AC Compressor vs. Condenser: What’s the Difference?

Air conditioning is essential for surviving the sweltering Indiana summers. But most people don’t know what happens inside the unit while it’s keeping your home cool. Two of the most important parts of the air conditioner unit are the condenser and compressor – but what is the difference between them? The experts at Service Plus are here to explain.

Water heater age

How Long Does a Water Heater Last?

Just how long should a water heater last? Many factors affect the life expectancy of a water heater, but it’s important to recognize the signs of aging and other outside factors that can affect it.

Furnace & Air Conditioning Myths

Don’t Fall for These Furnace & Air Conditioning Myths

With rising energy costs, you might be trying anything to save some money on your monthly bills. But there are a lot of HVAC myths out there that could be costing you more money – but Service Plus is here to help.

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What is the most efficient temperature for my home?

The weather in Indianapolis can be unpredictable, but we know one thing for sure: Indy summers are hot. With the rising temps and rising energy costs, it could feel like choosing between staying cool and saving money.

Meet Patty

Meet Patty!

I want to introduce to you Patricia, better known as Patty. She has been with us for over two years as a customer service representative. Patty loves her job, providing the best customer service possible to our customers and making them feel like family. Patty says, “I like to make sure they feel taken care of and that we at Service Plus really care about them.” 

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How to Properly Prepare Your Home for Summer Vacation

Before you leave for your summer vacation, it’s essential to ensure your house is prepared for your absence. Here are some tips from the Service Plus Pros on properly preparing your home for summer vacation.

AC Cleaning Checklist

Warmer Weather Air Conditioning (A/C) Checklist

Summer is almost here and that means it’s time to make sure you’re A/C unit is running efficiently. A well-maintained cooling system can give you the peace of mind that your equipment is reliable and efficient. Avoid that unexpected breakdown by following our warm weather cooling and heating (HVAC) checklist and make sure your family stays cool all summer long.

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Meet Taylor!

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Easy Ways to Save Energy & Money This Spring

Springtime is on its way to Indianapolis. That means longer days and warmer weather. But just because the temperatures are rising, doesn’t mean your energy bills have to rise too. Below are some easy ways to save energy and money this spring so you can stay cool without hurting your wallet!

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Plumbing

Spring is here, and we all know that means it’s time to spring clean your home. Most people are busy dusting their house, doing maintenance on their HVAC, and getting rid of clutter. It’s easy to forget that your plumbing could benefit from some spring cleaning too! Here are a few tips on how to get started cleaning your plumbing and getting your home ready for the new season.

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How to Properly Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are an amazing appliance to have. They save you time from putting food scraps in the trash and even help the environment by reducing food waste in landfills. But like any frequently used appliance, it’s important to maintain and clean your garbage disposal to ensure the best performance and reduce the chance of it breaking down. Here are five steps for properly cleaning your garbage disposal.

drain cleaning

Signs You Need Drain Cleaning

Don’t wait until your drain is completely clogged to hire someone to fix the problem. Drain cleaning is a great way to prevent clogs and damage to your pipes. How do you know if it’s time to get your drain cleaned? Below are some telltale signs that your drains need a little TLC.

Old house new furnace

Tips for Buying a New Furnace for Your Historic Home

Historic homes are charming and come with unique characteristics that you can’t find in new builds. With that charm comes many factors to consider to turn your historic house into a comfortable home for your family, especially your furnace. If you’re buying a historic home with a furnace that is more than ten years old, it’s time to replace your system. Below are some tips for buying a new furnace for your historic home.

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Tips to Prepare Your Furnace Unit for a Snowstorm

Snowstorms are frequent this time of year in Indianapolis. It’s important to prepare your home for winter to keep everything running and ensure your family stays warm. Below are some tips for preparing your furnace for a snowstorm so you can rest easy and stay toasty this winter.

Selecting a water heater

What You Should Know Before Selecting a New Water Heater

There are several different factors to consider when selecting a new water heater. From the different types of water heaters available to the fuel types and costs, it’s important to be informed when choosing which water heater is the best fit for your home.

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Why You Shouldn’t Use Your Oven to Heat Your Home

Winters in Indianapolis can be brutally cold. Even if the power gets knocked out or your furnace breaks down, you should never resort to unsafe methods to keep your home warm. Most people don’t realize just how dangerous it is to use an oven to warm their home. 


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