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A malfunctioning furnace is a serious concern. Though it might be possible to repair a faulty furnace, in some instances it makes more sense to invest in a completely new system. Let’s take a look at some of the telltale signs that indicate it is time to replace your furnace. 1. Odd Sights, Smells, and…

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If you are like most homeowners, you expect your furnace to turn on in the winter and work flawlessly. Yet there is a critical component of your furnace that requires regular cleaning: the air filter. Furnace air filters gather dirt, dust, allergens and other grime so the machine can function as designed. Let’s take a…

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The popularity of DIY solutions has been absolutely booming. And in many ways, we love it. More and more folks are getting out there and learning new things, being active, and rounding out new skill sets. But the advent of the hands-on approach has brought some bad news with it, too. Building a fancy bench…

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With winter right around the corner, Indianapolis homeowners will soon find themselves dealing with that yearly question we all wrestle with: When should you turn on your furnace? We tend to wait as long as we can, enjoying that much lower energy bill and those crisp nights. Wondering what a professional HVAC specialist would tell…

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It’s back to school time for the family! A time when parents get some quiet, and students get yet another opportunity to learn some fun things. But school time is also cool time, and winter is right around the corner. Is your heating system ready to take on an Indianapolis winter?

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If you follow the Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing blog at all, you’re probably pretty well aware of how important and impactful routine maintenance is for your heating system. Fall heating maintenance in Indianapolis and general homeowner maintenance are critical to an energy-efficient and effective heating solution! So you know the dos, but what…

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Plumbing problems are absolutely no fun. There’s just no better way to spin it. Well, no home problem is fun, really, but plumbing problems come with a lot of additional problems, and are just generally part of a home system that most homeowners would prefer to never think about. This is why prevention is key…

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How often do you think about your furnace’s health? If you’re like most homeowners, it probably doesn’t cross your mind — until there’s a problem. Paying closer attention to your heating system can help you identify minor issues before they become costly disasters. To that end, here are three common furnace problems to keep an…

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Dripping faucets and other household plumbing leaks might seem relatively harmless, but in actuality they add up to a lot of wasted water. Water leaks are therefore not only bad for your wallet, but also for the environment! Check out the following eye-opening facts about plumbing leaks, courtesy of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):…

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Common sense would have us believe that the bathroom — and, more specifically, the toilet — is the dirtiest area of the home. But according to recent research from NSF International, the toilet seat isn’t even one of the top 10 germiest surfaces in most households. No, your bathroom probably isn’t the worst offender when…

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Did you know that the holiday season is peak season for plumbers? This time of year, far too many homeowners toss food scraps and grease down the drain, leading to untimely clogs. Holiday plumbing emergencies also occur in the bathroom, where improper disposal of paper waste can cause sewer problems. Prevent a holiday plumbing emergency…

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Long gone are the days when sewer repair meant digging up lawns, gardens, concrete and pavement. Today, homeowners have a wide range of underground trenchless sewer repair solutions to choose from. Here are some quick tips about sewer repairs: Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has provided outstanding sewer repair services in the Indianapolis area…

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Falling prey to heating myths won’t just make your home less-than-comfortable this winter, but it will also cost you. Before you blindly listen to well-meaning friends and family, read our list of common misconceptions about home heating: Myth No. 1: Fireplaces help warm your home. Sure, fireplaces sound and smell great, but they’re not going…

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Choosing the right heating, cooling and plumbing company isn’t always an easy decision. Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we value the same things you do: excellent customer service, hassle-free installation and repairs, and up-front pricing. We work hard to make our clients happy! To get a taste of what to expect from…

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It’s been a mild fall, and it may very well be another month until temperatures really begin to dip. Take advantage of this “Indian Summer” of sorts by making sure your home is ready for the winter weather ahead. Here’s how to prepare your home for the cold: 1. Tune up your heating system. No…

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The seasons are changing, and our area is known for severe winter weather. With heavy snowfall comes heavy snow-melts — a major threat to unprotected basements. Here’s what to do now to prevent basement floods over the next few months: 1. Keep gutters and downspouts clear. As fall comes to a close, make sure leaves…

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With evening temperatures dipping below freezing, it’s clear that winter is almost here. We’ve already discussed the importance of getting your furnace ready for the cold weather ahead, but what about your pipes? “Wicked winter weather can cause plumbing pipes to freeze and possibly burst, causing flooding and costly water damage to your home,” advises…

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It’s that time of year again! Everywhere you turn, people are coughing, sneezing and sniffling. Yes, flu season is here. But before you blame your symptoms on a virus, consider this: Your home could be making you sick. ”People usually attribute these symptoms to a cold or a flu,” said Andrew Port, director of indoor…

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Thanksgiving is just one week away! Before you dig in with family and friends, consider this: Is your home’s plumbing ready for house guests? We at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have put together the following checklist to help you get prepared for the big holiday: Give your fixtures a checkup. You don’t want…

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It seems unfair, doesn’t it? You take great care of your home’s plumbing only to find out you have a sewer clog. It’s not your fault; blame Mother Nature. Once they fall, all those beautiful leaves have to go somewhere. Oftentimes, they end up in gutters, wreaking havoc on sewer lines. They collect in pipes…

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