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Most of us don’t pay our water heaters any attention. That is, until we’re stuck without hot water! Below, we tackle some common water heater FAQs (frequently asked questions): 1. Is my water heater big enough? You need to consider how many appliances in your home depend on your water heater. This includes showers, tubs…

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It’s that time of year again! Summer’s nearly here and you’re getting your air conditioning ready for the hot months ahead. Maybe your current system is outdated, or perhaps you want to upgrade from window units to central air. Whatever the case, here are some of the most efficient central air conditioners for 2015: 1.…

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If some of the rooms in your home are warmer or cooler than others, you may want to consider a zoned HVAC system. A zoned system directs heated or cooled air to the spaces in your home that need it, and shuts off access to areas that don’t. The truth is that most homes can…

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When it comes to plumbing leaks, out of sight should never mean out of mind. Whether you suspect a leak is occurring behind a wall or somewhere in your basement, you may require the help of a leak detection specialist. Pinpointing the exact location of a leak can be very difficult to do on your…

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Let’s be honest: When it comes to choosing a heating, cooling and plumbing company, you have a lot of options. Today, we’re here to tell you why you should choose us, the experts of Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! The secret is in our name. We call ourselves “Service Plus” because we are a…

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An overly dry home isn’t just uncomfortable — it can also have an effect on your health and the energy efficiency of your heating system. Have you considered installing a whole house humidifier? Doing so offers the following rewards: 1. Improved health Low-humidity environments can make it easier for viruses to thrive. Therefore, if your…

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Window air conditioning can be less expensive and more efficient than other options — especially for small rooms and difficult-to-reach spaces. However, when not properly installed and cared for, portable A/C units can become hazardous. Here’s how to increase the safety of window air conditioners: 1. Ask a friend to help with installation “Air-conditioner units…

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Whenever you run into a slow or backed-up drain, you can count on the plumbing professionals of Service Plus Heating, Cooling and Plumbing for same-day service. But obviously avoiding clogs altogether is preferable. To that end, here are a few ways to prevent clogged drains: 1. Toss food scraps into the garbage, not down the…

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There are many types of air conditioners out there, from window units to central air. But which air conditioning system is right for you? The experts of Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have put together the following guide to help you find the ideal system for your needs and budget: Window units If you’re…

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Every family’s water needs are unique. And when it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, bigger isn’t always better! Don’t waste money on heating up water that you won’t use. Follow these tips to choose the right size water heater: 1. Figure out your home’s FHR (first hour rating) This rating measures…

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Although we might not want to admit it, summer is just about over. That means it’s time to remove those window AC units. It’s an important step in making the most of your heating system as temperatures begin to dip. Plus, you want to keep your equipment safe from the elements when not in use.…

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Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we employ skilled plumbing specialists who are 100 percent committed to your satisfaction. Unfortunately, not all plumbing technicians are created equal. Even if you don’t choose us for your plumbing needs, we want to make sure you don’t get duped! With that in mind, here are four…

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Most of us have encountered a slow drain at home or at work. But just because it’s a common issue, doesn’t mean it’s not a serious one. In fact, a slow drain could indicate a much bigger problem that could cause major damage and broken water pipes. If you have a slow drain in your…

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With temperatures forecast to fall throughout the week, it’s certainly starting to feel like autumn. If you haven’t yet switched on the heat, you’re probably going to very soon. Before doing so, take the following steps to make sure your furnace is ready: Make sure your boiler starts. Don’t wait until the first cold day…

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Home plumbing systems can be complicated. But if you are looking for a simple do-it-yourself (DIY) starting point, take a look at your drains. Here are a few tips for troubleshooting drain problems: 1. Foul odors Bad smell coming out of your sink, shower, tub or toilet drain? It may be due to a buildup…

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Did you know that household leaks add up to more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year in the U.S. alone? If you’ve got a plumbing leak — even a minor one — you’re contributing to this colossal problem. Let’s take a look at the facts: About 10 percent of American homes have…

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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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If your sewer line needs replacement, look no further than the experts of Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! We have more than 14 years of experience in the Indianapolis area, and we specialize in trenchless sewer lines! Let’s take a look at what exactly a trenchless sewer line is and how it works: Here’s…

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A plumbing drain might look dark and scary, but it’s actually pretty easy to maintain. Properly caring for your pipes will ensure they last longer and may even prevent costly plumbing disasters down the line. Here are some tips and tricks for drain maintenance: 1. Use salt and hot water to clear clogs Don’t be…

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