Posts Tagged ‘air conditioning’

When Is The Best Time To Tune Up Your Air Conditioner?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010


Spring is the best time to tune up you air conditioner.  A little maintenance in the beginning of the air conditioning seasons can prevent small problems from becoming expensive problems later on.  Our technicians can catch small issues and can ensure your a/c is running at optimal efficiency. 

All equipment, even the most reliable, needs routine maintenance. Complicated equipment like today’s air conditioners benefit in many ways from annual service. They recover much of their lost efficiency, they are less likely to suffer a major break down, they have a longer life span, they increase your comfort, and they operate for less money. 

Even if you have recently replaced your HVAC equipment, you will need to maintain your system in order to keep your extended warranty in effect.

Energy Star recommends annual maintenance on your HVAC equipment:

Also from the Energy Star website:


As you can see, limited air flow and improper refrigerant charge can reduce the efficiency of you air conditioning equipment up to 15%.

The easiest way to schedule your Air Conditioning Tune Up is to click and save $10.00 for scheduling online.

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The Professionals in the Big Black Trucks

From The Ask The Expert Mailbox…..

Monday, March 15th, 2010


What is the best name brand do you recommend for a heatpump

system and the price?






Thank you for contacting us. We handle the American Standard brand for the reliability and durability through the hot Summer months and frigid Winters. All of our furnaces, air conditioners & heatpump systems come with a 10-year parts and labor warranty. There is currently a state rebate on hi-eff heatpump systems of $500.00 as well as federal tax credits up to $1500.00 & a state tax credit of up to $100.00. This is a great time to purchase a heatpump system.

    Sizing your system is very important for proper operation. I will need more information from you to give a proper price such as square footage of your home, window & insulation conditions, size of existing system & ductwork. We can also come to your home at no charge to you to do a survey & provide you with a proposal. Please call me with any questions at 243-3581.


Thank you,


Dave Mejean

HVAC Manager

B&W Plumbing and Heating Company, Inc.

Your HVAC System Needs To Breathe

Friday, March 12th, 2010


Recently, we have gone to several customers’ homes where their HVAC system has failed or quit working and found one thing in common with all of them: They all installed Vent Filters/Fresheners in all of their registers. 

We recommend not using these Vent Filters.  Your furnace filter protects your furnace and filters the air circulating through your home.  This does not mean remove your furnace filter.  More than likely, the Heating and Air Conditioning system in your home was not designed for the use of Vent Filters. Using Vent Filters could ‘choke’ your HVAC system.  This will make it difficult for the blower to ‘push’ the air through the system, causing undo stress.

Remember, your Heating and Air Conditioning system needs to breathe.  Change your furnace filters monthly.  If you want increased filtration, we can install a Filter Media Box or an AccuClean Electronic Air Cleaner for your HVAC system.

Indiana Energy Tax Credits and Incentives

Friday, February 5th, 2010


From the State of Indiana website:


“As of January 1, 2009 the State of Indiana is providing a state income tax credit when certain EnergyStar rated equipment is purchased by a homeowner or small business owner.  The credit, worth as much as $100 can be used when purchasing a furnace, a water heater, central air conditioning, room air conditioner or a programmable thermostat.  Homeowners and small business owners can claim the credit on their state income tax return.”



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Save Money and Energy By Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009


Installing a Programmable Thermostat can save money and energy!

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Monday, December 21st, 2009

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Stop by and see us at Schmooza Palooza!!

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


We will have a booth at The Indianapolis Chamber’s Schmooza Palooza Thursday night, September 24th from 5 – 9pm.  Stop by and see us!  We will have information on new plumbing/heating/air products for your home and business!  We will show you how you can reduce your energy costs with a wide array of products and strategies.


There will be food, music and activities for everyone.


See you there!


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B&W Will Be Hosting Homeowner Seminars Every Month.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


We know that the best way to make an informed decision is to gather information and review the facts.  We want our customers to be prepared for the day that their sump pump fails,  water heater leaks, or HVAC system needs to be replaced.  We will now host two free, no obligation homeowner seminars every month to share our knowledge with the homeowners.

In July, we will have classes on Sump Pumps and HVAC Home Comfort.  Check back for class dates and times.  We will post them on the Blog soon!


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Customer Comment: HVAC Tech Brandon

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009


“Brandon is darling!”


Karen, Indianapolis

Air Conditioning Myth….

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

One of the most common misconceptions regarding your air conditioning system is that over time, you will have to add refrigerant to you system every now and again.  This is untrue.  Air conditioners do NOT consume refrigerant.  Once your system and been installed and properly charged with refrigerant, you should never have to add more or replace what have been lost.  The only reason that your system can be low on refrigerant is that there is a leak.


If your system needs refrigerant added, then it is very important that a leak search is performed and the leak is repaired.  A small loss of refrigerant reduces the effeiciency and will cause undue wear and tear on the system.  If the loss is substantial, the outdoor compressor can be damaged and fail.


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