Why Your AC Unit is Freezing Up: Causes & What to Do

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Wondering why your AC unit is freezing up in the hottest months of the year? You might ask yourself, “How is it that it’s 90 degrees outside and my AC unit has frost buildup?” This issue actually happens to be a very common problem and can lead to further HVAC complications. So, why is your AC unit freezing up? And, … Read More

Bad AC Capacitor Symptoms: What to Look Out For

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Your home’s air conditioner holds significant importance among its appliances. A malfunctioning unit can cause considerable inconvenience for homeowners. AC capacitors play a crucial role in the functioning of any Indianapolis HVAC air conditioning system, and a deteriorating capacitor can precipitate AC problems. What Is an Air Conditioning Capacitor?  An AC capacitor is a piece of equipment inside the outdoor … Read More

How to Clean and Protect Your Air Conditioner from Cottonwood

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Homes in Indianapolis and beyond look forward to the warm weather brought by spring. After spending many months cooped up inside during the colder winter months, many families will jump at the first chance to spend some time outside in the warm weather. As spring arrives and the weather gets warmer, however, those within your home will likely deal with … Read More

What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat to in the Summer and Winter?

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Throughout the year in Indianapolis and across Central Indiana, the temperature will fluctuate from hot and humid in the summer to frigid and below-freezing in the winter. If you’re constantly adjusting and cranking the temperature on your thermostat, it will lead to higher-than-expected utility bills and overall frustration and discomfort. Finding ways to keep your house cool in the summer … Read More

What Do HVAC Energy Efficiency Ratings Mean?

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We often put a lot of emphasis on purchasing units that are ‘energy efficient.’ But what does that actually mean? It’s time to shed some light on energy efficiency ratings so the next time you’re in the market for a new unit, you’ll know the right questions to ask. Here are some basic facts about energy efficiency ratings.

R-22 Freon Phaseout: What You Need to Know

There’s a good chance that for the past few years you’ve been hearing HVAC contractors talking about the R-22 phaseout, or the “Freon” phaseout—especially if you own an AC system that still relies on it. But what even is the phaseout? And how does it impact you? Chapman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to clue you in! What … Read More

Chapman Keeps Carmel Cool

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Chapman Heating | Air Conditioning | Plumbing is proud to keep homes cool all across Indianapolis and Central Indiana. Day in and day out you will see our trucks in residential neighborhoods Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville and Westfield too! With a service fleet of 35 trucks it is easy for us to keep homeowners in Carmel comfortable all year long. Our trained … Read More

Make the Switch to Geothermal Heat Pumps

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More and more folks are hopping on the geothermal heat pump band wagon. And Chapman Heating | Air Conditioning | Plumbing couldn’t be happier! For those of you that don’t know, geothermal systems use the natural insulating properties of the Earth as the means of keeping the inside of your home at a consistent temperature all year. Even with the … Read More

What to Expect on an Air Conditioner Repair Service Call

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So, you wake up this weekend feeling like you just jumped into a swimming pool. You’re covered in sweat because something is wrong with your air conditioner. Great… What’s the first thing you do? Call Chapman Heating | Air Conditioning | Plumbing – your first call for Indiana air conditioner repair, of course! Once you speak to someone here at … Read More

How to Avoid Air Conditioner Water Damage

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Summer is in full swing and there is no doubt you have your air conditioner cranking 24/7. Oh, the sweet, sweet relief of an air-conditioned home! However, summer doesn’t just bring the heat, it also brings lots and lots of rain. On hot days, this rain sometimes just makes it even nastier outside by increasing humidity. Did you know all … Read More