5 Things to Prepare Your Home for Summer
May 06, 2021
Owning a home can be a lot of work! Sometimes it seems like there is something that always needs to be fixed. Samantha Mitchell, Office Manager at LCS Heating and Cooling, joins Renee to share 5 things you can do now to prepare your home for summer that could save you big bucks later.
The One Thing Every Home in Indiana Needs
April 29, 2021
Have you ever experienced one of those spring days when it's beautiful outside but uncomfortable inside? On today's episode, Travis and Renee discuss how to know if you have an air conditioner problem or a humidity problem.
Real Comfort in the Home: A Homeowner’s Story
April 22, 2021
Purchasing a home is a huge decision! It's one that can create a lot of excitement, but anxiety too! Bernadette Buckley is a homeowner in Westfield, Indiana. She joins Renee to tell her story of their new home purchase, what had them excited and what they quickly found they needed to fix to have the home comfort they truly wanted.
Does Brand Really Matter?
April 15, 2021
When looking to replace HVAC equipment, homeowners often request a particular brand of furnace or air conditioner. This may be based on past experience, reviews or just luck! Renee invites AJ Eder, Territory Manager with an HVAC distributor, to discuss how important brand really is when investing in a new system for your home.
Recommendations on Maintenance: Am I Getting Sold?
April 08, 2021
Preventative maintenance is necessary to keep furnaces and air conditioners running as efficiently as possible. Sometimes your technician may have recommendations after completing the maintenance service. This can leave us feeling a little weary because everything seems to be working fine. LCS Maintenance Technician, Jason Smith, joins Renee to let you know how to tell if the recommendations are legit or if you're getting sold.
Warranties: So Many Choices!
April 01, 2021
Warranties can be quite confusing. What do they cover, how much are they, is it worth it? Renee and Service Technician Tyler Parke, share details and differences between part warranty, labor warranty and home warranty.
Your Pricing Questions Answered
March 25, 2021
On today's episode, Renee discusses some of the most frequently asked questions about pricing that you may receive when having work done in your home.
A Technician’s Story
March 18, 2021
When HVAC technician Tyler Parker started his career, he had no training and no experience. Renee invites Tyler to share his story on today's episode of Talkin' Trades.
A Career in the Trades: Part 2
March 11, 2021
Renee is back with Travis, her husband and co-owner of LCS Heating and Cooling, in Part 2 of the series about working in the trades. In this episode, they discuss how to know if a career in the trades is the right fit for you and how to get started.
A Career in the Trades: Part 1
March 04, 2021
Ever wonder what it's like to work in the trades? In Part 1 of working in the trades, Renee, along with her husband and co-owner of LCS Heating and Cooling, discuss the work itself and what to expect with this type of career.
5 Things That Take Homeowners By Surprise
February 25, 2021
The heating and cooling system is one of the biggest investments in your home. LCS Heating and Cooling Home Comfort Specialist, Travis Ross, joins Renee to discuss the 5 things that often take homeowner's by surprise when they are looking to replace their heating and cooling system.
Comfort, Cost & Convenience
February 18, 2021
On today's episode Renee and her guest, James Yarnelle with Jackson Systems, discuss the 3 C's for your home: Comfort, Cost and Convenience.
Controlling Stress & Anxiety
February 11, 2021
Home projects and home emergencies can create some serious stress and anxiety! On today's episode, Life Coach Jenn Baron joins Renee to discuss ways to keep that stress under control.
Top 10 Things You Need to Know When Buying or Selling a Home
February 04, 2021
The real estate market is hot right now! Renee and Dayne Collings, Realtor with FC Tucker, bring their home experiences together to share realistic expectations for buyers and sellers
Investing in Your Home
January 28, 2021
Renee sits down with Jay Barclay, Financial Advisor at Strategic Financial Planning, to discuss 3 things to consider when spending money on your home.
How to Make the Most out of Working with Seasonal Businesses
January 21, 2021
With a little planning, there can definitely be some advantages to working with seasonal businesses. Renee gives a few tips on how to make this work for you.
Home Project Expectations
January 14, 2021
Need a major project done in your home? Renee talks through the process with Samantha Mitchell, the LCS Install Coordinator, so you know what to expect when having contractors in your home.
Cheap & Good: Can You Really Get Both?
January 07, 2021It's common to hear someone ask for a recommendation for a service that is both "cheap and good." Renee and Travis discuss what you get with "cheap" and what you get with "good" when it comes to your home.
Humidifiers & Air Cleaners: Portable or Whole-Home?
December 24, 2020Indoor Air Quality is a hot topic, particularly because of COVID-19. This has people wondering if air cleaners really work. Are they a gimmick or are they legit? Renee talks about this with homeowner, mother and LCS favorite, Gretchen Tilley, as well as the right options for your home.
The 4 Most Common DIY HVAC Tasks
December 17, 2020
Some people choose DIY projects around the home to save money and some do it for pure enjoyment! Renee chats with her dad and do-it-yourselfer, Rick Rowand, about the 4 most common DIY HVAC tasks around the home. Listen for tips to do it correctly, what can go wrong and when to call a professional.
What You Need to Know If You Have a Smart Thermostat
December 10, 2020
Smart Thermostats are the gaining popularity with homeowners. Renee chats with LCS Service Manager, Mark Harvey, about the right thermostat for your home as well as program settings to be aware of.
Time to replace or repair?
December 03, 2020
An increasing number of people are now working from home and virtual learning is also bringing the kids home too. With everyone home all the time, things can get uncomfortable around the house. Renee talks with new homeowner, Dawn Butler, about comfort issues around the home and what she did about it.
Making sure your home is comfortable for the holidays
November 19, 2020
For Thanksgiving, the inside temps can rise with a houseful of guests and all day cooking. Include the unpredictable Indiana weather outside, and that could put a strain on your home’s heating and cooling systems! Renee shares some advice on keeping everything in check so everyone’s comfortable and the day isn’t ruined by costly repairs.
5 things to do around your home now to save money later
November 12, 2020
Renee along with husband and co-owner, Travis, share five simple and very important things you can do now around the home that will save a lot of money later!
Talkin’ Trades Trailer
November 07, 2020
It's time to make a change with our perspective of the trades.