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Why is the R-22 Refrigerant in Your Air Conditioning Unit Suddenly so Expensive?

Posted on Tue, 03/06/2012

If you’re like many of homeowners who have faced steadily increasing bills for the regular service on your air conditioning unit, R-22 refrigerant could be the culprit.

R-22 is used more than any other refrigerant in the world. For more than 40 years R-22 has been the most prevalent refrigerant used in central air conditioning systems at home and at work across the US, allowing a revolution in food storage and transportation. It is non-toxic, efficient, and simple to use, and for decades we have relied on it.

Improve Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality During Your Next Home Upgrade Project

Posted on Fri, 02/24/2012

If you’ll be upgrading or remodeling your home in the coming year and seek to improve your home’s energy efficiency, you’ll want to assess how your improvements will impact the indoor air quality inside your home.

Don’t Let Your HVAC System Fall Victim to a Power Surge

Posted on Wed, 02/15/2012

Did you know your HVAC system can be harmed (even destroyed) by power surges? Thunder and lightning storms are common occurrences here on the East Coast, and along with all of that rain and noise, we frequently receive power surges. Most people purchase power surge protectors for computers and TVs, but not everyone realizes that power surges can damage your HVAC system, leaving your home without heat or air conditioning (not fun when temperatures are extreme!).

Top Energy Saving Tips for Winter

Posted on Fri, 01/06/2012

When the mercury drops and your heating bills increase, are you scrambling for ways to keep your home’s energy bills under control? Without keeping your home at an uncomfortably low temperature, there are plenty of ways that you can keep your heating bills affordable. Below we share our top picks, courtesy of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning with Furnace Maintenance

Posted on Sat, 10/15/2011

Fall is almost over. The colder temperatures, shorter days, and piles of leaves on lawns means that it’s time to fully settle in and prepare your home for the cold winter months ahead. If the past few winters have been any indication—you’ll need to have your snow shovels ready and your home’s heating system ready to go.