Archive for December 2016

Everything You Need to Know About the HCFC-22 Phase-Out

The government has known certain hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer that protects Earth and its inhabitants from deadly solar radiation. As a result of decades of research and studies, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally initiated a phase-out of HCFC-22 (also known as R-22), a refrigerant that’s frequently used in air…

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How's Your Wiring? 7 Signs of Faulty Home Wiring

You rely on your electrical system to light your home, power your appliances, and maintain a comfortable indoor climate. One of the most important components of a safe and efficient electrical system is intact and properly installed wiring. Most of this wiring is situated out of sight in your walls, so how do you know…

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Is Sediment Slowly Slaying Your Water Heater's Life Expectancy?

When well maintained, a water heater can provide up to 12 years of faithful service. However, there are a number of things that can cut your appliance’s lifespan in half, and one of those is sediment buildup in the tank. This blog covers how to tell if your water heater is suffering from this malady and how…

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