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What Freon’s Phase-Out Means for You

What Freon’s Phase-Out Means for You Freon and other hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants were once popular because they were considered non-toxic, non-corrosive and nonflammable. In the 1970s, however, the EPA determined that HCFCs like Freon damage the ozone layer. Accordingly, the EPA formally labeled R-22 Freon as an ozone-depleting substance (ODS). Importance of the Ozone Layer …

Is a Geothermal Heat Pump Right For Me?

Geothermal systems use the energy that is absorbed by and stored in the earth to heat and cool your home in one of the most energy-efficient ways possible. There are a number things to consider when determining whether or not a geothermal system is right for your home.

Tankless Water Heater: Is It Right For You?

What Is A Tankless Water Heater A tankless water heater (also known as an on-demand water heater) is a high capacity water heater that heater water instantly only when you need it. These units are ideal for situations where space it limited and the need for hot water is either sporadic (i.e., a vacation or …

How To Avoid An Expensive Drain Cleaning Emergency

An emergency drain cleaning call (also known as "roto-rooting") can cost hundreds of dollars. A blocked sewer line can cause thousands of dollars in property damage -- not to mention the potential negative health consequences that can result from exposure to raw sewage backing up into your home. As with many things, an …

Dealing With Burst Pipes

A burst pipe can happen at any timeā€¦ Even outside of normal business hours. Our plumbers are on call 24 hours a day to help you when you have a plumbing emergency such as a burst pipe, but there are a few things you can do to avoid the damage caused by a broken water …

What to Do If You Have a Gas Leak

A gas leak is a serious plumbing emergency. Hissing sounds near gas lines or a rotten egg smell in your home can both be signs of a gas leak. If you think you are experiencing a gas leak, take the following steps to ensure the safety of your family and reduce the risk of potential …

Common Signs of Boiler Problems

Boiler systems use hot water or steam to generate heat for your home. Knowing some of the common signs of boiler problems can help you to avoid a no heat situation before it happens.

How Does a Heat Pump Save Me Money?

Are your heating bills costing you an arm and a leg? An energy-efficient heat pump may be able to save you money on your utility bills — especially if your home heating system is currently powered by a propane or electric furnace or electric baseboard heat. How, you may ask? It all comes down to …