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HVAC and the Ozone Layer

    Residential HVAC systems are designed to keep your home’s indoor environment comfortable all year long. But what about everybody’s home, the Earth? We want to minimize the negative impact HVAC systems could have on the outside environment we…

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Why is My HVAC Unit Frozen in the Summer?

For your convenience you can listen to the article here: Have you ever gone out to your HVAC unit in the summer and noticed that is was totally iced over? Don't worry, we can help. First things first If there’s…

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Why is 410A Freon So Expensive

  Since 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency has required that all new HVAC units use a refrigerant called R410a, instead of the R22 (Freon) that was used previously. That’s because R410a is safe for the ozone layer, while R22…

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What is an Energy Star Rating

The little blue Energy Star logo has become a common sight on all kinds of appliances and products, including washing machines, hot water heaters, televisions, and light bulbs. Today, it’s also found on air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. But…

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Is It OK to Landscape Around My HVAC Unit?

Whether you have a furnace, an air conditioner, or a heat pump, chances are that all or part of your HVAC system is installed outside of your home, often in the side yard. If you don’t like the look of…

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Reduce Mosquitos in Your Yard

If your yard looks more like a swamp after heavy rain, or if the drainage from your HVAC unit regularly creates a muddy patch, you might want to consider having a dry well installed. A dry well is a covered,…

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What is the Impact of my HVAC on the Environment

  Air conditioning can negatively affect the environment in two major ways. It can use a refrigerant that harms the ozone layer. It uses electricity, which is often produced in environmentally harmful ways such as burning fossil fuels. So, you…

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