The R-22 Phase-Out Is Coming: Know What Your Options Are

For decades, air-conditioning and heat pump systems have relied on R-22 refrigerant (also known as Freon) to keep homes cool and comfortable. Thanks to a gradual phase-out in favor of more environmentally-friendly alternatives, the age of R-22 is quickly coming to an end. Whether you plan on keeping your existing HVAC system around for a while longer or finally decide on purchasing a brand-new system, you should know what your refrigerant options are. Read More 

How To Prolong The Life Of Your Water Heater

The typical water heater usually lasts anywhere between eight and 15 years. As the unit ages, it begins to deteriorate due to oxidization in the inner steel component of the tank. Sediment buildup is another issue that can also lead to decreased performance. With good care and maintenance, however, it is possible to keep your water heater running for upwards of 20 years. If you are looking to prolong your water heater, then the following tips will add an extra few years of life to the unit. Read More 

Choosing The Best Type Of Steel Roofing: The Difference Between Galvanized And Galvalume Steel Roofing

In the past 10 years, the roofing market and industry has changed substantially with the introduction of steel roofing. Metal roofing has a market share of 10% for reroofing projects, and metal roofing now accounts for 5.5% of all roofing. What's more astounding is that various market studies have shown that 47% of all households are interested in switching over to metal roofing due to the many benefits that can be obtained. Read More 

Learn How These Seven Common Myths Can Hinder Your HVAC Installation

Myths, rumors and misconceptions can get in the way of an HVAC system installation, causing unnecessary delays as well as missteps that could cost you in the long run. If you want yours to move as smoothly as possible, then read on as the following seven myths are tested and inevitably busted.   Myth #1: Heat pumps wear out faster than other central HVAC systems. As one of the most efficient ways to heat and cool a home, it's hard to believe that a heat pump could wear out faster than other HVAC systems under constant use. Read More 

Wood Fence Maintenance - Mold Removal And Staining Techniques

A wood fence can add beauty to your property, and it can also turn your yard into a private oasis. Fencing is best installed by a professional who can secure beams deep in the ground within concrete blocks. After the installation is complete, you need to make sure that you properly maintain your fence and protect it from water damage and rot. Maintenance techniques may seem time consuming and labor intensive, but you can extend the life of your fence by 10 or even 20 years by following some of the tips listed below. Read More