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Smart Strategies to Prevent Fires Caused by Space Heaters

Fires and Deaths According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 40% of fires that happen in homes are caused by space heaters. In addition, 84% of the associated deaths from fires happened as a result of a mishandling of space heaters. This data surrounds the misuse and inappropriate handling of electric space heaters. This [...]

My Air Conditioner is Frozen!

Shock! You are a responsible homeowner, but you walk outside one day and you have to admit to yourself, "My air conditioner is frozen!"  How can it be? It’s the middle of June and you have an ice buildup.  Don’t worry. It could be a simple fix and with a little more troubleshooting, we can [...]

Using House Plants to Clean Your Indoor Air is a Big Deal

NASA and Air Quality Back in 1989, NASA got concerned enough with indoor air quality that they conducted a study showing which common house plants could be used to decrease pollutants in air. Over the years, building construction materials have become infiltrated with gases and chemicals that don’t end up being very healthy for humans. [...]

Essential Things to Know About Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is a chemical that is toxic to the body. It is slightly heavier than air and is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. The human senses are not efficient in its detection, therefore safety features are needed to detect its presence. Carbon monoxide is made up of one carbon atom and one atom [...]

Refrigerant Blends; Azeotropic and Zeotropic

Refrigerant Blends Blends are a combination of two or more other single component refrigerants. These blends have different chemical and interactive properties. Refrigerants are substances that are mixtures and undergo constant phase transitions from liquid to gas and vice versa. They may also be classified as azeotropic or zeotropic An ideal refrigerant blend will be [...]

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Chlorofluorocarbons, Hydrochlorofluorcarbons, and Hydrofluorocarbons

Chlorofluorocarbons(CFCs) Chlorofluorocarbons(CFC) were created approximately sixty years ago and are the first halogen-based compounds to be introduced to the HVAC industry. They are made up of fluorine, carbon, and chlorine. CFCs are low in toxicity and are noncorrosive. They are not flammable and do not explode. It is not recommended they be released in great [...]