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Air Conditioning Refrigerant

Most air conditioners use one of two types of refrigerant: R-22 and R-410A. If your air conditioner was manufactured before 2010 then there is a good chance it uses R-22 which is starting to increase in price. The US has agreed to phase out R-22 due to the damaging...

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Incandescent Light Bulbs

Lighting accounts for 30% to 50% of a buildings energy use or about 17 percent of total annual US electricity consumption. 90% of the energy emitted by incandescent bulbs is in the form of heat, only 10% is in the form of light. This means that not only is money...

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Washing Machine Hoses

                   What would you guess is the number one cause of water damage to a home? Did you guess tornadoes, rainstorms or hurricanes?  It’s hard to believe but it's broken washing machine hoses. Left undetected, a broken washing machine hose can quickly flood...

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Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is a serious public health concern. Over 10,000 people are poisoned by carbon monoxide needing medical treatment each year; over 500 people in the U.S. die annually from carbon monoxide poisoning. As of January 2017, 32 states have...

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Radon and Lung Cancer

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock,  water and gets in the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air and into cracks and other...

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