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R-22 Phaseout

May. 02, 2013

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun an accelerated program to phase out R-22, generally known as Freon, resulting in dramatically higher prices and limited quantities of the refrigerant.  Homeowners should be aware of how these changes will affect them.

A Little Stain Can Mean a Big Problem

Apr. 24, 2013

When you have a water leak, sometimes the only way to know it’s there is when you see the stain. A water stain, while it may seem like no more of an inconvenience, can mean that your home has potentially sustained serious damage.

Upgraded Plumbing Fixtures

Apr. 11, 2013

When doing any kind of home renovation, added value to the home plays a big part in the decision-making process; not many improvements add more value than kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and that usually means plumbing and fixtures.

Spring Cleaning Week

Mar. 25, 2013

The last week in March has been dubbed “Spring Cleaning Week” and while clean baseboards are very nice, it’s important to ensure that your heating and cooling equipment, water, and air are clean as well. Don’t overlook the simple maintenance these systems require.

It’s Fix a Leak Week! 2013

Mar. 18, 2013

March 18-24 is the fifth annual Fix a Leak Week; it’s a good time to do your part to reduce the one trillion gallons of water that leak from homes in the United States each year.

Vacation Tips for Your Home

Mar. 05, 2013

For many of us, spring break is fast approaching; while you’re on vacation enjoying the warmer weather, plan to be energy-efficient at home.

Energy Efficiency Myths

Feb. 18, 2013

There are a lot of untruths that circulate about how to save energy; in today’s world of ever-increasing energy costs, it’s best to know the truth.  Things that were true 30 years ago are probably not true now, and modern technology has created its own set of urban myths.  Read…

Humidifiers

Jan. 23, 2013

Humidifiers add moisture to the air, it’s just that simple. This time of year, the air from heaters and furnaces can be dry…as dry as 10% humidity. For optimal health and comfort, you should keep your home at 40%-50% humidity in the winter.

Thornton and Grooms Says “Thank You” to Our Customers on Customer Service Day

Jan. 16, 2013

January 17th is National Customer Service Day; it’s on this day that we want to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to our customers and let you know that we’ll continue to provide outstanding customer service for the other 364 days as well.

Tax Credits Extended Retroactively

Jan. 09, 2013

We’re all of differing opinions about the “fiscal cliff” deal that was reached last week, but one thing we do agree on: Reinstating the high-efficiency heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating tax credits that expired on December 31, 2011 and extending them through the end of 2013 was a great…
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