FOR YOUR HOME AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

FREON (R22) GOVERNMENT PHASE OUT

  • Freon R22 WILL BE phased out by 2020 and will scarcely be available.
  • ½ of ALL existing HVAC units will need to be replaced or reconfigured.
  • R22 equipment must be replaced with equipment that works with R410 PURON (an environmentally safe refrigerant).
  • If your house has an HVAC system that uses FREON R22:
    • Add the PREMIER Package $100 to save hundreds of dollars:
      • Code Violations: Pay $250 when effecting repair or replacement
      • Permits: Pay up to $150 per occurrence up to $500 maximum per contract item.
      • Refrigerant Recover and Disposal
      • Haul Away of replaced equipment: Pay 150 per occurrence up to $500 per contract item.
      • Cranes: Pay $500 per contract period towards cranes or other lifting equipment that are necessary to service to rooftop HVAC units.
      • FREON 22 replacement and recapture

PLUS:

  • Construction Modification Plan at $50: Pays up to $500 per contract period for construction modification costs that may become necessary when replacing old equipment with NEW equipment.

Batteries power all kinds of gadgets, and there’s a bit of mystery to them*.

1. A common myth is that batteries should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer – FALSE. Batteries are best kept in a dry place at normal temperatures.

2. Prolonged exposure to extreme heat and cold can reduce life and quality.

3. Store in original packaging because if they are loose, the positive and negative ends, can inadvertently touch each other and drain each other while in storage.

4. New and old batteries should not be stored together or power will drain from the new one.

5. Another misunderstanding is the “Best if used by” date on batteries shows how long the battery will last in a device – WRONG. The actual date refers to how long the battery can last in storage.

6. Buy batteries with the longest date range available and use those on hand with the closest date first.

*Thanks to Costco for this information

Freezing Weather Home Tips

  • 1. Teach every member of your family to locate main cut-off valve, and have a cut-off key handy.
  • 2. Leave your pool running during freezing temperatures and maintain the water level.
  • 3. Insulating any Exposed Pipes or Hose Bibs Open with insulating foam covers.
  • 4. Open doors to cabinets- especially on North side of house
  • 5. Keep the faucet open when thawing frozen pipes to allow water to begin flowing through it.