What you may not realize is that while your AC system operates, the refrigerant used to produce cool air may be having detrimental effects on the environment. The commonly used R-22 freon refrigerant (also known as HCFC-22) has been established as an “ozone depleting” substance which may contribute to global warming1. In agreement with the… Read More


You have a lot invested in your home, and you want it to last. In Mesa, or anywhere else in Arizona for that matter, plumbing is one of the top maintenance concerns for homeowners. Leaking pipes can lead to a catastrophe that causes serious damage. A single leaking pipe can escalate quickly to a serious… Read More


You know how you use water in your home, so only you can make that final determination. The three main types of water heaters (conventional tank, tankless, hybrid) all have their individual benefits. You just have to work through the pros and cons of each and find the right fit for your home. Water Heater… Read More


These low-maintenance wonders of the modern world don’t require much TLC, other than refilling salt and setting a few parameters. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to your water softener’s needs if you want it to perform at its best. Salt Bridges and Mushing When a hard crust starts to form in a… Read More


Both are good questions, considering hot water heaters do need to be drained, cleaned, and refilled regularly to continue operating at peak performance. Sediment in a hot water heater will impact its performance. When calcium and lime can build up, it can affect temperature and even damage components in the system. If you want your… Read More