General Knowledge

Does My A/C Need “Freon”?

As a heating, cooling and plumbing company, we get many folks that call in for service that have already begun the process of trying to figure out what might be wrong with their air conditioners. One of the more common thoughts is that the thermostat must be defective, which actually...

What is 22A Refrigerant?

As the HVAC industry changes, it looks at ways of introducing newer types of refrigerant, or Freon, as many know it, to take the place of older types which have a chemical makeup that is high in chlorines. Presently, R-410A has been adopted by manufacturers as a substitute for R-22,...

Drinking Water Testing

We are fortunate to live in a country where there is a seemingly abundant supply of drinking water, however, there is a growing concern about the safety of our water wells.  The EPA has estimated that across the nation over 50% of our water wells are contaminated by a measurable...

What is Reverse Osmosis? (RO)

Osmosis, by definition is a “slow change in concentration”. This is when we take a solvent (like water) and squeeze it through a semi-permeable membrane, which leaves a more concentrated solution on one side of the membrane and a more diluted solution on the other side. What? Ok, let’s move...

Steam Humidifiers

“Steam Humidifiers”   Fall and Winter in the desert are great for golfing, but not so great for air quality.  When the monsoon season leaves, it really leaves! If you’ve noticed excessively dry, itchy skin, allergy problems rising and fine layers of dust everywhere, you’re not alone. Although these are...

What’s in Your Water?

Have you even seen the commercials on TV, such as Coor’s beer commercials, which reel you in with the footage of cold, clear and clean Rocky Mountain spring water cascading down over rocks and falls in a pristine setting? Never mind the beer it supposedly ends up as; I want...

“Out Perform Our Compensation”

“In a highly sales oriented industry,we often tell people that we’re different because we do what is in THEIR best interest, regardless of any immediate financial gain or not. Our term “outperform our compensation” means to provide value above and beyond what we are paid.” Joel Harris, CEO Sterling Services