It’s the hottest, yet most rewarding chore of the summer – mowing your lawn. There’s nothing like the hum of a properly running mower and the sweet smell of freshly cut grass in the evening. Here are ten mower maintenance checks for your lawn mower to keep it running smoothly for the rest of the summer and years to come. #1 Clean or replace the spark plug. You can find … [Read more...] about 10 mower maintenance tips
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Getting the most out of your pool means staying on top of pool maintenance. This doesn’t have to be a huge task. In fact, you can save money by learning how to do some basic pool care yourself. And, who doesn’t want some extra cash to add to the menagerie of blow-up floats that every pool needs? Combine our previous pool care tips with these to keep your pool clean and your … [Read more...] about Pool care tips you may be forgetting
Due to the growing environmental concerns worldwide, products that cause damage to the ozone layer are being reduced before being totally phased out. As we discussed before, one such product is R-22, a refrigerant that has been used in air conditioning and heating systems for over four decades. Its release via leaks adds to the depletion of the ozone layer. The Environmental … [Read more...] about How to stay ahead of rising R-22 costs
As per the U.S. EPA website, the Montreal Protocol mandates that R-22 air conditioning refrigerant must be phased out across all developed countries. This slow phasing out of is already causing rising R-22 prices and many homeowners are feeling the pinch. So what are the exact reasons behind rising R-22 prices? Let’s start with why R-22 is facing total phase-out. In an HCFC … [Read more...] about Reasons behind rising R-22 prices
The Energy Star label is one that is familiar to most of today’s active consumers. Despite the familiarity of the name, few shoppers are aware of what exactly this label means and how it has become so prominent in the open market. A large majority of people assume that Energy Star is itself a manufacturer of appliances and electronics. Although the label does appear on a huge … [Read more...] about What exactly does that “Energy Star” label mean?