Environment Masters, Inc. Blog: Archive for January, 2018

How to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition

Monday, January 29th, 2018

tank-water-heaterYou may not think about it that often, but your water heater has to put up with a lot of demand on a regular basis. Don’t believe us? Think about how many times a day you use hot water for things like washing dishes or taking a shower. Now multiply that by 365, and you’ll quickly realize how much strain the average water heater is put under. The system is designed to cope with that level of demand, of course, but it can’t do it for long without help. Read on to find out more about how to keep your water heater in good operating condition as long as possible.

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Keep Your Commercial Water Heater in Shape With These Tips

Monday, January 29th, 2018

commercial-water-heaterCommercial water heaters have to put up with a lot over their years of service. Think about how many people there are in your building, most of whom probably use hot water at least a couple of times during each work day. That adds up to quite a lot of hot water produced over the course of a year.

Commercial water heaters aren’t cheap, and we’re willing to bet that you want to keep yours in good condition for as long as possible. With that in mind, let’s have a look at some of the ways that you can keep your commercial water heater in good condition.

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If You Are Using an Air Conditioner With Freon, Read This!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Freon has been slowly disappearing as a refrigerant in air conditioners over the last couple of decades. Where before it used to be nearly ubiquitous, it now is used in a small fraction of refrigerant-based air conditioners. Now, the EPA has mandated that all Freon R-22 be phased out by 2020. If you are currently using an air conditioner that makes use of Freon R-22, you should replace your system sooner rather than later. If you have any questions about how the Freon phase out affects you, contact us today and we’ll help you out!

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What You Need to Know About The New Tax Law

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Much has been made of the new tax law that was passed at the end of last year. Did you know that it could help you save money on your HVAC systems, though? Per section 179 of the new tax law, you can actually deduct the cost of a new AC unit by 100%, instead of the 5% you could deduct previously. If you’ve been holding off on installing a new HVAC system, 2018 is a great time to do it for this reason! If you have any questions about how the new tax law interacts with your HVAC systems, contact us today.

 

 

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Indications That You Need a New Commercial Heating System

Monday, January 15th, 2018

commercial-heat-pumpCommercial heating systems are built to last. Considering how much strain the average heating system is put under on a daily basis during the winter, that’s a very good thing. Hopefully, you’re further protecting your investment with consistent annual maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary. Even if you are, however, you probably know that no amount of care can extend the life of the system indefinitely. Eventually, you are going to need to replace your commercial heating system with a new one. Have a look at some of the warning signs below to help you determine when that is necessary.

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The Benefits of Solar Panel Installation

Monday, January 15th, 2018

solar-panelIt used to be that if you installed a solar panel on your property, it meant that you perhaps had a bit more money than sense. Those days are long gone, though. Solar technology has made tremendous strides in terms of both efficiency and affordability over the last couple of decades.

Now, if you want to cut down on your energy costs and help the environment at the same time, installing a solar panel is a great way to do it. Have a look at a couple of the benefits of installing a solar panel on your home property this year.

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Signs That You Have a Plumbing Leak in Your Home

Monday, January 1st, 2018

burst-pipeOf all the various problems that can affect your plumbing system, leaks are the most common. They’re also among the most damaging if allowed to develop for long enough. That’s why it’s so important that you be able to identify when there is a leak in your plumbing system. You may not be able to detect every leak without professional training and equipment, but any that you can catch early will help prevent further damage. Have a look at some of the warning signs that you have a plumbing leak in your home.

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Commercial Heat Pump Issues You Should Know About

Monday, January 1st, 2018

commercial-heat-pumpCommercial heat pumps are quite common throughout the country, as they help save energy without sacrificing climate control for the building. As you begin to rely on your commercial heat pump more often this winter, though, you’re going to be putting more strain on the system. This will raise the chances of problems developing in the heat pump over time.

You should know how to identify problems with your commercial heat pump, so that you can have it repaired before it suffers too much damage. The following are some of the more common heat pump issues that you should be careful of, and their warning signs.

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