R-22 Phaseout: What does it mean for air conditioners and heat pumps currently in operation?

Definitions—CFC, HCFC, HFC There are four types of refrigerant that we will discuss to better understand why the phaseout is being implemented. The two refrigerants you will see in most residential air conditioners and heat pumps are R-22 and R-410a, so those are what we will focus on. CFC = Chlorofluorocarbons (chlorine, fluorine, carbon) R-12, […]

Septic Systems

Septic systems treat and disperse relatively small volumes of wastewater from individual and small numbers of homes and commercial buildings. Septic system regulation is usually a state and local responsibility. The EPA provides information to homeowners and assistance to state and local governments to improve the management of septic systems to prevent failures that could harm […]

Federal Pacific Breaker Box

Federal Pacific Electric Panels Potentially Could Fail to Provide Proper Safety and Protection for Homes Federal Pacific Electric Company (FPE) was one of the most common manufacturers of circuit breaker panels in North America from the 1950s to the 1980s. Millions of their panels were installed in homes across the country. Yet, as the years passed, […]