• Still Using R22 In Your A/C System? Consider These 3 Alternatives

    In past years, R22 was the refrigerant of choice for a broad range of air conditioning and heat pump systems. However, it's also proven itself to be detrimental to the environment, which is why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a complete phase-out of R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants. If your current A/C system or heat pump still uses R22 refrigerant, you'll have to find a reliable replacement sooner or later.

  • Four Things That Can Affect Hardwood Flooring Prices

    If you have recently decided to install a hardwood floor, you may be surprised by the vast span of prices. One type of hardwood flooring, depending on the retailer, may sell for three very different prices. Not surprisingly, there are a number of factors that can cause hardwood flooring prices to drop or climb, and it is not just the specific type of hardwood you choose. Heartwood vs. Outer Rings

  • DIY Your Log Home Restoration: Three Repairs You Can Do Yourself Easily

    Log homes, while beautiful and charming, often require quite a bit of upkeep. If you recently purchased a log home but knew that it was a bit of a "fixer upper" you are in for a log home restoration treat. Here are three repairs you can do yourself on your log home to restore it to its near-original glory. Waterproofing the Logs Your "new" home is wrapped in dozens of old, harvested tree trunks.

  • Five Reasons For Using Rotary Screw Air Compressors for Commercial Projects

    When you are considering different kinds of air compressors to use on your projects, there are a lot to choose from. You might not immediately think of using a rotary screw air compressor because of its larger size, but here are some reasons why this kind of compressor might work well for you. Fluid-Cooling Rotary screw air compressors are typically fluid-cooled. Not only does fluid keep components lubricated so that friction and overheating doesn't cause premature wear and tear, it also removes debris and contaminants.

  • What Happens When I Hit The Brakes?

    Before you can get your hydraulic cylinder repaired, it might be good to understand how a hydraulic system works. In the simple terms, a hydraulic system applies tremendous amounts of pressure on a type of fluid (usually oil) that cannot be compressed. The fluid is held inside two or more hydraulic cylinders. Pressure put on each cylinder varies depending on what the operator is doing. Hydraulic systems are commonly found in machinery used for heavy lifting.