House Call Company Blog: Archive for January, 2016

Why does your refrigerant prices jump around some much?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
Several clients have asked us: “Why does your refrigerant prices jump around some much?” Attached is some documentation that helps explain the fluctuation, but in a nutshell, here is why. The government is in the process of phasing out R22. This is similar to when Lead Gas was phased out, or for the younger crowd. When Ethanol Gas was phased in.
As the R22 supply phases out the cost to purchase what is left goes up. Like gas, this is a supply and demand issue. When more people need it the price goes up, less people, the price goes down. The thought was as these old R22 system fail and are replaced with new R410a systems, then the problem would go away. Welcome to the global economy and how politics affects your everyday life.
Now there are global pressures on countries that produce the new R410a refrigerants. On July 16, 2015, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced the initiation of the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of certain refrigerant components from China. The restrictions put in place has caused the supply of the new 410a to reduce, and now like the old R22 the prices are very volatile.
Here at House Call Company, we track these trends very closely and try to purchase refrigerants at the best possible price for our clients. We competitively price them so any changes up or down get passed through to our clients. SO, long story short. The reason is a combination of supply, demand and the government.
We will continue to try and bring you the best deals as we receive them, and thank you all for allowing us to continue to serve you. If you have any burning question you would like answered by our team, please feel free to send them to us at any time. We do our best to quickly and accurately answer all of your questions.

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Why Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Whether heating your home during a cold winter season, or trying to keep it cool during the hottest days of summer, you are going to use your thermostat in order to regulate temperatures throughout your home. To do so effectively and efficiently, then must have a great thermostat in Suffolk, VA. More than that, though, you must have a thermostat that suits your needs and user preferences. 

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Why Not Just Increase the Size of My Heater?

Monday, January 18th, 2016

If you have a heater that is failing, or if it has broken down entirely, then you may think that now is the perfect time to replace it with a bigger and badder system. Unfortunately, the “bad” in that description is really the only part that matters. You may think that a bigger heating system is automatically going to do a better job of heating your home, but this really couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, an oversized heating system is going to present you with a number of different problems that you won’t be able to overcome once that system is in place. 

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Maintain Proper Humidity Levels This Winter

Monday, January 11th, 2016

When you think of struggling to keep your home comfortable during the winter season, you probably think of using your heater to keep your home warm and cozy. While it is certainly important that you are able to live comfortably in a well-heated home, you must also remember that this is not the only facet of your comfort with which to concern yourself. You must also be sure to maintain sufficient humidity throughout your home during the winter season. In order to do so, you just may need to use a whole-house humidifier in Hampton, VA. If so, you’ve come to the right place.

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Never Delay in Scheduling Boiler Repairs

Monday, January 4th, 2016

If you, like so many others, use a boiler in order to heat your home, then you are well familiar with just how efficient and reliable these great heating systems can be. You must remember, though, that a boiler is still a mechanical system. This means that, just as with any other heating system, your boiler may encounter operational problems from time to time. If and when you have any reason to suspect that there is a problem with your boiler, be sure to schedule your boiler repairs in Chesapeake, VA immediately. The longer that you wait to do so, the greater the risk for your system.

Dial our number and schedule service with the pros here at House Call Company.

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