​​​Why Can't Oasis Air Continue to Recharge my Unit? ​April 2018

“EPA regulations under Title VI of the Clean Air Act (CAA) are designed to protect the ozone layer. The region of the stratosphere containing the bulk of atmospheric ozone. The ozone layer lies approximately 15-40 kilometers (10-25 miles) above the Earth's surface, in the stratosphere. Depletion of this layer by ozone depleting substances (ODS) will lead to higher UVB levels, which in turn will cause increased skin cancers and cataracts and potential damage to some marine organisms, plants, and plastics. The science page (http://www.epa.gov/ozone/science/index.html) offers much more detail on the science of ozone depletion and to provide for a smooth transition away from ozone-depleting substances (ODS).

On November 18, 2016, EPA issued a final rule updating its refrigerant management regulations. While the regulation took effect on January 1, 2017, some provisions had compliance dates of January 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019. Amongst other things, that rule extended the refrigerant management requirements to common substitutes like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).”

In general, owners or operators of an appliance that is leaking refrigerant above the applicable trigger rate must either:

  • Repair leaks within 30 days from the date the leak was discovered, or
  • Develop, within 30 days, a plan to retrofit or retire the appliance and complete the actions under that plan within 1 year.

Commercial refrigeration Leak Rate

2018- 35%

Starting January 2019- 20%

Comfort cooling (residential) Leak Rate

2018- 15%

Starting January 2019- 10%

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*All information above was obtained from the United States Environmental Protection Agency*

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Importance of Filter Replacements and Routine Maintenance ​March 2018

Changing air filters is critical to the proper performance of your HVAC system, not to mention your home's air quality. Knowing what type of filter and when it needs replaced is essential to keep your system running efficiently, which is why we recommend routinely having maintenance performed on your HVAC system. Not only do your filters get checked/replaced, but other important checks and procedures are performed. Lack of changing out filters to the point where dust and debris is heavily coated on them can restrict air flow causing your unit to ice up or overheat; both of which can lead to additional damage to your unit if not addressed! If you have pets you might also find your filters need to be changed out more frequently, filters do their job by trapping all particles in the air before being fed back into your house. Providing you with cleaner air and helping prevent problems for those of us with allergies.

Preventative maintenance will encompass changing out your filters as well as checking your indoor and outdoor coil for additional dirt and debris coating them, checking your refrigerant charge, lubricating all moving parts, checking compressors, compressor mountings, overall health of the unit, and much more. If you are interested in scheduling a preventative maintenance or signing up with our team for a maintenance contract please contact us today!