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Outperform Our Compensation

outperform our compensation

“In a highly sales oriented industry,we often tell people that we’re different because we do what is in THEIR best interest, regardless of any immediate financial gain or not. Our term “outperform our compensation” means to provide value above and beyond what we are paid.”

-Joel Harris, CEO Sterling Services

What’s in Your Water?

whats in your water

Have you even seen the commercials on TV, such as Coor’s beer commercials, which reel you in with the footage of cold, clear and clean Rocky Mountain spring water cascading down over rocks and falls in a pristine setting? Never mind the beer it supposedly ends up as; I want to drink that water! Unfortunately … Read more

Water softeners: Time-Initiated vs Demand-Initiated

water softners

We have “theme months” here at Sterling Services where we focus on certain areas each month and January is “Water Quality Month”. This time we’re going to address some water softener features. Once people learn about the benefits of water softeners, it becomes time to figure out the differences. Although most differences are in the … Read more

Steam Humidifiers

steam humidifiers

Fall and Winter in the desert are great for golfing, but not so great for air quality. When the monsoon season leaves, it really leaves! If you’ve noticed excessively dry, itchy skin, allergy problems rising and fine layers of dust everywhere, you’re not alone. Although these are known to be early Springtime problems, they are … Read more

Ozone Air Purifiers

ozone air purifiers

Since we are focusing on Indoor Air Quality this month, it’s time to revisit the debate on ozone generating air purifiers. Some manufacturers swear by them while some detest their existence. First things first: Ozone (O3) is sometimes called ‘activated oxygen’ and consists of three oxygen atoms. Di-oxygen (O2) is the stuff we normally breathe … Read more

Drinking Water Testing

Drinking Water Testing

We are fortunate to live in a country where there is a seemingly abundant supply of drinking water, however, there is a growing concern about the safety of our water wells. The EPA has estimated that across the nation over 50% of our water wells are contaminated by a measurable amount of nitrates and nitrites. … Read more

What is Reverse Osmosis? (RO)

what is reverse osmosis

Osmosis, by definition is a “slow change in concentration”. This is when we take a solvent (like water) and squeeze it through a semi-permeable membrane, which leaves a more concentrated solution on one side of the membrane and a more diluted solution on the other side. What? Ok, let’s move on to how the process … Read more

What is 22A Refrigerant?

what is 22a refrigerant

As the HVAC industry changes, it looks at ways of introducing newer types of refrigerant, or Freon, as many know it, to take the place of older types which have a chemical makeup that is high in chlorines. Presently, R-410A has been adopted by manufacturers as a substitute for R-22, which the industry has used … Read more

Does my AC need Freon?

does my ac need freon

As a heating, cooling and plumbing company, we get many folks that call in for service that have already begun the process of trying to figure out what might be wrong with their air conditioners. One of the more common thoughts is that the thermostat must be defective, which actually makes sense to me since … Read more

Flushing Your Water Heater

Water Heater Flush – Periodically flushing your water heater extends the life of the tank and also maintains its efficiency. As sediment builds up in the tank, it leaves less storage area for heated water and also coats the surfaces of heating elements, which can cause premature failure. This is a relatively simple task many homeowners can take on themselves.

Weather Proofing Your Home

Window Coverings – Untreated glass is a very large source of the overall heat gain on your home. various window coverings can help keep the summer heat out. Many products also qualify for utility company rebates.

Weather stripping – Replacing worn out weather stripping is one of the most affordable Do-it-yourself fixes you can make to improve the efficiency of your home. Products and materials can be found at any hardware or home improvement store or can be accomplished by a handyman.

Garbage Disposals

Garbage Disposals – Many disposals are replaced that are not actually defective. They will typically have a reset button located on the underside of them as well as a way most homeowners can unlock a stuck disposal. If your disposal operates, but still does not perform as well as you would like, there are also many upgraded models available for installation.

HVAC Preparation Monsoon Season

It’s time to prepare for Monsoon Season. Sterling Services wants to help keep you safe. It is best to be prepared. The National Weather Service has declared June 15th as the official start date and the season typically runs until September 30th. Sterling Services has put together a list of important…

Solar Hot Water Heating

Solar Water Heaters – Solar hot water heating is a great energy saving alternative to the standard, outdated methods of heating water. Not only are you able to use the sun to heat your water, Energy savings rebates assist in offsetting the installation costs.