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Arizona Attorney General’s Office Opens Suit Against ARS Rescue Rooter / Russett Services

September 30th, 2011

 

Please refer to the following articles posted by AZ Daily Star:


ARS Rescue Rooter faces complaints in other state:

Complaints spread vs. contractor accused of consumer fraud in Arizona

Unhappy Tucson ARS customers didn’t complain to agencies

 

Seeking ARS Rescue Rooter customers, employees

Corrections regarding ARS/Russett Services and Russett Southwest Corp. associations

HVAC Firm not linked to 1 facing complaints

 

 

 

To clear up some misunderstanding, Russett Southwest Corp is NOT associated with ARS Rescue Rooter / Russett Services in any way. We are two completely separate companies under different ownership with significantly different business philosophies. Please fell free to contact our office with any questions, comments or concerns. (520) 629-9676

 


 

Seeking ARS Rescue Rooter customers, employees

Aeroseal Duct Sealing Comes to Tucson

March 25th, 2011

Air Duct Sealing

Nearly 50% of the average home’s and commercial building energy bill is spent on heating air conditioning and ventilation. On average, 30 cents of every $1 you spend on heating and cooling your home or building disappears into thin air due to air duct leaks. Leaky ducts pull mold, dust and other pollutants into your home, presenting indoor air quality issues and creating and/or aggravating allergy problems. Using Aeroseal’s patented duct sealing technology, we can eliminate air duct leaks up to 90% saving you money in utility cost and providing a better living environment.

 

Leaky Ducts Contribute To:

  • Loss of cool and warm conditioned air to the outside or unconditioned spaces of your home resulting in high energy bills
  • Even the most energy-efficient heating and cooling systems not performing at its best
  • Forcing your system to work harder and wear out sooner, costing you yet more money
  • Excess humidity levels that can lead to costly home repairs
  • Hard to heat or cool rooms leading to discomfort
  • Musty odors and other indoor air quality (IAQ) issues

 

 

The Benefits of Duct Sealing:

  • Airtight savings: The money formerly leaking out of your ducts will stay in your pocket longer
  • Airtight comfort: Your hard to heat or cool rooms will have more even temperatures and be more comfortable.
  • Improved air quality: You will see a reduction in dust and humidity, along with fumes and other odors.
  • Reaches everywhere: Seals leaks nearly impossible to reach using other methods.
  • You’ll be a small part of a bigger solution: A reduction of the amount of air pollution created from generating less energy.
  • Improve your building air flow and ventilation problems.

 

Technology and Procedure:

Aeroseal Duct Sealing is a patented breakthrough technology that tackles leaks from the inside out. Aeroseal software allows the technician to accurately measure the duct leakage. The Aeroseal process puts escaping air under pressure and causes polymer particles to stick first to the edges of a leak, then to each other until the leak is closed. The air sealing system results are guaranteed for 10 years for residential homes. Click here for warranty details. When the sealing process is completed, the results are verified and the customer is provided with an Aeroseal duct sealing certificate.

 

  • Wall registers are covered in order for air to escape only through the leaks
  • Sealant in injected into the ducts for approximately 1 hour
  • Small aerosol particles are kept suspended in the airflow by continuous air movement
  • As the air stream makes a sharp turn to exit through a leak, the particles collide with and adhere to the leak edges
  • Ducts are sealed with only 1-2 oz. of the sealant material remaining in the ducts
  • A computer-generated analysis summarizing your home’s or building’s amount of leakage is generated, providing verification of success of the process

R-22 Phaseout

October 1st, 2009

According to various tests issued and overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), HCFC-22 (also called R-22) is considered to be an ozone-depleting substance.   While other current and future tests may conclude R-22 to be safe for the environment, since the mid 90’s, the EPA has produced an international effort to regulate and phase out the production and use of all ozone-depleting refrigerants, which includes R-22. As a result of the EPA’s regulation and phase out of R-22, the HVAC industry has generally accepted the use of R-410A as a replacement for R-22.


R-22 Phaseout Dates

October 1st, 2009

January 1, 2010

Ban on production and import of HCFC-22 (R-22) except for continuing servicing needs of existing equipment.

 

January 1, 2015

Ban on sale and use of all HCFCs except for certain uses, including continuing servicing needs of refrigeration equipment.

 

January 1, 2020

Ban on remaining production and import of HCFC-22 (R-22).

 

After 2020

The servicing of systems with R-22 will rely on recycled or stockpiled quantities.

 

R-410A Pros and Cons

October 1st, 2009

R-410A is a blend of various refrigerants and, for now, is considered by the EPA to be a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant. While R-410A was invented and patented by Allied Signal (now Honeywell) and Honeywell continues to be the leader in 410A capacity and sales, other producers around the world have been licensed to manufacture and sell the product.

Pros:

  • R-410A is considered to be safe for the environment.
  • Currently, R-410A is available to purchase at prices comparable to R-22.
  • R-410A is relatively safe to store, use, and transport when handled by properly trained technicians.

 

Cons:

  • Used at much higher operating pressures than R-22.
  • Because R-410A is a blend of refrigerants it cannot be recycled (unlike R-22, which can be recycled and reused numerous times).
  • R-410A designed systems require thicker walled tubing, and compressors capable of withstanding the higher pressures of R-410A.
  • R-410A’s polyolester (POE) oil is more susceptible to moisture which can produce acid buildup within the refrigerant circuit.