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R22 Refrigerant Phase-Out – What You Need to Know

If you have an older air conditioning system in your home, chances are good that it uses a refrigerant called R22 (sometimes called HCFC22 or freon). Unfortunately, this type of chemical coolant contains ingredients that have been found to be harmful to the Earth’s ozone layer. To counter this, R22 can no longer be produced

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Will You Be Affected By an Electrical Panel Recall?

  Recently, Schneider Electric recalled more than 1.4 million electrical panels in the United States. And this isn’t the first time that electrical panels have been recalled either. But what does this mean for you? If you live in an older home or your home was built between 2020 and 2022, it could be part

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Get Ready: Preparing for Your Seasonal HVAC Service Appointment

  Now that fall is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to schedule a seasonal HVAC appointment. But how do you prepare for an HVAC service appointment? Is there anything that you should do or have ready in advance?     Don’t worry! Our HVAC experts at Integrity Home Solutions outline how to

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Ducted Vs. Ductless HVAC Systems

  Whether you are renovating your house or building your new dream home, you might be considering a ducted system ac system versus a ductless system.     Both ducted and ductless heating and cooling systems come with their own merits and which kind of system is right for you ultimately is your decision.     To

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What is a Backup Generator Interlock Kit?

  Are you prepared if the power goes out during a storm this hurricane season? While a portable backup generator is a great solution to power your must-have appliances like the refrigerator or HVAC system, there is a pressing question that needs answering: How do you get power to these important appliances?    With a

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Essential Summer Plumbing Maintenance Tips

  Long summer nights, days spent at the beach, and the smell of barbecue wafting through the air are some of the best parts of summertime here in Tampa Bay.     But summertime also brings with it significant water usage, whether it is from watering your garden, filling up the pool in the backyard for

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How to Protect Your HVAC From Hurricane Damage

  High winds. Heavy rain. Flooding. Storm surge. Power Surges. These are all things that could damage your HVAC unit if not properly protected during a tropical storm or hurricane. But don’t worry! While a hurricane is stressful, preparing your HVAC for a hurricane doesn’t have to be!    Hurricane season is here again in

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8 Energy Savings Tips for Summer

  It’s not even “officially” summer yet, but it sure is heating up! Aside from making all of us want to retreat into our air-conditioned homes, these hot summer days can be disastrous for your wallet. Why? Because the largest part of your energy bill comes from your home’s HVAC system.     With your AC

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5 Signs That it is Time to Replace Your Smoke Detector

  Believe it or not, installing smoke detectors isn’t a one-and-done task. Generally, smoke detectors are only designed to last for around 10 years before needing to be replaced. Once they pass that 10-year mark, they lose their sensitivity and don’t detect smoke like they are supposed to.      If you have smoke detectors in

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Tampa Homeowners: Don’t Skip These Tankless Water Heater Maintenance Tasks

It’s hard to imagine living in a home that doesn’t have hot water on demand. As a homeowner, you probably already know that your tankless water heater is what lets you keep hot water running through your pipes. It’s a perk of modern-day living that you likely can’t imagine living without, but it’s also an

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