July 3, 2017

Happy 4th

Happy 4th of July to everyone – please make is a safe holiday!

November 29, 2016

Generators information

A standby generator is for use during a power outage…whether the outage lasts two hours, two days or two weeks. Standby means that it is basically sitting there, waiting until it’s needed. It senses the power outage and turns on automatically, whether you’re there or not. The size generator you need depends on what you […]

August 24, 2016

Plan Your Landscaping To Be Energy Efficient

The air conditioning condensing unit that sits outside works hard. If this unit is sitting in direct sunlight, it’s working even harder, so give it a break. Plant some trees or shrubs nearby to give it some shade. You’ll want to choose something that won’t drop pods or seeds on the unit.Be careful how close […]

July 21, 2016

Cottonwood Trees and Air Conditioners Don’t Play Nice Together

When the cottonwood trees lose their seeds and the air conditioner happens to be running, the cottonwood seeds get sucked into the air conditioner coils. It’s important to keep the unit free of these cottonwood seeds. Turn the unit off for a little while and give it a much needed rest. While it’s resting, take […]

July 1, 2016

Happy Birthday America!

We wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe Happy Fourth of July! 

June 15, 2016

It may be summer, but check the filters in your furnace!

Dirty or clogged filters can degrade the performance of your cooling system. A clogged filter restricts the airflow which will cause the system to run constantly and never get to the right temperature.  As the system is working overtime, the electric meter is running, running, running.   When we get a call from a customer saying […]

May 24, 2016

How did we keep cool before modern air conditioning?

Ancient Romans, the wealthy ones, filtered the water from the aqueduct through the walls of their homes. One Roman emperor imported snow down from the mountains in the summer and build his own mountain of snow to try to stay cool. President James Garfield had air blown through cotton sheets that had been doused in […]

May 5, 2016

The new world of thermostats

With all the things that smart phones, tablets, etc. can control these days, your thermostat is another one to add to the list. Besides the cool factor, it’s a money-saving energy efficient way to run your home as well. Currently there are some rebates available from our local utility companies which will help offset the […]

April 8, 2016

Spring Storm Preparedness, Part 2

This time our subject is electric generators. What happens when there is a power outage because of a storm? You lose power, sometimes that can be for a few hours and sometimes it can be for a few days. The food in your refrigerator and freezer will be fine for about 7-10 hours, but after […]

March 23, 2016

Spring Storm Preparedness

It is now officially spring – are you ready for the rain? In preparation for potential storms, please make sure your sump pump is ready by considering the following things:The main sump pumpMake sure that any sump pump is pumping the water at least 6’ away from the house so it won’t run back into […]

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