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8 Summer Cooling Tips For Your Home

25 Jun , 2017  

Long-time member Keith Hudson from Charlotte Heating and Air Conditioning recently provided the CRESN members with an excellent presentation with tips on how to keep you home (and yourself) cool throughout the summer.

Keep cool with these 8 Summer Cooling Tips For Your Home

Don’t allow the interior of your home to become dangerously hot since the air conditioner cannot cool it down within a reasonable amount of time. Air conditioners are designed for about a 20° change in temperature, so 100° air would only be cooled to about 80°.  One of the most simple air conditioner tips is to change your air conditioner filter at least four times a year to ensure that your family is breathing cleaner air and your HVAC system is not being overworked, thus potentially saving energy and money. Run your ceiling fans to stay cooler in the summertime. Check your fans to ensure they are going in the correct direction. In the summer, your fan should be set on “forward,” which means the blades are rotating counter-clockwise. There is a switch on the base where you can control this. By moving your fan setting to the forward position, you will receive a nice downward breeze keeping you cool. It is fairly common for an air conditioner to ice up. The air conditioner drain line can also freeze, back up and cause a leak, which is often confused for a plumbing leak. When this happens, immediately turn off your compressor by switching your thermostat over to fan. As the ice starts to melt, make sure you have proper drainage and call a professional. From dirty coils to poorly designed ductwork, there are many things that can restrict airflow. A professional can check them all and get to the root of the problem. Keep heat out of your home by closing blinds, shades and draperies that cover windows facing the sun. Close coverings on east-facing windows in the morning and west-facing windows in the afternoon. Also, installing shades or blinds that are white reflects heat away from the house. This will keep you cooler and save energy. Keep your outdoor air conditioning unit cooler by planting trees or shrubs that provide shade but still allow air to flow around unit. By properly shading the area, your system can perform up to 10% more efficiently. Also, be sure the landscaping isn’t too close to the unit, so a technician can service it easily when necessary. The best defense against air conditioner problems is to have a service agreement in place and make sure your system is maintained year-round, especially right before the heavy heat of summer sets in. This is the time of year when your air conditioning system works its hardest. Regular tune-ups reduce your risk of experiencing common malfunctions and will help you stay cool when everyone else is sweating the heat. Contact ARS®/Rescue Rooter® for a complete air conditioner tune-up. Don’t let heat build up in your home. Appliances, electronic devices and lighting are all common sources of internal heat gain. To combat this excess heat, avoid putting lamps or televisions near your air conditioner’s thermostat. These heat-exuding appliances cause the air conditioner to think the house is warmer than it really is, resulting in the system running longer than necessary and wasting energy.

 

 www.charlotteheatingair.com

Located in Indian Trail, NC, Carolina Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. provides heating and air conditioning repairs, serving, and installs.

Charlotte Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.
9416 Heritage Lane
Indian Trail, NC 28079
704-661-5316
carolinahvac@ymail.com ...read more!

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HOW DIGITAL MARKETING CAN CHANGE YOUR BUSINESS

17 Jun , 2017  

Is digital marketing the secret ingredient your business recipe is missing?

(Answer: It absolutely is.)

Whether you’re new to the idea of digital marketing or ready to take the next step in your digital plan, you’re smart to be thinking ahead. Good digital marketing can change your business. Here’s how.

You’ll Raise Brand Awareness
Nebulous terms like “brand awareness” are hard to wrap your mind around, but if you’re new to the market or expanding your business, brand awareness is everything. The marketplace is crowded. Standing out requires being top-of-mind and recognizable to your target market, and online marketing is the absolute best way to get your brand in front of the most people for the least amount of money. Period. ...read more!

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Searching for a Plumber in Charlotte? 1 Call Plumbing

3 Jun , 2017  

CRESN member Paul Mesiti, owner of 1 Call Plumbing, a highly respected and requested plumber operating out of Charlotte NC, provided the CRESN group with an informative and fun presentation this week. As always Paul used his infectious brand of smarts and humor to get his point across.

Every father in-law in history is a plumbing and home repair expert, but hiring someone that isn’t a trained professional to work on your plumbing could cost you big in the long run. When it comes to repairing or updating your plumbing, installing a new hot water heater, replacing the garbage disposal, or running a line to a new sink, ice machine, or appliance, leave the handy work to a trained professional. ...read more!

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Charlotte Home Cleaning Service – Martha’s Cleaning Service

28 May , 2017  

Martha’s Cleaning Service is a Charlotte Home Cleaning Service with a highly-trained staff. They use techniques to keep your home free of bacteria and cross-contamination. When you schedule a service, you are never obligated to follow a contract. Their house cleaning company offers weekly, biweekly, or monthly service to clients. They allow clients to see exactly how we clean so they know they are meeting their exact specifications. Their high quality services are available throughout North Carolina and beyond from Matthews to Mint Hill, Indian Trail to Indian Land. ...read more!

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3 Tips To Get More Out Of Networking

21 May , 2017  

The value of networking is obvious. Surround yourself with successful people and it’s easier for you to be successful as well. Unfortunately, the benefits of networking are often squandered as people pursue relationships with selfish motives. To help you avoid that fate, here are three things you can do to grow your network the right way, right now.
 

1. Shift your mindset

The real goal of networking is to help other people. It’s much easier to build quality relationships when you help others achieve their goals instead of telling them about yours. Sure, it would be great if they put in a good word for you every now and then, but asking for favors should only become a possibility once you have provided value to them. ...read more!

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Charlotte flooring company Floor Coverings International

21 May , 2017  

The CRESN membership recently enjoyed a presentation from the Charlotte flooring company, Floor Coverings International about the many wonderful types of flooring solutions their company has to offer.

Known as the premier flooring company serving the greater Charlotte, NC area, they provide high quality design and installation services and carry the latest flooring products including hardwood, carpet, stone, and tile flooring.

Floor Coverings International will design the perfect flooring for your home, from options including hardwood flooring, carpet, stone, tile, cork, bamboo, green flooring products, and much more. Now you can enjoy the experience of a flooring boutique right in your own home. Get started with a complimentary, in-home consultation! ...read more!

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Best Charlotte Realtor® – Tim Miller of RE/MAX® Gateway Professionals

13 May , 2017  

CRESN president and Charlotte Realtor® Tim Miller recently provided the CRESN membership with an excellent presentation about his philosophy of what it takes to be a great real estate professional.

As the owner of RE/MAX® Gateway Professionals, Tim is committed to customer service and positive outcomes. He uses his experience to help others buy or sell Real Estate in and around the Charlotte North Carolina area. Whether he’s showing homes on Lake Tillery, Ballantyne, or Matthews, listing horse properties in Weddington or advising distressed homeowners about avoiding foreclosure, he is committed to the customer. ...read more!

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Need help moving in Charlotte? Easy Movers can help!

6 May , 2017  

Member Suzanne Bumgarner recently spoke to the CRESN group about the moving and relocation services that Charlotte NC moving company Easy Movers’ Inc. provides to their customers.

From Personal Moves, Corporate Moves, International Moves, Storage Facility, and Packing Supplies, Easy Movers truly makes moving “easy”. They will do everything in their power to make sure that you have the most satisfying move imaginable.

Easy Movers, Inc. provides comprehensive moving and storage services to satisfy all personal, corporate, commercial and international moves. A member of the Better Business Bureau, the North Carolina Movers Association and the American Moving and Storage Association among other industry professional organizations, Easy Movers won the 2008 Charlotte Magazine BOB award, best of the best in Charlotte the category of moving & storage, as voted on by the readers of Charlotte Magazine. ...read more!

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How to Select a Reputable Roofing Company

29 Apr , 2017  

Member Dan Hood of H & S Roofing and Gutter Company, Inc. spoke to the CRESN group about the importance of working with a quality, reputable roofing company.

Finding a contractor who is trustworthy, honest, and professional may sound difficult – but here are some ways to be sure you are selecting the right company:

  • Check for proper licensing and insurance.
  • Handle your own claim.
  • Don’t give in to pressure.
  • Get local referrals.
  • Look for manufacturer designations.
  • Research Better Business Bureau (BBB) ratings.

H & S Roofing Company, Inc. has been providing the highest quality roofing and gutter systems for residential and commercial customers for 70 years. Our customers can rely on our availability for many years to come. We are locally owned and operated and serve Charlotte and surrounding communities within a 75 mile radius. Our skilled craftsmen have many years of experience serving the roofing and guttering needs of H & S Roofing customers. ...read more!

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Have termites? Call Palmetto Exterminators, Inc.

22 Apr , 2017  

CRESN Member Nick Frantz of Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. recently educated the CRESN members about the professional pest removal services his company provides. From termites and mosquitoes to bed bugs and roaches, Palmetto Exterminators can control and remove pests from your home.

Termite protection is not a luxury, it is a necessity! Each year, termites inflict $4-$5 Billion worth of damage to homes, like yours, across the country. This is damage that is not covered by most homeowners’ insurance policies. In the southeast, subterranean termites are a common occurrence, so it’s not a matter of if you will get termites but when. ...read more!