Monthly Archives: August 2012

Colorado Junk Removal Prices

There is just no telling what you’ve got hiding in your home. A couple over in Steamboat Springs found quite a surprise stuffed in the back of their barn: a folk-art cabinet worth $20,000! The homeowners were planning to sell off some of their furniture and called in a professional appraiser. While there, they thought they would show the appraiser the cabinet that was in the barn. It had been there since they moved in left behind from the previous owner and it was something they were happy to get rid of. They thought it might be worth 200 bucks at the most. Turns out that a customer at the consignment shop recognized the cabinet as one from Vermont artist Stephen Huneck. Further inspection revealed Huneck’s signature and date of creation. It was the real deal and worth quite a bit.

Clearly, a story like this should have you running to your garage, basement or attic to see what you’ve got stuffed in there. Before cashing in you’ll need to consider providence. That is the termed used by professional art dealers to determine where a particular piece comes from. There have been hundreds of stories of paintings thought to be the work of masters only to be duds. It’s understandable when you consider that through the generations most serious art students spend time copying a masterpiece to try and learn the technique of the original painter. It’s not a stretch to imagine those copies ending up in some yard sale.

What about valuable furniture? Again, think of the providence. If you can remember buying that item from a furniture store than chances are it’s not going to be worth a lot of money. On the other hand if you have a piece that was handed down to you from a relative then it might make sense to have it appraised to see what it could be worth. As for anything else it might just be junk. Are you looking to get rid of that junk? Then you should consider a call to Junk King Colorado Springs

Junk King is a local company in Colorado Springs who is part of a national franchise. You might not expect that junk removal would be such a big business but it’s actually a growing concern for a lot of folks who want to get rid of their junk the right way. That would be through proper recycling whenever possible. Gone are the days when dumping junk at a landfill is your only option. With Junk King Colorado Springs you’ll find a company who is dedicated to all things “green.” That matters a lot to everyone living and working in Colorado Springs.

As for their pricing policy, you’ll find that Junk King  is not only competitive but extremely fair minded. They don’t charge by the hour or by travel time. They charge by volume. Whatever space your junk will take up on their truck is what you’ll pay. No extra charges or hidden fees. This is really the best way to get rid of junk.

Colorado Springs Air Conditioner Disposal

Welcome to the dog days of summer in Colorado. If you’re lucky you’re living in a place with central air conditioning. That means you can keep your whole home as chilly as you like. Even a single air conditioning unit might just do the trick. That unit could also be a big help with cutting down on your energy bills. Instead of running the house wide central air, you could keep that small unit humming in your bedroom over night. If you’re considering getting a new AC unit to replace an older model you’re in luck. Prices have come down recently and energy efficiency has gone up. That means you’ll be saving money right out of the gate when you buy your new unit and with every monthly electric bill.

First you’ll want to consider the size. The smaller the room, the smaller the unit you’ll need. Most average rooms can be cooled off with an AC that generates between 5,000 to 6,000 BTUs. Don’t think that bigger is going to cool down faster. In fact, you might find that a huge unit pumping out 14,000 BTUs will cool off a room so fast that the air becomes cold and clammy. That’s not comfortable. Just as with heating a pot to boil, you want a gradual cooling off time.

You’ll also want to check the noise level of the unit. This is especially true if you’re going to be plugging the AC into your bedroom at night. If you can’t turn the AC on in the store to hear how it sounds, you should rely on internet reviews. It’s the best way to get a sense of how a new model AC might work.

Consider also the placement of your new AC. The goal would be to have it blow air as close to the center of a room as possible. That allows for an even disbursement. If the only window you have in the room is tucked into a corner you might find the AC is working harder to cool down the space. You’ll also want to make sure you’ll be able to secure your window around the AC. Measure your window twice before heading out to the store.

Finally, you want an AC that comes with a decent warranty and is convenient to maintain. To keep an air conditioner working properly you’ll probably have to swap out the filter every season. Make sure your new AC comes with easy to follow instructions. You might also want to stock up on a couple of extra filters while you’re at it.

Then there is the issue of getting rid of the old AC. This is not something you can toss out into the garbage or recycling bin with this week’s newspapers. An air conditioner has to be properly disposed of. That’s where Junk King Colorado Springs can come into play. The Colorado Springs based Junk King specializes in bulky junk removal. Not only can they get rid of your AC but you can also use them to get rid of any other oversized item you want gone. Remember, less junk in your home means more cool air circulating!