It looks as though the hot temperatures are going to be with us for awhile. Will your air conditioner withstand another few months of blasting cool air throughout your home? If not it might be time to make the switch to a new model. You could be in a good position for a purchase like that because most retailers are looking to clear out their “summer” items like air conditioners.
As the industry explains, there are two types of air conditioner systems: split air or package. The split air is often referred to as central air. A big unit will be outside your home pumping in cool air throughout your house. Depending on the sophistication of that unit, you could keep a minimal amount of living “zones” cool while the rest of the house is left alone. Unfortunately, most systems aren’t that sophisticated. In other words, if you cool off one room you have to cool off the whole house which means very high electric bills. With the package air conditioner a small unit is placed in a window or as a mobile unit that can be wheeled from room to room. This is a concentrated effort of circulating cool air.
If you’re in the market for a new AC be on the lookout for an EnergyStar sticker. This will tell you that the model of AC you’re looking at has been designed to meet EPA standards with regard to energy efficiency. Whenever buying a major appliance you should always look for that EnergyStar label. Even if it appears that you’re paying more for that item, you’ll get back plenty of savings in the form of lower electric bills.
A decent air conditioner unit should not only fit the window but also the size of the room. In other words, just because a unit has a lot of power doesn’t mean it’s going to be the best for a small room. What often happens in that case is the room becomes over chilled and the moisture in the air is removed. That’s not a comfortable experience for anyone. A better way to go is get a measurement of the room you want to cool off and let that be your guide. Keep in mind that an air conditioner in your living room isn’t going to be much help for your bedroom. Cool air doesn’t travel up stairs or down hallways. It’s better to have two ACs for two rooms.
When you’re ready to make the switch make sure to give Junk King Nashville a call to handle the removal of your old unit. Getting rid of an AC is definitely a two-man operation. Junk King Nashville will have that manpower and the truck space to accommodate the removal of your AC and any other junk item you want disposed off. It’s the most effective way of clearing your house of unwanted, bulky items.
In Nashville, state lawmakers recently sent a bill that authorizes the removal of the Occupy Nashville camp to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature. This would outlaw all unauthorized camping on public grounds. The key word there is “unauthorized.” No one wants to outlaw protests; it just makes practical sense that there be permits utilized by protesters that might infringe on common areas used by the general public.
If this bill makes it into law there’s going to be a major cleanup over at the War Memorial Plaza where the Occupy Nashville protesters have set up camp since October 2011. This cleanup effort will probably fall to the municipal workers who will rack up some serious overtime charges. This is the same type of cleanup that would happen after any major gathering of folks like a parade or Fourth of July celebration. No matter how conscientious people claim to be there is still a lot of garbage left behind.
In our own lives we tend to generate some serious piles of garbage especially after we’ve moved from one home to another. All of those cardboard boxes and wrapping materials you used for the move are now ready to be thrown out. But it might be hard to stuff that amount of garbage into one single trash can. This is why you could benefit from hiring professional junk haulers like Junk King Nashville when you’re garbage has grown to excess.
Maybe the city of Nashville will contract its own team of professional junk haulers to help with the cleanup of the park. You could benefit from this type of assistance by having an extra set of hands to remove the bulky items from your home you no longer want to keep. Junk King’s pro hauling team will come to your house with an empty truck they will be eager to fill it up. You could use all those old cardboard boxes at the bottom of the truck and then pile on top the other things you want to get rid of.
Is it finally time to throw out that old table or sofa? Are you ready to get rid of those rusting auto parts? Is there just too much junk in your basement or garage that should be thrown out? All of that can be driven away in the back of the junk haulers’ truck. Getting rid of all that garbage is a way to reclaim valuable storage space in your home. There is nothing to protest about that!
Christmas is that wonderful time of the year when friends and family get together to share special holiday traditions. These are the kinds of traditions that have been handed down from family to family and which everybody looks forward to. It might mean a special dinner on Christmas Eve or attending midnight mass at your local church. Christmas traditions also sometimes apply to how we exchange gifts. Large families sometimes pool together to do a secret Santa gift exchange where just one family member gives one gift to another. There are also many unique Christmas traditions that are celebrated around the world that you might find extremely unique.
There’s a village in England called Castleton, so named because of its location next to the Norman castle. Aside from that medieval history of this village it’s also situated near Peak Cavern. This is a huge cave chock full of stalagmites and stalactites that visitors can happily tour throughout the year. However, at Christmas time carolers gather at the entrance of the cave to warble out classic holiday tunes. This is because the acoustics in this spot are truly amazing. When you add a little candlelight to this spectacular it makes for a really memorable Christmas moment.
In Oaxaca, Mexico they celebrate Christmas by engaging in the Posadas which is a door-to-door procession that reenacts Mary and Joseph’s search for shelter back in Bethlehem. There is also a tradition here called the breaking of the plates where folks buy ceramic plates, gather around the cathedral and smash those plates to signify the end of the. Of course, no trip to this region of Mexico during the holiday would be complete without taking in the Noche de Rabanos or Night of the Radishes Festival. This is where farmers gather at the city square to show off their elaborate sculptures of nativity scenes and other figures all carved out of giant radishes. Once the winner of the festival has been named fireworks go off and a good time is had by all.
Another Christmas tradition that many people share around the world is decorating a Christmas tree. This favorite past time was handed down by German immigrants who began the tradition back in the 1600s of decorating a tree on Christmas Eve as a way to pay tribute to Adam and Eve. Today, modern Christmas tree decorators go out of their way to find new methods for sprucing up at Evergreen. There are some ornaments that are passed down from family to family while others take a more novel approach to hang it tree upside down. There are also single theme trees such as all Angels were all teddy bears or all silver and gold ornaments.
If you are bringing a live Christmas tree into your home you want to make sure that it stays watered and fresh throughout the holiday. The moment you take down your tree you should have made arrangements for a professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King Nashville to pick up that tree and take it away. This is not something you want to leave sitting out on your front lawn. Those same junk haulers can also do a great job of carting off all the extra boxes and debris that might have accumulated over the holiday season. It’s a great way to start the New Year with a clean house!
Moving into a new home or apartment can be an exciting time for any family in the Nashville area. It can also be a day filled with anxiety and stress but it doesn’t have to be that way. The more prepared you are for your move in the smoother the operation will become. Here are some handy tips to keep in mind as you approach your moving.
First of all, you should do your own packing. Not only will this save you money but it will also help you with the unpacking process because you’ll know where everything is. Which brings up the second tip: label everything. There are some organizational experts that recommend you keep a log of exactly which items go into what box and label the box accordingly. This might be a bit excessive. What is important is to make sure every box has a proper designation clearly written on the sides and top of the box. This should tell your movers exactly what box belongs in the kitchen, bedroom or living room.
Along those same lines, you need to make sure you have plenty of packing supplies. You’re going to need a lot of boxes. Whatever the number you have in your mind add at least 10 more to that. You should also have a couple of boxes on hand for last minute items. If you’re wrapping up fragile items don’t use newspaper because the ink can stain your item. It’s better to use unprinted paper or bubble wrap.
The moving company you hire will probably offer you wardrobe boxes for your clothes. These are great things to take advantage of. Not only can you hang up all your clothes but you can also fill the bottom of the wardrobe box with bulky lightweight items like computers or pillows.
Another handy tip for moving day is to use your own suitcases. You can fill up your luggage and duffel bags with lots of your clothes and bedding. You might also want to have a small overnight bag packed with all the items you’ll need to get you through that first night in your new Nashville home. The last thing you want to do is go through dozens of boxes looking for your toothbrush. As for your valuable items you should always consider taking these with you yourself. We’re talking about jewelry, important files or other mementos that you want to track of.
As you begin to pack up everything your own for the big move you might discover there is quite a lot of junk you really don’t want to be taking with you to your new place. That’s why it would be a great benefit to have a junk move day before the real move day. This can be accomplished by hiring a professional crew of junk haulers like Junk King Nashville to show up at schedule time to take away all this trash. By getting rid of your junk before the move you’ll be starting with a clean slate in your new home. Don’t worry; you’ll have plenty of time to gather all new junk!
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