We are excited to announce the winner of our Mother’s Day contest! Rhonda Cooper of Lexington NC has been chosen by random drawing and we are thrilled to offer her a $50 Visa gift card! Rhonda has five days to contact us on Facebook to claim her prize. Come be social with us on Facebook & Google+!
This Memorial Day weekend, we honor our fallen heroes that bravely served in our military forces. We are grateful to you and your families for your service and great sacrifice.
Originally named Decoration Day, this federal holiday originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the war. However, by the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.
America is the greatest nation on earth and we are thankful to those who fought to get us where we are today!
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Did you know the first modern electrical air conditioning unit was invented by Willis Carrier in Buffalo, New York in 1902, after Eleanor Roosevelt was born in 1884? Aren’t you glad that we live in a time with modern conveniences such as air conditioning, plumbing and electric?
This mother of six was married to our 32nd President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, affectionately known as FDR. One must wonder how hard it must have been to raise that many children during that time period! Having survived a tough childhood, Eleanor lost both parents at an early age and didn’t have the happiest childhood sadly, which is one reason she may have wanted a big family.
Eleanor also encountered difficulty with her mother-in-law Sara Ann Delano who originally tried to break the two up before they wed! And Sara even tried to run Eleanor’s household as their townhomes (a gift from Franklin’s mother in Hyde Park, New York) were adjoined by a sliding door for the first ten years of their marriage!
However, Eleanor had a strong disposition and helped her husband run for political office even after he was stricken with polio, permanently paralyzing his legs. Eleanor worked tirelessly for women’s rights, child labor laws and for educational rights while becoming a strong voice in the Democratic party.
Yet another famous mother in history that we salute this May!
Be sure to take care of your mother and make sure her home is safe and sound! Call us if we can help your family with air conditioning, plumbing or electrical needs!
One of the most famous mothers in history that we’d like to celebrate is Jackie Kennedy Onassis, affectionately known as Jackie O. Known for her sharp eye on fashion, she made many styles iconic just by wearing them once!
The closest thing Americans have had to royalty, the Kennedys have accomplished many feats and endured many heartbreaks. Wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, Jackie served as First lady from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.
Jacqueline was the elder daughter of Wall Street stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and Janet Norton Lee, who later divorced in 1940. Jackie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French literature at George Washington University in 1951 and decided to work for the Washington Times-Herald as an Inquiring Photographer. In 1952 Jackie met John, currently serving in Congress, and they married one year later.
Jackie and John had four children, two of which sadly died in infancy. As First Lady, her focus was on the highly publicized restoration of the White House. On November 22, 1963, she was riding with her husband in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated. She and her children, Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr., withdrew from public view after his funeral, and she remarried in 1968.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a career as a book editor but died young at the age of 64 of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on May 19, 1994. Jackie is remembered for her contributions to the arts and preservation of historic architecture, her style, elegance, and grace. Jackie was named on the Gallup’s list of Most Admired Men and Women in 20th century America.
What about your mother? What accomplishments has she made or did she make? Find us on Facebook and let us know as we continue to celebrate Mothers in May her at Central Carolina Air Conditioning!
We have decided to continue to celebrate Mother’s Day this year throughout all of May. We thought it might be fun here at Central Carolina Air Conditioning to share a little about a few famous women in history that became Mothers.
Did you know Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn (mother to famous daughter and Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn) left behind a considerable legacy when she died in 1951? Following her own mother’s advice to pursue an education, Hepburn earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history in 1899 and a masters in chemistry and physics in 1900,both from Bryn Mawr college, which was an uncommon academic achievement for a woman at the time [source: Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame]. Mother to six children, Katharine Martha & husband education their six children on standing up for women’s rights.
And how could you not love Coretta Scott King, famous widow of Martin Luther King Jr and single mother to four children Yolanda, Martin, Dexter and Bernice. Picking up her husband’s famous stance on racial equality and civil rights, Coretta balanced a life of travel speaking and lobbying the US government for a federal holiday commemorating her husband’s life and work (signed into existing by President Ronald Reagan in 1983 source: Applebome) while raising her children. Additionally, Coretta she founded The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia to promote non-violent social change famously espoused by Martin Luther King Jr.
Two mothers that made great strides in life and left lasting legacies.
Have clogged pipes? Or maybe a sink that is draining slowly? Central Carolina Plumbing can help.
Pipes can easily get clogged by hair, grease, soap or small objects that fall down drains. Did you know there are strainers you can add to your sinks and tubs to catch debris? It’s a good idea to routinely check your drains and clear away anything that will clot over time and clog your pipes.
Did you know that even food in your garbage disposal can form a thick paste over time and slow down water flow? Especially if you try to grind up greasy foods. Be sure to strain as much grease as possible in your trashcan with a strainer. If the food is hot off the stove (for instance, browning hamburger) then be sure to strain the grease into a soup can or other item in the trash that can tolerate the heat.
Sometimes a clog in the pipes can get so far down that it will eventually slow down other drains so be sure to keep your drains clean and clear! That’s one reason we offer the Central Carolina Plumbing policy of assurance agreement.
What’s the purpose of our plumbing maintenance program?
- Annually maintain your water heater to ensure it is operating at its highest efficiency;
- Locate and alert you to any potential plumbing problems before they become an emergency;
- Find money-wasting leaks;
- Provide you with all your plumbing needs during the year at our special preferred rate; and
- Provide emergency service 24/7.
We check out nearly 100 items in your home to see what is and isn’t working well which saves you money in the long run! You can avoid many costly repairs in the future by maintaining your plumbing equipment now. Give us a call to schedule your service at 1-800-461-3010
We love our moms and bet you love yours too! So this Mother’s Day we’re running a contest on Facebook and would love for you to enter! You could win a $50 Visa gift card for her!
You can enter your mom by Liking our page and then leaving a comment on one of the Mother’s Day posts. So come on over and be social with us!
Many people not only forget to change out their air filters regularly but don’t know where they are located and how easy they are to change out.
Changing out your air filter regularly is not only easy, it’s smart. Here at Central Carolina Air Conditioning change them out for you when we do our maintenance services. However, every month, you should also be changing them out for better air quality for your health, be more energy efficient and save money on needless repairs to your overused system!
Air filters come in a variety of sizes as height and length will depend on the manufacturer. However, instead of playing the guessing game at the store, you can pull one out easily as most have the dimensions written on the side for you. However, if yours doesn’t, simply just measure each side twice for accuracy and take the measurements with you when purchasing new ones. Many will measure out with fractional dimensions (i.e. 12 3/4″) and you just round up to the next whole number. So 8 1/2″ x 14 3/4 by 1″ would round up to 9 x 15 x 1.
Regarding location of your air filter, sometimes they are located close to your HVAC controls or close to the air conditioner’s air handler. The air handler is a large box that contains your fan and fan motor that move air throughout your home. If your home has more than one HVAC system then you will have two or more filters. Be sure to check your returns to see if there is an air filter located there as well.
Need assistance? We’re happy to help. Give us a call at 800-461-3010 and we can answer questions regarding your air conditioning system and filters.
Did you know that by not changing out your air filters, that it causes undue stress on your air conditioning units? Many people don’t maintain their air conditioning units properly nor change out their air conditioning filters as needed.
Previously, we have written about a few reasons to change out your air filters. Your health should be your primary concern. Also, it lowers your utility bills and who doesn’t want to save money every month?
When Central Carolina Air Conditioning installs an air conditioning unit, we use quality systems with quality parts. However, if you don’t maintain your system with regular maintenance and changing out your air filters, then your system has to work even harder to keep you comfortable in warmer temperatures.
As contaminates build up on the filters, it restricts air flow around your entire home and your system has to use more energy to circulate cooler air. Overtime, this undue stress can cause premature wear resulting in an air conditioning unit that calls it quits before it should!
Don’t be shortsighted and cost yourself more money in the long run! We also change out your air filters with your regular tune ups. Our service technicians will swap out the old ones for clean ones every time we visit. Give us a call at 800-461-3010 to schedule yours today before time runs out!
Are you guilty of not changing out your air filters every month? We all get busy and forget but there’s plenty of reasons to change them out!
By far one of the most important reasons, your health should be your first concern and the number one reason to change your air filters. Dust, pollen, dander and possibly even smoke circulate in the air and your lungs are better off not inhaling these pollutants.
Have allergies or asthma? Yet another good reason to change your air conditioning filters is to let your system filter out these contaminates so you have an easier time breathing this Spring! According to WebMD, both the US Environmental Agency and Lung Association recommend those with allergies and asthma to change their filters regularly.
Lower Utility Bills:
Another big reason to change your air filters is to save energy and lower your utility bills! The past few weeks we have talked a great deal about many reasons to be energy efficient.
As your filters get filled with contaminates, your air conditioning unit has to work much harder to pull air through. It uses more energy to circulate air and adjust the temperatures. Think of it as your Air Conditioner having a hard time breathing as well!
Want help? We change out air filters during our air conditioning tune ups. We have just a few days left to offer the $50 Duke rebate program! Give us a call at 800-461-3010 to schedule yours today before time runs out!