Pet Safety by Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric

 

01faab088d6493db62ece4ef9a149fa7061c96fa19Caring for Pets During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with those we love – including our furry family members. While you are decorating this holiday season keep these tips in mind to keep Fido and Felix safe:

  • Some plants may be poisonous for pets. Either forgo them altogether or place them out of reach of pets. Poinsettia, holly, pine needles, mistletoe and lilies are just a few examples. For a complete list go to aspca.org and search for toxic plants.
  • Keep tinsel and ribbons up high so that pets can’t reach them. If eaten, they can get stuck in their intestines and cause blockages.
  • Don’t burn candles unattended or low to the ground since tails can sometime go astray and knock over the candle, or worse, catch the tail on fire.
  • Keep glass ornaments high on the tree, and in case of breakage, clean up the glass shards immediately to keep paws and tummies safe from broken glass.
  • Secure the Christmas tree to a wall or the ceiling in order to prevent it from tipping over on pets.
  • Do not let pets drink water from the base of the Christmas tree. It can contain preservatives which are poisonous, or harbor bacteria.

We want you and your pets to enjoy this holiday season. We hope these tips will help keep all of you safe. I want to encourage you to take a moment to nominate your favorite hero for our “Heat for Heroes” contest that started on December 1! We are giving a ceramic heater to 100 heroes in our community.

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24-hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

Thanksgiving Wishes by Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric

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Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours

All of us here at Central Carolina would like to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether your family and friends are traveling just down the road, or across the country, we wish you all safe travels. While we try to give thanks for every day, every moment, and everyone in our lives each day, this is one day that we set aside as a nation to ponder our many blessings.

I want you to know that we are thankful for you. Without our loyal customers and supporters we would not be able to run this business, help our customers solve their problems, give to our community, and provide employment opportunities to so many talented people in our community. You make this happen, every day.

I want to encourage you to take a moment to nominate your favorite hero for our “Heat for Heroes” contest! We are giving a ceramic heater to 100 heroes in our community.

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24-hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

 

 

Take Care of Your Faucets by Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric

 

Taking Care of Your Exterior Faucets So they Can Take Care of Youfrozen pipes

Many of us have become accustomed to frost-free spigots on the exterior of our house.  They seem to be standard these days.  But did you know, you still have to follow a few simple directions to keep them from freezing and causing you some really big headaches and repair expenses?  First, frost-free spigots require that they be installed in a slightly downward facing direction to properly drain excess water.  The reason is that frost-free spigots have the valve 24 inches further back than a standard spigot.   This means the valve is located on the interior of the structure, which is warmer and less likely to freeze.  The downward angle ensures that all water runs out so that there is no water near the spout to freeze.

In order for the frost-free spigot to function properly, there can be no blockage stopping the flow of water out of the faucet.  So be sure to disconnect all hoses and allow the spigots to drain before your first anticipated frost.  If you don’t have frost-free spigots installed, call the folks at Central Carolina Air Conditioning.  Remember, we offer plumbing services as well.

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

 

Give Your Roof an Annual Physical by Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric

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Your roof does a lot for your each day.  It keeps out the rain, shields you from the sun and ensures all your furniture stays dry (at least a working roof does)!  So how can you make sure that it continues to do its job year after year?  Give it an annual physical, of course!  Just like you have to make sure all of your systems are in working order, your house requires constant maintenance too.

Fall is a great time to either inspect your roof yourself, or hire someone to inspect it.  Roofs that are slate are expected to last 100 years or so, but still must be inspected for broken tiles annually to prevent leaks.  Metal roofs are expected to last 40 – 80 years, but should be inspected yearly to check for rust on the metal sheet and around the screws/nails used to secure the sheets.  Wood shakes and architectural shingles will last about 30 years with proper maintenance.  Asphalt shingles, the most popular roof covering, will last 20 years.  Some asphalt shingles will last longer, but you can expect to pay a premium for that type.

Newer roofs, where there is no evidence of leakage, can usually be inspected by homeowners from the ground or on a ladder.  Older roofs, or those with evidence of a leak, should be inspected by a professional who can inspect them from on top of the roof.  Extra care should be taken with slate roofs because they are expensive and fragile. Take care of your roof, and it will take care of you!

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

Don't Let Winter Rob You of Your Cash by Central Carolina Air Conditioning

 

We all know that adding extra insulation helps to keep the heat in and the cold out during the winter. But Depositphotos_11377528_s-2015there are some key areas where you should focus your efforts to insulate – doors and windows. Adding insulation in your attic is a great way to save money and keep your meter from spinning like crazy, but drafts from leaks around windows and doors are a key area of energy waste in the home, especially homes that are over 20 years old and may have “settled”.

So, what should you do to keep your hard earned money in your pocket? Carefully inspect doors by looking for any light or drafts coming through your closed door. You can even light a small candle and carefully move it around the perimeter of the door to detect any drafts. Using painters tape, mark areas where there are drafts. Most hardware stores or online retailers will sell kits for insulating doors including foam tape, rubber gaskets and flanged rubber sweeps. Install as directed in those areas that you marked with painters tape. Inspect windows and window air conditioning units in the same manner. Kits are available to reduce energy loss through windows and air conditioners as well. Just visit your local hardware store or online retailer and inquire.

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

Central Carolina Air salutes all Veterans Today

Central Carolina Honors All Veterans on Veteran’s Day

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honor our veterans hanging sign illustration design over a white background

Ever wonder why we celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11?  The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, officially ending World War I, known and “The Great War”.  However, fighting effectively ended seven months earlier on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, November 11, 1918 when allied nations and Germany agreed to an armistice to temporarily stop fighting.  For this reason, we continue to honor all veterans on the 11th day of the 11th month each year.

Central Carolina Air Conditioning joins millions of Americans today in honoring our country’s veterans who selflessly gave of themselves in order to ensure our freedom. We want to say thank you to all the veterans who have served to preserve our freedom.  One way we want to show our appreciation is through our “Heat for Heroes” contest which will begin in just a few days!  Nominate your favorite hero so that we can recognize them by giving them a ceramic heater.

Have a concern with your electrical, plumbing or air conditioning? Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!

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Preparing your lawn for cooler weather by Central Carolina Air Conditioning

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Now that kids are back in school and the weather has started to cool down, we wanted to post some tips that will you help get your lawn ready.

How many of us are guilty of not raking our yards as often as we should?  Did you know that if you leaves pile up on the grass, it can cause the following problems?

  • Thatch, can build up on the surface of the soil, impeding drainage
  • Moss can grow instead of grass
  • Fungal diseases can grow and hurt grass from growing the next season

Steps to prepare your lawn:

1. Remember to use a garden fork or a special aerator and spike holes into the lawn everywhere to aerate it and improve drainage. aerate yard

2. Using horticultural sand, fill in the holes to prevent them from closing up, allowing air and water to pass freely into the root zone.
3. Finally, think about spreading dry top-dressing over the surface to help improve drainage and to level out hollows. Use a  the back of a rake to work it across the grass spreading it evenly. spreadAre you getting ready for Fall weather?  It’s time to start thinking about getting your furnace serviced so you don’t have any heating problems this winter!  Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical is here to help! We offer 24 hour emergency service 7 days a week!  Give us a call! 1-800-461-3010 to speak with our customer service agents that can answer your questions or schedule an appointment!