10 Things Homeowners Do Wrong Print

Eight O'Clock with John Jay Harper

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAFF, KNST & KGVY



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Weekly Gardening Tip with Jay Harper of Harper's Nurseries

  • Old Wives tales and homemade recipes for gardening...Do they work? Jay's in the Garden to find out if tales, like coffee grounds preventing slugs or tea to promote heavy growth in plants, are fact or fiction.

Some popular tales:

  • If you take a nail and drive it into the trunk of a does it give the tree iron?
  • Put chewing gum on the ground to get rid of Gophers
  • Put beer in a pie tin in the garden to get rid of slugs


  • Matt, has brown spots in his lawn.  What to do

Recommendation: Easy Turf, check sprinklers for clogs

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  • Susan, can she use the pits from her organic peaches to get peach trees
Recommendation: plant the pit in the pot and let it sprout
  • Lois, planted a new almond tree and 1 in 3 of her almonds are gooey
Recommendation: it's a new tree so give it some time to adjust to bearing; Almonds will produce much faster than other nut trees

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More tales:
  • Copper is a good fungicide.  False it's toxic
  • Spreader Sticker (surfactants) will help water spread easier for your plants
  • Elaine, has Sisu trees that got frost damaged.  Will they heal
Recommendation: stake it to go straight up

Special Guest in the Studio: Julie Murphree from the Arizona Farm Bureau

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  • Judy, how can she cut the costs to feed her horses, hay and alfalfa
Recommendation: Dale's Country Store, J & G Farms
  • Andy, Mandarin Orange Tree has curled and warped leaves
Recommendation: probably Thrip

Nine O'Clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAFF, KNST & KGVY



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Co-Host in the Studio: Todd Russo from REEis Energy Efficiency Experts
  • Sandy, does she need her power attic fan
Recommendation: no, it creates a vacuum in your attic, do not power ventilate your attic

What's more important: attic insulation or installation of the insulation...Quality not Quantity

Rosie's Arizona Republic Article: 10 Mistakes That Homeowners Make

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What drives a homeowner to get an energy audit?
  • Save money on utility bills
  • Room comfort and livability
  • $99 Home Energy Audit

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Three components to maximum efficiency
  • Prevent heat from transferring
  • Cool Efficiently
  • Deliver Efficiently
Your Energy Auditing Company
  • Needs to know how heat transfers
  • Needs to know how an A/C System Functions
  • Needs to be an air flow expert
  • Bud, how do wind turbines affect negative pressure in ridge vents
Recommendation: Insulation R-30 or R-38, his system is set up in a good way, good ventilation and insulation can cut costs up to 2/3

Digital Newsroom:

  • Where to get local hay
Recommendation: Local Feed Stores
  • Estella, needs a new toilet.  What's that difference between 1.62.
Recommendation: Kohler and Toto
  • Lana, had a friend fix her home and it's falling apart
Recommendation: Hire a Rosie Certified Partner
  • Wall or Attic Insulation

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Where can we start saving money on energy
  • Make sure you have equal pressure around your home
  • Patrick, inspector suggested roof eaves for ventilation
Recommendation: Ridge or Turban vents

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show, July 19-21

Ten O'Clock Hour with Rosie & Romey

Broadcasting on KTAR, KAFF, KNST & KGVY



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Co-Host in the Studio: Todd Russo from REEis Energy Efficiency Experts, (480) 969-7500
  • Prevent Heat Transfer
  • Oversized a/c unit short cycles and it less comfortable, while consuming more electricity
  • Takes more energy to turn a/c unit off and on, than up or down
  • Do not be up-sold in Seer Rating
  • Importance of Air Flow
  • Better off spending money on duct work than high SEER equipment
  • Linda, has two a/c units within crossing over zones
Recommendation: What is your time of use rate, adjust accordingly

Do we turn up and down our thermostat when we leave our home?
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Work within your time of use program

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  • Pam, has a block and stucco home with dual panes windows and still has an outrageous electric bill
Recommendation: eliminate budget pay, read your energy bill

Special Guest in the Studio: William Mundell from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors
  • Do not be taken advantage of by unlicensed contractors 'Storm Chasers'
  • Make sure contractor is licensed and bonded

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What Homeowners are doing right

  • When your air flow is not correct, energy costs rise; size of a/c unit to duct ratio
  • Pay attention to Duct Systems and Air Flow
  • Pay attention to what you are buying
  • If equipment is not used like it is designed (manufacturers recommendation) that cuts down on its life
  • Leakage vs. Air Flow: Do not want Duct Leakage, seal your ducts only once you know you have the proper sized a/c unit
  • Bill, how about going Ductless
Recommendation: Ductless works, it is really expensive to do a normal single, residential home. Good solution for offices

Sanderson Ford, Arizona Highways and Arizona Department Travel Arizona--Register NOW!
  • Not So Gentle Tamer, July 27th
  • High Country Hummingbird Festival, July 27th
Travel Arizona picked The Train for a Grand Canyon Adventure

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Come on out and see us at the Maricopa County Home Show, July 19-21st! 

  • CeBonet, is it true you can turn electricity was down at  our cheapest time of use, then turn it off when it gets expensive and save money
Recommendation: yes, working within your time of use and turning it down at high peak will help you save money and energy

Our thanks to Todd Russo and REEis.  Get a home energy audit for $99. 480-969-7500

How to save money and energy: