Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour
General Manager of The Central Arizona Project Ted Cook discusses the current state of our water supply from the Colorado River to your town. And 'The Arizona Plant Lady' Noelle Johnson talks about the edible plants you can find in the desert.
Homeowner Topic: Buying Energy Efficient Windows? Include These Smart Upgrades
When the neighbor's barking dog sounds like it's standing next to your bed, windows are hard to open or close, and you can feel warmth of the summer sun when you touch a window pane inside the house, it's time for window replacements in your home. So how do you choose the best energy efficient windows with upgrades that are worth the investment, while remaining true to your budget?
Compliments of DunRite Windows & Doors: For Rosie customers and listeners: A $200 discount on any purchase they spend with DunRite. Good through the month of June 2020 (no retro discounts). Discount MUST be mentioned at the time of purchase. Call 602-456-2227
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines!
Got a question? Call In! Chat with Rosie & Romey!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #RemoveMineralDeposits
Marc Boehm of Military Assistance Mission updates what the organization is doing to assist active Arizona military. And your home improvement questions.
General Manager of Central Arizona Project Ted Cook discusses the intricate operation of the CAP canal that supplies water from the Colorado River to Tucson.
How water is proportioned in Arizona. The annual amount of water that flows annually. The role Lake Pleasant plays in storage and delivery.
Ted maps outs the 336 mile CAP canal from its beginning at the Mark Wilmer Pumping Plant on the Colorado River to Tucson. How they maintain canal levels to fill orders for water delivery.
How long it took to construct the CAP canal.
Discussion of future water management. Constant variables of guidelines from 7 states and use river water.
CAP is the largest energy consumer in Arizona. Could solar energy help in operating the pumps.
Discussion of recycling water from waste water and desalination.
Arizona Plant Lady Noelle Johnson talks about edible desert plants.
What makes the Sonoran Desert unique from all other deserts in the world.
How to harvest saguaro fruit, prickly pear, mormon tea and mesquite beans for milling into flour.
One species of aloe vera plant good for sunburn.
More edible desert plants you can harvest include ground cherries, tomatillos, ocotillo flowers.
Edible weeds: wild mustard, purslane and dandelions.
Strangest plant Noelle has eaten.
OTHER INFORMATION: Firefly Forest.com, Desert Harvesters.org, and the book 'Sonoran Desert Food Plants by Charles Kane.
Sal Sucato of DunRite Windows And Doors discusses how today's windows installed properly can save you money on your energy bill and reduce noise.
Explains what an R Value and a U Value means to window efficiency.
Details of glass, frames, sun screens, light blocking.
DunRite offers many window brands but Sal expertise helps determine what window works with each home.
What drives a homeowner to get new windows. Energy efficiency is top of mind but there are other factors.
What Sal looks for when he does a home window assessment.
What is Low E and why its become prevalent in windows.
Glazing in all types of window frames.
From worst to best: Aluminum is the worst quality for heat retention. Vinyl frames are more energy efficient and 'bang for your buck' but have some issues. Fiberglass is the strongest with little to no maintenance. Aluminum Clad wood interior/aluminum clad exterior.
Discussion of sound deadening glass windows. Including offset glass and laminating glass.
Newer windows keep the dust out.
Discussion of sun screens. Why window manufacturers void the warranty if you install a sun screen over it. Unless there is proper installation of the sun screen.
Secondary tinting of glass can also cause warranty problems.
DunRite features a lifetime warranty on their installed products. And various types of doors too!
Topics include DunRite Window & Doors employment opportunities, Registrar Of Contractors complaints of a contractor who left them with incomplete projects, discussion of the Arizona ROC Recovery Fund, Water Plant It Wisely update and what 90% of Upper Basin water is used for.
Executive Director of MAM ( Military Assistance Mission) Marc Bohem updates how they assist basic needs financial assistance for E-5 and below ranks currently serving Arizona military. Eligiblity requirements have been extended.
Story of MAM. Plus how you can donate and get an Arizona State Tax Credit.
Weekly To Do on cleaning hard water mineral deposits on bath and kitchen fixtures. Plus the solution to stop cleaning for good.
CALLER: Has a fiberglass shower with a crack in the bottom pan. Can it be repaired or replaced.
CALLER: Has a pigeon problem. Damaged a 6 foot section of stucco to the plywood. Want to fix it before installing a pigeon control system.
CALLER: Where the patio door frame meets the living room tile floor, the grout line keeps cracking and breaking apart. Any other material suggestion to keep it from cracking.
CALLER: Do gas water heaters produced more mineral buildup at the bottom than an electric water heater.
CALLER: Looking to turn an area off the garage into an enclosed dog area for them to go outside and do their business. Including a doggie door.