Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees
John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree join us to talk about #TreeShaping and the tree of the month! #Sycamore
On the House Hour: Fall Is The Time To Service Your HVAC Unit
Special Guest REEis Air Conditioning joins us in studio! It's time for the next AC check. Tune in and perhaps you could be the lucky winner of a new AC!
Like most Arizona homeowners, your energy bill in the summer can get pretty high. In the fall, while those high bills are still top of mind, yet we are in the sweet spot of not running the air conditioning or heater, take the steps to decrease energy usage before next year. Here's how...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do: #CrawlSpace | You have a little extra space, why not put it to good use? Join us and learn how!
Got A Question? Call in!
John Eisenhower of SavATree/Integrity Tree Service discusses the Tree Of The Month: The Arizona Sycamore. Unique white bark found along washes, streams, riparian areas. How it can fit in your yard or landscape.
Discussion of proper trimming and pruning going into winter for evergreen and deciduous trees. Too much isn't a good.
John shares his formula for making your own compost with leaf litter, grass and other ingredients for a rich mulch for trees and plants.
Discussion of proper application of mulch. Key is not to apply too much.
Explains avoiding a 'soil volcano' around the trunk to avoid pathogen damage. Proper application of mulch at the root collar. Keeping mulch inches away from the tree base.
Reason to not plant trees too deep.
Their new Holiday Lighting service. Designing and installing outdoor lighting on your trees and plants for Christmas.
More details on the Holiday Lighting service. Is there a tree preference for lighting? Describes details for home or business.
Maintenance on trees after a hot summer. And stock up on frost cloth if needed.
Jeff Carmichael of REEis Air Conditioning And Home Performance giving away a brand new air conditioning system looking for the worst, beat up, worn down A/C unit.
Discussion of your base rate power bill October and March. They explain why those months tell you how much you're actually paying.
Discussion on heat pumps. Understanding how they work by extracting outdoor heat moving it inside in winter. Certain weather conditions that can affect its performance.
Jeff explains the challenges managing comfort in the home. The other components besides the air conditioner/heater that need attention for home comfort.
Discussion of how people look to expensive or inexpensive fixes to lower their power bill like insulation. This is where an inexpensive Home Energy Audit looks at all the components to show the problem spots.
Its not the attic heat that puts a load on your system. Its the outside home walls, windows, shade. Improper insulation in the attic can cost you money. They explain why.
What a certified $99 Home Energy Audit can do to give you a blueprint on the comfort issues and how to address it properly without guessing. Its building science!
CALLER (not aired): When do you decide when its time to replace your air conditioning unit? Jeff explains a basic answer.
TEXT: Details the home and the poor energy rating he's getting from SRP. Would moving the A/C unit off the house to a shady spot on the ground help?
Jeff explains their Home Energy Audits.
CALLER: Going to build a metal building as a residental home. What to consider for heating, cooling and efficiency compared to a traditional home build?
Announce the winners of a new air conditioning system from REEis.
Due to interruption from the Presidental election last week, we follow up on questions on dishwashers.
EMAIL: Doesn't use the heat function on the dishwasher when it runs at night. Dishes are clean in the morning. Is that OK?
EMAIL: Do I have to use the heat dry cycle to sanitize my dishes and utinsels? Rosie explains how dishwashers sanitize.
EMAIL: What kind of detergent to use in the dishwasher? Liquid or powder? And Lemi Shine for cleaning dishes.
EMAIL: How often do you need to replace a braded stainless steel supply line?
CALLER: Advice on replacing a water heater. Current one felt like after 2 people showered the hot water was gone on a 50 gallon tank.
CALLER: Advice on a company selling an insulation blanket that goes over the top of existing insulation.
Back to the previous caller on an insulation blanket as Rosie needs the spec on their home. Feels its a radiant barrier and not worth it.
EMAIL: Lots of noise in the home located a half mile from the freeway. Suggestions on sound proofing. Magnetite
CALLER: In the winter, the cold and hot water in the home is fine. In the summer, the hot is fine but the cold is lukewarm to hot. Can't figure out why that's happening.
CALLER: Had a water heater burst. The repair person said the cause was that water heater doesn't work with soft water. Never heard of such a thing. Is that true?
Rosie explains why the septic systems seems to backup with guests during the holidays. The items you should NEVER flush down the toilet! Explains how a septic system works.