Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Weekend Wake-Up Hour Driven By Sanderson Ford
Start your mornings off with Rosie on the House!
Discovering #LakeHavasu City
Have you ever thought of an invention but were not sure where to go or what to do next with the idea? Inventor Coach Brian Fried with United Inventors Association joins us to discuss the process for inventors to get their product out there!
We also check in with Wendy Davis, Racetrack Industry Program Director at the U of A, what to watch for at the Belmont Stakes.
Outdoor Living Hour - Talking Trees with John Eisenhower
John Eisenhower with Integrity SAVATREE joins us to talk about all things trees including #MexicanFanPalms & #DesertWillow
Homeowner Topic: Open Lines
Homeowner Topic: Why Now Could Be the Best Time to Go Solar
In the last few years, utilities in Arizona have been slowly reducing the buyback credits they pay homeowners with solar panels who "sell" their excess power back to the utility. With these changes, many predicted that sales of solar systems would drop dramatically. Despite all that, solar is flourishing... Here are some of the possible reasons why...
History about Lake Havasu, AZ including why its called 'lake' on the Colorado River.
Noting 75th Anniversary of D-Day with a reading of Genearl Dwight Eisenhower's letter to his wife before the invasion.
Wendy Davis of The Race Track Program at University Of Arizona gives her take on The Belmont Stakes.
Concerts and more events around the state. And why is the inside of London Bridge in Lake Havasu is hollow.
Actor Michael Biehn went to high school in Lake Havasu. He played Johnny Ringo in the movie 'Tombstone'.
Inventor, Author and Coach Brian Fried says anyone can be an inventor. He talks about the resources and steps to follow for inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs to see if an idea is worth patenting.
More about our June Staycation in Lake Havasu and its sheer size. Plus the Yuma Territorial Prison, Deadwood and Arizona historic tours.
John Eisenhower of SaveATree Integrity Tree Service has your Tree Of The Month: The Desert Willow. Native tree with pink blooms and shade. A great low desert tree that can grow tall.
Adjusting your watering for the summer. Overwatering can suffocate a tree's roots, fungus and other pathogens.
Discussion of leaves on a tree. How they provide moisture, shade and wind protection to relieve stress in the summer.
Mistletoe. Maybe good for kissing under, but its a parasite for trees.
Suggestion for a tree that elk won't eat.
Discussion of staking trees for stability. Irrigation check to balance the monsoon rains.
Some of the classes John will be teaching on proper pruning and shade protection.
Discussion of the worst pruning mistake you can make. Its called 'lions tailing'.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday and Super Cooling!
Director of The Arizona Registrar Of Contractors Jeff Fleetham discusses the shortage of skilled labor in a time when construction is up in Arizona. What his office is doing to address it. Explains the Recovery Fund.
Important to hire licensed, bonded and insured contractors to protect you from any problems/complaints with your project. You can always go to the ROC website to check the license!
Careful of scams. Nomatic organized crime people who show up quickly after a storm or disaster. Repair are not a quick fix.
How giving money from an insurance check to a shady contractor who's never seen again leaves your home uninsurable.
Scott Jablow of Get The Lint Out in Sedona talks about the importance of cleaning dryer lint and the problems that can result from it.
CALLER: Toilet issue, not filling properly.
Kyle Ritland of Sun Valley Solar Solutions talks about the benefits of generating your own electricity plus the 30% Federal Tax Credit you can take until the end of 2019.
Solar uses no water and mechanical maintenance.
Explains how a system works, how much electricity a home solar system can produce per day and why the number of panels depends on space and size of your home.
Solar is optomizing between the system and the utility. Misconception is you're not completely off the grid.
Discussion of the Federal Tax Credit you can take installing a solar system.
CALLER: Wants to know the better option between buying or leasing a solar system.
CALLER: Wants to know more about battery storage. Its become the solution to store power for night use.
Zillow has added a 'solar number' to its listings.
California's 'Net Zero' program has an issue with mortgages.
CALLER: Looking to use Iron Flow Batteries. Wants to knows more about them.
CALLER: Inquired about leasing for solar. Told he would pay more because of his conservative use of power. Only can install a limited amount of panels.
Kyle reasons why the caller can't increase the number of panels on a lease due to his low use of power.
Leasing size is based on the amount of power you use. Owning gives you more control to add panels.
2019 is last year to take the 30% Federal Tax Credit once you lock in your system. Credit will be reduced over the next year.