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Is Your Home Ready For The Heat?

Here's an overview of this week's three-hour homeowner radio broadcast

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5/9/20 (running time 8-11AM)

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Outdoor Living Hour: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

Integrity SAVATree

Talking Trees with John Eisenhower of Integrity SavATree! We'll discuss how to 
#ProtectTreesFromPests  and all things #SugarBush!

AZ State Park Passes: 8:20AM - Tune-In to win!!

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On the House Hour: Is Your Home Ready For The Heat | With Certified Partner REEis

Jeff Carmichael of Rosie Certified Partner REEis wil join us inreeis a.c 2013 studio! We'll be discussing the 5 most common issues found during an Energy Audit. Don't let the heat beat you this Summer!

Weekly Blog

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Homeowner Topic: Open Home!

Weekly To-Do:  #SurgeProtection | Rosie, Jennifer, and Romey discuss our hashtag of the week! Learn how you can benefit from  Surge Protection.

Got A Question? Call in!

8:00AM - OUTDOOR LIVING HOUR! Talking Trees With SavATree Integrity Tree Service

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John Eisenhower and Stephen Price with SavATree Integrity Tree Service. 

John talks about his new soil test probe for watering around trees.  Steve talks about how he got interested in trees and landscaping.  His family influence that lead to a career.

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Discussion of The Tree Of The Month:  The Sugar Bush.  An evergreen, nondeciduous tree.  Native, dark green that grows in canyons and accents a landscape.  Low water use.

Arizona is known for its various biological and geologist regions.  In a 2 hour drive from low desert to high country pines.

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Sugar Bush has beautiful blooms.

AMWUA.org provides a plant pallet to plan landscape bloom cycles for year round blooms.

John's preparation tips about structural tree pruning for monsoon winds.  Plus the right and wrong ways to stake young trees.

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CALLER:  How to properly plant and water in rocky areas.

TEXT:  Suggestion on how much to water a 20 year old Ash Tree during the summer.

9:00AM - ON THE HOUSE HOUR! Is Your Home Ready For The Heat?

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Jeff Carmichael of REEis Air Conditioning And Home Performance getting your home ready for summer heat.

Discussion of how a home energy audit is an important step in identifying the conditions in your home affecting comfort and energy efficency.   An audit can detect leaky air ducts.

Could mini splits replace air ducts in the future?

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An audit can determine significant leakage and pinpoint the locations.  Waste of money to have air ducts clean before an audit.

CALLER:  Thoughts on adding sun screens around the home for energy efficency.  How heat retention is not determined by the color.

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PREVIOUS CALLER:  A bedroom is warmer that other rooms in the house.   Pressure mapping from an audit can determine why its happening.

CALLER:  An Arizona homeowner calling from Montana wants to know the 'magic' temperature setting for their closed home for the summer.  And water evaporation rate for the toilets.

CALLER:  Can an audit be done on a one bedroom condo unit?

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REEis offering a free evaluation of a home to determine if its worth investing in a home energy audit.

CALLER:  Wants to know how they do the leak test.

CALLER:  Complements recent work done by REEis on their home.

10:00AM - OPEN HOME HOUR! Surge Protection

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Most feedback from last week's show:  Green Salsa from Arizona's own Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Company.

Explaining the difference between the cooling bill part of your energy bill.

Free Calendars!

Weekly To Do:  Surge Protection.  Rosie explains how an affordable whole home surge protection system provides the best protection than those store bought surge protectors.

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CALLER:  Has a mice problem.  Thinking of installing screens about home vents.  Looking for solutions.

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The one vent you should not screen.

CALLER:  Has a home built in 1959.  The outlets are 3 prong connected to two wire and no ground.  Also heard of GFCI outlets wired with only two wires.  We call in help from Jon at The Mighty Electricians for some answers.

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Our Mothers Day sautes to our Moms.

Takeaways from today's show.