Furnace Prep And Adding Natural Light To Your Home Print

7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Segment 1 (running time 11:52)

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Jim Paxson from the Arizona Game & Fish Department joins us to talk about what they're up to!

  • Award winning TV shows on PBS every Sunday at 4PM.
  • Nationally Awarded Publications too!
  • The goal of conservations for generations, not just short term.
  • Arizona is helping other areas of the country too.
  • Jim explains some steps the organization has taken to make sure wildlife can thrive in their natural habitat.
  • Antelope in Arizona are a major success story.

Segment 2 (running time 7:37)

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  • Fishing fun in Ajo, Arizona!
  • We discuss fish hatcheries across the state.
  • Action taken by the Arizona Game & Fish Department to save over 700 thousand fish during the "Slide Fire"
  • How hatcheries grow fish ad enter Arizona lakes and streams.
  • Learn about the "Community Fishing Program"
  • How the recent rains have improved the health of the AZ lake water.

Segment 3 (running time 13:53)

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  • The crew talks about the importance of staying safe while off-roading in Arizona.
  • Seat Belts and & Helmet Safety is important!!!
  • Jim shares a great story about their staff locating and helping an injured mule deer.

Caller:

  • Gayle - She just wanted us to thank Jim for the extended coverage of all the things Game & Fish does on the TV show, not just exclusive to hunting.

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  • Events from the AZ Game & Fish Department.
  • Learn about the Tread Lightly Group.
  • Be Proactive! Keep Arizona Nature Beautiful!

Segment 4 (running time 7:26)

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  • Jim shares what they are doing to increase the Big Horn Sheep poplulations in Arizona.
  • The success has been huge! We're even helping other states.
  • North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and it's goals.
  • What we're doing to restore the award-winning fishing in Arizona.

Thanks to Jim for stopping by. Learn more about the Arizona Game & Fish Department here!

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Talking Trees with John Eisenhower

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Segment 1 (running time 12:41)

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We're in-studio with John from Integrity Tree Service ready to take your questions.

Tree of the Week:

  • The Texas Olive
  • Beautiful blooms and white bark.
  • Perfect size for smaller areas.

Tree Care for October/Novemer:

  • Which trees to trim this time of year?
  • John does NOT recommend trimming citrus or other tree varietis susceptible to freezing.
  • Make sure you research your tree types and the proper care methods.
  • It's a great time for certain trees to be translpanted.
  • Romey and John talk about their love for the Pistache tree varieties.
  • Learn about "girdling roots" in potted plants and what to do with them before you plant them in the ground.

Segment 2 (running time 5:55)

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More on Tree Care with Certified Arborist John Eisenhower:

  • When to fertilize and how to avoid damaging the root system in your tree.
  • John tells a success story for reviving a struggling tree.
  • Why trees drop it's leaves as a defense mechanism.
  • Different ways to fertilize and when to use the different methods.

Segment 3 (running time 12:51)

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Callers:

  • John - He wants to know if the red push pistache can grow at his elevation or if it's strictly a desert tree?

Recommendation - We're going to check with the expert and get back to him later in the hour.

  • Jerry - He has tree pigme palm trees and they're starting to die off..what should he do?

Recommendation - These are very frost sensitive and when on arm goes bad, the others usually start to follow. Add some fertilizer and some soil suplements to help bring it back.

Segment 4 (running time 6:30)

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Caller:

  • Dave - He has an infestation of mistletoe in his palo verde trees...what does he need to do?

Recommendation - In most cases it won't kill the tree, but a large amount can be serious. He'll need to cut it out and get rid of it. Birds carry the seeds, spreading it. John walks him through several steps he can take.

*Listen to John describe suffocating the plant with black plastic and make sure you clean your tools after using them on mistletoe.

If you need a tree expert, call John at Integrity Tree Service.

9:00AM - AC/Furnace Prep

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Segment 1 (running time 12:30)

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If you think you can just let your AC system shut down for the winter, think again!!!

We have Eric and Tony with Temperature Control here to talk through steps to take as we transition from the summer heat to cooler temps statewide.

  • Their business history and what the guys do on a daily basis.
  • We explain how heat pumps work and when they struggle to heat your home.
  • Optional components that combat issues with heat pumps.
  • If you have a heat pump, they work year around and never get a break. Maintenance is more important than any other type.
  • We love gas furnaces!

Segment 2 (running time 6:17)

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Caller:

  • Erik - His home is all electric and wants to know which is better....the electric or gas furnace?

Recommendation - Rosie loves gas furnaces and overall they are more efficient. With new codes, the overall cost of electric water heaters is more than the gas. The crew gives their opinions.

  • What's included in serviceing AC systems this time of year.
  • Carbon Monoxide testing in AC/Cooling systems is important!

Segment 3 (running time 13:12)

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We discuss Tucson Electric Power and alternative systems:

  • Different Programs offered like the "Check Me" or the "Quality Install" Program.
  • 99 percent of ductwork leaks....they offer ways to save on fixing this.

Alternative Options to stay Comfortable:

  • Why we love mini-split ac systems.
  • Evaporative Cooling lasted longer in Tucson and the ductwork was not designed for AC.
  • Temperature Control uses Aeroseal to seal the ductwork, plus air dampers to combat common issues
  • Learn aboutt OBD vent covers and why you should NEVER shut vents.
  • How improper ductwork can effect your health.
  • Do you need your ducts sealed?
  • When it's proper to use Aeroseal to tighten up your AC system.

Segment 4 (running time 6:06)

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  • How building methods changed the way we heat and cool our homes.
  • The dangers of v.o.c.'s in your AC system if your home is sealed up to tight.
  • What types of new innovations does Eric or Tony like?

If you're in southern Arizona, call Temperature Control and make sure you're AC System is running a peak peformance!

10:00AM - Housing Topic

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Segment 1 (running time 12:06)

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Summer heat is winding down and after blocking sunlight from the home for months, it's time to add natural light to your home so we've brought in the expert, Chip from Freelite!

  • Why Rosie loves skylights so much....fun story!
  • Chip talks about his business' history.
  • History of skylights and the different options available.
  • The evolution of glass and how that changed the skylight industry as well.
  • Chip explains different types of glass.
  • Tax Credits are available too!

Segment 2 (running time 6:42)

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Adding Natural Light to Your Home:

  • How dome skylights work on flat roofs.
  • Chip loves Neat Glass for it's low maintenance.
  • Add-On's that help make skylight conversions a great option.
  • Tax Credits and how they're applied to your job.

Segment 3 (running time 12:55)

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  • "Top Lighting" is much more efficient than a standard window.
  • Chip has been talking a lot about his love for the Velux Skylights.
  • Where the best areas of the home to install skylights are.
  • Are there any limitations on skylights depending on roof type?
  • Controlling the heat coming through skylights.
  • Using dampers to darken a room when needed. (electric or manual)
  • What is your opinion of vinyl? If you do go with it, go with Pella Windows & Doors.
  • Fiberglass Windows are great for a lot of reasons. We tell you why.

Segment 4 (running time 6:54)

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Rosie and Chip recap the last hour and what you should take away in "Daylighting" your home.

  • You can control skylights with smart phones now!
  • Remember state and federal tax rebates are available.

Rosie talks about meeting up with our Casa Grande partners at BeDillon's Restaurant.

Thanks to Chip from Freelite for stopping by. If you have questions or want work done at your home, call Freelite today!

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