Here's an overview of this week's four-hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
On The House Hour: Get Your Summer Cool On!
Outdoor living is part of the magic of living in the Southwest. No matter where you live in Arizona sunshine is plentiful and we don't have to share our outdoor space with a lot of creepy crawlies. In the summertime the issue for enjoying the fresh air is the long hours of hot temps and relentless sunshine. The good news is that the low humidity, dry air we have is easily cooled with moisture.
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #MonsoonPrep
Be prepared for summer storms! Sponsored by: Pinnacle Roofing
Farm Fresh Hour with Arizona Farm Bureau Spokeswoman Julie Murphree and Arizona Farm Bureau member Richard Clark of Gila River Goat and Lamb Producers. Richard talks about his background, farm and some of the challenges raising goats and lambs.
Tucson Meat Markets where to find his meat products.
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Julie discusses how you can support Community Supported Agriculture. Farmers selling direct to the consumers. Plus how farmers directed distribution during COVID 19.
Richard talks about the breeding process in getting a better price per head. Raised on green grass, clear water and sunshine.
Goat is the most consumed red meat in the world. Leaner than turkey.
Richard is one of 10 partners who has challenges expanding into the Phoenix market.
Arizona Farm Bureau update. Asking everyone to be careful during fire season around grazing land and farm areas.
Rosie talks about the first of three whole home energy audits he and David Byrne of Green ID are doing for homeowners and results.
Cooling your outdoor living space for summer comfort. Amounts of water to create electricity.
CALLER: 1400 foot house painted 10 years ago. Before painted again, whats the best way to paint to last longer? Spray or roll the paint?
Discussion of misters. A great way to cool your space. But there are misconceptions about misting systems. The one thing to invest in to avoid a 'pee pee' system.
CALLER: Has a misting system around the patio with a seized pump motor and not working. Is there a place to refurbish the motor or have to install a new motor?
Misting system with ceiling fans are a great way to cool down a space 20 degrees.
Discussion of evaporative coolers (swamp coolers) and how they work. Plus misting fans.
TEXT: Do any 'do it yourself' misting systems exist?
TEXT: Has a 3 car garage. One bay is used for woodworking shop. Suggestions on cooling the space.
Discussion on mini splits. Efficient way to cool an area using less electricity.
CALLER: Want to build a tool shed in a narrow space. Suggestions on where to start?
Roof maintenance for monsoon season. History of home roof construction and what was learned from the 1950's to today.
Monsoon and winter rain provided different challenges to your roof.
Basically speaking, an installed new roof should last about 10 years. After that, it should be inspected by a professional every few years.
Discussion of shingle and tile pitched roofs.
Why we recommend gutters and downspouts on homes. Explanation of expansive soils in Arizona.
What to look for on a flat roof. From shingle to foam and elastomeric coating damage.
Joe Alfrey talks about the Simple Sence Leak Detector. A device consumers can install easily to detect water leaks before they cause major damage. It sends alerts to your email or phone. Joe explains how it works without subscription service fees. Just a one time investment.
CALLER: Has a 450 square foot garage, flat roof, that gets pretty hot during the summer. Suggestions on how to ventilate the heat. Power ventilator or wind turbines?
CALLER: On the subject of mini splits, are there multi head mini splits or just single?
Why more garages are being cooled with mini splits instead of swamp coolers.
Takeaways from today's show.