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Maintenance To Do On Your Air Conditioner

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Maintenance To Do On Your Air Conditioner (running time 7-11AM)

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Weekend Wake-Up Hour by Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford logoStart your mornings off with Rosie on the House as we talk about interesting people, places, and things around Arizona! Tune-in to find out something new and interesting - sponsored by our friends at Sanderson Ford!

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Outdoor Living Hour - Notes from the Nursery

Rosie on the House Nursery Notes

Not only does the summer heat take a lot out of us, but it takes a lot out of all our plants as well including your lawn. Help boost your lawn with some #LawnFertilization!

9am DIYhour 2

Homeowner Topic: Open Lines 

The lines, email and text are open for your DIY questions! 

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Homeowner Topic: A Semi-Annual Tune-Up Is Essential for an HVAC System

Tune-into discusses the annual maintenance that should be preformed on your Air Conditioning System as well as learn the what gets inspected during that regular check-up.

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7:00AM - The Weekend Wake Up

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Rundown of the show on a rainy morning.

Talking about the stories of the day.  Our 7AM Hour last week on Electricity was a hit!

We're in a 20 year drought in Arizona.  Yet in Maricopa County, one of the fastest growing counties in the country, water usage is 1/3 less since 1980.

An article about a man planning to construct a water pipeline from Snake River, Idaho to Lake Mead to raise the water level in Mead.

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What is your favorite destination in Arizona?

List some of the upcoming events around the state.

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A visit from Dr. Sky!!

He talks about his Moon, Mars and Meteor Madness event.  August 12st is the peak of a meteor shower.  Plus other events Dr. Sky is hosting looking at the dark sky with telescopes.

Mars is undergoing a global dust storm during this time.  Mars is close to Earth July 31st.

Arizona has many designated dark sky communities to see the stars and more.

A discussion of what is gravity.

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Rosie talks about his favorite destinations in Arizona.  

Register to win the next Rosie On The House Arizona Staycation From Sanderson Ford.

8:00AM - Outdoor Living: Notes from the Nursery with Jay Harper

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Jay Harper from The Farms Choice with Notes from The Nursery.

We're in the 'in between' period feeding  and fertilizing plants, trees and citrus.  Around August the planning starts to think about fall gardens.

Discussion of gardening.  You can try to grow anything under the right conditions.  Example of something tough to grow in Arizona are avocados.

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Discussion of adjusting irrigation when rain falls and humidity is up.

Jay explains using 'indicator plants'.  Pick a plant thats most water needy.  Once it shows signs of wilting, it needs water.

There are trees and plants when they feel stressed will bloom as a survival technique.

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CALLER:  Has dead pine trees from bark beetle infestation.  How to properly dispose of the dead trees and protect the live pine trees.

CALLER:  Has a Texas Ebony tree that keeps blooming.  Caller has allergies and wants to know if there's a way to stop it from blooming.

TEXTERS Including:  Sawdust in ice to slow it from melting?  When to expect figs on fig trees?  When to prune Bird Of Paradise?  And removing a tree stump?

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Jay talks about the facination of the deposits of a chicken.  In other words, organic fertilizer produced by The Farms Choice from Hickmans Farms.

CALLER:  Cut down a sisou tree but the chutes keep growing.  How to get rid of them.

9:00AM - Open Lines

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Talking boiled crawish and stinky trash containers.  Rosie discovered a place that will clean your plastic trash containers.

Phoenix building construction is up along with demand and cost.   Rosie discusses the current trends in remodeling bathrooms.

CALLER:  Has some roof damage from a storm.  Insurance adjuster inspected it.  

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Jennifer gets on her soapbox to warn everyone about 'roof rats'!  Some roofing companies are using pressure tatics to convince homeowners they need a new roof and not to call their insurance company implying they'll work with insurance.

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Rosie's APS Letter Of The Week analyzing a first summer bill under the new rates using supercooling.

Steve at Advanced Home Systems on reducing your energy bill.

CALLER:  Second floor bedroom with a small balcony.  Has a leak around the sliding door.

CALLER:  Has quotes for a new air conditioner and wants some advice on what's the best way to go.  Its an informative segment to educate you what questions and considerations you should ask an A/C contractor. 

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More on the previous caller on getting a new A/C installed.

CALLER:  Wants some input on A/C units with a variable speed motor.  Has some concerns running 24/7, super cooling and maintenance.

10:00AM - Air Conditioner Maintenance

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Bob with Green Valley Cooling And Heating In Tucson and Steve from Daiken North America , the world's #1 air conditioning company, start with discussing how air condition works.

Various styles of A/C includes a package unit.  Cooling and heating all in one with many on home roofs.  The other is a split system, an air handling cabinet and the evaporator.

A third type that gaining popularity is 'the mini split'.  Steve explains how it works, no duct needed and seer ratings.

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Green Valley H&C is celebrating 50 years in the business!

Story on how cooling homes in Arizona have changed in those 50 years.

With KWH prices higher than before, construction has become a science.  Sizing, and designing the right unit for your comfort in your living space.

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Annual maintenance discussion on your comfort unit besides changing the air filters every month.

For the cool part, the coils need to be clean.  Electrical parts and connection inspected.

Discussion of extended warranties.  Are they needed based on the manufacturing warranty.

Annual maintenance on a mini split system.  Keeping the outside unit clean for starters.

Keeping pets away from peeing or chewing wires on a unit.

Multi zone system is the other name for a mini split system.  Very efficient system for cooling for a single room, garage or sunroom.

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Wrapping up with Green Valley Heating and Cooling and Daiken North America. 

Discussion about whats new and leading trends in the air condtioning industry. 

Variable refrigerant technology, adapting sensor technology and wifi control discussed.