Tips

Keep Cool and Still Save Energy This Summer

Here are some tips from the U.S. Department of Energy:

  • If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.
  • Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Remember that fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect.
  • Schedule regular maintenance for your cooling equipment.
  • Avoid placing lamps or TV sets near your room air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
  • If you live in a climate where it cools off at night, turn off your cooling system and open your windows while sleeping. When you wake in the morning, shut the windows and blinds to capture the cool air.
  • Install window coverings to prevent heat gain through your windows.

Via:  Utica National

Don't Let Disgruntled Employees Drag You Down Into The Social Media Mud Pit

Don't Let Disgruntled Employees Drag You Down Into The Social Media Mud Pit

An organization's management can understandably feel angry, frustrated, resentful and betrayed when a terminated employee posts untrue, inaccurate or incomplete information about the termination on social media, especially when the post disparages the reputation of the organization or its leaders.

7 parts of your home to check for winter weather damage

7 parts of your home to check for winter weather damage

Winter and the snow and cold that it brings can do some serious damage to a home’s exterior.

There are several very common problems usually brought on by the winter months, including damage done to roofs, foundations and pipes.

Insurance agents can share this list with their clients to help them check their homes for damage and give them an idea of what the costs will be to remedy these common problems after winter: