Monday, September 21, 2015

Heading To National Quartet Convention Next Week!

Hey everybody, quick update here! I am so excited to be heading out this Saturday to visit one of my favorite places in the country - Pigeon Forge, TN - and attending my all-time favorite event, the National Quartet Convention! Our schedule there is pretty hectic throughout the week, but I'll be sharing updates, pictures and video as I get the chance, and also sharing some reviews the following couple weeks after we get home. Pigeon Forge is home to some of the best restaurants (can't beat southern cooking!) and wonderful family attractions, so keep watching for updates over the next few weeks!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Being Amazed At Horses

Being Amazed at Horses
A horse may simply be a common animal to some, but the truth is that a horse represents a sense of freedom, empowerment and even joy. Adults and children can get excited as they see a horse running in a field or standing proudly in a stable. People love horses, and there are many who like to see horses in person.

Fair Time
A county fair is a popular event to attend in numerous communities. There are homemade items to see, food to purchase, politicians to listen to or ignore and the list goes on. Children and adults love to go to the stables and barns to see the animals. The horses that are there may be the first time a child sees a horse in person. Although children may not know whether a horse is an American Quarter Horse or another breed, the fact remains that they are interested in the horse itself. They may see a child close to their own age who owns a horse they are viewing. A child may touch a soft nose or stroke a mane if given permission. A small gesture can make a wonderful memory that will last for a lifetime with a child.

Race Time
Whether people watch a horse race in person or on television, people like to see horses in action. Many do not realize the time and effort it takes for a horse and rider to get ready for a race. A rider has to compliment a horse, and there is specific training that must take place in order for a successful race to occur. In addition to this, the care of a horse must not be overlooked. There is equine veterinary care that is necessary in order for horses to perform well. As a horse is cared and looked after, a horse can achieve success on a racetrack. Furthermore, a horse can provide onlookers with inspiration as they cheer a specific one on to victory. Although the race is brief, watching horses race is an experience that is not easily forgotten. 

Whether a horse is at a county fair or racing competitors, people love to see horses. Movies, books and other material on the Internet are available for people to learn more and experience fantastic horses. After all, a horse is not a thing. A horse is a majestic animal that many appreciate. 

Caring For Your AC: Why Scheduling Maintenance Is Important

Caring for your A/C: Why Scheduling Air Conditioning Maintenance is Important

When thinking about home maintenance, most consumers overlook their air conditioners, which can lead to serious and expensive problems. After all, who actual thinks about scheduling a regular checkup for their air conditioning system? The truth is, an air conditioner that is not properly maintained will experience a slew of problems that could have been prevented with proper care. Scheduling annual maintenance with air conditioning contractors Clearwater FL will provide you and your A/C with various benefits.

Increase Energy Efficiency
Dust, dander and debris build up, old parts that need replacing and not enough lubrication can all reduce the air conditioner’s energy efficiency. And an A/C that isn’t running at its full efficiency level will increase your energy costs. Regular checkups will help ensure the A/C unit is running at maximum efficiency and lower your energy bills.

Prolong Lifespan
Regular prevent maintenance helps to prolong the lifespan of the air conditioning system. The typical lifespan of an air conditioning unit is up to 15 years. When the unit is properly maintained, you increase the chance of the A/C meeting and often exceeding the lifespan expectation. 

Air Quality
Your indoor air quality is extremely important, and a poorly maintained A/C will reduce the quality of the air, which negatively impacts your family’s health and wellbeing. Allergens, such as mold, can build up inside the unit and dirty filter do nothing but reintroduce the microscopic contaminates back into your home. During the checkup, drip trays, air filter, dirt and condensation are all checked and cleaned by a qualified HVAC technician.

Reduction in Potential Problems
With regular preventive maintenance, the technician is typically able to catch and correct small issues before a major and more expensive problem occurs. While this may not seem like a big deal at the moment, you will regret not taking preventive measures when you’re faced with hundreds of dollars in repair bills. 

Sleep More Soundly at Night
When your air conditioning system is functioning properly, you can rest easy knowing that the unit is functioning safely. A malfunctioning A/C could lead to dangerous safety issues in your home. When you have your air conditioner serviced regularly by a trusted professional, they will be able to take care of any safety issues before they result in a major and potentially dangerous hazard.