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Fall And Winter Savings

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Fall is approaching quickly, and winter will be here before we know it. And we all know keeping your house warm in those cold months can be quite costly, so we came up with some ways to keep you warm, and your wallet happy.

Winterize your windows! Sounds expensive right? Wrong. Purchase a window insulator kit. The entire kit is a plastic sheet with a window safe tape on one side. They usually cost anywhere from 5-20 dollars and that covers multiple windows. Just stick on the plastic on the inside of your window and apply heat (a hairdryer works best). Depending on how thin your windows are, you can apply two sheets. Just remove in the spring!

Reverse your ceiling fan! We usually use our ceiling fans in the summer, but this winter, use your fan to keep the heat from rising. On most fans, there is a small switch on the fan to reverse the direction in which the blades are rotating. Turn the fan on the lowest setting to reduce the feeling of the air movement.  And just remember, clockwise in winter, counterclockwise in summer.

Make sure your furnace works! Turn your furnace on just to double check it still works before winter hits and your furnace-less. It may smell a little dusty but the smell shouldn’t last long. If it does, call a professional. A dirty furnace filter will cause a slight air shortage causing you to spend more money and get less heat. It’s a good idea to get a new filter annually so you can get all the heat you can.

Bake! Use your oven. After you are done with dinner, cookies, whatever, crack your oven. Especially if your house is smaller, you will definitely feel a difference in temperature.  That oven gets hot so put that heat to good use. Other than baking cookies that is!

Turn the heat down! No, don’t turn it off. Burrrr! But, why heat your house when you’re either gone or asleep most the day anyways?  Turn it down to 60 when you’re at work, 60 when you go to bed and save about 10% this winter while doing so. If that is too chilly, invest in a down comforter, fleece sheets and, use a space heater. Keep your bedroom doors open to get the heat from other parts of the house, and close the vents in rooms you rarely go in so that heat goes into your room.


Electric Idea- September

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Salutations Bloggers! Knowing our fan base isn't head over heels in love with electrical (like we are), we thought to ourselves... What would they want to read on a blog?? The answer became clear and thus we are introducing a series called "Electric Ideas". Each month we will post the latest and greatest Electric Idea floating around on the internet... Trust me, there are many.

Well to get this started off right, I think its fair to mention a few other great ideas this month as well.


Sticky notes for one, are a staple in our office... And while yes, we all have different techniques for using them, they are an invaluable resource. Some people (not naming names) in the office favor the disposing method... After the task has been addressed the sticky is thrown away... Others (still not naming names) have a tighter bond with the sticky, keeping it around long after the initial task has been completed, not necessarily for sentimental reasons, but for the off chance they may need it as a reference... Alas, I'm sure you have seen both these methods in action too at some point or another.


Not sure if the Tetris sticky notes are enough to get the job done though...

These wouldn't be applicable in our office, as all our customers requests are of the highest quality :-) But, they are funny.

Moving on, Chocolate Cake tops the list of greatest inventions does it not??

Moist, luscious, rich....*drool*



Not a chocolate cake fan?? How about Berry Pie?? Buttery, juicy, warm... You better be salivating now...
Or there is no hope for you as a dessert lover.



Though you can enjoy dessert just about anywhere, on a Porch Swing however would probably top the charts.
Another completely necessary invention in our opinion.




Now for the grand finale. The September Electric Idea will save you those agonizing moments of watery itchy eyes... Guess it yet?? That's right- Onion Goggles. Your life will be forever changed when you strap these puppies on.


Happy Sticky Noting, Dessert Eating, Swinging, & Onion Chopping....
Thanks for staying tuned and let us know if you have any other world changing inventions you'd like to see on the blog!

ICE Co. Signing Off
Power. Current. Grounded.



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