Thursday, March 15, 2012

MS Awareness Week

As Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week comes to a close, here are a couple additional facts about the disease and also some celebrities with the disease.
  • MS is the most common progressive and disabling neurological condition in young adults.
  • The average time between clinical onset of the disease and diagnosis by a physician is 4 - 5 years.
  • Approximately 200 people are diagnosed with MS every week in the United States.
Here are just a few famous people who are affected by the disease: musicians Alan Osmond of the Osmonds, country singer Clay Walker, actors Annette Funicello, Terri Garr, Lena Horne, David “Squiggy” Lander, Richard Pryor and TV personality Montel Williams.

Please help raise money for the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas by joining our walk team, donating, or volunteering your time to the society!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Does Multiple Sclerosis Affect You?

Check out this 4 minutes video on how MS Impacts Us All!

MS Facts
  • Symptoms are very unpredictable, vary from person to person, and from time to time in the same person.  Major symptoms like partial loss of vision can come and go. 
  • Symptoms are a result of when an immune-system attack affects myelin, the protective insulation surrounding nerve fibers of the brain and spinal cord.  When myelin is destroyed and replaced by scar tissue, some underlying nerve fibers are permanently servered.  This nerve interferrence causes the symptoms.
Join the Movement! or call us to join or donate to our Walk MS Team!

Monday, March 12, 2012

National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week Starts Today!

Our company is very passionate about giving back, and we felt the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Carolinas was one organization we wanted to support.  Why?  Simply because we have several people close to us that suffer from this disease. 

This week marks MS Awareness Week.  We will be sharing with you facts about the disease and opportunites of how you can join us in supporting the MS Society.  Check out our ad on the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas Chapter Community Marketplace.  We will be donating 2% of sales back to the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas.  Also, we are in the process of putting a team together for Walk MS in Charlotte on May 19th.  More to come on how you can donate or walk with us!

Here are a couple facts about the disease:
  • MS is unpredictable disease of the brain and nerves.
  • It is often disabling, but symptoms range from numbness and tingling in the extremeities to blindness and full paralysis.
  • Affects:
    • 15,000 people in the Carolinas
    • 400,000 people in the US
    • 2.5 million people worldwide
  • There is NO cure!
The MS Society helps to provide people living with the disease to continue to move their lives forward while funding research for better treatments and a cure.

Help us move towards a world free of MS!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It's Daylight Savings Time!

Daylight Savings starts this weekend, and I know I'm ready for longer days.  However, it is also a good time to take care of some things we don't often think about.
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detector
  • Change the batteries (if applicable) in your thermostat
  • Change the batteries (if applicable) in your carbon monoxide detector
  • Check and change your filters if necessary
This is also a good time to make sure your house is ready for the spring.  The Spring can bring warmer weather and ALLERGIES.  Making sure your ductwork is sealed and possibly upgrading the air filtration system can help reduce those allergies tremendously.

Give us a call at 980-235-0055 or email us at!  We would be glad to come out and go over the check list with you and talk with you about your filtration system.

"Greener Living" Tip

Install a programmable thermostat, which can save an estimated $150 yearly if preset to cool or heat your home's air (such as before you get home from work).

Click here to see tips from EnergyStar on how to save money by making some improvements! 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Efficiency & Comfort

Do you need heating or cooling?

It's that time of year where one day it is cold and the next day is pretty warm.  You come home from work to a cold house, and the next day it is burning up.  We can fix that for you.

I know everyone has heard about how beneficial programmable thermostats are for efficiency, but not all programmable thermostats offer the added benefit of automatically switching between the heating and cooling mode.  We offer a wide variety of programmable thermostats that will be even more efficient by offering multi-programs, auto-changeover from heat to cool, and dehumidification of your home.

Call us today to set up an appointment to have one of our highly trained technicians come speak to you about a thermostat to fit your budget and lifestyle!

980-235-0055   or

"Greener Living" Tip
Not brewing at home? Take a travel cup to your favorite java joint; they may fill it at a discount.

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