We’re on board with #NolaProgress

We’re on board with #NolaProgress


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There are a lot of exciting changes taking place in our community. Mayor Landrieu has been focusing much of his time and effort over the past few years on our community. While working toward financial freedom Mayor Landrieu secured $1.2 billion from FEMA for sewer and street repairs. This was the final step in the list of major settlements related to damage to Nola inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.

Recently, as a part of the #NolaProgress movement, All Star Electric was honored to work on street lights as a part of Mayor Landrieu’s restoration efforts. He even took note of our stellar team of All Star Electric’s via a tweet on social media. If you’re left wondering when your part of town will see the effects of the #NolaProgress movement, take a look at http://roadwork.nola.gov/. The site will give you precise details on the work being done around town, from what has already been completed to what is soon to come.

As Mayor Landrieu, team of contractors and city officials continue working to improve our community, let’s take a look at a few of the ways we can improve our energy savings through the spring months:

 

1. Use Your Ceiling Fans
  • If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Keep in mind that: fans work best when the blades are 7 to 9 feet above the floor and 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling. Fans should be installed so their blades are no closer than 8 inches from the ceiling and 18 inches from the surrounding walls.

2. Schedule Maintenance for Your Cooling Systems
  • Operating and maintaining your air conditioner effectively and efficiently requires regular servicing from professionals. Springtime presents a prime opportunity to have a professional come out to clean, inspect and maintain your unit. With warmer temperatures, pollens and spores from blooming plants, and grass clippings floating through the air, giving your outdoor cooling systems some extra attention can save you big money down the road.

3. Bring Out the Grill
  • There is nothing more frustrating than having the oven heat up your kitchen on a hot spring or summer day. During the spring, consider meal planning around things that can be grilled, microwaved or cooked on the stove burners. When you grill you not only get you and the family out of the house and into the fresh air, but outdoor cooking and eating allows you to turn off all the the indoor lights, electronics, etc. that are usually adding dollars to your energy bill.

All Star Electric’s qualified electricians can help you save even more energy by optimizing your home. Call us today at 504-466-3303 or go online to request a free quote!