December 2014 - Our Daily Green

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

#ShareATree with Green is Universal

Earlier in the month, we participated in the #ShareATree ceremony during the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in NYC. It was especially poignant this year, because earlier in November, I had seen the tree brought into the city. A moment of true serendipity, since Our Daily Green is based in Ohio.

But more important than seeing the tree is being invited to participate in NBC's Green is Universal campaign that has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation. From the website:

Every year, Green is Universal and the Arbor Day Foundation partner to give a gift to the environment—with your help. When you #ShareATree, you’ll be sharing a tree planted by the Arbor Day Foundation.

To get started, click on the "Decorate a Tree" button below. Or, share a tree created by an NBCUniversal celebrity by clicking on the star at the top of their tree. Spread the word on social using #ShareATree. For every 25,000 trees shared, we're donating an additional $5,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation!*

Friday, December 19, 2014

Benefits of having a quality utility company

Having constant access to electricity and heat in your home is a practical necessity nowadays. In order to have access to these services, you will need to hire a home utility company to provide them to you. Once a home utility company, such as Palmco, has initiated services in your home, you will be assured that you will have constant access to both electricity and heat. While it is very important to have these core services, home utility companies can provide a number of different services as well.

One service that a home utility company will be able to provide you with is repairs of your existing equipment in your home. The company will be able to service a wide range of different appliances including boiler, hot water heaters, HVAC systems, hot water tanks, and other items which you will rely on. These repairs can including either routine maintenance or major repairs, both of which can greatly extend the useful life of your products.

While the home utility company can greatly extend the useful life of your home equipment, there may be a time when the items need to be replaced immediately. In these situations, the home utility company will be able to help with the installation of the equipment. This will largely ensure that any gas lines running to the devices are installed properly and fully functional. This will help to reduce the risks of any gas leaks.

While many of the services provided by the utility companies are routine, there may come a time in which you need emergency service. The utility companies will employ 24 hour dedicated service representatives who will be able to answer your call if you happen to smell a gas leak. The emergency service providers will be able to tell you how to turn off the gas access to your home and will then be able to have a technician come out to your home as soon as possible to diagnose the location of the leak.

electricity and natural gas serviceUtility companies will also be able to provide you with tips on how to reduce your energy costs. The utility companies will frequently update their social media accounts and website with helpful tips on how to be more energy efficient in your home. The tips will normally be updated to be relevant based on the time of the year and average temperature outside.