Weekend Warrior Wannabes

It is that time of year again where the weather starts to turn warmer and homeowners start making plans to make improvements to their homes & landscapes.  Many homeowners are DIYers but a large number are not and will call on you to help them with their projects.   These weekend warrior wannabes don’t know a hammer from a nail and need all the help they can get from a prepared contractor like you.

Service Partners carries a variety of tools to help you on roofing jobs to building decks.  Your tools will likely take a beating over time but don’t worry; Service Partners’ branches keep extras on hand for when you need a replacement. We carry extension cords, hammer staplers, safety & fall protection, flexed knifes and many other accessories you’ll need on the job.

Be prepared for your customers and give your nearest Service Partners location a call to help you gather all the accessories you need for a busy summer.


Google Buys Nest

NEST

Recently Google bought Nest, a digital thermostat company for 3 billion dollars. Nest thermostats are much more than a digital thermostat that can be connected to the web and controlled by your smart phone. They are also self learning thermostats that will change their behavior based on your personal schedule. Nest takes the programmer thermostat to a whole new level for homeowners. However, these devices aren’t cheap costing roughly $250 a piece. You don’t have to spend $250 for a digital thermostat for your customer’s home but a nice programmer thermostat will do just as good of job in helping make a home more energy efficient.

 

Google buying Nest signals that major companies, including technology companies, are willing to bet big on the home energy market and are looking to integrate technology to help homes become more energy efficient. Continuously be on the lookout for new technology similar to Nest Thermostats that make their way to market as they can help you integrate technology into your customer’s home giving you an edge over your competition.


State of the Union | Energy Points

Pipe Insulation

Tonight President Obama will give his State of the Union address. If you are particularly interested in the energy points being made during the speech follow the Department of Energy on twitter as they will be live tweeting all the major energy segments.

Department of Energy Twitter handle: Twitter.com/Energy

If you have a specific question for the DOE feel free to tweet @energy using #SOTU.

 

 

 


Cold Weather Wake Up Call | Pipe Insulation

Pipe Insulation

Many of us are still feeling the effects of the extreme cold weather that has continuously ripped through the United States the last couple of weeks.  Many homeowners forget that these extreme cold temperatures can have a lasting impact on pipes.  As water freezes in pipes, it can lead to built up pressure eventually causing the pipe to burst.   A good way to help prevent water pipes from bursting during cold temperatures is to insulate them.Pipe insulation is easy to install and can go along way to helping prevent unwanted leaks under your house or in your basement.