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Summer 2012


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Why is the sky blue?
When sunlight travels through the atmosphere, it collides with gas molecules. These molecules scatter the light. The shorter the wavelength of light, the more it is scattered by the atmosphere. Because it has a shorter wavelength than the other colors, blue light is scattered more, ten times more than red light, for instance. That is why the sky is blue.
Why does the setting sun look reddish orange? When the sun is on the horizon, its light takes a longer path through the atmosphere to reach your eyes than when the sun is directly overhead. By the time the light of the setting sun reaches your eyes, most of the blue light has been scattered out. The light you finally see is reddish orange, the color of white light minus blue.

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Beyond our expectations! We had a couple awnings that were covered with tree residue. The burgundy awnings looked GREEN from all the build-up. After the job was completed, they look new and fresh again!
- Laurie P.

How to Prepare for and Emergency

The fact of the matter is that nobody wants to find themselves in an emergency situation. After all, if they were planned events they wouldn’t be emergencies. If you find yourself in any type of emergency, preparation can be your greatest ally in staying safe. We hope you never find yourself in an emergency, but here are some helpful tips and reminders to keep you safe just in case.

Reasons Why You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned

While there is ongoing debate in the HVAC industry regarding how frequently air ducts ought to be cleaned, everyone agrees that at some point your system will benefit from the process. If you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in a few years, or if you have fallen behind on the regular maintenance of your system, you may want to consider having your air ducts cleaned now. Here are some factors and indicators that your ducts may need a cleaning.

BBQ Pork Salad With Summer Fruit

  • 4 cooked pork chops, sliced
  • 8 cups mixed greens
  • 2 nectarines, cut into 12-wedges each
  • 1 grapefruit, segmented
  • 2 avocados, cut into wedges
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons slivered, toasted almonds
  • saltand black pepper
  • Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/8 cup salad oil
  1. For the Vinaigrette: In a blender, combine all ingredients except oil. Blend at medium speed for one minute. Next, with blender at medium speed, pour oil very slowly into blender. Add salt and pepper.
  2. For each serving, toss 2 cups greens with 2 tablespoons dressing, top with 4 cherry tomatoes, 1 sliced pork chop, 1/2 avocado, sliced in wedges, 1/2 nectarine sliced in wedges, 1/4 grapefruit segments. Drizzle with more dressing and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.

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