5 Fall & Winter Energy Solutions from Broadley’s

first_imgShot of a mature couple sitting on their sofa using a laptop and digital tablet At Broadley’s, we don’t want you to get left out in the cold! Poorly functioning heating units or high energy bills are cause for fall (and winter) woes. Purchasing a more efficient heating unit may be able to help with both of these problems. Along with making a purchase, there are at-home and Broadley’s-professional maintenance options to utilize. Below are 5 energy solutions to keep you comfortable as the seasons change.1) Boiler – Gas water boilers are not only more energy efficient than forced air-furnaces, but they provide better indoor air quality and more comfortable heat. Boilers are most commonly compared to forced-air furnaces. The difference is that furnaces involve ductwork. Air is pushed by a blower across heated coils and is delivered to rooms via ductwork. A boiler doesn’t require ductwork, but instead uses water to transport heat through pipes. Boilers use natural or liquid propane gas to heat your home, whereas furnaces use coils and air.Boilers are better for your home than furnaces in many ways; air quality, temperature and cost. Furnaces blow air around, which can dust and dirt particles to flow around the room if filters aren’t continually cleaned and changed. Boilers don’t blow air around, so air quality is better in your home. Boilers also allow for better temperature control in your home because you can control the heat in each room, accordingly. Forced-air furnaces produce more dry air, lacking moisture that is important in the winter months, along with inconsistent heating of rooms. These are reasons we believe a high-efficiency boiler may be right for you! Through October 30th, receive a $500 rebate when you purchase a high-efficiency heater or boiler with Broadley’s. 2) Tankless Water Heater – While initial cost may be higher than other heating units, tankless water heaters generally use 30-50% less energy annually. This type of water heater is becoming more popular and is more energy efficient than other common units. Unlike other units, tankless heaters produce warm water instantly and operate on natural gas or propane. The last family member to take a shower will no longer get a cold shower! Because of this capability, water is only heated when it is needed and helps save on energy and utility costs. A tankless water heater also generally serves a longer life than storage tank heaters.3) Ductless Mini-Splits – Another energy efficient heating option is a ductless mini-split. These systems require one wall-mounted indoor unit along with an outside compressor, but no ductwork is required, ie. “ductless”. These units are much more energy efficient than typical heating units, not only because there is no ductwork for air to escape to, but also because they are able to speed up and slow down, instead of shutting off when the room or home gets to the desired temperature. Shutting off and restarting uses a large amount of energy. Like a boiler, these units move air around to all areas of the house and heat consistently.4) Check home for drafts & insulation– Each year, you should inspect your home to make sure there are no places that air could escape. If you are heating your home and that warm air is escaping through cracks and crevices, you are essentially wasting energy. It is important to caulk or fill in any cracks or crevices in doors, ductwork and windows.  Drafts can also be found in electrical boxes. Another tactic to keep heat in, is to cover drafty windows and patio doors with plastic film. Checking and/or adding insulation to your home can also have a direct effect on the efficiency of your heating unit, reducing any wasted energy.5) Maintenance & Emergency Service – Regardless of the unit you have, it is always important to maintain your systems. By annually or semi-annually having your system inspected, you extend the life of your unit. At Broadley’s we offer a yearly maintenance service contract which includes the service to your unit. To view details of that agreement, you can find the link at the bottom of our homepage at broadleys.net. In addition, Broadley’s now offers emergency service after regular hours for any problems that may happen that need to be dealt with immediately before leaving you in the cold.Whether you have a current heating unit that works to fulfill your needs, or if you are looking for a new one, Broadley’s offers you these energy solutions. High-efficiency units save on energy bills and all around make your life easier. Servicing and maintaining your home and your heating and cooling units also aid in the transition from warm to cool weather. For all of your energy solutions, call the comfort specialists at Broadley’s at 609-390-3907.last_img read more

Neil Young Is Super Pissed About That London Bob Dylan Co-Headlining Show They Announced Last Month

first_imgUh-oh… Neil Young has long been famous for speaking his mind on a breadth of things that betray his sense of justice and morality, but this may be the first time we’ve heard him cry blasphemy at his own show. Following last month’s announcement of a massive co-headlining performance with Bob Dylan at London’s Hyde Park next summer, Young posted a diatribe on his subscription-based Neil Young Archives in which he condemns the show’s announcement as a “massive fuck-up.”As Young explains in a Neil Young Archives post made on 12/7/18,You. . . . . . . who were taken by surprise waking up to the BOB DYLAN / NEIL YOUNG – HYDE PARK CONCERT announcement posted on every outlet except NYA [Neil Young Archives], might wonder why it was not on NYA. . . .and you should. We’re sorry. Like you, I had no idea the announcement was coming that day… I was still finessing the art for the poster and trying to make sure that all the details of the show were agreeable to me. Then, suddenly, someone jumped the gun. The tickets were put on sale and the announcement was made, all without my knowledge. …We promised you that you would learn first at NYA about all of my activities and have first access to pre-sale tickets. You didn’t. I was angry.However, the lack of pre-sale love for his Neil Young Archives subscribers only scratches the surface of why Neil Young is upset with this show’s announcement. For the humanitarian Young, it goes much deeper than that.As he continues in his NYA post,In addition, I learned that the show had a sponsor, ‘Barclays Bank’, a fossil fuel funding entity. … That doesn’t work for me. I believe in Science. I worry about the Climate Crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren’s future. …There’s no doubt about it – It’s been a massive fuck up!He includes an image of Barclays’ eagle logo dripping with oil and ascribed with the tagline, “The Dirty Bank.” He also includes a snippet of anti-corporation lyrics from the title track of his 1988 album, This Note’s For You: “I ain’t singin’ for Pepsi; Don’t sing for Coke. I won’t sing for nobody makes me feel like a joke…”[Image via Neil Young Archives]Neil Young continues with the assurance that he and his team have had many ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings in the days since the fraught announcement. “At the moment,” he explains, “We are trying to rectify the situation and will soon update you on the status of the Hyde Park show. We have been talking about requiring a different sponsor as one option.”As Young notes in finishing his NYA post,We are quite confident that nothing like this will ever happen again. We’re sorry for this situation – it is – and shall remain an anomaly. … All of us here at NYA are continuing to work to provide you with the best, no bullshit, immersive quality experience, exactly what you deserve, without compromising our integrity. It’s on the line.We’ll keep you updated as the to the status of the high-profile double-billed show as more developments come to light. As of now, tickets are still on sale via the British Summer Time website.last_img read more

3-year-old dies of starvation after parents only feed him PediaSure

first_imgAuthorities in Huntsville, Alabama have arrested a couple after one of their children died of starvation and the other was left severely malnourished.Ashley Elizabeth Catron and her partner, Frederick Anthony Frink, were arrested Thursday for the untimely death of their 3-year-old son, after an autopsy revealed that he passed away due to starvation.Officials say they responded to the couple’s home on July 23rd after receiving a call about an unresponsive toddler. When authorities arrived, they found the 3-year-old child only weighing 13 pounds and a severely malnourished 4-year-old, only weighing 15 pounds.The 3-year-old was taken to an area hospital where he was declared deceased.An autopsy later revealed that the 3-year-old died of starvation in at which time the couple was arrested.Authorities also reported that the house smelled of urine and the children’s cribs were covered in urine, feces and blood despite Catron being a stay at home mother.During a police interview, it was revealed that the couple did not believe in doctors and tried to nourish the boys by only feeding them PediaSure.The couple have since been charged with felony aggravated child abuse, according to Madison County jail records.The 4-year-old is currently being treated at a hospital where doctors reported, that he has a long way to recovery.last_img read more