Happy 4th of July!

 

Fourth of July. Independence Day. Quite possibly America’s favorite holiday, and the most American holiday of America’s favorite holidays that is actually an American holiday! (We’re looking at you St. Patrick’s Day and Cinco de Mayo).

 

All kidding aside, Independence Day is a very important national holiday for the people of the great nation we call home: The United States of America. July 4 marks the celebration of the adoption of that all-important document called the Declaration of Independence. And it represents the day the Continental Congress of the United States decided it was time to separate itself from British rule.

 

The 4th of July is also known for fireworks, barbecues and brews. And in celebration of Independence Day, here are some fun facts you may not know about one of our favorite holidays:

 

Doing Our Own Thing

The Declaration of Independence was first signed on July 4th, 1776. And it’s exactly what it sounds like: a document declaring to the British Empire that its colonies were ready to do their own thing. That meant calling themselves the United States of America. Happy birthday, USA!

 

Was it Unanimous?

Remember how we just mentioned the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4? Well, that’s not exactly true. Actually, only two guys signed the Declaration on July 4. All of the signatures needed to make the Declaration of Independence official happened almost a month later on August 2, 1776.  But somehow “Happy August 2” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

 

The First Guy to Sign

Ever hear somebody ask you for your “John Hancock” when asking for your signature? That’s because the first guy to sign the Declaration of Independence was a guy called … you guessed it: John Hancock!

 

Happy Fourth of “You Die”!

We wouldn’t exactly call this a “fun fact,” but three former US presidents actually died on July 4. Two of them on the same day too! John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826. So the 2nd and 3rd United States presidents died on the 4th.  And the 3rd president to die on the 4th was actually the 5th president James Monroe. Did you get all that?

 

Party in the White House

“Ain’t no party like a White House party, cause a White House party don’t stop!” How’s that for a little historical hip-hop? The first official Fourth of July party was held at the White House in 1801. And the parties haven’t stopped since!

 

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As American as … ?

You know those patriotic fireworks you set off on the 4th of July? Well, most of them are made in China! And those American flags you wave with patriotic pride on Independence Day? Guess where those are made too! Yup, an estimated 87.5% ($2.8 million) of imported U.S. flags come from China. So how do you say “Happy 4th of July” in Mandarin?

 

Foreignth of July

Speaking of foreign countries and Independence Day, the Philippines gained its own independence from the United States on July 4th, 1946. And Rwanda celebrates its own Liberation Day on the Fourth of July.

 

Independence YAY!

Do you like getting paid to celebrate Independence Day? Of course you do! And if you’re a federal employee, you can thank the 1938 U.S. Congress for that privilege! Independence Day was declared a paid federal holiday that year.

 

Destination America

Do you need ideas on where to celebrate United States independence? Well, there are about 16 U.S. cities that bear the name “Independence”, including Independence, California and Independence, Missouri. Who wants to go to Independence, Wisconsin?

 

So there you go, some fun Independence Day facts for your entertainment and ours. And speaking of fun, we hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July! Remember, we provide 24/7 emergency air conditioning repair. And that includes holidays. So if you need AC service, even on the 4th, call us at813-609-5015.

 

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

 

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Big Daddy Cool

 

Hey, remember that post we published for Mother’s Day last month? We proposed getting that special Mom in your life a brand new air conditioner as a nontraditional gift. Ok we admit it, a brand new air conditioner might be a little too much for a Mother’s Day present. But it would make the perfect gift for a birthday or anniversary!

 

There is something more sensible and affordable you can get “Dad”, “Daddy”, “Poppa” or whatever you like to call him for Father’s Day. And no, we’re not talking about a tie. You can show that special father in your life some love and appreciation by getting him a Super Heat & Air Club Membership!

 

We know that coming up with an exciting Father’s Day present is always a challenge. You want to get your father and the father of your children (if you have them) something special. And because you never want to give the same gift twice, each year it’s harder to come up with something new and exciting to show Dad some love.

 

Give Him Something Useful

We know an air conditioning club membership is not a traditional Father’s Day present. But come on, you’ve already done the necktie thing . You’ve done the dinner, the gadgets, the gift cards, the day at the golf course and pretty much everything that everybody else has already done over the years. So why not surprise him with something new!

 

happy father's day denis nuhicBefore we continue, let’s take a minute to say “Happy Father’s Day” to Denis Nuhic, the owner of Super Heat & Air, who recently became a father for the first time. Happy Father’s Day Denis!

 

 

Ok, so let’s talk about that Super Heat & Air Club Membership:

It’s a great gift to give that pretty much pays for itself. And it offers many benefits to our customers. The Super Heat & Air Club Membership saves people money on air conditioning service. It’s an affordable yearly air conditioning maintenance plan that costs less than what you would pay for a flat-screen TV (which your dad probably already has)

 

Our club membership only costs $14.95 a month! And it includes:

2 Free Annual HVAC Maintenance Services
Up to 1lb of Refrigerant
Free Service Calls
Priority Service
20% Discount Off Parts, Labor and Services!

 

Why You Should Get It

Regular maintenance keeps Dad’s air conditioning system running at peak efficiency for a long time! And if Poppa has an air conditioning emergency, he gets 20% off his service! Priority service for Dad means his membership puts him first in line for service.  So for Father’s Day, you’re giving Dad major savings for a year on air conditioning service, including two free maintenances, for less than $200! Isn’t that better than a shirt and a tie or a day at the golf course? We think so! 

See, you can save that special father in your life some serious money on air conditioning service with the Super Heat & Air Club Membership! … It’s an original Father’s Day gift that will last. So skip the gadget shop this year and get your father something useful!

 

Call Super Heat & Air today at 813-609-5015 and ask us about getting the Super Heat & Air Club Membership. And Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there from Super Heat & Air!

 

 

 

Beach, Barbecues & Bravery

 

Memorial Day is a holiday closely associated with barbecues, beaches and a 3-day weekend. And yes, it’s a holiday to have a good time with friends and family. It’s also a favorite national holiday. And it has a rich history of courage and honor behind it.

 

 

Here are some quick facts about Memorial Day you might not know:

 

    • Memorial Day started as a way to honor the casualties of the Civil War, in which an estimated 620,000 soldiers lost their lives.

 

    • The holiday had a different name: Decoration Day, named for the practice of decorating soldiers’ graves with flowers and flags. Decoration Day was legally declared “Memorial Day” in 1967.

 

    • While Decoration Day became known nationally as Memorial Day in 1967, New York was the first state to designate it a legal holiday in 1873.

 

 

    • Speaking of grilling, the hot dog industry celebrates big on Memorial Day! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will consume 7 billion hot dogs or more than 800 hot dogs per second during the holiday! The bread and condiment industries will rejoice as well.

 

    • Memorial Day was celebrated annually on May 30 until 1971: from then on, it shifted to being celebrated on the last Monday of May.

 

    • One Memorial Day custom is to fly the United States flag at half staff until noon, and then raise it up to the top of the staff until sunset.

 

    • Surprisingly, neither a beach city nor the nation’s capital of Washington DC are the most popular Memorial Day tourist destinations. Not surprisingly, Las Vegas ranks highest as the most popular destination, followed by Orlando, San Diego and New York City, according to Priceline.com.

 

    • Memorial Day is very much a drinking holiday. And that makes it a dangerous holiday, as law enforcement will be very busy all weekend long. Approximately 37.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home to spend the holiday weekend, according to AAA.

 

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As already mentioned, the roads will be busy and dangerous during the holiday weekend. So we’ll spare you the grisly statistics of traffic fatalities of the past. We hope you have fun on this 3-day weekend! But please also be safe. And don’t forget what the purpose of this holiday is really all about.

 

 

Super Heat & Air would like to wish our customers, families and friends a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! And remember that we work on weekends and holidays. So if you experience any AC problems during the holiday weekend, call us at 813-609-5015.

 

Cool and Fuzzy

 

Mom. Mommy. Momma. Call her what you want to call her, but your mother is the woman who gave you life. And on Mother’s Day, it’s your day to show her some extra appreciation and love!

 

Coming up with an exciting Mother’s Day present is always a challenge. You want to get your mother and the mother of your children (if you have them) something special. And because you never want to give the same gift twice, each year it’s harder to come up with something new and exciting to show Mom appreciation on her special day.

 

Did you ever consider getting Mommy a new air conditioning system for her birthday? …

 

(Cricket. Cricket.) …

 

Ok, ok, hear us out for a second! Yes, we know an air conditioner is not your typical Mother’s Day present. But come on: you’ve already done the flowers thing more than once. You’ve done the dinner, the chocolates, the gift cards, the day at the spa and pretty much everything that everybody else has already done over the years!

 

We admit that giving a new air conditioning system as a Mother’s Day present is not typical. And it’s definitely not romantic either, but think about it for a second. …

 

(Cricket. Cricket.) …

 

Nothing? …

 

Ok, let us spell it out for you: A new air conditioning system will SAVE MOMMA MONEY. Lots of money! And yes, even Moms love to save money! You see (here comes our signature shameless plug) every new air conditioning system that Super Heat & Air installs is energy efficient and affordable.

 

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Older AC’s typically have a low Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating. The SEER rating of an air conditioning unit, according to U.S. Department of Energy website Energy.gov, “indicates the relative amount of energy needed to provide a specific cooling output.” So if Mom’s air conditioning unit is several years old, it probably has a low SEER rating. And it’s probably consuming a lot of electricity too, which is costing her money!

 

Super Heat & Air installs brand new air conditioning units with a SEER rating of 15 or higher.

 

What that means is our AC units will save mommy lots of money! Not sure if your mom already has an energy efficient air conditioning unit? Besides asking your mom how old her air conditioner is, you can also check to see if it has the ENERGY STAR® label on it. If it doesn’t, your mom is paying way too much on energy bills! Every new air conditioner Super Heat & Air installs is up to code. And we ensure that Mom’s new AC unit will save her the most money possible every month on energy bills. So you’re not just saving momma money. With a new air conditioner installation from Super Heat & Air, you are providing the woman who gave you or your children birth the gift of comfort, as well as improving the quality of the indoor air they breathe!

 

So you just read this (entirely shameless plug of a) blog post and thought, “Nah, I can’t afford a new air conditioner for mom.” Well, think again! We have many affordable financing plans available for our customers with approved credit! (See the cleverly placed Zero Percent interest financing ad below this paragraph)

 

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You can save those special mothers in your life some serious money by giving the gift of a brand new AC system with affordable financing and a huge discount from Super Heat & Air!

 

So there you have it, a nontraditional Mother’s Day gift that will keep on giving for many years to come for that special mom in your life! Forget the chocolates, bypass the spa and put a stop to the flower shop!

 

Call Super Heat & Air today at 813-609-5015! And (no disrespect to flower shops, restaurants, chocolatiers and spas) make sure your mom gets something REALLY special this Mother’s Day that could last her a lifetime!