Owner and company President, Dan Snow graduated from Edward Little High School. His kids, myself included, participated in music programs in the Lewiston school system, from elementary through high school. Instruments played in our family ranged from the traditional piano and flute, to the trumpet, and less ordinary oboe. Our family knows first hand the benefits participation in a music program can bring. So, we wanted to spotlight the mattress fundraiser being held today benefiting the Edward Little music program. Stop by Auburn Middle School to see how you can help.
Thanks to Outblush for this great find! I love the playfulness of these outlet stickies, created by the Creative Outlet Shop. These would be lots of fun in a kid’s room. Or, if you are daring, as a fun surprise to show off your personality (for the shy amongst us – perhaps start with the outlets in the powder room).
The tree is down, the lights taken off the house, and those new year’s resolutions….well, if you’re anything like me, the year started with good intentions but somehow honoring my resolutions hasn’t kicked in yet. But it’s not too late!
One easy resolution that I’m taking action on this week – getting more energy efficient. The first step I took was installing my new Nest – the learning thermostat. Did you know that heating and cooling costs typically make up 50% of your energy bill? This made me take action. I wanted a thermostat that would work for me – learn my schedule and program itself! The EPA says a properly programmed thermostat can cut 20% off your heating and cooling bill. Now that Nest will learn my schedule, rather than me remembering to turn the thermostat up and down, I’m looking forward to that 20% savings. Not only is it helping the environment, but that’s money that stays in my wallet.
Today’s agenda – switching to more energy efficient light bulbs. There are two main types of energy efficient bulbs – CFLs (compact fluorescent) and LED (light emitting diode). Although I like LED’s better, well, I just can’t afford them. So, I’m going with CFLs. Energy Star rated CFLs not only save money, but typically pay for themselves in just 6 months. Here are some of the benefits of CFLs:
Changing just one bulb will save $40 or more over the lifetime of the bulb. Changing 5 bulbs can save you $200 or more over the lifetime of the bulbs. The typical household has at least 30 lightbulbs – that’s more than $1200 in savings! Efficiency Maine’s Residential Lighting Program worked with manufacturers and lighting retailers to reduce the prices of energy-efficient lighting products – even more savings for us! Some of the retailers in the Lewiston/Auburn area offering discounted CFLs include: Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Aubuchon Hardware, TruValue Hardware, Ace Hardware, Hannaford Brothers, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Wal-mart.
To learn more about CFLs and to calculate your savings, visit the Energy Star website. I’m off to the store to pick up some bulbs…..
Roy I Snow, Inc. can provide power to, and maintenance for, each machine in your production line. We can integrate your machines and any subsystems in your plant to keep them working efficiently and cost-effectively. Our crews function as an extension of your maintenance and engineering staff. We can augment your in-house crews when needed with full-time, temporary, or on-call services.
We’ve performed industrial electrical work in breweries, distilleries, bottling facilities, bakeries, print shops, auto-parts plants, warehouses, etc.
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Commercial electrical work is a significant portion of Roy I Snow, Inc’s customer portfolio in the Auburn/Lewiston area. We’ve provided commercial electrical work for office buildings, retail spaces, hotels/motels, restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools, recreational facilities, banks, religious properties, government buildings, auto dealerships, warehouses, laboratories, etc. Read More