Archive for 2009

Let’s Say Thanks…

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Please send our troops a thank you note! Its free and it only takes a minute. Whether you support the war in Iraq or not, there are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters in our military who are serving our country with courage and commitment to freedom. Go to www.letssaythanks.com where you can pick out a thank you card and The Xerox Company will print it and send it to a soldier who is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! If you forget the website, know that Temco Air’s website has the info under the Community Involvement section. Happy Holidays!

Come watch it SNOW in Tucson

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

 

Enchanted Snowfall

Dedicated to Angel Charity for Children

6-8 pm    Saturday, November 28

 

Celebrate and welcome the holiday season at La Encantada!

Enjoy the fun, festivities and snowflakes.

Family event — bring your kids, grandchildren, friends & neighbors!

 

Community-wide event, FREE admission!

All proceeds from evening’s activities benefit Angel Charity’s Endowment Fund

 

    Raffle drawings for exquisitely decorated Angel trees, each with gift certificate, sponsored by La Encantada retailers and designers.

    Win special trip to visit Santa’s workshop and enjoy the North Pole Experience in Greer, Arizona.

    Photos with Santa – delivered digitally online so you can use them to customize your holiday cards and letters!  Only $10!

    Complimentary cupcakes and hot chocolate from Mimi’s Cupcakes and Williams Sonoma.

    Raffle tickets only 3 for $25 to win fabulous prizes, merchandise and gift certificates from La Encantada retailers and restaurants.

    Live on-air coverage by Journal Broadcasting.

Saving Trees and Spreading Cheer, With Green Holiday Greetings Again This Year!

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Temco Air’s  “less waste, more impact” tradition continues this holiday season. In lieu of sending holiday cards to 1500+ of our friends, clients, and family, we “adopt a family” and apply our holiday card budget to fulfilling the wishes of our adopted family. We remind friends, clients, and family that we are thankful for them, and that they won’t be receiving holiday cards from Temco because we have “adopted a family” on their behalf.

We receive our adopted family’s wish list from Our Family Services and we go to work trying to fill the wishes and more. We give Temco clients, friends, and families the opportunity to help and have been so touched by the response every year.

This year we have a mom and dad with 3 boys. We already have clothing pretty well covered, except for needing a few baby boy items for size 3/6/9 months. The items on the parents’ wish list that have not already been handled are a set of dishes, silverware, and bath towels. We still need some toys/books for a 2 year old and a 3 year old. If you would like to help, call Cathy or April at Temco Air (520) 622-2909.

This tradition means we are less wasteful (no cards are purchased, no paper wasted, no money wasted on postage), and it is more meaningful for us all to be able to provide for a family that otherwise would not have much of a holiday celebration.

If you want to “adopt” a family, or an elderly person who is alone this holiday season, you may contact:

Janeen Delgado,
Our Family Services,
3830 E. Bellevue Street
Tucson, AZ 85716
Office:(520) 323-1708 ext 105
www.ourfamilyservices.org

Happy Holidays from everyone at Temco Air Environmental

Is Your Family Safe?

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

mother and baby
With symptoms such as headache, fatigue, nausea, dizziness… you think your family has the flu, right? Unfortunately many people with carbon monoxide poisoning mistake their symptoms for the flu.

The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) reports: Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is extremely poisonous and can kill within minutes. In the US each year, nearly 500 die while as many as 20,000 visit emergency rooms for exposure primarily from poorly-maintained heating systems or gas stoves and gas-powered generators used for heat or power during storms.

To View their informative video, “The Quiet Killer”, click here

Protect Your Family!

At the beginning of every heating season, have Temco’s professionals check your gas furnace.
Call 622-2909 today.

Building Trust by Telling the Truth

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I just read an excellent article written by Mike Myatt (Wed Oct 7 2009 “A No Spin Zone”) on trust and how telling the truth is the basis for any successful business. The author lists 9 reasons for making your business a no-spin zone.  Although you will find all 9 reasons compelling, I am including  my two favorites:

Truth strengthens your reputation and enhances your personal brand

  • If you consistently and effortlessly tell the truth a strange thing happens…other people will notice. You will quickly earn the respect of others by becoming known as a person of character and integrity. There is no more valuable mental association you can tie to your personal brand than that of integrity.

Truth is a powerful example

  • As a leader you have in fact chosen to be a role model and as such it is incumbent upon you to model the truth. When friends, peers, subordinates, competitors, vendors, partners, suppliers, investors, lenders, etc. see that you actually walk the talk, you will not only have earned their confidence and respect, but you’ll find that they will also try to model that behavior.

Temco Air is proud to be the recipient of the Better Business Bureau’s 2009 Business Ethics Award. And that’s the truth!

You can read more of Mike’s 9 reasons for telling the truth at  http://www.business-strategy-innovation.com/2009/10/no-spin-zone.html

Temco Wins 2009 Comerica Bank AZ Companies to Watch!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Asba Winner Flyer

A glass for every varietal: Is it really necessary?

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Very interesting article that we would like to share with you:

By: Aimee Youngs

You may have noticed that there seems to be a wine glass for every grape varietal on the market. There’s a glass specially designed for Riesling, another for Sauvignon Blanc, a glass for Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and even Port.

At first impression, this just seems like a way for glassware companies to make extra cash. It appears as a marketing attempt to convince us that we need a separate glass for every which wine we drink. While a sales tactic might be partially behind this, there are enough good reasons backing these designs to keep a few different types in the cabinet.

The shape of wine glasses are created with the properties of the wine in mind. For example, a Riesling glass has a tall shape, is narrow, and tapered at the top (otherwise known as tulip-shaped). This shape allows the wine to properly display its intended aromas, hence leading to the intended taste (note: it’s really your sense of smell that is responsible for those thousands of flavors you think you are tasting). This glass can also be used for other young white wines such as Albariño and Sauvignon Blanc.

If instead you used a round bowl-shaped Burgundy glass, those aromas and flavors would fall flat. However, with Pinot Noir, the bowl creates a space for the Pinot Noir bouquet to develop. And Pinot Noir generally has an awesome bouquet, so why would you want to kill that with a glass that won’t do it any justice?

A piece essential to every glassware cabinet is the Champagne flute. The major difference between Champagne and wine is the bubbles. Have you ever tried to drink Champagne out of a plastic cup or even a regular wine glass? You might have noticed that your Champagne fell flat pretty fast. Champagne glasses need a tall narrow shape to keep the bubbles flowing. Look for flutes, and avoid those old-fashioned saucer-shaped Champagne glasses.

The reason I do not mention how the shape of the glass enables wine to enter the mouth on the tongue area that best picks up its flavors, as other sources explain, is because this has been proven untrue. Yes, the tongue picks up five different flavors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami. However, these taste sensors are spread all over your tongue, and are not stationed in separate locations, as the old-fashioned tongue map once had us believe.

Despite the lack of importance the tongue has in wine tasting, the effect that aromas have on your ability to taste is far more significant than any tongue map mumbo jumbo. The consensus by most wine tasters is that a wine tastes better served in its specially designed glass. While I don’t recommend purchasing a set of glassware for each varietal, it wouldn’t hurt to have a set for the varietal you drink most.

About The Author

Aimee N. Youngs has a sommelier certificate from the US Sommelier Association. She is also studying to pass the Certified Specialist of Wine exam.

Don’t let mosquitos bug you!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Pima County Health Department provides simple guidelines that individuals can take to minimize mosquito breeding on their property and minimize mosquito borne illnesses such as encephalitis caused by West Nile virus.

1. Dispose of old tires, buckets, aluminum cans, plastic sheeting or other refuse that can hold water. Empty accumulated water from trash cans, boats, wheel barrows, pet dishes, and flower pot bottoms. If possible, turn these items over when they are not in use. Drill holes in tire swings to allow water to drain.

2. Clean debris from rain gutters and unclog obstructed downspouts. Clogged rain gutters are one of the most overlooked breeding sites for mosquitoes around homes. Remove any standing water on flat roofs or around structures. Repair leaking faucets and air conditioners that produce puddles for several days.

3. Change water in bird baths and wading pools at least once a week and keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated. Ornamental pools can be aerated or stocked with mosquito-eating fish. Aeration / water movement helps because mosquitoes prefer quiet, nonflowing water for egg-laying and development.

4. Fill or drain ditches, swampy areas, and other soil depressions where water puddles and remove, drain, or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar or sealant to prevent accumulation of water.  Eliminate standing water and seepage around animal watering troughs, cisterns, and septic tanks. Be sure that cistern screens are intact and that access covers fit tightly.

5. Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.
Use of a mosquito larvicide may be beneficial when it is impractical to eliminate a breeding site. Larvicides are insecticides which are used to control immature mosquitoes
before they have a chance to develop into biting adults. Larvicides contain Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) or Methoprene. Neither are harmful to pets, fish, waterfowl or humans when used properly. Various products containing Bti are available to homeowners
(e.g. Mosquito Dunks or Quick Kill Mosquito Granules). Typically, one donut-shaped Mosquito Dunk is recommended per 100 square feet of water surface.

For more information visit http://www.ci.tucson.az.us/water/mosquito.htm.

Lower doesn’t mean faster…..

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

We have all been there, its hotter then blazes outside and we come home to a house that’s 80+ degrees so we quickly look at our air conditioner thermostat and crank it down to 69 degrees thinking that it will cool down FASTER!!! Unfortunately this is NOT the case, Simply turning down your thermostat below your comfort point will not make it cool down any faster. The air conditioner is designed to lower the temperature in the house at one speed. Lowering it that low will just make the poor unit run much more longer then necessary and in some cases can cause the air conditioner to “ice up”. If you find yourself in this situation the best thing to do is set your thermostat only 3-4 degrees cooler that what the current temperatures is in your home and let the air conditioner do the work. If it is still to warm in the house for your comfort level, wait about half an hour to give the air conditioner a rest and then lower it again. You can also purchase a programmable thermostat that will cool and heat your house on a preset schedule. If you would like to get more information on what products are currently available and what might work best for you, please call our office at (520) 622-2909.

Ever wonder where that PURPLE post card goes to?

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Here at Temco Air we hand out a purple post card to each and every customer for service and for new installations. Every post card already has postage on it so that it may be returned easily. We want to ensure that each and every customer is 100% satisfied with Temco Air. Cathy, one of the owners, personally reviews each and every postcard that gets returned to Temco air. Once she has reviewed the postcards, she takes note of any issues that need to be addressed good or bad. If the customer was not happy for some particular reason, she personally calls them to make sure that we can correct the issue right away, Once all postcards are handled, they get hung up in the tech’s room on our “purple” wall. ALL postcards are hung up, not just the favorites.