Russell & Abbott Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Friendsville’

Olive’s Guide to Red Flags for Heating Repair

Monday, January 30th, 2017

burners_in_furnaceIt’s deep winter. Sometimes the temperatures will rise a bit, and then they’ll fall into the deep blue. That doesn’t mean you have to have the blues, however. Winter is often lovely and festive, and I’m not just saying that because I have a nice warm fur coat. I say it because I know the power of a great heating system at keeping families warm until the spring thaw arrives.

Everyone here at MK Russell & Abbott wants you to keep enjoying that pleasant warmth in your home. That’s why the staff asked me to type up a list of warning signs that you may need our assistance to repair your heater. (Why did the job fall to me? The rest of the staff is out helping repair people’s heaters!)

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Benefits of Having a Whole-House Humidifier

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

I’m not sure if you know this about me and my species, but we don’t sweat the same way you humans do. In fact, dogs in general have a different relationship to humidity, and much of it has to do with our fur and our smaller number of sweat glands.

But make no mistake, even though I’m a dog, I am well studied up on how the human body works when it comes to comfort. It’s my job, after all! This is why I’d like to talk to you about dry air and using a whole-house humidifier.

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Olive’s Halloween Safety Tips for Pets!

Monday, October 24th, 2016

It’s easy to go online and find tips for keeping kids safe during Halloween. But there aren’t enough for how to keep pets safe… and I want to remedy that. Safety is always on my mind because I’m an HVAC expert dog and I work with heating and cooling professionals who make safety their number one concern on any job they do. This makes me especially qualified to address pet safety concerns during the season. (Another qualification: I’m a dog.)

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Professor Olive on How Heat Pumps Work

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The team members at MK Russell & Abbott are kind enough to leave books about heating and air conditioning technology scattered around my favorite couch. This gives me an opportunity to catch up reading about the fine details of how the equipment that keeps your home warm in winter and cool in summer actually works. Our technicians often receive questions about how HVAC installations operate, and they can provide answers in the field. But it makes me proud to know that if any of them asked me, they’d get the same helpful, knowledgable answer. (Provided they understand barking.)

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