The New Year is the perfect occasion to appreciate all the good things that the past year has given us and all the good things that are yet to come. May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations to your life. We here at McKeown’ Heating and Air Services wish you a year fully loaded with happiness and wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, and prosperity for you and your family in 2019. Happy New Year.
In just a few clicks, existing and new customers can select appointment times that work with their schedules, 24 hours a day, from a handheld device (mobile phones or pads) or a computer. The new online scheduling platform enables anyone to search and find out what times are available and can schedule an appointment online. Online scheduling is particularly popular among existing and new customers seeking appointments.
McKeown’s Heating and Air Services investment in electronic invoicing, customer service and maintenance records has paved the way for our service team to introduce online scheduling. We manage customers online appointment schedules to accommodate those with busy schedules who need an HVAC service call or just wish to get a quote on a new or replacement central heating and/or air conditioning system. The new scheduling system will keep wait times as short as possible.
We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services will continue expanding the types of appointments available to schedule online. We embrace technology and how it can help us meet our customer needs.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from McKeown’s Heating and Air Services! This time of year is a truly wonderful and magical one and Christmas is a holiday with a beautiful spirit and traditions that have been around for centuries. One tradition is greeting each other with Merry Christmas and good wishes. The spirit of giving, expressing love and gratitude and a celebration of life help to make Christmas a very special time of year. Even if you are not a Christian, we can all enjoy the spirit of giving which is truly what this season is all about. “Tis the season to be jolly”, as they say! Wishing you well on Christmas is something that brings us a joyful feeling. It is also a joyful feeling being able to help our customers with their air conditioning and heating needs throughout the year.
Again Merry Christmas and we look forward to meeting your HVAC needs in the New Year.
A winter storm has brought havoc across much of the nation as it crawled east Sunday, pummeling the Southeast to include South Carolina with snow and sleet. McKeown’s Heating and Air Services is out working in this nasty weather doing heating repairs to Gas Packs, furnaces, and Heat Pumps, doing our best on keeping residents warm and safe.
Emergency officials were bringing in extra staff and cautiously monitoring whether ice accumulates under all the snow, making travel increasingly dangerous. McKeown’s Heating and Air Services utilizes four-wheel drive vehicles so we can reach customers in extreme weather conditions.
Duke Energy, headquartered in Charlotte N.C., estimated that half a million customers will lose service across the Carolinas. Duke Energy is bringing crews in from Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, and Virginia to respond to power outages. It typically takes Duke 12 to 24 hours to “fully assess damage from a significant weather event, even while simultaneously restoring power,” a Duke Power release” said. We recommend everyone to get either a backup generator or gas space heaters in case power is lost.
Our motto is “Your Comfort Comes First” that also includes everyone is safe and sound in weather like this.
We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services will always remember the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 DEC 1941 – “a date which will live on in infamy.”
The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the most shocking attacks on the US Military in American territory. It’s the reason that the United States finally entered World War II and it’s ultimately the reason why the Japanese lost the war. If the US hadn’t entered the war, the Japanese would have gone on fighting much longer.
On November 26, 1941, the Striking Force, a task force of six Japanese air carriers, left Japan with the sole intent of attacking Pearl Harbor. Aboard the carriers were 360 attack planes. The attack was to be conducted in two waves. Fleet submarines also left the country on November 25, however, several were spotted and grounded or destroyed.
On December 7, 1941, the attack began. The first wave of 183 planes was divided into 3 groups, each with a different set of targets. The air portion of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor commenced at 7:48 AM Hawaii time. They attacked Kaneohe. At the time, most of the soldiers were asleep and woke to the sounds of alarms and bombs. The targets were the US Navy ships stationed at the Harbor.
Soon after, the second wave attacked. Another 171 planes attacked aircraft and hangars ashore as well as carriers and cruisers. The attack lasted only 90 minutes but it killed 2,386 Americans. Of that number, 55 were civilians. Another 1,139 were wounded. Nine ships were sunk that day, and another 21 were heavily damaged, some irreparable. Nearly half of that total came from the explosion of the USS Arizona, whose forward magazine exploded after it was hit by a shell. 1,177 people died when the ship was attacked. The USS Nevada was damaged and beached deliberately to avoid blocking the harbor, the USS California crew was ordered to abandon ship, the USS Oklahoma capsized, the USS Utah was hit with two torpedoes, and the USS Maryland was hit with shells, but it was largely undamaged.
Of the 402 air crafts in Hawaii, 188 were destroyed and 159 were damaged. 55 Japanese airmen were killed as were nine submariners. Of Japan’s 414 planes, only 29 were lost in battle. The Japanese almost ordered a third wave, but decided against it.
The attack on Pearl Harbor is considered one of the largest engagements of World War II . Its element of surprise was a major factor in the US’ entrance to World War II. In fact, President Franklin Roosevelt declared the attack as such: “December 7th, 1941 – a date which will live on in infamy.”
For additional information on Pearl Harbor, visit the following sites:
- Pearl Harbor Illustrated Timeline
- Pearl Harbor Timeline
- USS Arizona Casualty List
- Survivor’s Remembrances
- Map of Pearl Harbor
- Pearl Harbor: Historical Background
- Pearl Harbor Images
- Pearl Harbor Overview
- Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor
- Pearl Harbor Navy Images
- Eyewitness Accounts
- Pearl Harbor History
- Pearl Harbor Newspaper Archive
- Today In History: December 7
- Pearl Harbor Links
- Pearl Harbor Attack – 1941