Vietnam Veterans Day

Vietnam Veterans Day 2018

We here at McKeown”s Heating Heating and Air Services are proud and honored to celebrated Vietnam Veterans Day which is set aside every March 29 as a day for Americans to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served in the Vietnam War.

The U.S. Department of Defense today marked the first anniversary of National Vietnam Veterans Day, an observance introduced a year ago by President Donald Trump to honor veterans who felt alienated for years after the war.

The Pentagon held a wreath-laying ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. today honoring the veterans for the first time since Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017.

About nine million Americans served in the conflict between 1955 and 1975. The Pentagon said it makes no distinction between veterans who served in-county, in-theater or were stationed elsewhere during the 20 years of the conflict.

“During this commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, we embrace our responsibility to help our Vietnam veterans and their families heal from the heavy toll of war,” Trump said in a presidential proclamation.

“We remember the more than 58,000 whose names are memorialized on a black granite wall in our nation’s capital for having borne the heaviest cost of war.”

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982 and chronologically lists the names of the servicemen and women who died and went missing in the conflict.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

High Temps and Low Fuel Prices Equal Cheaper Winter Heating Bill

You’d never know it was December if it wasn’t for the holiday decorations. Temperatures in the Carolina’s are hovering above 70 degrees.

This  trend may continue across the Carolina’s with temperatures expected to track above-normal for December, January and February, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in part due to this year’s El Nino, which is expected to be one of the strongest on record.

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Winter in South Carolina

Save Money on Heating Costs

Winter time here in the Carolina’s means higher utility bills for you, here are some great money saving-tips to help cut those heating cost dramatically.

Reduce Heating Costs With These Money Saving Tips

Here in the Carolina’s it gets cold in the winter, heating costs take a big bite out of your monthly budget for 25 – 40% of the year. Due to the rapidly escalating costs of home heating oil, propane, and kerosene, you may be paying twice as much to heat your house as you did just a few years ago. You can cut your heating costs significantly by following these money-saving tips.

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How Heat Pump works

Heat Pump Troubleshooting

Are you facing heat pump problems? If yes, then go through this article to understand the tips for troubleshooting heat pumps.

Troubleshooting Heat Pump Problems

A brief knowledge about the parts of a heat pump will help in an easy diagnosis of the heat pump problems. The basic components include an evaporator (circulating fans), reversing valve, condenser (refrigerator coil) and a compressor. Prior to starting with heat pump troubleshooting, turn off the power supply at the main circuit breaker. Following are some of the common heat pump problems and ways to troubleshoot them:
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Back to School

Back to School: Ten ways to give your kids a healthy start

It’s that time of the year when long, leisurely summer days give way to the often too busy and chaotic routine of returning to the regular school schedule. Instead of fun in the sun and staying up late, it’s time to shop for school supplies, go to bed early and get ready to buckle down for long nights of homework. Talk about stressful!

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Heat Wave

Heat Wave Hits the Carolinas

South Carolina has been suffering through several days of record breaking heat, that holds true even here in Chester and Fairfield Counties as we have seen 108 degree days.

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summer in carolinas

Summer in the Carolinas

Summer is upon us here in the Carolinas and it looks like we are going to break some heat records with these temperatures in the high 90s.

So far the hot, dry start to summer has worsened the drought in both states and is causing wildfires. Also this heat is bringing those late evening sever thunderstorms.

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save on utilities

11 Ways to Save on Central AC Bills

Potential for Savings – Air conditioners are responsible for the major part of most peoples electric bills during the summer months and heaters are responsible for a large part of the utility bills during the winter. While they can be significant there are several simple things you can do to cut back on your bills.

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Spring Time

Spring is in the Air

Spring is upon us here in the Carolinas and it’s time to start up those air conditioners and test those heat pumps in air conditioning mode.

You don’t won’t to get caught on a hot day and find that your A/C doesn’t work. We recommend you get on a yearly maintenance agreement and get your system checked out, cleaned and serviced.

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How air conditioner works

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting

Are you facing air conditioner problems? If yes, then go through this article to understand the tips for troubleshooting air conditioners.

Troubleshooting Air Conditioner Problems

A brief knowledge about the parts of a air conditioner will help in an easy diagnosis of the A/C problems. The basic components include an evaporator (circulating fans), condenser (refrigerator coil) and a compressor. Prior to starting with heat pump troubleshooting, turn off the power supply at the main circuit breaker. Following are some of the common heat pump problems and ways to troubleshoot them:

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