Now that Spring is finally here, we here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services are sure that whatever your faith, you will be looking forward to a well-earned break away from your screen and the opportunity for some time outdoors as restrictions ease from COVID-19 and of course chocolate (got to have the chocolate and peeps). Today is Easter which is the most sacred and important time for Christians of all denominations. Read More
Happy NEW YEAR! McKeown’s Heating and Air Services has been serving families all over Chester and Fairfield Counties since 1998. As we get ready to bid farewell to 2020, our family wishes you and your family the very best in the new year ahead. We thank all our customers for another great year. We couldn’t be the experts in HVAC repair and installation if it wasn’t for you!Read More
Everyone at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2021! We hope you enjoy spending time with family and opening lots of presents. The holidays are all about appreciating what you have, and we are very thankful for all our customers. We hope that you get everything you want under the Christmas tree tomorrow!
To help make your Christmas a little sweeter, here is a recipe for Molasses Sugar Cookies:
“These are a wonderful chewy spice cookie. They are drop cookies that keep very well. I make them at the beginning of the holiday season and they keep all the way to New Year’s!”
1 1/2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
1/2 cup molasses
4 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
- Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool.
- Add sugar, eggs, and molasses, beat well.
- In a separate bowl, sift dry ingredients together and add to the pan. Mix well and chill 3 hours or overnight.
- Form into walnut-size balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container to keep from getting overly crisp. If they do lose their softness, an easy way to restore it is to place one slice of fresh bread in the container with the cookies for a couple of hours or overnight and they will be soft again!
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If you haven’t had your annual maintenance visit, we recommend you do so soon. Regular maintenance will keep your system running efficiently all winter long, which will help you save money on your utility bills! It will also give you an early warning if there are any problems, and an early fix now can save you from a lot of trouble in the future!
We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services wish all of you a Happy Labor Day.
September 7 is Labor Day here in the United States. This national holiday began more than 100 years ago to honor low-paid factory workers. Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer. In any other year, students would be getting ready to go back to school. Many Americans would celebrate the day with an outdoor barbecue with family and friends. Others would use the long weekend to take their last vacation of the summer, before hot days turn cooler.
But 2020 is not like any other year. Some students in many parts of South Carolina will be going back to school online for all or part of the autumn term. Health officials are advising against social gatherings for this Labor Day weekend. Also many people are still affected by COVID-19 as they are out of work or have had to curtail their work schedules due to safety concerns and also with issues on finding Child Care.
As Americans and also South Carolinian’s we will face the challenges we are presented and over come them. Stand strong, help your neighbors and friends that are in need, together we can beat this as we have beat so many obstacles throughout our history.
We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services wish all of you a Happy Independence Day. Though this has been a rough year for all of us with the coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting so many facets of our lives from getting sick, losing loved ones, effecting our jobs, our kids and our everyday lifestyle. Also the attacks on our civil liberties of those who are trying to squash our freedom of speech, our freedom of choice to those who are trying to destroy the very history on which this country was founded. We urge all of you to stand up for your God given rights and the rights granted to all of us Americans under the U.S. of America Constitution for which so many Americans have fought and died for on this Independence Day and beyond. We are all Americans and every American life matters as does the freedoms that we all hold so dear. This Nation is built on WE the PEOPLE! May God bless you and may God Bless these U.S. of America.
History of the 4th of July; The Fourth of July also known as Independence Day or July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson. From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues. The Fourth of July 2020 is on Saturday, July 4, 2020.
The world is celebrating Easter today and though we cannot fill the streets with processions, or express and share our Easter joy in church, we still share the mystery of Easter in our homes and can also share through virtual and online means to celebrate this festive and holy day. We here at McKeown’s Heating and Services wish all of you a Happy Easter and our hearts and minds are with you during Easter and these most changeling times.
With 243 years of tradition behind it, the Fourth of July is one of America’s most cherished holidays. It’s when we celebrate our nation’s and peoples Freedom and Sacrifice with a day off, a backyard barbecue, and plenty of fireworks. The Founding Fathers and Continental Congress huddled together, presenting the first draft of the Declaration of Independence for July 4, 1776. The first celebrations weren’t much different than today.
Here are some facts you may not have known. Three presidents have died, and one was born, on the Fourth of July. You probably know that both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826—50 years to the day after the Declaration of Independence was adopted. They’re not the only presidents to have died on the Fourth, though; James Monroe—the nation’s fifth president—died just a few years later on July 4, 1831.
Though the holiday might seem like it has it out for former presidents, there was one future leader born on Independence Day. The country’s 30th Commander-in-Chief, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4, 1872.
We here at McKeown’s Heating and Services wish you a Great 4th of July.
We here at McKeown’s Heating and Air Services wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Wishing you the gift of faith and the blessing of hope this thanksgiving day! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Happy Thanksgiving!
HAPPY 241st BIRTHDAY AMERICA! MAY LONG SHALL YOU REIGN!
Wishing all of you a Happy 4th of July and remember what this day truly is about, it is about our Independence and Freedom and that has came at a great cost over the last 241 years and we all do not forget. Please take time to watch the video below. And be safe out there.