Articles for January 2023

Cyrpress Lucky Mutt Rescue Needs Your Help

The Cypress Lucky Mutt Rescue recently posted this on Facebook recently

UPDATE: Cypress Lucky Mutt Rescue does NOT have a shelter. We are a foster based rescue that pulls from various shelters, Pasadena Animal Shelter, being one of them!! We, along with several other Houston rescues, are standing by willing to help get the animals housed in the now severely damaged Pasadena Animal Shelter to safety! It will take several rescues to make this happen. We appreciate everyone willing to foster and/or willing to help however they can!

Stay tuned as we get updates!

💔The Pasadena Animal Shelter was destroyed by a tornado today. We have a volunteer heading there now to see how we can help but all of the dogs are going to need a safe place. If you have any room (even in your garage) and have the heart to open your home to any of these poor animals now is the time to step up! This is going to take the rescue village! 💔

What are the Secrets to Happiness?

The subject of happiness came up the other day and there is a consensus on a few of the many ways people use to create happiness. At The Cool Dude AC & Heating, we try to do each of them and thought we would share some of ours in bolded text:

  • Practicing gratitude by focusing on what you are thankful for. We are thankful every day for all the amazing gifts we have – most importantly, the people in our lives!
  • Engaging in activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. We try to bring some fun into each day and each encounter and then choose to focus our off-time doing things we love.
  • Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people. People are everything in our world. From our wonderful families to amazing friends and cool people we meet everyday. We love you all!
  • Setting and achieving personal goals. Only things that are measured are achieved. We try to create goals small and large and celebrate the successes.
  • Helping others and practicing acts of kindness. Our work with great nonprofits is fulfilling and keeps us energized.
  • Taking care of your physical and mental health through exercise, healthy eating, and self-care. We could all do better in this area but we strive to eat well, avoid unhealthy activities, stay active and use laughter to help our mental state.
  • Cultivating mindfulness and being present in the moment. It is by stopping to focus on what is happening right now that we create some of our greatest joys.
  • Finding humor and laughter in your life. The only time we are not laughing at something is when we are asleep – heck, we may even be laughing in our sleep. haha
  • Cultivate a growth mindset to see challenges as opportunities. A positive mindset goes hand in hand with goal setting. Growth and creativity breeds happiness.

Yes, being happy is easier said than done and we all fall short sometimes. But, focusing on some of those items listed goes a long way toward keeping us in a happy place and moving forward. When we drop by to fix what is sometimes a very unhappy moment for you, know that we are grateful for your business and just as happy as you when the job is finished correctly!

Happy MLK Day!

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday in the United States honoring the civil rights leader and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement.

Dr. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. His activism and leadership helped to bring about important legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Dr. King’s message of equality and justice for all resonates today as much as it did during the height of the civil rights movement. His words and actions continue to inspire people around the world to stand up for what is right and to work towards a more just and fair society.

As we reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let us remember his message of love and understanding and strive to create a world where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Fun Facts about January

  1. January is named after the Roman god Janus, who is depicted with two faces looking in opposite directions. This symbolizes looking back on the past and looking forward to the future.
  2. January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
  3. The birthstones for January are garnet and rose quartz.
  4. The zodiac signs for January are Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) and Aquarius (January 20 – February 18).
  5. The birth flower for January is the carnation.
  6. January is National Soup Month in the United States.
  7. The first Monday of January is known as “Blue Monday,” which is claimed to be the most depressing day of the year.
  8. The highest recorded temperature in January was 134 degrees Fahrenheit (56.7 degrees Celsius) in Furnace Creek Ranch, California on July 10, 1913.
  9. The lowest recorded temperature in January was -80 degrees Fahrenheit (-62.2 degrees Celsius) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska on January 23, 1971.
  10. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday in the United States, is celebrated on the third Monday of January.

January Helpful To-Do List

Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance AC

Welcome to the new year! As you’re settling into your resolutions and getting back into the swing of things, don’t forget to add AC/heating maintenance to your list of tasks. Here are a few things you can do in January to keep your system running smoothly:

  1. Schedule a tune-up with a professional service technician. It’s a good idea to have a professional check your AC/heating unit at least once a year to make sure it’s running at its best. A tune-up can help identify any potential problems before they become major issues, and it can also help improve the efficiency of your system.
  2. Check your thermostat and make sure it is set to the correct temperature. It’s easy to forget to adjust the thermostat after adjusting it for the holidays, so take a moment to check it and make sure it’s set to your desired temperature.
  3. Inspect your AC/heating unit’s ducts and seals for any leaks or damages. Leaky ducts can lead to wasted energy and higher energy bills, so it’s important to check for any issues and fix them as soon as possible.
  4. Check the air flow in your home and adjust the vents as needed. Make sure that the air is flowing freely and reaching all areas of your home. If you notice any rooms that are too hot or too cold, adjust the vents accordingly.
  5. Clean and calibrate your thermostat to ensure accurate temperature readings. Dust and dirt can accumulate on the thermostat over time, which can cause it to give inaccurate readings. Clean it off and make sure it’s calibrated properly to ensure that it’s working properly.

By taking care of these tasks in January, you can help ensure that your AC/heating system is running efficiently and effectively, which can save you money on energy bills and prolong the life of your unit. Don’t forget to also check the rest of your home’s maintenance schedule to make sure you’re keeping up with all of the necessary tasks. Happy New Year!