Monday, October 22, 2012

Charlotte Holiday Lighting Company Offers Tips

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Believe it or not, Christmas is two months away! If you're anything like us, you love the holiday season. Here at the Charlotte holiday lighting company Irrigation & Lighting Specialist, we enjoy the time with our family and friends, the good food, and, most of all, the beautiful decorations! The problem is that enjoying holiday decorations and installing holiday decorations are two very different things.

As anyone who has ever attempted to put up holiday lights can attest, it's not an easy job. Once you have moved all of your lights out of the attic, untangled the strings, and checked for burned out bulbs, you usually don't feel like doing much else. In addition to this, it's not uncommon for Charlotte homeowners to begin hanging their lights and realize that they do not have enough lights or that an extension cord doesn't reach the power outlet.

"Most people never consider the amount of work that goes into holiday decorations, especially holiday lighting," says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "For every beautiful holiday lighting display, there are hours of work that went into creating that spectacle."

Here's a few tips from Charlotte holiday lighting services company Irrigation & Lighting Specialist that should make creating your display a little easier this year.

Create a Budget

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It is important to set a budget before you begin your holiday lighting project. Once you are in a store, it's very easy to go overboard. There are so many great options available that it can be hard to stop yourself from purchasing one of everything.

It's also important to take into consideration that this is the holiday season, where gifts are being exchanged. If you max out your credit cards before you've bought the first present, it's going to be a long holiday season for you.

An additional tip is to plan in advance to save money. By purchasing your holiday lights in January, for example, you can save up to 50%.

Plan Your Design

Once you've created your budget, you can begin to plan what your display will actually look like. This is where your personal creativity really comes into play. From roof displays to nativity scenes, the possibilities are only limited by your budget and imagination.

It is important to measure your home's windows when you are planning your design. By taking these measurements, you will be able to determine the amount of light strings needed. It is also important to determine where the power sources are around your home and plan accordingly.

Choose LED Lights Over Traditional Lights

LED holiday lights look the same as traditional holiday lights but use 84% less electricity. LED holiday lights are also safer because they generate less heat and are less likely to start a fire. Further, these lights last much longer than traditional lights because they are much less fragile and do not burn out for several years.

Consider Hiring Professional Holiday Lighting Specialists

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Let's face it, creating a beautiful holiday lighting display is an enormous amount of work. The process involves hours spent working during time that you should be enjoying with your family and friends.

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist is here to help! Our professional lighting technicians are trained to install and maintain your holiday lighting. They will replace bulbs, repair any damage, and do all necessary wiring to ensure a safe and lasting display.

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist will also take down your holiday lighting for you. After the holidays, our lighting technicians will take down, wrap and safely package your lights for storage. We take care of everything!

To learn more about having a professional take care of your holiday lighting or to schedule a free holiday decorating consultation, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you create a gorgeous holiday lighting display and still be able to enjoy the holidays!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Charlotte Irrigation Winterization Avoids Costly Damage

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As the weather cools, it is important to prepare your irrigation system for the onset of freezing temperatures. In Charlotte, the temperature typically drops down to around 40 degrees in November and around 30 degrees in December. This means that it is vital for you to winterize your irrigation system before December's freezing conditions arrive.

Charlotte's leading irrigation installation, service, and repair company, Irrigation & Lighting Specialist, urges Charlotte homeowners to call now to schedule their irrigation system winterization.

"It's important that you call as soon as possible to schedule your annual winterization shut-down," says John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "We begin winterizing systems in mid-November and appointments fill up fast. It's important that you schedule your shut-down as early as possible to safeguard from the cold."

Charlotte Irrigation Winterization Protects System

In addition to helping prevent costly repairs, winterization also helps ensure that your irrigation system will function optimally when you start it back up in the Spring.

Irrigation & Lighting Specialist helps Charlotte homeowners prevent significant damage to their irrigation systems by providing professional winterization services. First, they shut down the system and ensure that any automatic timers are turned off. Next, they use a commercial, high volume air compressor to push air through the lines at low pressure. This ensures that all irrigation lines and parts are free of water, as any water left in the system can freeze and cause the pipes or parts to crack and split.

Perfect Time to Add Smart Controller

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This is the perfect time to add a Smart Controller to your irrigation system! Irrigation & Lighting Specialist, offers installation of Rain Bird® ESP-SMT Smart Control Systems. These systems combine the proven simplicity of the Extra Simple Programming (ESP) controller with the accuracy of weather-based control, creating an innovative system that is engineered to save valuable time, money, and water.

"Installing a Smart Controller is the perfect way cut back on your water usage and, as a result, decrease your monthly water bill," says Minor.

For more information about adding a Smart Controller to your system or to schedule your irrigation system winterization, call John Minor with Irrigation & Lighting Specialist at 877-433-5833 or email John. We look forward to helping you ensure your irrigation system is properly “put to bed” and ready to go again when spring comes around!

Friday, October 5, 2012

October is Irrigation Winterization Month

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October means it's time to schedule your winterization service! Call us to service, modify or upgrade your irrigation system to accommodate your landscaping plan this fall and be ready for the colder temperatures! Also consider a subtle, attractive landscape lighting system to accent the beauty of your home and landscape. We would be happy to meet with you to assess your lighting needs and give you a quote on the spot.

Irrigation Upgrades!

Ask us how you can save 30% or more on your irrigation water usage by upgrading to the Level I and Level II Water Saver Systems!

Let Us Handle Your Holiday Lighting & Decorating!

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Let us decorate your home this holiday season!  We don't just offer beautiful Christmas and Holiday decorations, we also offer a high level of service - from installation of your selections to custom design consultation to complete take-down and storage. Our professional design consultants will meet with you to determine what will best suit your design needs, whether residential or commercial.

We appreciate your business and we look forward to servicing your irrigation and outdoor lighting needs in 2012 and 2013! Please call us toll free in Charlotte and Lake Wylie at 877-433-5833 to schedule your service calls, new equipment and installation appointments, or if you have a question about your systems. Or please email us here to request service or more information.