1. O V E R T H E F E N C E
MAY HOME WARRANTY TIP: Cover liquids and wrap foods
stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and
make the compressor work harder.
May 10th: Mother’s Day
May 16th: Armed Forces Day
May 25th: Memorial Day
National BBQ Month
Keep Cool and
Three Ways to Cut
1. Lower the Cooling Load
Reducing the amount of
heat that gets in your
house will keep your air
conditioner from working
as hard, and that means
lower energy bills for you.
A few ways to lower your
home’s cooling load
l Shading your windows
l Incorporating high-albedo (or white)
surfaces, such as a cool roof, and increasing
your home’s insulation.
l Seal windows and doors to decrease
excess air leakage.
l Also keep in mind that internal heat
sources, such as your oven, can add to your
2. Don’t Cool More
Than You Need
Why waste money cooling spaces you
aren’t using? Instead:
l Raise your thermostat when you are at
work or shut off your air conditioner when
l Close registers in rooms you are not using.
l Incorporate ventilative cooling into your
home—such as whole-house cooling fans,
economizers (a technology that pulls in
outside air when it is cooler than the air in
the house) and evaporative cooling, when
3. Improve the Efficiency
of Your Equipment
Improving efficiency means keeping
equipment in tune.
l Make sure your system has proper
l Keep your system fully charged and your
air filters clean.
l Reduce any duct leakage and insulate
ducts if possible.
l For longer-term investments, consider
replacing your air conditioner. New high
efficiency cooling equipment uses
substantially less energy to provide the
same cooling services as old equipment.
As April Showers give way to flowers, May
is the month we celebrate spring and
anticipate the arrival of summer. This is the
time to bring out the patio furniture, fire
up the grill, and ready the hammock. It’s
also a time to let your garden draw you
outdoors to enjoy its abundance of color
May Day began as a spring festival long
ago and today is often remembered with
May baskets of treats and sweets to share
with friends and loved ones.
Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th. Honor
your mom with breakfast in bed or a
special day planned just for her! Did you
know that Mother’s Day is considered the
busiest restaurant day of the year? Make
your reservations early!
Memorial Day is a day to fly the American
Flag to remember and honor those who
have died serving our country. It’s also a
day of family gatherings—and also marks
the beginning of summer, picnic and
Over the Fence
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2. O V E R T H E F E N C E
Simple, Affordable Home Improvements
Ready to trade your mittens for rubber gloves? As spring arrives, along with it
comes the spring cleaning season. The bathroom is the first place homeowners
look to make drastic changes. So why not consider these easy tips and
l Save the Counter—Does your bathroom countertop turn into a space for
clutter? Try mounting some easy-to-install shelves where you can store your
toothbrush, make-up, and other personal items that tend to take up precious
l Hamper Damper—Are clothes strewn through your “loo?” Procure a
medium-sized clothing hamper to help the whole family keep the bathroom
floor free of socks, pants, shirts and more.
l Curtain Call—A new, colorful shower curtain can bring new life to your
Spread cream cheese evenly
over one side of each slice of
Divide raspberries evenly to
half of the slices. Top with
remaining bread slices—cream
cheese sides down—to make
Combine beaten eggs, half
and half, sugar, vanilla, and salt
in shallow bowl.
1 (8oz) package cream cheese softened
12 (3/4 inch thick) slices Challah or
1 cup fresh raspberries
3 eggs (beaten)
3/4 cups half and half
3 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 dash of salt
Pure maple syrup
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST
Dip each “sandwich” in egg
mixture, turning carefully to
coat both sides. Place
“sandwiches” in greased
15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Bake in 425 degree oven 15
minutes or until golden
brown, turning once after 10
minutes. Serve warm with
maple syrup if desired.
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of mind” when it comes to repairs and/or replacement
of a home’s major systems and appliances. FNHW
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quick response time and efficient solutions for
homeowners’ problems and needs.
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JEFF STORY - Broker Associate
10535 Foothill Blvd. #100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730