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There is an App for that…

Looking for a new App?

Are you like me, always on your phone?  If so then you may be happy to find out that many of the companies our agency represent have an App * for you to download…

What do the Apps Offer?

  • Policy information at your finger tips
  • Easy claim filing
  • Road side assistance
  • Contact information for your company

Imagine all these things and more conveniently located on your mobile device…  Sound good?? 

Apps vary from company to company, but they may be just the thing you were waiting for… click here to find out if your company has an app for you to download.

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Please be careful, when using your mobile phone or tablet be on the look out for cyber threats.  Make sure your device has a lock mode, so as to protect your information.

Remember too that hackers have an easier time when you are connected to public WIFI. 

Happy surfing!

*App stands for – Application- dictionary defines an app as a self  contained program or software made to fulfill a specific purpose, downloaded to a mobile device.

Home AC Energy Tips

Is your Home AC wasting your money?

 

Summer Summer Summertime… What a great time of year!  How are you enjoying this great summer weather?  Can you believe its already August?  August is usually know for heat.  Is your home AC ready?

Although its been a mild summer thus far, we know August’s potential.  Enjoy the warm weather while it is here!  Energy.gov has great tips for keeping your home cool and keeping money in your pocket…

Home AC tip1Do you have Central Air?

Tip: Make sure your ducts are sealed and connected properly. Leaks mean wasted energy.

 

 

 

Home AC tip 2 Do you have AC Window Unit?

Instead of the accordion panels that are attached to the unit, use “rigid form panels” to stop air leaks.

 

 

Do you have an AC and want to lower cooling Costs?

Tip: Secure you home’s “envelope.”  The Envelope is the shell of your home, keeping air in or out.  Heat and Cold air should only leave or enter when you want it to by means of proper ventilation, and insulation.  Leaks in windows, doors etc waste energy and thus money…

 

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, click here for the answers, featured on Energy.gov

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Light Bulb, Light Bulb…What’s the difference?

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Are you a homeowner? Do you have an electric bill? Can the light bulb you use affect your bill? Have you heard of LED lighting, or being energy efficient? Then you’ll want to read this.

In recent years Light bulbs have been modified to be more energy efficient.  Replace your old traditional incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient ones such as these:

  1. Improved Incandescent bulbs
  2.  LED- means light emitting diodes.
  3. CFL- compact florescent lights

New bulbs can help you save money on your electric bill.

Click here to see a video that explains more.

Click here for a few tips that can help you save money.

Click here for a further breakdown of light bulbs

Energy.gov offers a wide variety of solutions for your home, to help you save money and energy.

 

 

 

Snowmobile Insurance?…Is it for You??

Do you have snowmobile insurance?

Unless you have a snowmobile insurance policy, chances are you do not have the right coverage for damage to snowmobile or injury to yourself or others…

We hope you have a fun winter and enjoy your winter sports. 

snowmobile insuranceSnowmobiles require some maintenance, both physically and for coverage.  Have you thought about if you have the right coverage for your snowmobile?  It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.  If you are involved in an accident while using your snowmobile, your home or auto policy will not offer coverage for any bodily injury.   

*This is the same when borrowing  someone’s snowmobile.

Protect your investment and your pockets.  If you should have an accident, what will you do? In addition to a snowmobile policy,  A Personal Umbrella may be just the thing for you. It protects liability. 

QR Codes ? ?

The dictionary defines QR codes as, “a matrix bar code that is read by photographing it with the camera of a Smartphone or mobile device, equipped with a bar code reader.”

QR codes can link person to a website, contact information, map location, etc.

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try scanning this code

 You have probably seen these,QR codes are everywhere… 

If you didn’t know, now you know their proper name.   They can be very helpful to clients and or consumers.  Nowadays, we all seem to have Smartphones.  This new technology allows people to retrieve information about an advertised product, within seconds of seeing the ad.

For those of us new to the QR world… things to keep in mind.

  •       In order to benefit from QR codes, you first need a Smartphone or mobile device with a camera.
  •       You can download a basic free QR scanner from the App store or Play Store of your device.
  •       Only download Apps from sources you trust.
  •       The scanner App will prompt you to hover the camera of your device over the QR code and then tap the screen to scan.  (similar to if you were taking a picture)
  •       Depending on the size of the code and the power of your scanner you can scan from a good distance.
  •       Once scanned, the information will be saved to your phone via the app for future reference and use.

 

We hope this information is helpful to you.  Happy scanning!