September 2014

YMCA 2014 Corporate Games

October 2, 2014

The American Residential Services corporate office has sponsored and participated in the YMCA Corporate Games for the second year in a row.   The YMCA of Memphis holds this event once a year to raise money for different community programs and it is also a team event that combines healthy living and a little healthy competition among local organizations.  In 2014, the programs benefiting from this event are Y-READ (summer reading program), Y-CAP (community program for at-risk youth), and the Summer Camp and Afterschool Scholarship programs.

ARS Accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

September 30, 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media across the country this summer. Ordinary people, companies, celebrities, and even politicians were involved in raising awareness for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), better known as Lou Gherig’s disease. It is a devastating disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and severely hinders voluntary muscle movement. There is so much research to be done to find a cure for this complex disease, and the Ice Bucket Challenge raised some much needed awareness and funding.

Choose Your Plumber Before Disaster Strikes

September 30, 2014

Often, the key to minimizing damage from a household disaster is swift, effective action. Most of us know to call 911 in the event of a house fire; but who should you call if your basement flooded?

5 Reasons to Buy a New Thermostat

September 23, 2014

The most powerful, sophisticated HVAC equipment in the world is only as useful as the thermostat that controls it. You might need to consider replacing your thermostat if...   

Dandy’s Favorite Destinations for Winter Break

September 16, 2014

Want to get away for fall or winter break? Looking for some ideas? Check out my favorite places to go as the weather starts to cool down across the country.

When to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater

September 9, 2014

If you're having water heater problems, you may be wondering whether it's worth the money to repair it, or to replace it. There's no one-size-fits-all answer to that question, but the age of your unit may help simplify your decision.

Put Your Garbage Disposal on a Diet!

September 2, 2014

We've all asked the question. Maybe it popped into your head while you were looking at a pile of peels and scraps from dinner prep, or as you held a forgotten box of leftovers. Even the best of us has to wonder when rolling up our sleeves to tackle a stack of party plates:

Can't I just stuff it all down the garbage disposal?