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Cut Your Cooling Costs with These Six Money-Saving Tips

The summer’s heat and humidity have arrived and with them comes the need to cool your home around the clock. This constant cooling of your home will undoubtedly cause an increase in your monthly utility bills. Cooling your home really is not optional when the temperatures start hitting the 90’s, but you do have some methods you can use to help keep the cooling bill lower.


Six Tips to Cut Cooling Costs

1. Utilize Ceiling Fans: cooling

Ceiling fans help your air conditioning system by taking on some of the work. By circulating the cool air in your home, your AC will not have to work as hard to keep you cool and comfortable.

2. Seal Leaky Windows

Windows that are poorly sealed and leaking air are inefficient and they are costing you more money when you are running your AC. Utilizing weather strips and caulk to seal up any leaks will help save you money on your cooling bill.

3. Replace Your Furnace Filter Regularly 

The air filter in your furnace will naturally become dirty over time. Dust, pet hair and debris are just some of the elements that can cling to your filter, slowing the air flow. Thus, a dirty filter will cause your air conditioner to work harder, to move cool air throughout your home. It is best to change your filter as recommended by the manufacturer.

4. Close Your Curtains 

This is probably the easiest cooling cost-cutting task you can perform. When sunlight pours into your home, it warms it. So, by simply closing your curtains, especially those where the sun beams in the brightest, will help keep your home cooler.

5. Have a Programmable Thermostat Installed 

Programmable thermostats are extremely useful little gadgets. They allow you to reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home and make sure your home is still comfortable when you get home. You program these thermostats to adjust the temperature to a comfortable level when you are home and set it to run less often when you are not there. No more wasting extra money cooling your home, when no one is there. You can see real savings on your monthly energy bill by simply adjusting your thermostat seven to ten degrees, eight hours a day when no one is home.

6. Have Your AC Inspected Annually

Having your air conditioning unit serviced once a year is one of the best ways to ensure that your equipment is running as efficiently as possible, which will save you more money on your cooling bill.  Call on the experts at Team Tiger to perform your annual AC Super Tune-Up and Safety Inspection today at (866) 844-3770  and be ready for whatever summer throws your way.

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Home Improvement Projects Where You Should Skip the DIY and Call a Professional

DIY projects can be fun and a great way to increase your home’s value; however, some home improvement projects are better left to the professionals. Safety, cost and timeliness are just some of the concerns to consider when deciding whether or not to do a project yourself or call in a pro. Check out this list of home improvement projects that are not meant to receive the DIY treatment.

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Projects That Are Not Made For DIY

1. Electrical Updates

Outdated electrical components and wiring pose many problems for homeowners in terms of safety and convenience. While upgrading an electrical panel, wiring, adding more outlets and other updates are great home improvement projects, they are also dangerous. Electricians spend a great deal of time learning how to handle electricity safely and properly. So, when it comes time to upgrade your home’s electrical work, it is best to call in the professionals here at Tiger!

2. Roofing

Repairing or replacing a home’s roofing is a monumental task that is better left for licensed professionals. DIY roofing projects are extremely dangerous and often quite costly, calling the pros when a new roof is needed is the best way to go.

3. Plumbing Work

Even the smallest plumbing repairs can go extremely wrong, extremely quickly. Imagine the mess an improperly installed toilet or piping could make. Avoid the hassles of leaks, water damage and sanitation issues by calling one of our expert plumbers to handle all of your plumbing needs.

4. Adding an Additional Bathroom 

Who wouldn’t love an extra bathroom in their home? The added convenience Adding a bathroomand home value makes the idea of adding another bathroom appealing. However, building an additional bathroom is not an easy DIY project to take on yourself. Hanging drywall, laying tile and installing fixtures often require a professional’s touch to get them right. Running new plumbing lines, hooking up the water supply, wiring the space and placing ductwork are tasks that can be dangerous and expensive when done incorrectly. When it comes to adding a new bathroom, it is best to leave it to the pros.

5. Structural Changes

Licensed professionals are vital when it comes to making structural changes to your home. Some projects will require special permits, depending on where you live, a  licensed pro should know what is needed. Knocking down walls without knowing what damage it will cause is extremely dangerous. Other projects may weaken your home’s foundation. These types of projects will go more smoothly when left to the professionals.


When deciding whether or not to give a home improvement project the DIY treatment, consider these important questions.

  • Is this project worth the time and effort I will have to put into it?
  • Do I have the necessary tools and skills to do this project correctly?
  • What are the safety issues I should consider?

DIY projects can be fun; however, it is often best to leave the larger or more dangerous projects to the professionals.

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We Are Accepting Submissions for June’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

Norman from Granite City won May’s Bumper Sticker Drawing! Congratulations!

Bumper Sticker Drawing

Submissions for June’s Bumper Sticker Drawing are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!

Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck on This Month’s Bumper Sticker Drawing!

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6 Reasons Why Your Hot Water is Unexpectedly Cold

Waking up early and hopping into a cold shower is not a fun way to start your day. So what is causing your hot water to run cold? One of these six reasons is likely to blame for your icy wake-up call.

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Reasons Your Hot Water is Cold

1. Leaking hot water pipe

If a pipe is leaking in your basement, for example, it won’t reach your bathroom, especially if your shower is on the second floor. As long as the pipe isn’t hidden in a wall, you should be able to find the problem easily. However, a leak in a hidden pipe could be more of a challenge to detect. Call us right away at (866)844-3770 if you suspect that you might have a leaking pipe.

2. The pilot light is out

This is a potential issue if you have a gas-fired water heater. If you don’t know how to check your heater for the pilot light, look in your owner’s manual. Follow the instructions to relight it and if it doesn’t work, you likely have a bigger problem that needs special attention.

3. The burner isn’t working

Electric heaters have an element (sometimes two) that heats the water. If you do not have hot water and there is no leak, your element might not be working. These water heaters typically have a lifespan of about 7-10 years so if your heater is around this age, it’s possible that the element has failed and needs replacement.

4. The thermostat is set wrong or not working.

Water heaters have a thermostat set at a specific temperature. It might be set too low and not giving you hot enough water to have your shower. Follow the instructions to change the thermostat setting. If it still doesn’t work, you may need to change your thermostat.

5. The Breaker Tripped

Your water heater might have tripped the breaker. Check your panel and reset the breaker. If it happens again, that signals an electrical problem and you should give us a call right away. You may have to replace your heater, depending on the severity of the problem.

6. The tank is too small

If everything is working well but you constantly face a cold shower if you’re the last one in, your heater might be undersized. You can either race to the bathroom before everyone else, wait for the water to heat up again, or replace your heater with one that has a larger capacity.

Call in a professional

Don’t take chances with your hot water system. Give us a call to make sure everything is working well and to keep your hot water running.

If you have any plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical needs, simply call us at:

(866) 844-3770

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Team Tiger Takes Their Pink Truck to Relay for Life!

Each year our local American Cancer Society chapter hosts several great Relay for Lifes. This year, Tiger Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical Services will again be sponsoring four of these fantastic events. We have been proudly sponsoring these events for the past several years now.

Relay for Life

“Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it’s time to take action against cancer”
(American Cancer Society).

Our sponsoring of these events coincides with our ongoing efforts to help spread cancer awareness in our area. We also have our signature Pink Truck Program; when one of our pink trucks goes on a service call a portion of the proceeds of that call is donated to the American Cancer Society. To date, we have donated $16,000 and this number will only continue to grow.

Check Out Our Pink Truck at Anyone of These Relay for Life Events

Relay for Life of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

7 p.m.-1 a.m.

EDWARDSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

6161 Center Grove Rd Edwardsville, IL

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Relay for Life of Collinsville/Maryville/Troy

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2017

4 p.m.

DROST PARK

500 N Center St. Maryville, IL

Click Here for More Information

Relay for Life of O’Fallon IL

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017

4 p.m.

O’FALLON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

600 South Smiley St. O’Fallon, IL

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Relay for Life of Southern St Clair County

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

7 p.m.

WOLF BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL

410 Huntwood Rd, Swansea, IL

Click Here for More Information 

 We Look Forward to Seeing Everyone at These Events!


Click Here to Find a Relay for Life Event Near You

Relay for Life

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Looking for a Long-Term Career, Instead of Just a Dead-End Job? Then Join Us for Our Job Fair!

We are a full-service residential plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical company based right here in the Metro-East area and we are growing! Our success and growth means that we need to hire more people to meet the rising demand. 

Job Fair

We were recently named as the number five small business to work for in the St. Louis area by Top Workplaces and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch! Additionally, we were also named as one of the best places to work in the state of Illinois for 2016 and 2017.

We have been in business since 1993 and we offer our team members top pay, paid vacations, holidays, sick time and hands-on training. Additionally, we offer health and dental insurance for full-time employees and their families we also have an employer matched IRA program and an employee retention program, where after six years of being with Tiger, you will receive a bonus check worth 3.5% percent of your average annual salary.

Want to join our growing team? Then join us for our job fair, on May 11th, at our Collinsville location. This event is perfect for anyone looking for a long-term career at one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis Metro East area.

We have a variety of opportunities available and we need people like you!

So whether you’re unemployed, underemployed or you’re just looking for a change, join us at 5:30 p.m. sharp on May 11th, and learn about the benefits that come with being a member of Team Tiger!

Job Fair Details:

Date: May 11th

Time: 5:30 p.m. sharp!

Location: 1902 Vandalia St. Suite 100

Collinsville, IL 62234

Bring your resume and any questions you may have for our management team.

If you have any questions contact Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com or
call 618-578-5944

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Spring Rain and Your Plumbing: How April Showers Can Damage Your Pipes

Spring is here! Goodbye, yucky winter weather and short days. Say hello to budding leaves, blooming flowers and rain, lots and lots of rain. While spring brings the excitement of warming weather, it also brings hazards like heavy April rain showers, basement flooding and damaged pipes.pipes

Here are some ways your pipes can be affected by April rain showers:

1. Moving water can erode soil where a pipe is buried; exposing it.

Heavy rain can create rushing water that becomes a powerful force. This force can erode the soil around buried pipes, exposing them to damage. This is particularly concerning for the plumbing lines coming to your house from the city’s system.

Make sure you know where your pipes are buried and take extra care during and after flooding to avoid those areas. Once the rainwater has subsided, do a thorough check to make sure they are still buried. If the soil has been eroded, inspect the pipes for damage or have one of our plumbing experts come out and inspect them for you.

2. Pipes can burst. 

Flooding brings debris as well as lots of water. This debris can easily gather in a storm/drain pipes causing them to back up. If the pressure is high enough from the water draining, this can lead to bursting. You can minimize the risk of bursting by keeping your yard clean so there is less debris to back up your drainage system.

3. Pipes can corrode faster.

Depending on the material of your piping, exposure to flood waters and any changes in water chemistry can cause it to rust faster. This most often happens over a number of seasons of flooding and heavy rains. Inspect any visible piping for signs of rust, particularly if you have old cast iron piping in your home. Copper also corrodes and gets pinhole leaks so you still have to inspect those pipes as well.

4. Dirt and debris in the water supply can erode pipes internally.

Erosion is another way pipes can be damaged. Floodwaters carry sediment that destroys the
internal wall of drainpipes. While you cannot inspect the inside of pipes, you can call in one of our plumbing experts if you are concerned that you might be at risk for damaged piping from dirt and sediment erosion.


5. Prevention and cure.

Let us inspect your home’s plumbing to make sure it can withstand this April’s showers. When the floodwaters subside, we can help you find and repair any damage you may have incurred. Give us a call and we will keep your piping in shape for many more years of spring weather!

 

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Looking for a New Career? You are in Luck! Check Out Our Open Positions!

Ready for a career upgrade? We are a growing local company and we were recently named one of the Best Places to work in Illinois and listed in the top 5 Top Work Places to work for in the St. Louis area in the small businesses category. We are looking for hard-working individuals to join our growing team!  We offer top pay, paid vacation, holidays, sick time, health and dental insurance, retirement package. *Must be clean-cut, drug-free and undergo a background check.

Career

Your New Career Starts Here!

Plumbing Installers

We are seeking Plumbing Installers with 1+ years’ experience who are interested long term career opportunities. 

Desirable Characteristics: 

         -Dependable individuals

         -Clean cut individual that takes pride in his/her appearance

         -Ability to interact professionally with customers

         -Strong customer service and communication skills

         -Estimating, selling and offering maintenance plans to customers

         -Ability to explain and educate the customer in a way they can understand

**Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record

**Must be able to pass drug test and background check

Click Here to Apply!

HVAC Installers

Job Responsibilities 

  • Must have the skills and knowledge to properly install:
    • Furnaces
    • AC Units
    • Heat Pumps
    • Etc.
  • Ability to perform all HVAC repairs and replacements to code
  • Able to troubleshoot, diagnose and explain all problems to customers
  • Be able to perform accurate HVAC inspections
  • Perform calculations necessary for HVAC work and invoicing purposes
  • Be comfortable asking and accepting payment from customers
  • Comply with all local, state and federal codes
  • Be professional at all times
  • Must be a team player

Education and Qualifications 

  • At least a year in HVAC required
  • EPA certification preferred
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Willing to work a flexible schedule
  • Positive attitude and pleasant demeanor while speaking to customers
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Click Here to Apply!

CarpenterJob Openings

We are seeking:

  • Dependable individuals
  • Clean-cut individual who takes pride in his/her appearance
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Must be able to pass background check

Qualifications:

  • Drywall and patchwork skills
  • Tiling, laminate and other flooring installation experience
  • Framing and finishing experience
  • Grout work skills
  • Doors, cabinets, vanities, etc. installation capabilities
  • Some light painting may be required

Click Here to Apply!

Electrical Sales Representative

General Responsibilities:

  • Conduct sales of electrical services over the phone and at customer’s homes
  • Follow up with customers on pricing inquiries
  • Contact manufacturers for current lead time information and special customer delivery requirements
  • Assist outside sales for requests for customer related needs when required
  • Be knowledgeable about existing product and service lines
  • Educate customers on technology, features, and benefits to improve sales and customer satisfaction
  • Attend/participate in internal meetings and vendor training
  • Evaluate problem accounts or orders.
  • Work with appropriate personnel to develop strategies, tactics and contingency plans to obtain desired market share.
  • Performs other related duties as dictated by business necessity or assigned by management.

Basic Requirements:

  • A year or more of sales experience
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a background and drug test
  • Have a clean driving record
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Click Here to Apply!

Have You Ever Thought About Becoming A Plumber?

We are looking for individuals with sales experience interested in a long term career opportunity learning about the plumbing industry with on the job training.

We are seeking:

  • Estimating, selling and offering maintenance plans to customers
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to explain and educate the customer in a way they can understand
  • Previous Sales experience a plus
  • Clean cut individual that takes pride in his/her appearance
  • Dependable individual willing to work a flexible schedule
  • Must have a positive attitude and pleasant demeanor while speaking to customers
  • Ability to participate in a team environment

Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record Must be able to pass background check Excellent opportunity for the right candidate

Click Here to Apply!

Click here for a full list of our open positions!

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It is Time to Enter April’s Bumper Sticker Drawing for a Chance to Win $200!

Thank you to everyone who entered our March Bumper Sticker Contest! Lisa from Pontoon Beach took home the $200 prize this time! Submissions for April’s drawing are now being accepted. Continue reading to learn how you can enter!

Bumper Sticker

Place a TrustTiger.com bumper sticker on your vehicle and receive $50 off your next service call.

Plus, you can enter a monthly drawing to win $200 cash! Each month submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background to our Facebook Page and be entered to win. You can enter to win multiple times throughout the year!

Contest Rules:

-The sticker must be attached to your bumper.

-To enter the monthly drawing you must submit a new photo of our bumper sticker on your vehicle with a different background each month.

-Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TrustTiger/) via private message or you can email them to Amber Jackson at amber.jackson@trusttiger.com.

-Photos must be submitted by the 28th of each month and winners will be announced by the first Friday of each month.

-Only original photos are eligible to enter the drawing. Photos cannot be duplicated.

Call (866)844-3770 to learn how you can receive your own Bumper Sticker, or you can send an email inquiry to amber.jackson@trusttiger.com

Thank You and Good Luck!

If you have any plumbing, heating, cooling or electrical needs, simply call us at:

(866) 844-3770

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Reduce your Home’s Water Consumption with Low-Flow Faucet Aerators

Water ConsumptionWater consumption is a growing concern in homes across the country. By reducing the amount of water you use at home, you can help protect the environment and lower your utility bills. Although there are major upgrades you can make to your plumbing system to reduce your home’s water consumption, there are also many small and inexpensive changes you can make, such as installing low-flow faucet aerators.

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