Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Charlotte Irrigation Winterization Company

As Charlotte's number one choice for irrigation services and outdoor lighting installations, Irrigation and Lighting Specialist would like to wish all of our clients a happy Thanksgiving! We hope that everyone has a safe holiday weekend and enjoys this special holiday.

So far this year, we have a lot to be thankful for. We continue to be one of the top Charlotte irrigation and outdoor lighting companies and could not be more thrilled to be part of our vibrant community. Trusting us with something as important as irrigation winterizations, irrigation installations and outdoor lighting installations is something we appreciate and take seriously. 

"For almost 30 years, our team has worked hard every day to provide our clients with the highest quality work and customer service," said John Minor, owner of Irrigation and Lighting Specialist. "As a result to our commitment to customer satisfaction, we have been able to establish ourselves as one of Charlotte's most trusted irrigation companies, and we will continue to raise the bar on our services." 

Our Thanksgiving Thanks! 

During this time of year, it is customary to give thanks to what you're grateful for. At Irrigation and Lighting Specialist, we are most thankful for our loyal customers. So much of our success depends on their support, and it has been a great pleasure to serve all of them. Over the years, we have gotten to know some great Charlotte homeowners, and it is very rewarding helping them meet their home improvement needs. 

Secondly, we are very grateful for the excellent work that the Irrigation and Lighting Specialist team continues to deliver. So far this year, we have finished some really impressive irrigation and lighting projects, and we expect a lot more coming up. 

"Our team is second to none," said Minor. "They really take pride in the quality of their work, and the results are happy customers and fantastic projects. We continue to amaze customers with our hard work and dedication."

To learn more about Irrigation and Lighting Specialist or our services like irrigation winterization, call John Minor at 704-747-0235 or email us. We look forward to being Charlotte's continued choice for high quality irrigation and lighting projects!

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Best Charlotte Christmas Light Displays

Charlotte is a great place to spend the Christmas season. In addition to all the shopping centers, parades and performances, Charlotte Christmas light displays are known as some of the best in the nation. People from all over the country come to experience our blend of beauty and enchantment.

As the region's premier holiday lighting company, Irrigation and Lighting Specialist has compiled this list of the best Charlotte Christmas light displays. If you are looking for something fun and festive to do this holiday season, these light displays should do the trick during the holiday season.

Christmas Town U.S.A. 

Just west of the Charlotte city limits, the Christmas spirit comes alive in the small town of McAdenville, also known as Christmas Town U.S.A. With a population of 700 residents, the town's elaborate holiday lighting displays attract 600,000 visitors annually - and for good reason. Both Yahoo! and Time Magazine call this one of the best displays in the country. Get a taste of the experience in the video below, and then go see it for yourself.

The lights will glow every night from December 2 to December 26. The suggested tour hours are Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. 

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

Located in Southwest Charlotte, the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens presents the Holiday Lights at The Garden display every year. The natural beauty of the garden and the festive combination of over a half-million lights is truly something to behold. The garden also features a breathtaking Christmas tree with hundreds of orchids, live entertainment, carriage rides and a visit from Santa in a room designed to capture the essence of Christmas morning.

Tickets for adults are $12 and $6 for children.

Charlotte Motor Speedway 

What is traditionally used for roaring motors and screaming NASCAR fans becomes one of the largest holiday light shows in the region. Speedway Christmas and the Boulevard of Lights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway have more than three million lights and over 800 festive features throughout the three-mile drive-through display. All of the lights are synced to Christmas music that is delivered to your vehicle through the radio. To add a little excitement to your evening, you even get to take your vehicle around turns three and four of the race track at the end.

The infield is home to the Christmas Village. Inside you can find more family events like ice skating, a live nativity scene, a petting zoo and an arts and crafts section.

The light show is open daily from November 23 to December 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $20 per vehicle.

If you are looking for something to get you and your family in the Christmas spirit, these Charlotte Christmas light displays will be sure to spread Christmas cheer!

After you've been inspired by these magical Christmas displays, call Irrigation and Lighting Specialist for all your holiday lighting installation needs. To learn more or to schedule a free holiday decorating consultation, call John Minor with Irrigation and Lighting Specialist at 704-747-0235 or email John. We look forward to adding your home to the list of great light displays in Charlotte! 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Charlotte Christmas Light Installation: LED Lighting

If you've been inside a retail store lately, you know that the holiday season is well on its way. With Thanksgiving two weeks away and Christmas only six weeks away, it is only a matter of time before Santa makes his way down your chimney.

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is a good time to start making plans for your Charlotte Christmas light installation. One of the first things you need to do is decide which type of holiday lighting to use.

"There are a lot of different designs, colors and types of holiday lighting," said John Minor of Irrigation and Lighting Specialist. "When considering which is best for you, don't pass up on LED lights. If you don't already use LED string lights, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon."

Reasons for Charlotte Christmas LED Light Installation 

LED lighting is the latest trend in Christmas lighting, and it is not hard to see why. They carry a lot of advantages over traditional lights and have quickly become a favorite choice of Charlotte homeowners. Here are a few reasons why you should consider LED lighting for your Charlotte Christmas light installation. 
  • Energy Efficient - LED bulbs are up to 90 percent more efficient that traditional incandescent bulbs. By using 84 percent less energy, you won't have to spend a fortune on your power bill. 
  • Affordability - In addition to the savings on your power bill, the price of LED lights are around the same as incandescent lights. Many also come with a rebate. 
  • Longevity - LED string lights have a life of 35,000-50,000 hours, compared to only 2,000 hours for incandescent lights. In other words, LED lights will last 40 holiday season longer than traditional lights. 
  • Safety - LED lights do not give off heat, which means you won't have to worry about them starting a fire. 
  • Durability - In addition to their longevity, LED lights are also durable. The bulbs are made out of a thick epoxy casing that's nearly impossible to break. 
  • No Burnt Bulbs - Instead of the filament used in traditional bulbs, LED lights use light-emtting diodes that don't burn out. So you don't have to spend your entire afternoon hunting one burnt bulb that made your entire string of lights useless. 
"We plan to install a lot of LED lights this year," said Minor. "If you don't already have them, don't worry. We provide you with all the necessary lights you need during our Charlotte Christmas light installation service."

To learn more about our Charlotte Christmas light installation service or to schedule a free holiday decorating consolation, call John Minor with Irrigation and Lighting Specialist at 704-747-0235 or 803-831-0506 or email John. We look forward to helping you create a beautiful and sensible holiday lighting display!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Don't Forget Your Charlotte Irrigation Winterization

As we enter into the month of November, it is hard to ignore the extra nip in the air. According to local forecasters, the Charlotte region will experience lows in the 30's this week, and cold fronts will be making their way up the east coast. If you haven't prepared for winter, now is a good time to do it because the cold temperatures are here to stay.

Part of preparing your home for the winter includes Charlotte irrigation winterization. Just like you would prepare other features of your home for the cold weather, your irrigation system should also be included.

"Charlotte homeowners should schedule their winterization services as soon as possible," said John Minor of Irrigation & Lighting Specialist. "Temperatures have already dropped below freezing, and it will only continue to get colder. It is very important to get your system winterized because it is the best way to protect it from damage."

Charlotte Irrigation Winterization Reminder

If you haven't noticed, the Charlotte region is full of transplants from other states. One of the main reasons people have been flocking to Charlotte is because of the nice weather we enjoy, especially compared to the harsh conditions in the northeast. 

While it is true that we experience mild winters, there is still a need for irrigation winterization. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states that Charlotte averages around 2.1 inches of snow each year. This many not sound like blizzard conditions, but it does mean that temperatures are low enough to damage your irrigation system if you avoid winterization. 

When temperatures are below freezing, it causes the remaining water in your pipes and sprinkler heads to freeze. As the water freezes, it expands and causes essential parts to your irrigation system to crack and spilt. This damage can be costly and will prevent your system from working properly in the spring. 

"Charlotte may have great weather, but don't think that there isn't a need for winterization," said Minor. "Winterization is far cheaper than irrigation repairs, and we don't want people to find that out the hard way. Call to schedule a winterization appointment now and avoid bigger problems in the future." 

For more information about our Charlotte irrigation winterization services or to schedule an appointment, call John Minor with Irrigation Lighting Specialist at 704-747-0235 or 803-831-0506 or email John. We look forward to protecting your irrigation system from Jack Frost this winter!