What Are the Greatest Changes to Look Forward to in the Colorado Job Market?

The local changes in the Colorado job market have virtually shaped the way the state has developed during the past five years. This change has been rather abrupt and has surpassed what many experts concluded about the state’s capabilities for growth and industrial expansion.

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The increase in jobs relating to manufacturing has been one of the major changes in recent years. Manufacturing giants in the area have moved many of their main initiatives to Colorado, and some companies that have never even been to the area are now among the main players. It stands to reason then that these jobs are a big part of the local job industry.

 

Jobs in retail have also increased. With a substantial population growth and the number of inhabitants continuing to increase in cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, there are many new restaurants, shops, supermarkets, clothing stores and computer shops in Colorado than ever before. Moreover, new commercial buildings continue to be on the agenda of many investors in the area.

 

Finally, there’s a lot to be said about the construction industry as well. There are plenty of HVAC jobs, specifically licensed air conditioning repair Denver technicians that need to be filled.  The shortage in construction workers in Colorado attests to this fact, as more and more companies continue to employ qualified and unqualified workers for the purpose of finishing large construction projects as quickly as possible.

How to Hire a Dependable Contractor in Colorado and Make the Most Out of Your Project

Finding a reliable contractor is not that hard, especially in the Colorado area, where there are literally hundreds of contractors in every segment, and it’s just a matter of making sure you can trust the one you hire. Contractors in HVAC Denver CO arena are some of the most trustworthy and knowledgeable as you will find.  Depending on the actual job you need help with, however, there are a few important considerations you’ll have to keep in mind before actually hiring your team of professionals:

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  • Before accepting to let the technicians on your property, consider getting their estimate on your project in writing. That way, you don’t have to deal with unwanted misunderstandings later on.
  • Don’t just hire them for a job without getting all the knowledge you can. Order a thorough inspection of the area of your property you need help with, and then make your decision based on the recommendation of several contractors.
  • Make sure you’re clear about the working schedule. If you’re hiring a commercial roofing company to fix your roof, for example, avoid scheduling the project during the hours when your employees have the most work to do.
  • Supervise the project, and ask to be kept in the loop regarding any changes or improvisations regarding the work you agreed to pay for.

 

You’ll find most Colorado contractors will be quite friendly and willing to help you out with all these steps. However, it’s always best to be prepared and make sure you hire a contractor that you can truly depend on from start to finish.

What Are the Top Rated Schools in Colorado You’ll Want Your Children to Attend?

Are you planning on moving to Colorado? Finding the best schools for your children is not always an easy task, and depending on where you move to, your options might be somewhat limited. However, when it comes to the state of Colorado, there are a lot of places where you can find excellent schools with reliable and friendly staff members and plenty of opportunities for your children to improve and reach the best results they can.  You will also find many businesses that support your local schools and communities such as very friendly and knowledgeable Denver HVAC companies.

Based on recent polls and stats, one of the best high schools for your children to attend is Cherry Creek High School. Located in Greenwood Village CO, this academic institution is rated extremely well when it comes to academics, college preparation and the expertise and friendly attitude of the teachers.

 

Boulder’s Peak to Peak Charter School is another addition to the list of the best public schools in the Colorado area. This school is able to provide your kids with outstanding preparation for college, and more than 93% of all the parents and children agree that the teachers here are able to offer exceptionally engaging lessons.

 

Finally, we have the Aspen High School in Aspen School District No. 1. This impressive academic center is rated as the #5 high school in Colorado, and it focuses a great deal on safety, reliable solutions for students preparing for the best colleges, and lessons that encourage students to be highly competitive in their resolve.

Don’t Forget Your Mom This Mother’s Day

 

You may not know this but Pasterkamp Heating and Air Conditioning is a family run business and we value our family bond. This Mother’s Day we want to remind you to spend some time with the person who brought you into this world.

https://kdvr.com/2017/05/09/mothers-day-gift-ideas-6/Mother’s Day Gift Ideas | FOX31 Denver Mother’s Day is this weekend! Heather Smith with theHAUTEbar.com shows us a Mother’s Day Gift Guide for any budget.

Roses + Rosé. For mom’s morning on her special day …

O’ So Easy Paprika Roses from Nature Hills have the most gorgeous coral and salmon colored blooms with a bright sunny yellow center. They love our Colorado sun and may be kept in a pot or mom can plant it into the ground to enjoy for years to come.  A glass of Rosé All Day is a must, poured cold into this lovely Riedel crystal glass O Wine Tumbler. For the most sublime cold caffeine fix, serve up some Forest Cold Brew Coffee out of Denver. They have partnered with farmers in the northernmost point of Thailand and every coffee berry is hand picked for the cleanest brew.  Serve mom some thick and velvety Noosa yogurt, the new Orange + Ginger flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, made with whole-milk, fresh fruit purees and infused with wildflower honey on local dairy farms in Bellvue, CO. Simply dollop some scoops into a Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte and sprinkle on top One Degree Organic Foods Sprouted Oat Quinoa Cacao Granola,made with pure cacao from the island of Bali, for the perfect morning {easy} meal!

Give mom a ‘beautiful’ shopping day, and she doesn’t even have to get out of bed!

The Beauty with Benefits collection by Cosmetic Executive Women is a special selection of color cosmetics, hair care products and skin care by the leading beauty brands, and 80% of the purchase price benefits Cancer and Careers, a national non-profit that helps cancer survivors continue on the job. Mom can shop now on  QVC or the fabulous shopping event will air May 18 from 6-8pm ET on QVC and from 8-10pm ET on QVC’s Beauty iQ streaming channel. Some of the brands scheduled to participate in 2017 include: Mac retro matte lip color, Givenchy Essentials Palette, Dior Addict Lip Glow, Philosophy whipped body crème, Julep Nail Polish Trio, Glamglow SuperCleanse and Shiseido Bio-Performance Revitalizing Cream. Stash a special note for mom in this Herschel Supply Neoprene Settlement Case and Neoprene Chapter travel kit that she may fill them up with her heart’s desires.

New tech must haves …  so mom’s memories never fade!

The Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera is glorious instant gratification when it comes to making memories fun, quick, and easy! Snap, record, edit, print, and share all of your special moments via bluetooth and the built-in instant printer — and the printed photos are actually stickers! The large LCD screen allows you to zoom, enable HD video, set the auto timer, or add filters, borders and stickers to your photo or video, before it’s even taken. The Polaroid app let’s you share to social media on the fly, or save to the camera’s SD card for later.

Nikon’s KeyMission 360 is such a fun addition to Super Mom’s quiver — because we know mom sees everything — so now she can save all those memories no matter how crazy they may be! This camera has a 360-degree angle of view to capture adventures in a new way, and is weatherproof to boot! It also has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth so sharing to social is seamless too!

New wheels for mom!

Mom has probably given you all the new bikes your heart could desire growing up, now isn’t it time she has a fabulous new ride. The Linus Dutchi is elegant and ready to roll on family adventures or perhaps a relaxing ride just for mom time! The upright riding position makes this single-speed super comfortable, and the low step-through frame allows for easy on and off. We have her ride set with Disco lights too! The Nite Ize SpokeLit LED wheel lights give any bike a groovy makeover and let’s you choose your color or keep it cycling through color-changing Disc-O mode. Safety and Style go hand in hand when it comes to helmets, a necessity, my favorite is Thousand Stay Gold where vintage moto meets modern minimal.

And of course, fill mom’s Pure Cycles bike basket with more gifts … wine from Miner Family Winery Viognier, Wente Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, or Austerity Chardonnay. Include a fab S’well reusable bottle that looks great and does good, with a mission to rid the world of plastic bottles all while keeping drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. And, a little Darling Daisy Cookie Bouquet, by Foodstirs {this was the cutest baking kit that was fab and easy, as it included organic and GMO-free cookie and frosting mix, cookie cutters and frosting!} On my lil’ wish list, I asked for a special new planner from Emily Ley as it is time to start planning summer and all the family fun we’ll have!

Some super sweet treats for mom … surprise her all day!

We have three Willfull Goods Neon Mini Bowls filled with decadent treats! Daydream Dessert Manuka + Maca Salted Caramels are raw, organic plant-based confections, handcrafted with love in Boulder, CO. These luxurious bites are raw cacao chocolate stuffed with salty date + tahini caramel, infused with maca and vanilla powder, raw Wedderspoon manuka honey, with a pinch of pink himalayan salt and love. The Vosges Les Fleurs du Chocolat box is an edible haut-chocolat garden. A feast for the eyes and palate, each chocolate truffle is topped with violets, orchids, marigolds, nasturtiums and bee pollen. Or treat mom to Smash Mallow whipped marshmallows, with flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberries and Cream or Meyer Lemon Chia Seed we sure hope she shares! For a refreshing pairing to all these delectable bites, pour mom a sparkling glass of Rowdy Mermaid’s No 2 Flower Grow, a delightful mix of rose petals, chamomile buds and the ‘spirit’ of cherry pie infused into handcrafted living kombucha tea and Colorado snowmelt — this recipe was formulated by the founder’s 3 year old daughter for her mom — how sweet it is!

 

Celebrate Earth Day by Planting a Tree in Your Yard

We, at Pasterkamp Heating and Air Conditioning in Denver, want to remind you that this Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day! While we think the Earth is important every day, there is nothing wrong with celebrating extra this weekend. There are all sorts of ways to celebrate but one of the best might be to plant a tree!

https://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-stake-a-tree/?#.WPoc3ogrLIUHow to Stake a Tree – Bob Vila Most new trees do just fine on their own. In fact, the movement they experience from normal wind and weather helps these yard young’uns develop strong root systems and solid trunk girth. In several scenarios, however, it’s beneficial, even necessary, to stake a tree during its first growing season. If your new tree is planted on a slope or in an open area, or if it will be exposed to very strong winds, it may require some temporary stabilization. A young tree with a dense crown of leaves but a disproportionately small root ball may also require a stake. But trees must be staked properly, or damage—even death—can occur. This guide will help your new tree become a truly upstanding citizen!

You’ll need two stakes per tree, plus straps to tie them to the trunk. To DIY your own stakes, taper the points of 6- to 8-foot long, 2×2 pieces of lumber, and use wire housed inside rubber hosing for ties. Or you can purchase stakes, made of treated wooden posts, and nylon or rubber ties from big box home improvement stores or nurseries.

Place each stake on opposite sides of the tree, about 15 to 18 inches ?away from the trunk, ensuring they will clear the root ball. Drive each stake into the ?ground with a sledgehammer, about 18 inches deep.

In general, to anchor trees exposed to high winds or on slopes, the straps should be placed about 18 inches above the ground. In the case of a tree with a flimsy trunk that can’t support itself, place the straps about 6 inches above the spot where the tree can stand upright.

Tie the tree to each stake with flat tree staking straps, so that they are taut but not so tight that the tree cannot move. You want to let the tree sway a bit in the wind, which encourages strong root development. Flat straps provide a large surface area to distribute pressure and avoid damage to the trunk. Be especially cautious if using homemade wire-in-hose straps: Stretch them too tight and they’ll injure the sensitive tissues just under the bark, essential for taking up water and nutrients.

Remember, ? you should only stake a young tree for one growing season, until the root system has had a chance to spread out and set in. After removing the straps, you can leave the stakes in the ground as protection from foot traffic and lawn equipment if they don’t pose a hazard. If you choose to remove the stakes, dig gently around the base of each one to loosen it, being careful not to disturb the roots. Keep your straps and stakes if they are still in good condition to be used for the next tree you plant that requires staking.

With good care and a little luck, your new trees should bring joy to your family and beauty to your property for generations.

 

Keep Up With Your April Home Maintenance

This year is flying by and we are already into the first full month of Spring. If your not careful it is easy to forget about all of the little things you need to do to keep your home in good working order.

At Pasterkamp we are always ready to help you with your Denver heating and air conditioning problems but there is a lot more to maintaining your home and if take a little time with prevention you can save yourself a great deal of time and money.

Take a look at some of these tips below of what to take care of on your home this April.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/houzz/2016/04/02/your-april-home-checklist/#a66253b1c53eYour April Home Checklist | Forbes With lengthening days and milder temperatures in many parts of the country, April is a wonderful time to freshen up the home inside and out. From windows that sparkle to a clutter-free garage, here are 13 tasks to make the most of the first full month of spring.

Clean gutters and downspouts. Having your home’s gutters and downspouts cleaned (and repaired if necessary) is one of the first important tasks to schedule this season. Clogged gutters during a rainy spring can cause water to pool, potentially damaging the roof and siding.

Wash siding. Using a regular garden hose, attach a siding cleaning kit (available at most home improvement stores) to clear away winter grime from your home’s siding.

Spruce up the front porch. Clean the porch floor, exterior windows, windowsills and front door. Wipe cobwebs from the ceiling and high corners. Lay down a fresh doormat and plant a pot of flowers. If you have porch furniture, clean it off and wash the cushions.

Inspect paths and driveway. Repeated freezing and thawing can take a toll on asphalt and concrete. Check your driveway and paths for cracks and schedule repairs as needed. Via forbes.com

 

Early Spring Allergies Are Here But We Can Help

The winter in the Denver area has been much lighter than usual, in terms of precipitation and coldness and that has brought on earlier spring plant growth. This might be a good thing if you are a gardener but it isn’t as good if you are suffering from allergies.

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/plants-blooming-weeks-ahead-of-schedule-in-much-of-coloradoGot allergies? Plants blooming weeks ahead of schedule in much of Colorado – 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com DENVER – Allergies bugging you a little earlier than usual? That’s because spring plant growth is several weeks ahead of schedule this year.

The National Phenology Network tracks seasonal changes in plants and animals around the country and its latest ‘Spring Leaf Index’ data show plants along the Front Range and in the eastern plains of Colorado are leafing out about 20 days earlier than what is normal for the area.

Those areas of the state are also experiencing drought conditions due to the recent string of unusually warm, dry weather.

As seen in the map below, much of the southern portion of the country is running ahead of schedule (dark red is 20 days early and dark blue is 20 days late).

The Colorado Rockies and the western slope are mostly seeing typical plant activity, as snowfall in the mountains has been above average so far this year.

Parts of the West Coast that have had a very cold, wet winter are lagging several weeks behind schedule. Read more…

If your allergies are getting the best of you this season we at Pasterkamp Heating and Air Conditioning can help you improve your indoor air quality.

Do You Know What People Saying About Pasterkamp?

Have you heard what people are saying about us? At Pasterkamp Heating & Air Conditioning, we are experts in the Denver heating and air conditioning market but we know that this business is part being an expert at what we do and part how to treat our customers. Our business has been family owned and operated since 1959 and we believe that every customer we have helped is a part of our family.

You don’t have to take our word for it though. See what people have said about us on Angie’s List below.

https://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/co/denver/pasterkamp-heating-and-air-conditioning-reviews-222149.htmPasterkamp Heating & Air Conditioning | Denver, CO 80223 | Angie’s List

Reviews you can trust on Pasterkamp Heating & Air Conditioning from Angie’s List members

They installed a new air conditioner.

It went very well. We were even able to get a rebate. We had some trouble receiving the rebate from Public Works, and Pastercamp worked with this to make sure we got the rebate. Their work was excellent. They were thoughtful and cleaned up after themselves. The timing was good, they were pleasant to work with, and the owner gave particular attention to detail. We would highly recommend them.

And there is this one too…

Remove & replace HVAC system with new high efficiency equipment. Furnace = 20 yrs old with heavy rust in heat exchanger; A/C = 19 yrs old, working ok but low SEER rating.Decided to replace furnace, A/C, filter and humidifier.

Installer and NATE certified technician, Dan, arrived each day promptly. He laid protective cloth tarps as he entered the house; put protective film on basement stairs. He reversed the tarps as he left each day. All debris, parts and pieces from removal and install were taken at the end of each work day. Dan’s attention to detail was impeccable. He was thorough and meticulous. The difference between his work and the original installation was dramatic. The first day it almost seemed like he was and quot;joggingand quot; from task to task. His response to my inquiry, was ‘never left a homeowner without heat on a furnace replacement, don’t want to have you be the first’.Dan was joined by Eldon for coordinated efforts to get the new PVC vents through the house walls. They worked well together, each very apparently fully aware of the other’s next move.Ed from Sales was informative and took the extra steps to ensure the system would be AHRI certified. This also helps considerably to qualifying for any rebates from the power company. I would describe as realistic and practical. He gave us options and alternatives with the pros and cons for each. We research several companies, representing the and quot;majorand quot; brands and bids from each. The pricing we received was competitive.Pasterkamp was highly recommended by a close friend, and had a great Angie’s List rating. In our experience, they certainly delivered and did not disappoint!!!

Give us a call and we will prove to you why we are the best HVAC company you can hire.