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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
731 W Skippack Pike  Blue Bell  PA 19422
Phone:  610-277-4060
Office:  215-643-3200
Cell:  267-481-1786
Fax:  267-354-6973

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Think the Meal Is the Best Part about Thanksgiving? Think Again

November 25, 2015 1:12 am

What do you love most about Thanksgiving? If your answer is “the food,” you’re in line with the majority of respondents (nearly 80 percent) to a recent Harris Poll, who peg leftovers as their favorite part of the holiday. This might also explain why just over 70 percent of respondents would rather cook Thanksgiving dinner than go out to a restaurant, according to results from the poll.

And when it comes to what’s on the table, the turkey rules the roost. Almost 40 percent of respondents to the poll look forward to turkey the most, followed by stuffing (23 percent), pumpkin pie (12 percent), mashed potatoes (9 percent), sweet potatoes (6 percent) and cranberry sauce (3 percent).
 
But although the turkey remains a Thanksgiving staple, its preparation may vary. According to the poll, 52 percent of respondents show an interest in grilling turkey, and 49 percent show an interest in deep-frying. Nearly 30 percent are interested in trying a turducken—a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey—this year.

Source: The Harris Poll®

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Installing a Standby Generator? 5 Questions to Ask

November 24, 2015 1:12 am

Standby generators, backup electrical systems that automatically operate after a power outage, can aid homeowners tremendously in the wake of a severe storm. Considering installing a standby generator in your home? Consult a professional dealer first—and ask them these five questions before purchasing—say the experts at Briggs & Stratton.

1. What size generator is right for my home?
The best generator size for a home depends on what the homeowner is hoping to power when the utility power is knocked offline. Generator sizing calculators, like the one at www.powernow.com, can help give homeowners an idea of the best size for their home before meeting with the installer.

2. Where should the standby generator be installed?
A homeowner's dealer will help determine where on the property the generator's placement will be, and whether any custom installation work will need to be done. That could include burying wires underground or adding a concrete pad on which the standby generator will be installed.

3. What installation and permit requirements does the home need prior to installation?
To start the home generator installation process, your local dealer will conduct an on-site visit to determine your home's specific installation needs and what local permits are needed before starting.

4. What kind of fuel do standby generators run on?
The dealer will also discuss which fuel option—natural gas or liquid propane—is available and will work best for your home's generator system. In almost all instances, the generator will use the fuel option that is already being used in the home.

5. What financing options are available?
Financing deals like zero monthly interest or low APR and fixed monthly payments are available through the dealer from the manufacturer. This gives homeowners immediate access to backup power without needing to save to make a larger one-time payment. The installer will know the latest financing options available for the unit being purchased.

Source: Briggs & Stratton

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