Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How Americans Celebrate Christmas Day.

You know the basics…People around Elgin celebrate Christmas Day in many ways.  Often, it’s combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations.  Many people decorate their homes, visit family or friends and exchange gifts.  In the days or even weeks before Christmas Day Christmas trees begin appearing and much more.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ.  However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in those aforementioned pre-Christian winter festivals.  These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and trees which symbolize everlasting light and life.

Christmastime in the Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland is very special.  Tom’s Plumbing of Elgin has been here for decades serving the plumbing needs of our beautiful area.  Once again in 2020 Tom’s Plumbing will be there when you need us.  From the Curce family to all of you…have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Dec 20th - Holiday Movie Night featuring "The Polar Express"

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The Geneva Park District invites you to celebrate the season at its new Holiday Movie Night featuring The Polar Express. Enjoy a special night of holiday magic as you watch this beloved classic on the big screen at Playhouse 38, sip hot chocolate “as thick and rich as melted chocolate bars,” and have the chance to meet and take a picture with Santa Claus!  

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

That Reliable Dial on your Wall.

It’s your thermostat, of course.  The thermostat controls both the heating and cooling systems of homes in the Elgin area with central heat and air conditioning, or it just controls the furnace in homes without air.  Adjusting the number on the thermostat should change the temperature in the room…we have come to expect it!

Here are some signs that your thermostat is going bad –

1.  Set yours about 5 degrees higher and see if it kicks on.
2.  Make sure it is set to heat and not cool.  You’d be surprised.
3.  Switch the circuit breaker to off then back on.
4.  Check the wires to make sure they are securely attached.

Beyond this, it gets a lot more complicated such as unscrewing wires and wrapping them together.  We may have reached the limits of the DIY zone!  In the Northwest Suburbs homeowners and business managers rely on Tom’s Plumbing for thermostat repair and replacement.  Just call Tom’s Plumbing anytime at (847) 697-6444.