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If you’re familiar with the weather of the Northern Nevada area during the summer months, then you know just how hot it can get here. Temperatures often reach the low 100’s as the summer progresses and the dry heat is exhausting. This year, we’ve experienced unusually high temperatures ranging from the low to mid 100’s. Unfortunately, it’s likely to only get hotter in the area which is not only uncomfortable but hazardous if you aren’t taking the right precautions to stay cool.
See how you can beat the heat this summer with Louie’s ACE Hardware. From fans and air conditioning units to water slide rentals, we have all the tools you need to keep cool this summer.
How to Cool Off Your Home This Summer
Before we get into all the products available to help keep you cool, let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to your home right now to reduce your indoor temperature.
#1 Check Your Doors and Windows
Doors and windows are the most common part of your home to let in hot air and allow cool air to escape. The seals on doors and windows can wear quickly which is not good for maintaining proper insulation during the summer or winter. Be sure to inspect the seals around the edge of all your exterior doors and windows for cracks, breaks, or missing parts. If you do notice any damage, have the seal replaced to ensure your home stays cool.
#2 Ceiling Fans and Portable Fans
Ceiling fans aren’t necessarily a staple in Northern Nevada homes for some reason, but if you are lucky enough to have them, use them. A continually rotating ceiling fan can help you feel significantly cooler in the summer as it pushes cool air down on you, allowing you to feel a light breeze of air on your skin. A portable fan provides a similar outcome, but they are less effective at pulling cool air down to you. However, any sort of air you can get to circulate through your home will be needed to keep cool.
#3 Keep Unused Rooms Closed
A room unused is a room wasting your cooling efforts. If you’re like many others with a spare bedroom or office that is visited sparingly, consider closing the door to the room along with its cooling vent. This will help the other rooms of the house stay cool as most of the cool air will be forced into these spaces.
#4 Shut Off Unnecessary Lights
While it may seem like a small adjustment to make, this simple tip can make a large difference in your electricity bill. Turning off all unnecessary lights in your home can help keep your energy costs down as well as your home’s temperature. The heat that radiates from incandescent light bulbs can add to the heat you feel in your home, so be sure to keep these to a minimum, especially during the day.
#5 Cover Your Windows During the Day
By placing just a light window covering over your windows such as a window sheer, you can significantly reduce the temperature of your home. Hot outdoor temperatures are best controlled inside by blocking the heat and direct sunlight. By blocking out a majority of the hot sunlight from your home, your other cooling efforts will be much more effective.
Stay Cool With These Products from Louie’s ACE Hardware
While fans don’t necessarily provide cool air, they do help keep the air in your home circulating so that it doesn’t get too warm. Consistent airflow is extremely important in keeping your home cool because it helps balance the warm air with the cool air in your home. This prevents hot or cold spots from developing in your house and ensures each area of the home has a consistent temperature. Portable fans come in a variety of styles and heights so that you can put them anywhere in your home. Just remember to set up your portable fan in a position that will promote proper airflow.
Water Slide Rentals
One way that you can beat the heat and keep yourself and the kids entertained is with a water slide. Not only are water slides fun, but they’re a great way to quickly cool off in times of extreme temperatures. If your home is simply too hot, or you need to get outside but don’t want to overheat, this is a great option. Interested in trying out a water slide? Contact our rental department today for pricing and availability!
Visit Louie’s ACE Hardware
If you’re like many other homeowners in Fallon, NV trying to keep your home cool this summer, come on down to Louie’s ACE Hardware. We have all the tools you need to beat the heat from portable fans to affordable A/C solutions. We even offer water slide rentals to provide the whole family with some fun and cool entertainment. Browse our product offerings or simply make use of our ACE hardware rentals today!
DIY and other home projects are starting to pick back up since the weather has gotten better. Now’s the perfect time to tend to your lawn, build that shelf you’ve been meaning to get around to, or upgrade your flooring. Whatever project you have going on this summer, ACE hardware rentals can help. And if you’re planning an event, we also have a variety of party rentals to choose from as well. Whether you’re painting your home, or throwing a birthday party for your little ones, our hardware tool rentals can make it easier.
Check out the list of hardware sales and rentals below and see how we can help you through your next project!
ACE Hardware Tool Rentals
Our rentals are some of the best available. With daily, weekly, and monthly rentals, you can use the tool for as long as you need. Our industrial grade rentals are durable and made to last, ensuring that you get the job done right and that the process goes smoothly.
We have a vast variety of hardware tool rentals to choose from, including:
Flooring and Interior Tools
- Carpet Tools; Extractors, Trimmers, Cleaners, and Stretchers
- Floor Polishers
- Wet/Dry Vacuum
- Wallpaper Steamer
- Concrete Hand Tools
- Demolition Hammer
- Hammer Drill
- Right Angle Plumbers Drill
- Chainsaws – Available in 16”, 18”, and 25”
- Construction Tools
- Aerators – Available in Towable Drum, Towable Plugger, and Gas
- High-Weed Mowers
- Weed Wackers and Edgers
- Lawn Mower Rentals
- Ditch Witch Trencher
- Ground Hog Trencher
- Small and Large Stump Grinders
- Skid Steers
Ladders and Lifts
- Scaffolding Packages
- 8’ Ladder
- 24’ Extension Ladder
Party and Event Rentals
- Bounce Houses
- Cotton Candy Machines
- Tables and Chairs
- Paint Sprayer Rental
- Fixture Sprayer Rental
Power Tool Rentals
- Power Washers – Available in 2700 PSI and 3500 PSI
- 10” Table Saw
- 12” Compound Miter Saw
- Band Saw
- Tile Saw
- Jack Hammers
- Air Nailers
- Air Compressors
- Construction Tools
- Power Trowels
- Small Mixers
Benefits of Renting Tools vs. Buying
If you’re getting ready to tackle a new DIY project or home renovation, you’re going to need tools and hardware to get the job done. Fortunately, hardware rentals are readily available to anyone who needs a specific tool but isn’t ready to purchase their own yet. There are several benefits to ACE hardware rentals that will make your next project a piece of cake.
#1 Save Your Money
Hardware tool rentals can save you up to hundreds of dollars on any given project. Rather than purchasing a tool or piece of equipment that you may only end up using a couple of times, you can rent the same tool for a fraction of the cost. Remember, hardware can be expensive and the pieces aren’t always versatile, limiting your use of them.
#2 Learn About the Tool
Renting hardware allows you to talk to the rental staff about how the equipment works and how one should properly operate it. They are very knowledgeable about all of the products we rent out and are happy to show you how they work and give you some helpful tips for best use.
#3 Try Before Buying
As stated above, some hardware can be very expensive and difficult to return. Many hardware stores in Reno may refuse your request for a refund if the tool has been used, but it’s not always so easy to tell if you’re going to like it or not. So what do you do?
Rentals gives you the opportunity to try out a tool before you buy it. This can help prevent you from getting stuck with a tool you really dislike.
#4 No Maintenance Required
Most tools will require some sort of upkeep and maintenance. Fortunately, our rentals always come complete and in perfectly working condition. And while it is expected that renters will use the equipment with care to prevent damage, there are no maintenance requirements to renting the hardware or tools.
How to Rent Equipment from Louie’s
Renting tools and hardware from ACE is an easy and convenient process. Just give us a call and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the right equipment and tools from all of our Nevada ACE hardware rentals. You will have the option to rent the tool for the day, week, or month. Upon picking up your rental equipment, you will need to provide a current ID. And before you drop off the rental equipment, we just ask that you clean it prior to returning.
Easy and Convenient ACE Hardware Rentals
At Louie’s ACE Home Center, we offer a variety of hardware sales/rentals that are available for daily, weekly, or monthly use. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help you determine which tool will be the most useful and effective for you to use. Contact our ACE hardware rental department today!
When you’re searching the aisles for the best product to use for your upcoming project, it’s good to see a familiar brand in Nevada hardware. One that you already know and trust. When you’re looking for a drill that is durable and built to last, you’ll probably look at a Craftsmen or a Black and Decker. And if you want the best wood fire grill you’ll most likely head straight for the Traegers. At Louie’s, we’re happy to share with you the quality national brands that you know and trust.
Best ACE Hardware Tool Rentals
Toro creates high-performance landscaping equipment ideal for homeowners. At Louie’s Home Center, we carry various Toro lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and string trimmers that are perfect for maintaining your lawn and garden this summer. Summer is the perfect time to get your yard looking its best, and to get there you should use the best ACE hardware rentals to care for it.
One of the most popular brands of lawn food, soil, and weed control is Scotts. You’ve probably seen the name placed inside the green oval on their packaging in stores, and Louie’s is proud to be one of them. If you’re looking for a green and luscious looking lawn this summer, give Scotts hardware sales and rentals a try.
If you want a cooler that can handle trekking through your summer adventures with you, then a Yeti cooler will be your go-to. Not only does this brand carry high-quality hard and soft coolers, they also make stainless steel, insulated thermoses, mugs and tumblers. You can depend on the durability of Yeti products, and you can pick up one of these coolers or tumblers right here at Louie’s.
This is another brand that puts out high caliber products that you can count on. Stihl creates outdoor power equipment that will last throughout the seasons. At Louie’s, we offer battery operated Stihl hardware rentals that will not only keep your yard in tip top shape, but these battery powered items are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. From chainsaws to hedge trimmers, Stihl carries a wide variety of outdoor tools which will come in handy for the summer season.
Craftsman is a well known brand of hand and power tools. When you’re looking for something reliable and durable, you may want to consider using a Craftsman tool. They have a wide variety of screwdrivers, hammers, saws, drills, and so much more. And you can now find Craftsman tools at Louie’s Ace Hardware.
Visit Our ACE Hardware Store
At Louie’s, we strive to provide our customers with the best hardware sales and rentals available. Our friendly ACE hardware store employees are experts at finding the best brand for you. Whether you’re concerned about your budget or have a specific product in mind, we can help you decide. Connect with Louie’s Ace Home Center or view our products and hardware rentals today!
Although mason jars were originally created as a means to preserve food, these molded glass jars have a wide range of uses. Over the years, the number of different uses has grown exponentially and will continue to grow. Mason jars have been used in every area of the home, for parties, given as gifts, and so much more. Louie’s ACE Home Center has a great selection of mason jars for all of your home decor needs!
1. Canning Produce & Jams
Canning produce and jams are one of the most popular uses for mason jars. From pickles to peaches, you have the ability to can just about anything. Homemade jams are also a great thing to store in mason jars because they are portable, easy to store, and stay fresh longer.
2. Spice Shaker
Make cooking a breeze with a magnetic spice rack comprised of mini mason jars. To re-create this magnetic spice rack, simply attach a magnet to the top of the mason jar, fill with desired spices, and label it. You can either add a stainless steel piece to any wall in your kitchen or place them on any stainless steel appliance.
3. Desk Organizer
Mason jars can serve as a quick fix for desktop clutter. You can have one mason jar for all of your writing utensils or several depending on your level of organization. Not only is this a great way to de-clutter your workspace, but it also adds a decorative touch!
4. Reusable Soap Dispensers
Ditch the plastic soap dispensers and opt for a homemade mason jar dispenser. It’s an environmentally friendly, inexpensive, and simple way to store and use soap. So rather than purchasing a new soap bottle every couple of months, you can buy a large quantity of soap and refill your jar when it’s running low.
5. Bathroom Storage
Add chic, rustic vibes to your bathroom by building your own bathroom storage unit. All you need is a wooden plank, wood stain, a few mason jars, and metal picture hangers. This is a creative way to decorate and store your bathroom necessities!
6. Herb Garden
Similar to the DIY bathroom storage shelf, you can use this same technique to create your own herb garden! All you will need is a mason jar, wooden plank, metal fixtures, soil, and the herbs of your choice. Simply hang the wooden plank up on the wall, attach the mason jars to the wood with the metal fixtures, and plant your herbs!
7. Floral Centerpieces
Whether you are hosting a party, planning a wedding, or just want to spruce up your home, a floral centerpiece is a go-to choice. Using a mason jar, pick or purchase your favorite flowers and you’re good to go!
8. Drinking Glass
Reusable cups and mugs are the newest trend in drinkware. Mason jars are the best option, the removable lid is ideal for hanging out at home or taking on the go.
9. Snacks To Go
Mason jars are a great way to take snacks on the go! There are endless possibilities for these snacks; they are portable, easy to make and quick. A few of these include salads, parfaits, and overnight oats.
10. Bird Feeder
Building a DIY bird feeder can be a fun and affordable activity for anyone. The best part is you only need a few supplies! You’ll need a mason jar, twine, a round chicken feeder, and birdseed. Once you’ve gathered all of the necessary supplies, you can begin to assemble your bird feeder.
11. DIY Snow Globes
With a few simple supplies, you can create a cute decoration or gift! Using a mason jar, glitter, glycerin drops, water, and your favorite figurine, you can make your own DIY snowglobe. This is a great activity for the kids to do during the holidays.
12. Candy Jars
Once you open a bag of candy, it is always difficult to find a container that will keep it fresh. Mason jars are a great solution to this problem! They come in all different sizes to fit a wide variety of candies and seal in the freshness. In addition, these candy jars are great for parties, gifts, centerpieces, and more!
13. Oil Lamps
Oil lamps are a great way to decorate for an outdoor event or simply to spice up your backyard! All you need is a mason jar, lamp oil, and a cotton wick. Simply fill the jar two-thirds of the way with lamp oil, puncture a hole in the lid, and thread the cotton wick through. Let the wick sit for about an hour and then it is ready to light!
14. Holiday Gifts
Hot chocolate, cupcake and s’mores mix are just a few holiday gift ideas. You can place the ingredients inside of a mason jar, attach a label and a bow and bring it to any holiday party or gift exchange. Your friends and family will love it!
15. Decorative Lighting
Why spend up to hundreds of dollars on outdoor or decorative lighting, when you can make it yourself! Whether you want to string lights, candle holders, or table lighting, a mason jar can help bring your vision to life.
Now that you know all of the uses for mason jars, you’re ready to try them out for yourself. Louie’s Ace Home Center has a great selection of mason jars, so come on by our store to get your own. Contact us today!
With winter upon us, our homes are much colder and our electricity bills are skyrocketing. Turning up the heater is the first thing we do as soon as we feel the cold, but there are other alternatives. If you invest in the appropriate window coverings, you won’t have to run the heater as often and will save a bunch of money. Although, purchasing blinds can require a large upfront payment, you are making an investment in your home and it will pay off.
Does It Really Work?
Of course it does! Windows are the greatest source of cold into and warmth out of your house. It has been said that windows account for 40% of heat loss in homes. You spend all this money on a heater, just to lose almost half of it to the outside. Installing blinds wouldn’t allow this loss to occur. If you are able to trap a layer of air in between blinds and the window, the heat won’t be able to escape and cold won’t be able to enter.
How to Make the Most of Your Blinds
Making the most of the newest addition to your home is actually quite simple. The best way to control the temperature in your home without touching the thermostat is to time the opening and closing of your blinds. During the day, you are going to want to open the blinds to let in all the sunlight and warmth. However, when dusk falls, close the blinds to keep the natural heat inside and the cold out.
The Right Window Coverings For You
Because every home and customer is different, there is not a one-size-fits-all window covering. The perfect window covering for you depends on the style you are looking for, the size of your windows, and the cold protection you desire. Louie’s Ace Hardware offers a wide variety of mini-blinds and basic rollers to fit any need. In addition, at Louie’s, you are able to special order products from Hunter Douglas. Whatever your style, we have you covered!
Louie’s ACE Home Center carries all of the products you need to attach your trailer to your truck, especially if it has electric brakes. There are two main items that will ensure that your breaks and lights work correctly, while also maintaining safety on the road.
A lot of people have the misconception that if you simply plug in your trailer with the cord it comes with, all of the lights in your trailer will come on, and you will have access to your breaks and lights. Unfortunately, that’s not true.
Set up an Electronic Break Controller
You actually need an electronic break controller or module to control the lights and breaks. There are several different types that you can install in your truck. Don’t know where to start? Check out Louie’s ACE Home Center located in Fallon, NV to find the best trailer brake controller for your vehicle.
How does it work? A break controller sends power to your trailer and electric breaks, to make both features work when you’re driving your truck.
Install a Safety Device
The next thing you need to consider for your trailer, is getting a safety device with a back-up battery. These usually come in the form of an electric pin and without it, you can face up to a $160 fine. This device provides an extra layer of safety for your electric breaks, in case they would stop working while you’re on the road.
Instead of risking an accident or fine, stop by Louie’s or give us a call at 775-423-7008. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you get the right break safety device for your trailer.
We hope this information helps you set up your trailer with the right products for your electric breaks, so that you can hit the road with confidence!
If you can’t remember the last time you tested or replaced your carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, then you’re likely putting your home, and most importantly your family at risk.
Both your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors follow a similar testing schedule. These safety devices should be tested monthly, and if they are not hardwired, should have their batteries replaced twice a year. Even some of the hardwired devices will have backup batteries that allow for them to continue keeping your family safe even in the event of a power outage.
It is likely that some devices require less frequent checking, as per the directions in their manual, but it is always best to aim on the side of caution and check more often then not.
Testing your Smoke Detector
1. Have a family member stand in a distant location from the device in your home, this will help you ensure the volume of the smoke detector is loud enough.
2. Press and hold the test button hopefully producing a loud, piercing noise. If it sounds faint or non-existent, then try replacing the batteries and try pressing the test button again.
3. Clear any dust or cobwebs that may be on the smoke detector, these can muffle the sound, and reduce the alarm’s effectiveness.
4. Try testing it with real smoke by lighting a match and blowing it out directly below the safety device. If it doesn’t go off, consider replacing the batteries.
Testing your Carbon Monoxide Detector
1. Hold down on the testing button
2. Wait for the beeping noise
3. Release the button
4. Replace the batteries if you hear no beeping
Time to Replace
No matter how strict you are in keeping a maintenance schedule for these safety devices, your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector are not everlasting. If any of these tests are conducted and batteries do not fix the issue, it is likely time to replace the safety device.
It is also important to replace these items according to the standards within their manual, with a general rule of replacing:
- Smoke detectors every 10 years
- Carbon monoxide detectors every 5-7 years
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are important safety devices for your home. They can detect the undetected and can let you know of danger before it’s too late.
If you think your safety devices are past their prime and its time to replace them, then stop by Louie’s ACE Home Center today! We are more than happy to help you find the right replacements that will guarantee your family is safe.
Summer means two things; charcoal or gas grills. Whichever you lean toward, there are a couple of things to consider on your to-do list before shopping for a grill. Before heading down to Louie’s ACE consider the cost, convenience, safety, and flavor.
- Charcoal- having to mess with briquettes, inhaling starter fuel, and having to wait for the coals to turn orange can be a hassle. After the grilling has been done, the clean-up can be very messy with all of the ash left at the bottom of the grill.
- Gas- gas grills start with a simple knob turn and the heat source is adjustable. As for clean-up, turn to off and a scrub with a metal brush.
Grill and Operating Cost
When thinking about basic models, charcoal grills will be less expensive than gas grills. When considering the operating cost between the two, it is less expensive to have a gas grill. Gas grills run on either natural gas or propane canisters and it is less expensive to operate a gas grill than a charcoal grill since charcoal is an expensive fuel type.
According to the National Fire Protection Agency, more accidents happen with charcoal grills than gas grills but serious injuries are said to occur with gas grills. Charcoal grills are light in weight and tend to tip over more often than gas grills. For the most part, injuries occur due to the use of starter fuel.
Fuel the Flames Responsibly
When starting the grill, people tend to put too much fuel on charcoal causing huge flare ups. Avoid adding more fuel to the charcoal after it has already been lit. Also, buying charcoal that has already been soaked in starter fuel can reduce the risk of injuries with charcoal grills.
As for gas grills the use of starter fuel is out of the picture but there are some things to consider. Always read the user manual before operating your grill and learn basics like how to turn it on and off properly. Be mindful of leaving the gas on too long before pressing the ignition button could cause a flare up. Make sure there are no leaks coming from the gas container or hoses before you start the grill.
For more on safety ask the good folks at Louie’s Ace for assistance.
Flavor – It’s All Up to Your Taste Buds
This part is really up to you and your guests. If you are looking for the smoky taste, then charcoal grills are the way to go. This type of grill is considered to have a more natural flavor. By adding flavored wood chips to charcoal grills, you will have everyone asking for seconds and maybe thirds! Charcoal grills are more convenient for red meats whereas gas grills are better for chicken, fish, and veggies.
Which Side Are You On?
If it still seems like a tough call, contact Louie’s or come on in and ask one of our friendly staff members to learn more about our grill hardware sales and rentals.