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Lawrence Yun, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Evelyn Wolford, REALTOR®

Evelyn Wolford is a REALTOR® with Latter & Blum, in New Orleans. Evelyn has been working with buyers and sellers in the Crescent City for more than 30 years. And she’s deeply involved in real estate at the local state and national levels. She is currently the chair of the Louisiana Real Estate Commission, and is a member of the Professional Standards Committee at THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

Smart Home Technology Report – In Law Pods

It’s time for our Smart Home Technology report and today we’re going to look at a unique approach for taking really good care of older relatives. Millions of families all across America wrestle with how to make sure mom and dad have the best care possible when they hit the age at which they need help. And families wonder about the best option.

Frank Lesh, The American Society of Home Inspectors

Frank Lesh is the Executive Director of ASHI….the American Society of Home Inspectors. Frank is himself, a professional home inspector, with decades of experience.

Kaitlyn Woods, Eversource

Kaitlyn Woods is with Eversource, in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eversource is New England’s largest electric utility, serving more than 3 million customers.

Whole House Fans

I wanted to close by talking about something that I’ve discussed before…But something that I consider to be so effective at keeping your house cool…I wanted to mention it again. And that is the Whole House Fan.

Ever hear of that? It’s a great big industrial-sized fan that’s installed in the ceiling of the top floor of your house. When you turn it on it doesn’t blow air at you…rather, it pulls air out of the house up into the attic and out. They are remarkably effective. So let’s talk about why.

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John Gibbons, United Technologies Corporation

John Gibbons is Executive Director, of Regulatory Affairs, and Residential and Commercial Systems, at United Technologies Corporation – the parent company of Carrier Air Conditioning. John has been with UTC for more than 30 years. And among his many roles, he develops Carrier heating and air conditioning products for homes just like yours, all across North America.

Marie Flaherty, REALTOR®

Marie Flaherty is a REALTOR® and Associate Broker at the Flaherty Group in Westbrook, Maine. Marie is the 2015 President of the Maine Association of REALTORS® as well as the past president of the Portland Board of REALTORS®.

Smart Home Technology Report – Smart Thermostats

Since our show is about staying cool during the hot summer, we’re going to look at one of the biggest advances in Smart Home Technology designed to save you money while keeping you cool. I’m talking about today’s new generation of programmable, and smart thermostats.

Frank Lesh, The American Society of Home Inspectors

Frank Lesh is the Executive Director of ASHI….the American Society of Home Inspectors. Frank is himself, a professional home inspector, with decades of experience.

Rosemary Tran Lauer, REALTOR®

Rosemary Tran Lauer is a REALTOR® with Long and Foster in Vienna Virginia, knew herself, what it’s like to be a single parent in need of childcare. So 23 year make the jump out of poverty.
For her efforts, Rosemary was awarded one of REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2014.

To AC or not to AC?

We’re going to leave you with a little discussion about a big debate. And it’s about air conditioning… And whether AC is a necessity or a luxury in today’s world.

On the necessity side of the debate, many health and labor organizations say that excessive heat is a big threat to many people in America.

The Centers for Disease control reports that every year, more than 600 people in America die, from extreme heat. They report that those who are at the greatest risk from heat-related illness are adults 65 and older, people with chronic medical conditions, infants and children….low income households and outdoor workers, In fact, OSHA, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says that every year thousands of American workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and yes, some even die.

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