Terry Caliendo

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June 10, 2019
Increasing the Life of Your Air Conditioner: How to Install a 'Hard Start' Kit

A/C Compressor is Mechanical An air conditioning unit's compressor, like anything mechanical, has a limited lifespan. After a given amount of use, the mechanical parts will wear out and subsequently need to be replaced. An air conditioner's compressor is highly mechanical and it is expensive to replace. Why Install A Hard Start Kit? A "Hard […]

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June 8, 2019
A/C Hard Start Kit: A $1,600 Per Hour Story

It was a hot day out here in sunny Las Vegas, and I finally decided it was time to have my A/C units checked. The A/C companies tell you to have your units checked every year, but I'm too cheap for that, especially in the first five years of the unit, when not much is […]

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September 20, 2017
Wilting Agave Died From Weevil Infestation

One of my agave plants wilted and died from a Weevil (a type of beetle from the Curculionoidea superfamily) infestation.  Below is my story of how I discovered that Weevils had caused my Agave to droop, yellow, decay at the base, and subsequently die.  I also explain how I protect and prevent my other Agave plants from […]

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March 8, 2017
Buying A New Home From A Home Builder May Not Be What You Expect.

Buying a new house may not even be close to what you’d expect.  At least it wasn’t what I expected. I bought a new construction "custom-track" home from Touchstone Living in June of 2015.  I will be writing my review of Touchstone Living, a Las Vegas Home Bulder, detailing some of my experiences with their […]

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May 6, 2016
Emergency Alert - Amber Alert - Las Vegas

Last night the entire Las Vegas Valley was woken up multiple times by Emergency "Amber Alert" messages.  My Emergency Alert messages came in on my phone at 3:35am, 3:38am, 3:46am, 4:39am. My phone was on silent, yet buzzed loud and long, which woke me up.  FOUR TIMES! It's great that it woke me up, but did […]

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April 18, 2016
Touchstone Homes Development at Ft. Apache & Lone Mountain

I’ve written that I’m going to do a review on Touchstone Homes, the Las Vegas Home Builder from which I purchased my house in July of 2015.  While I haven’t had a chance to write that review yet (I’m also waiting for my 1-year “bumper-to-bumper” warranty to expire before I write it), I wanted to […]

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December 13, 2015
Santa at Town Square in Las Vegas Review

We took our nearly 3 year old son to see Santa for the first time today.  Still flinching from the barrage of physical and emotional attacks my son laid on me while waiting in line for over an hour at Disney Land to see Mickey Mouse, I decided to try Town Square's Santa because they […]

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October 20, 2015
The Best Big-O-Tires in Las Vegas

I previously wrote an article on how to get a discount on tires in Las Vegas without even needing a Big-O-Tires coupon by calling around to a couple Big-O-Tires asking for each one to give me their best price. I ended up going to the Summerlin Big-O-Tires (10127 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135) near […]

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October 2, 2015
Touchstone Living - Las Vegas Home Builder Review

My wife and I purchased a new home from Touchstone Living, a privately owned Las Vegas home builder, in June of 2015. Our house is just North of Lone Mountain on the North West side of Las Vegas. From what I've gathered (via email addresses and conversations) Touchstone Living is some sort of subsidiary of Mariner […]

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September 18, 2015
Big-O-Tires Las Vegas Discount - No Coupon Necessary

I'm amazed that I can call 3 different Big-O-Tires here in Las Vegas and get 3 very different prices for the exact same tires!  Doing so always allows me to find a better discont than I could possibly even do with a great coupon. Our Hyundai Santa Fe just hit 70,000 miles, which is 10,000 miles over the […]

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