Top Notch Flooring Company Downtown

There is an awesome flooring company located downtown. The guys over at Flooring Greenville SC are top notch, and provide excellent customer service. To get ideas on some new flooring, I didn’t have to go to their office. They brought samples straight over to my house, and I was able to see the colors and textures of different types, to see which looked best in my home.

I haven’t made up my mind yet. I’m not sure if I want to go all hardwood flooring throughout, or if I want some tile in the kitchen, dining and bathrooms. Maybe some carpet in the bonus/theater room.

Having the different samples brought right to me is much better than visiting a showroom with fluorescent lighting which is totally different. Having an expert talk about the differences in materials and grades, and how they can impact my install and finished look was also a great benefit.

I’m looking forward to making a selection, and will update here once the job is done and share my full experience. In the meantime, be sure to look these guys up if you are in the marketing for new flooring.

Awesome Tacos at Gringo’s Cantina

gringosJust a block off of South Main on Camperdown way, a hop, skip and a jump from the liberty bridge is Gringos Cantina. The tacos here are delicious, and there quite a few different styles and makes to choose from.

Excellent chips and salsa, and my favorite tacos so far are the flat iron bbq (pork) tacos with slaw. The baha fish tacos were a close second, but didn’t match my love for the bbq. Order them mix and match and try different ones.

And don’t miss Taco Tuesday! All tacos are $2.50 each. The place gets busy so get there early and enjoy!

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Great HVAC Repair Company in Greenville

Wow, what crazy weather we are having lately! I wonder if my fellow Greenvillians are just as sick of this winter as I. I do not have the attire to handle walking around downtown much lately, it’s been quite a drag.

So, with this extreme cold (yes every day with the high below freezing is extreme for the Upstate) my heat pump wasn’t able to keep up, whatsoever. I leave the thermostat on 68, but the best my furnace could muster on most days was a frigid 63. Five degrees might not sound like much, but when your feet hit the cold floor first thing in the morning, the difference is cavernous.

I found a local hvac repair company, Greenville Heating and Air and decided to give them a try for a free quote for a fix. They came out quickly and found a few simple fixes to get my Goodman system up to spec and warming the house like it should. I was surprised my bill was only the standard service call, and no extra fees. Quite refreshing for a service type business to be this forthright and economical, so I felt obliged to make this post so others might find them.

If you need heat/air/hvac repair in Greenville, these guys rock!

A couple things they told me to check regularly, which was news to me:

1) Check your filters regularly and replace when dirty. This may sound like common sense to you, but I’ve grown accustomed to apartment life until I got this house, so it’s not necessarily common knowledge.

2) If you see ice/frost buildup on your unit, or the lines going to it, get it checked out, as this isn’t normal. I thought it looked like business as usual, but it ain’t. This can mean your system needs freon or refrigerant check.

3) Watch your utility bill. When things start costing more than usual, that’s probably a good time to get your system checked out.

I as a bit embarrassed at the condition of my filters. The hvac technician didn’t have my size on hand, so I just ran to the home depot while he was checking the system over and grabbed some new ones. The freon was a bit low, so we might have to find a leak if it happens again. I did notice a 20% or so increase in my power bill, so hopefully these fixes will mitigate the problem.

Now, come on springtime! I don’t care what Punxsutawney Phil says…

Yap, Fusion of Malaysian and American Cuisine

A relatively new restaurant in downtown Greenville, Yap is a must try. Cozy and laid back atmosphere with cool decor and friendly servers, Yap has an unique and interesting menu. From regular asian dishes such as pad thai, to really neat and different options like kuala lumpur ribs, all of the options we have sampled so far have been well received. Our current faves are the succulent slab of salmon when available in the bento box, and thai fish tacos for lunch.

Yap is on Main Street downtown, just a couple doors South of Washington Street, on the west side of the street. Check ’em out, you’ll be glad you did.