Monday, November 25, 2013

Status of Temporary Lake Murray Water Level Drawdown

Update on Lake Murray Water Level Draw Down:
From South Carolina Electric & Gas Company: To enhance the water quality of Lake Murray, South Carolina Electric & Gas plans to gradually lower the lake beginning in early November. Weather permitting, the lake will be lowered until it reaches the 350-foot level near Dec. 1, 2013. It will be maintained at that level until Jan. 1, 2014, after which it will be allowed to rise back to the normal high pool level of 358 feet.

The last significant lake level draw down was in 2006.  Today, the lake level is at 351.4, so the lake level will drop about another 1.4 feet by the end of November.  The lake level should start rising again around January 1, 2014.   It appears that SCE&G will perform this type of lake level draw down every 5-7 years.    Over the past few years, SCE&G has committed to a higher winter-time water level in the range of 354-355 feet water level.   Prior to that, it was normal for the winter time water level to be in the range of 350-351 feet range.

Below is a chart of the progress of this drawn down during November 2013.

Lake level at Lake Murray - November 1-25, 2014

The lake is down at the Coker home too!

Just temporary.   Lake level will start rising again in January 2014.

Mel Coker
Lake Murray Realtor & Resident
(803) 932-2144
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Lake Murray Real Estate

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Change Home Air Filters Regularly

The MOST simple and best return on value for home maintenance?
Regular changing of home air filters!

I change my home air filters quarterly:  March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31.
I use NORDICPURE Air/Furnace Filters.  The quality if as good or better as Filtrete and are priced much better with FREE shipping.  I use NordicPure brand filters with MERV rating of 8 to 12.

Go to the NordicPure page and click on AIR, then click on the left column for the size filter you need. As an example of pricing, 20x24x1 filters for MERV rating 10 are only $8.84 EACH when buying 6.   Similar quality filters for 3M brand are about double this price.

Change your home air filters regularly with high quality NordicPure filters!

We buy NordicPure AC filters!  Great pricing, free shipping and fast delivery.

Mel Coker changes filters quarterly

Mel Coker 
Columbia, SC Realtor
 RE/MAX Metro Associates

Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 Veterans Day

This federal holiday was initially known as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I on November 11, 1917. The holiday officially began in 1926 and in 1954 the holiday name was changed to Veterans Day.

PLEASE take 4 minutes to watch this video:  I FOUGHT FOR YOU

History of Veterans Day website
Veterans Day is intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty. PLEASE BE SURE TO THANK A VETERAN FOR THEIR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!

Mel Coker
Columbia, SC Realtor