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Satellite Dish Heaters – A Cold Climate Necessity

Do you hold your breath every time it rains or you see snow in the forecast? Are you tired of losing signal because of rain fade or snow accumulating on your satellite dish? Most people don’t realize there is an easy solution for your signal loss problems, known as a satellite dish heater. Be it snow or ice that is reducing your signal strength, you can install a satellite dish heater to eliminate these problems.

For those businesses that rely on satellite internet for their core operations, satellite dish heaters are protection against the weather bringing business to a screeching halt. Gas stations, convenient stores and many rural business owners rely on satellite internet for credit card processing. Other businesses such as sports bars and restaurants require satellite for entertaining their patrons. No matter the reason, satellite signals can be vital to the success of a business.

The industry-leader and most widely used brand is the HotShot. HotShot Satellite Dish Heaters keep the reflector clear of ice and snow. They consist of a vinyl adhesive heating element that easily mounts on the reflector, a power supply with built-in sensor, and low-voltage cable that carries the signal from the power supply to the heating element. Because they are low-voltage, there should be no worries about safety, manual settings or huge electricity bills. The built-in thermostat turns on the heater during the appropriate conditions and shuts back off when the job is done. Believe it or not, the HotShot Satellite Dish Heater can also reduce rain fade by up to 75%, by simply attaching the self-adhesive heating element to the reflector.

There are a few models available. The first is for the Round or 18×20 inch elliptical satellite dish. This product is sold as SKU # HS18NGRFKIT. The other version is intended for larger elliptical satellite dishes such as the DIRECTV Slimline and International, WildBlue and HughesNet satellite dishes. This product is sold as SKU # HSSLNGRKIT. Both models work the same, but the HSSLNGRKIT does include a larger power supply. An add-on Arm Heater is also available. This product is sold as SKU # HS14ARM. The HotShot Arm Heater warms the LNBF support arm to assist in prevention of snow buildup. Snow piling up on the LNBF support arm can reduce the signal path enough to interfere with TV reception even if your dish has a HotShot already installed. The HotShot Arm Heater is a highly recommended accessory in northern climates where the dish elevation angle is low to the horizon and the LNBF support arm is horizontal enough to allow snow accumulation on the support arm. The Arm Heater easily connects to the accessory plug provided on the heating element.

For those satellite users in the colder climates, Satellite Dish Heaters are a near necessity. With prices ranging from $100-150, the cost is not a large factor. The largest factor is being stuck in the house with no access to your satellite entertainment. Even worse, being a business owner and having no ability to accept credit cards. To conclude, consider Satellite Dish Heaters as insurance against satellite service outages.

Busy People Need to Eat Healthy Too – A Recent Weight Loss Discovery

It’s probably hard to imagine for some people that busy people are over weight. The generalizations and labels that society places on people have most believing that those that are over weight do nothing more than sit on the couch all day long.

Well, that is just not the case. In fact, there are millions of over weight people in America who barely have a minute to spare. They lead hectic lives filled with work and family or community and service duties that have them eating poorly and not allowing enough time for their own exercise.

Like I’ve said before, you don’t find the time for exercise, you have to make the time for exercise. In my quest to find good weight loss programs, I’ve discovered a hip, weekly home chef business that’s designed to help busy people eat healthy. Jill Donenfeld is the Founder and Chief Hostess of The Dish’s Dish. Their site is full of great tips and tricks that help people on the go provide delicious, healthy meals for their families. They work closely with personal trainers to help them get the greatest weight loss results for their clients.

Along with their fully-customizable (low-fat, vegan, gluten free) home chef service, they also offer a fun set of instructional videos on how to cook light, healthy meals for the week – in one extended session.

I’ve always been a fan of preparing the full week’s meals on Sunday so that you are not rushed into poor, unhealthy meals because you are too tired to be creative prior to dinner time. Of course, I am a self-confessed take out king so you may begin to understand why I am so excited about The Dish’s Dish.

They are a weekly home chef service; whether you are a household of 1 or 5 members, their weekly rate is always $300 plus groceries. The service is always flexible and there is never any commitment so you can pause and resume any time. They say it is about being free to prioritize and it’s about quality of life. You can even get a special rate for a trial cooking visit.

A Culinista is a culinary trained chef who has an active interest, passion, and talent in culinary arts including cooking, baking, food writing, planning epicurean events, and discovering new restaurants, ingredients, and cuisines; a gourmand with expertise.

And the Culinistas at The Dish’s Dish have worked at the finest restaurants under the world’s most celebrated chefs. They’ve trained at top culinary schools and honed their skills at esteemed epicurean establishments.

The Dish’s Dish™ brings delicious home cooking to your kitchen, your way.

You start by filling out their online checklist that gives them a head start in learning about your likes, dislikes and culinary requirements, enabling them to craft your tailor-made menu. Because they customize meals to your taste, you’ll almost always get just what you want.

And of course, you can request any kind of cuisine, dish or diet. Whether it’s a completely organic menu or a selection of dishes inspired by your favorite restaurant, they can do it.

Some of their Culinistas specialize in gluten-free, vegan, raw and macrobiotic cuisine, among others.

And they can offer you other varieties too. So say you want to try vegan for a week or maybe you are coming off of a cleanse and want to transition back to whole foods. They even accommodate Kosher.

Once the checklist is complete, their hostess will assign a Culinista that best suits your needs and coordinate a convenient day and time that she may come to cook for you each week. And they can do it whether you or home or not – so long as there is access to your kitchen. The food is then labeled and refrigerated, with simple, hand written heating and serving instructions. And they always leave you a clean kitchen.

This sure sounds like a wonderful way to go for those of you who see value in investing in good meals. I know that my family would benefit from the experience simply by allowing us more quality time as family so that we can sit down and enjoy healthy, fresh, gourmet food in our own home. The time savings alone could be worth the money.

Eat right and you will be well on your weight loss journey.

Satellite Dish Retailers – Secrets to Finding the Best

If you take a look around the internet, you’ll see there’s no shortage of Dish Retailers. All of them want the same thing, to gain your trust and your business. That’s why they’re constantly offering the best deals and promotions that you wouldn’t normally find at your local Dish Network Retailers. When you really want to find the better deals, you have to take a closer look at the internet based dish retailers.

The secret to finding the best company:

Finding the best Dish Network Retailer isn’t all that hard. It’s just a matter of knowing which programs you want and how much money you want to spend. If you’re like most people, you want the best possible price along with the best programming packages.

When you begin your search for the best satellite retailers, you’ll find that there are two types of companies to choose from – the internet based retailers vs your local companies. In order to narrow down your search you have to know which companies are getting the most business. You’ll find that the internet based companies reach a lot more people so naturally they’re going to carry most of the business. You also have to consider that they’re competing against many more internet based retailers. So, for them to gain your business, they have to offer much better deals and promotions than their competitors.

So, how do you choose an online dish retailer?

There are literally hundreds of internet based dish retailers but there are only a few that will save you the most money. For instance, right now you can actually save $15 off your regular monthly payments through only a few select retailers. This is good deal considering that Dish Network is already the least expensive satellite provider in the nation.

Next visit their website or give them a call and simply ask them questions. If you’re satisfied, then place your order. Placing your order can be done in two ways, either by speaking to an agent or directly through the website.

Another important point in ordering through an online retailer is that you should take note of the extension and promotion numbers listed on the website. They’re usually located somewhere near the toll free number. Giving these numbers to the agent will assure that you’re getting the best money saving deals.