We call August the ‘dog days” of summer. For many, the dog days evoke those summer days that are so devastatingly hot that even dogs will lie around panting on the asphalt. But actually, the phrase has nothing to do with dogs, or even with the lazy days of summer. Instead, the dog days refer to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which means “big dog” in Latin and is said to represent one of Orion’s hunting dogs. Canis Major first appears in the dawn sky in August, hence “dog days.”.

Yet, we all identify August as hot and steamy dog days and we have items on sale in August to help you survive and enjoy the end of summer.

Filtrete™ Ultra Allergen Filters

First, stay cool efficiently by replacing the filters in your central air system at least every three months. Filtrete™ Ultra Allergen Filters are on sale. Did you know that indoor air is a surprising two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? The 3M Ultra allergen reduction filter can make a difference in maintaining a healthier home environment by cleaning air with each pass through the filter. The 3M Ultra allergen reduction filter features a 1500 Microparticle Performance Rating (MPR), which means it is able to capture large and small particles from the air, including household dust, pollen, dust-mite debris, mold spores, pet dander, smoke, smog, bacteria, and other allergens.

Four Seasons Courtyard® folding chairs

For enjoying time outside for picnics, sports, backyards, camping and more, a selection of Four Seasons Courtyard® folding chairs are at a remarkably low price at Longenecker’s Hardware during August. These chairs are foldable, comfortable, have solid steel padded arm rest, built in cup holders, have a 300 lb. weight capacity and include a carrying case. Have a few on hand for Fall outdoor sports and enjoying nights around the fire pit with friends.

Black Flag® wasp, hornet & yellow jacket killer

No-one wants insects to ruin our time outside. Keep Black Flag® wasp, hornet and yellow jacket killer on hand. It shoots a blanketing foam from over 25 feet away to kill nests. In late summer these nests are at their largest size and can contain 4,000 worker wasps.

Pennzoil® motor oil

Keeping our vehicles and equipment in tip top working order for efficiency and longevity is very important these days. Pennzoil® motor oil is formulated with Active Cleansing Technology. Pennzoil motor oil to help prevent dirt and contaminants from turning into performance-robbing deposits, helping to keep engines clean and responsive. Stock up at these sale prices only during August.

Midwest five gallon gas cans

Midwest five gallon gas cans are on special this month. Not only do they hold 5 gal. of gas and oil mixes, but they virtually eliminate hydrocarbon emissions and has two handles for easier use and handling.  

GE® Relax or Refresh Led light bulbs

The popular GE® Relax or Refresh Led light bulbs are available at a special price right now. Just like different paint colors set a mood in a room, so does the type of light emitted from bulbs. Color Rendering Index defined by a measurement that describes the spread of the spectrum of the light source. The GE Relax bulb is a warm bulb tuned to 2700K and emitting 800 lumens. It is designed for bedrooms, dining, and living room situations where you want those soft, orange-hued tones. Refresh is the cool GE bulb. Tuned to 5000K, it also emits 800 lumens. As expected due to its brightness, it is geared toward laundry rooms, the garage, and the home office; places where you want bright and “energizing” light that approximates daylight.

We also have bargains this month on sturdy 18 gallon storage containers with lids (cleaning your garage?), on batteries (camping?), and we have outdoor decor, lighting, camping equipment, air conditioners, fans, grills, automotive and RV supplies; everything you need to enjoy summer – except the marshmallows!