Peabody Insurance Blog


Tips On Avoiding Heat Illness

Jul 22, 2019

Avoid Heat Illness When it is hot outside, your body temperature can rise to dangerous levels. Normally, your body cools itself through sweating. However, in hot and humid weather, sweating is not enough and the result can be a heat illness. Staying Cool Follow the suggestions below to stay cool when working in hot weather: Wear loose, light-colored clothing and some type of hat. Adapt to working in hot conditions gradually, especially if performing strenuous tasks. Take breaks in the shade when possible, and remove any outer protective gear you may be wearing. Avoid... Read more...

Peabody Insurance Awarded MyCity Magazine’s 2019 City’s Choice Award

Jul 22, 2019

Peabody Insurance is proud to once again win the My City Magazine’s 2019 City’s Choice Award for the Insurance Agency category. The 2019 City’s Choice Award winners were announced in June after over 18,000 votes were cast. Peabody Insurance was pleased to learn that we were selected by voters to be the 2019 City’s Choice Award winner for the Insurance Agency category, repeating our win from 2018. Awards such as the My City Magazine City’s Choice Awards matter because it is our community acknowledging and supporting local businesses in the greater Flint area. P... Read more...

Spring HVAC Filter Maintenance

Mar 28, 2019

Spring is the start of allergy season for many people, making it a great time to inspect your filter. Since your HVAC system circulates the air in your home, the filter will remove dust and pollen particles from the air. Here some of the advantages of changing your HVAC’s filter regularly: Energy costs—As your filter becomes clogged, your entire HVAC system will have to work harder and use more energy to make up the difference. According to the Department of Energy, the average household can reduce their energy bills by up to 15 percent by replacing air filters regul... Read more...

A.I. on the Jobsite

Mar 28, 2019

Software company Smartvid recently announced the results of a three-year case study to test its artificial intelligence (AI) platform in the construction industry. By the end of the study, Smartvid found that the system correctly predicted 1 in 5 safety incidents with over 80 percent accuracy. The AI system used a concept called machine learning to improve its ability to identify objects and patterns that humans often fail to notice. During the study, a contracting firm provided Smartvid with 10 years’ worth of photos and project data. Then, this data was fed into the system so i... Read more...