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Flipping The Switch - Getting The Office Warmer During Summer For Women

21 October 2015
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There are just over 122 million people working in the U.S., with women making up about 47 percent of the general work force. While there have been strides in ensuring an atmosphere of equality in the work place, there is still much that needs to be done. Oddly enough, one of the ways in which equality may need to be addressed is in the gauging of the thermostat in the air conditioned office. During summer months especially, it has been found that females, who make up 51 percent of the persons in professional and technical fields, may be subjected to very cold offices that have been set on a  standardized temperature found to favor men.
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Tips For Diagnosing A Failed Hot Water Heater Element

21 October 2015
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If the hot water in your house isn't as hot as it used to be, then you should be suspicious of a heating element failure in the water heater. The electrical elements in your water heater are in continual contact with the water, and this makes them susceptible to failure from electrolytic reactions with the natural calcium contaminants in your household water. Here are some tips for diagnosing a failed hot water heater element to assist you in determining if this is the problem with your home's hot water supply:
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Tips For Protecting Your Air Conditioner Through The Winter Season

21 October 2015
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If you have an outdoor central air conditioning compressor, sometimes also referred to as an HVAC unit, you can't underestimate the importance of winterization. A little bit of preparation makes a big difference for protecting the system against the snow, ice and cold temperatures that the winter season can bring. Additionally, it will help you to keep rust at bay, which ensures that the system will function as it is intended when the temperatures climb again after the spring thaw.
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Air Conditioning 101: Choosing The Best Air Filter

21 October 2015
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Like many homeowners, chances are you haven't taken stock in the type of air filter your air conditioner uses. However, something as seemingly insignificant as an air filter can have an outsized impact on how well your air conditioner performs. Understanding Air Filter Quality The type of filtration media used for a typical air filter can have a tremendous impact on your A/C system's performance. For example, air filters that use pleated paper filtration media often have an edge over standard fiberglass air filters, since the former is usually more capable of capturing unwanted airborne pollutants than its more coarsely woven counterpart.
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About Me
heating and cooling a tranformed attic

When my husband and I made the decision to transform the attic into a home office, we didn't think about how that would impact our home heating and cooling system. This space has been complete for about a year now, and it is always cold in the winter and hot in the summer. We decided that, before this winter hit, we would have an HVAC technician come out and see what could be done to improve the heating and cooling of the space. Find out what you can do to heat and cool these areas of the home here on my blog.