Monthly Archive for January 2014

How AC Saved The South and Changed the Nation

The expansion of air conditioning has had a major effect on the economy and quality of life all through our country, especially in the south. One city in particular stands out for the benefits it received from wide use of AC in the south. Corporate headquarters for major corporations such as Coca Cola and Eastern Airlines, plus the hundreds of other world wide companies could never have expanded let alone survived had they chosen Atlanta as a base if their executive staffs were forced to work in the sweltering heat of Georgia. Updating your AC unit? You might want to call airconditioningstreamwood.com for some professional assistance.

The same reasoning could be applied to cities like Las Vegas and Orlando to name just two cities in torrid temperate zones. How well would they have fared if they were forced to deal with the hot temperatures of the desert or the humid heat of Florida.

The country would be an incredibly different place if we all had to depend on the natural and normal temperatures of our country. The sunbelt may well have remained immersed in agriculture or tourism. Cities in the heartland would now be the dominant corporate homes

How miserable would we all be now if we were forced to put up with the miserable summer heat while stuck on a Los Angeles, Chicago or New York traffic jam? Imagine sleepless nights suffering through a miserable night in bed during a stuffy summer night in a breeze-less city home.

Thank you Willis Carrier for inventing Air Conditioning and changing the face of the nation.

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Life Without Air Conditioning?

How did we do it? Those of us 50 Years Old or so, did not get to enjoy Air Conditioning until the early teens. A.C. was available here and there , but it seemed it was only in certain places. The first place we got to be cooled by this marvel of ‘Modern Technology’ was of course, in Movie Theaters. Department Stores, and some but not all Grocery stores, also had the refreshing cool air.

Recently a friend moved back to New York State after having lived in Florida for 10 Years. She said ‘If you’ve not been to Florida let me tell you that everything, everywhere, is Air Conditioned. And be assured that that, is by absolute necessity. But having spent several years there, the thought occurred occasionally, that Humans must have inhabited Florida prior to the advent of Air Conditioning. I have no earthly idea how they did it, or why!’. She told me,’ Looking back to childhood, I still don’t grasp how people managed to survive July and the ‘Dog-Days’ of August in New York. One can only imagine how earthlings survived in Florida without A.C. for 9 or 10 Months of the year in that dreadful Heat!’.

We recalled Subway Trains and Buses in New York without ‘Air’ in the depressing Heat of summer. Later on in Life, thanks due to Air Conditioning, we rode Buses and Trains that were sometimes actually Too Cold! Her parents were not very well-off financially ( ‘they had 5 little mouths to feed besides their own’ ), so they did not own an Air Conditioned car till perhaps 1973 or 74. “Sweltering!”, she said.

Now, These Days, I like millions of others on the Planet, due to the wide-spread proliferation, take A.C. for granted, and struggle to recall, Life before ‘Air’. If you are looking to replace your current AC unit give www.airconditioninghanoverpark.com a call to see if they can be of service.

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Designing the perfect kitchen

What goes into designing the perfect kitchen all the right ingredients, of course?

There are so many kitchen remodeling ideas on the open market. Home improvement specialist, first time designers and experience renovations can choose from a large selection of quality products, without going over their preset budget. What are the 3 key factors that homeowners need to focus on, when they are considering undertaking a kitchen remodeling project? To learn more visit www.kitchenremodelingschaumburg.net for extra assistance on your next remodel.

Choosing the right layout is important. Be sure the layout chosen is the right one. The expense comes in tearing down, taking out and reinstalling products.

Selecting quality appliances that are well built, energy efficient and reasonably priced can save hundreds or perhaps thousands on future repairs and replacements.

Staying within a budget is often the hardest part of renovating. However, staying within a predetermined budget shows discipline; a characteristic that is greatly admired among professionals and business owners.

As long as these 3 priorities are upheld and accounted for, there is no reason why anyone should not have the kitchen they truly deserve. In fact, kitchen modeling is perhaps one of the most enjoyable aspects of home renovation.

Homeowners who want to create an atmosphere in their kitchen that provides comfort and southern living start with choosing the right. It is important to note, that people who spend an adequate amount of time in their kitchen preparing meals, and serving their families, want to be comfortable in the setting they chose.

This is one reason why choosing the right appliances, cabinets, utensils and other products are essential. Consider whether or not wood cabinets are best, and if so, which type of wood will bring out the decor in the walls and floorings.

Decide which colors are appropriate.Will light pastel colors compliment the chandelier or will a checkered design work best.

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Gunked-Up to Great Gutters

Given the option, most people would prefer to forget about their gutters. But that’s a bad idea. Ignoring this essential part of home ownership can lead to expensive repairs in areas from foundations, to surrounding wood, to landscaping.

The good news is that a home in Arizona, for example, might not need the annual cleaning, which can run from $100 to several hundred or more. Most enterprising businesses will probably notice minor repairs needed when cleaning and/or offer enhanced products or services. Some may even offer a discount for multiple, regularly scheduled cleanings that alleviate homeowner involvement altogether.

But each house is different, and it pays to know the gutters themselves and the specific habits of leaves surrounding a particular property. A homeowner, given his or her comfort level with ladders, should inspect the gutters to determine their maintenance needs. Are spring and fall cleanings necessary? Should an investment be made in some kind of covers that will decrease the amount of cleanings needed? What kind of person should be responsible for the cleaning … are the homeowners themselves competent, or what are the options for well-respected gutter-cleaning businesses in the area? Outsourcing the job requires, at minimum, due diligence into checking whether the gutter-cleaning business is licensed and insured. The last thing a homeowner would want is a lawsuit from a worker who falls from a ladder on his or her property and in turn says that the accident was the homeowner’s fault.

The good news is that there are enterprising, honest gutter-cleaning businesses wherever there are homes, and the Internet and old-fashioned word-of-mouth can help a homeowner find the service provider that’s right for him or her. you could try Angie’s List, Yelp, gutters, and one’s neighbors are a great first step in getting this gunky job done.

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Quick Truck Repair Tips

Trucks are a rugged form of transportation that people utilize on a daily basis. Many professionals rely on trucks for their work, as smaller vehicles simply can not match their power and durability. These heavy duty vehicles, however, can still break down. It is therefore important for truck owners to familiarize themselves with a few truck repair methods.

The American Automobile Association (also known as AAA) is a great service for those who are uninitiated with truck repair. Their annual membership fee is extremely inexpensive, and they offer roadside assistance any time of day, any day of the year. AAA has helped millions of people who would have otherwise been stranded on the road with a malfunctioning truck. It is easy to sign up, and the service is mandatory for any truck owner who puts a lot of miles on their vehicle. If you need repair check out carolstreamtruckrepair.com for assistance.

It is also important for truck owners to carry a few essential items with them at all times. A spare tire, a jack, and a tire iron can work wonders for anyone stuck with a flat tire. It is also essential to routinely check the health of the vehicle. A quick brake or oil check every other day can save someone the often expensive hassle of truck repair.

When all else fails, truck owners should consult a local mechanic. This is especially important in cases where an essential part of the vehicle (such as the transmission) is acting up. If possible, have more than one mechanic look at the vehicle to get an objective diagnosis. There’s no harm in being careful when it comes to truck repair, as it will only lengthen the life of the vehicle.

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