Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Safety Tips for Facing Extreme Weather Storms

Extreme thunderstorms have high wind speeds and pressures that it can uproot trees, cutoff sources of electricity, leave homes and streets devastated and destructed.

Because these extreme weather occurrences can be ruinous, careful planning and utmost preparation is integral. Safety experts believe that there are many things we can do to increase our chances of safety when extreme weather events hit our area.

The very first thing to do is have a family plan. Always make it a point that each household member knows the drill. For instance, the sound of a siren or an alarm is an indication to go to the basement or seek refuge at the neighbor’s place, in case you do not have one. Be sure that everyone knows what should be done depending on the natural disaster that would happen.

A few days before the natural calamity’s expected arrival, ensure that all outdoor fixtures and furniture are secure so they will not be turned into dangerous projectiles.

Read ‘Wild Weather: Storm Safety Tips’ for additional safety information that you should pay attention to.… Continue Reading

Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners

A reverse cycle air conditioner is a heating-cooling system that reverses its refrigeration cycle. On cold winter nights, this system takes heat from the outside and then transfers it inside your home.

In summer, reverse cycle air conditioners reverse their function. Instead of taking heat from the outdoors, they take heat from the inside of your home and transfer it outside.

Like most commercial air conditioning systems, there are several types of reverse cycle air conditioners to choose from. You can choose from split systems; multi-head split systems, or ducted systems.

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The Top 5 Air Conditioner Upgrades

If your air conditioning unit is starting to make so much noise and often breaks down, it’s time to get a new one or plan an upgrade.

If you’re planning on doing a home renovation, it’s important to note any structural or size changes because you’ll also need to take the air conditioning system into account. Through the help of a reliable air conditioning engineer, it would be easy to work out what the new requirements will be whether you are upgrading an old unit or you’re changing or expanding the size of your home.

When considering an upgrade or when replacing an old unit, it’s important to look at the top features of AC upgrades like variable-speed air handlers, fan delay, low noise operation, low cost circulation, and eco-friendly refrigerant.

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Common Problems with Air Conditioners

An article from Simply Air Conditioning lists down the common air conditioner problems that many customers often experience when they’re considering installing a system.

Incorrect operation is one of the most simple and common problems with air conditioners. Running an air conditioning system with the windows and doors open makes it work harder, putting a lot of strain on it.

Other common problems include leaking refrigerant, poor or lack of maintenance, electrical and electronics failure, sensor damage or failure, drainage, and moisture leaking.

With proper maintenance and regular checkups or servicing from a reputable air conditioning engineer, these common air conditioner problems can be eliminated.

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El Niño Has Higher Chances of Coming in 2014

El Niño is a natural phenomenon characterized by the unusually warm ocean temperatures across the Equatorial Pacific.

El Niño is a natural phenomenon characterized by the unusually warm ocean temperatures across the Equatorial Pacific. This is the exact opposite of cold temperatures that are brought about by La Niña. But both phenomena are associated with extreme weather across the globe.

According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the chances that the world will experience another El Niño event this 2014 has exceeded 70%. This technically means that there is a higher chance of damaging floods and extreme warm weather leading to droughts all over the world.

The worst El Niño happened in 1997 to 1998, brought massive flooding in China’s Yangtze River, which also killed more than 1,500 people. If it will strike the world this 2014, several issues could take place including very hot days and nights as well as the drying of several crops and wetlands.

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Asia Could Be In Trouble Due to Extreme Weather

extreme weather changes are bringing negative impacts to different places in the world.

We all know that Asia is the largest continent in the world and is home to around 60% of the world’s total population. Aside from that, we also know that extreme weather changes are bringing negative impacts to different places in the world. If this continues to happen, Asian countries will experience problems in various areas – affecting society, health, security, and food.

Reports cited that extreme weather will continue to affect coastal communities with rising sea levels that can destroy infrastructures including homes and the peoples’ livelihood. Coral reefs will die because of warm temperatures, in turn killing fishes due to the lack of habitat.

Nations including India, Japan, and China are slowly but surely doubling their efforts to utilize renewable energy resources. This environmental change has brought significant improvements in decreasing harmful gas emissions.

Finding solutions to alleviate the extreme weather effects is essential in avoiding severe problems in the future.

Read Asia at Risk of Food Shortage, Diseases, and Conflicts Due to Climate Change.

Tips on Staying Cool this Summer

Take a cool bath if you don’t have a swimming pool at home.

Now that the blistering heat of summer is finally here, it’s time that we find ways on how to keep ourselves cool under the scorching heat of the sun. Below are tips that will help you stay cool without breaking the bank.

– If you are staying indoors, open the windows as the circulation of air will keep the breeze fresher.

– Soak your feet in a bucket of cold water.

– Take a cool bath if you don’t have a swimming pool at home.

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Staying Cool at the Office

office with employeeAlmost everyone is getting ready for the summer season to relax and unwind. But if you are bound to your cubicle for the entire day, you might as well think of other ways to stay cool when the AC unit isn’t doing enough for you.

– If you are taking the cab or train, make sure you bring with you some cold drinking water.

– Accessorize your cubicle with some summer essentials such as facial spray or a hand lotion.

– Stick to summer-friendly clothes that will allow you to feel the slight breeze.

– Just because you are bound to your 8-hour job doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be enjoying the summer. Hang out with your friends after work as this will help you to feel relaxed.

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Importance of AC Maintenance

Air Conditioning RepairsYour air conditioning unit is one of the most important appliances you have at home. It keeps your home cool especially during summer.

An air conditioning unit receiving regular maintenance runs efficiently. Dirty or clogged filters will make your units work harder, using up more energy and costing you more on your energy bills. A well-maintained AC unit will also save you from a lot of headaches and costly repairs in the future because proper maintenance helps extend the lifespan of your unit.

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Preventing Pipes from Freezing During Cold Spells

Snow On PipeWhen the weather turns really cold, there are a few simple ways to keep the pipes from freezing.

Make sure to prevent cold air from entering or warm the area where you can’t stop cold air from entering. If your pipes freeze, make sure you have checked them for pinhole leaks and cracks because they could cause serious water damage to your home later on, costing you thousands of dollars in repair.

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