If you spend enough time with the over-65 crowd, you will find they like the thermostat set a bit warmer than most. If you are over 65, you are probably looking for a sweater when younger folk set the temperature just a bit lower than you prefer. There is much more than meets the eye, here. It is not as simple as “old people feel the cold” as there is some medical science behind how our bodies sense our surroundings. The best article I have read is reproduced below. The author is Andrea Gallagher, from Senior Concerns in California. She writes: “As we sailed into the second hour of our meeting and the early-morning coolness gave way
Many consider November and April to be the two nicest months in South Florida. Temperatures are mild, often accompanied by a gentle breeze. But change means rain and humidity. At lower outdoor temperatures, indoor humidity control is a challenge. Home comfort systems are designed for the heat of summer and the cold of winter. The in-between times of spring and fall are problematic. The air conditioner that removes humidity does not run in cool weather. At times, it is more comfortable outdoors than in. Here are a few solutions: Open the windows Open windows are the ultimate free solution. Ventilation is a great way to freshen up your home. Closed homes tend to concentrate pollutants (cleaning products, pet odors, and the like).
The Inter·net of things (noun) – the Internet connection of computers embedded in everyday objects. By this, they can send and receive data. A friend of mine recently replaced his home air conditioning system. He is an air conditioning contractor. Over the years, he had changed the outdoor unit several times. He kept the blower unit from one decade to the next. Recently, he replaced both the indoor and outdoor units – a properly “matched” system. They installed one of the most technologically advanced systems available. He was thoroughly amazed at the difference in comfort and low electrical usage. He even looks forward to his next electric bill. Digital technology and precise control make this possible. Such efficiency we could only have
This summer has been a SCORCHER. Recently, the temperature outdoors reached 92o. This is quite warm by South Florida standards, where we have the Gulfstream current and prevailing winds that temper our weather. The really astonishing factor was, my weather app said “feels like 107o. How does my weather app know what it feels like, and what does that mean? Climate Factors Affect Comfort There is a lot of truth to the saying, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” In reality, both affect our comfort as I learned once on a week-long business trip to Phoenix, Arizona. I was at first astonished to see daily high temperatures above 100o F., but soon learned that
Refrigerant 718 is the oldest refrigerant known to man, is environmentally friendly, and is found abundantly in nature. It sells retail for only pennies a pound. Yes, R-718 is so safe in most homes you can open the faucet and drink it (new technicians are often sent on an errand to get a cup of R-718). As you may have guessed, R-718 is just plain H2O, water. What is a Refrigerant? Before going any further, let’s be clear – virtually any material that changes readily from a liquid to a vapor can be used as a refrigerant. Spread a few drops of water on your skin, or stand in the mist machine at the amusement