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 smooth hum of the condenser unit is assurance of comfort indoors. A soft “hum” from the blower in the closet tells us the equipment is powered-up and ready for service. A quiet “whoosh” from the grille accompanies the cool air delivered to each room. But, there are a few air conditioner noises that indicate potential problems. Though listening is only a small part of the diagnostic process, an observant homeowner will catch a small problem before it becomes large. Always call Complete Comfort with your service needs and questions. We are here to serve you. Glug-Glug Water is supposed to drain unimpeded from the blower unit to the outdoors. A glug-glug noise akin to rapidly emptying a gallon water jug is
We spoke previously about corrosion from insect activity, but there are many other potential sources of corrosion. Awareness and timely action are the keys to protecting the investment you have made in your home a/c equipment. Salt We are blessed to have the Atlantic Ocean nearby. Unfortunately, the temperate Gulfstream breezes also carry aerial salt to corrode everything in their path. Most salt can be rinsed easily either by rain or water hose. Most often, however, a decorative cabinet protects and conceals the coils. A professional must remove the panels to rinse the coils. However, there are still some things that the homeowner can do. Plant shrubbery or install fencing on the windward side of the equipment (the direction from which
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