Archive for February, 2014

Getting Ready for Hurricane Season

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If a hurricane were approaching, it could release nearly 2.4 trillions gallons of rain throughout the region. The recorded wind speeds in a hurricane can approach the 200 mph mark, but it only takes a fraction of that speed to do damage to your home and property. As you evaluate how to get ready for a hurricane, you may want to look at accordion storm shutters to help with your hurricane home preparation.

Preparing for each years hurricane season can be fairly straight forward based on your preliminary research into protective exterior storm shutters and hurricane blinds for your home. By preparing your home with necessary storm protection, it is less likely to suffer structural damage. Once the wind and rain builds, your home becomes susceptible to both internal and external objects moving at a hi

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Could Clean Windows be a Key to Workplace Productivity?

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Many business owners and managers take great strides to make sure employees have a work environment that helps make them as productive as possible. One of the ways to do that is to let a lot of natural light in. According to a study conducted by the interdepartmental Neuroscience program at Northwestern University in Chicago, there is a strong relationship between exposure to natural light and office workers’ sleep, activity, and overall quality of life. If those three areas are improved, then it is reasonable to assume that work production and quality will also be improved, which is always good for business.

“The extent to which daylight exposure impacts office workers is remarkable,” said study co-author Ivy Cheung, a Neuroscience doctoral candidate at Northwestern University. “Day-shift office worker

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Quick Tips For Finding a Home Heating Repair Service

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For those of us who live in states where winter is harsh and relatively long winded, having a working furnace is an essential part of daily life. The bad news is, often times furnace maintenance issues appear out of nowhere, leaving you to try to find the best local furnace repair company you can at the drop of a hat. In order to avoid this, research local furnace repair companies before a problem happens, so you will be prepared in the event you need one. Read on for tips on how to select the best heating repair company for your needs.

  • Evaluate Pricing While reputation and proximity to your home are important, most people evaluate their local furnace repair company based on affordability. Evaluate prices based on your particualr budgetary restrictions, but be careful. If a de
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    How Important is Your Air Conditioner?

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    The first concept of air conditioning was developed by British scientist Michael Faraday in 1820 when he discovered compressing and liquefying ammonia could chill air when it was allowed to evaporate. Today, there are all sorts of air conditioners, and most homes in the United States have some sort of climate control technology installed in them.

    There are a few things to consider to get the most out of your heating, air conditioning, or HVAC system, however. For instance, cleaning air conditioning coils is something you should do on a regular basis. In addition, in terms of HVAC cleaning, you should clean your HVAC air filters regularly as well. In short, a buildup of debris or dust can absolutely wreck a

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    Did You Lock Your Keys in the Car?

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    There is a residential burglary crime committed every 15 seconds, on average, in the United States, reflecting a need for security. Your car faces similar odds of being broken into or stolen without taking proper measures, but unfortunately people manage to lock their own keys in their cars. If you happen to get locked out of your own car, you will need an auto locksmith to help you get to your keys. You can find the best car locksmith with a little bit of research.

    To find the best locksmith for cars for your situation
    , you may want to start with by asking others for their recommendations, especially if they have done something similar. For those in a sticky situation, you can do some online research via a

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