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(NAPSI)—The most important part of preparing your home’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system for cold or warm weather may be selecting a qualified contractor. Finding one who is trained to maintain, repair and/or replace the components of your system is key.
(NewsUSA) - It's been said that, "Home is where the heart is." While this sentiment may be true, that home could also be making you sick.
(NAPSI)—You may care to give a warm welcome to these ideas that can help ensure that your home heating system is in tip-top shape to handle the stress that cold weather can place on a home.
A Community Board 8 committee rejected a proposed rezoning of Union Turnpike, which would allow a four-story building for commercial and residential use on a lot bounded by Parsons Boulevard and 79th Avenue, with a vote of 6-1 at a public hearing on Tuesday evening at Hillside Manor.
The board raised concerns about parking and traffic on Union Turnpike, as well as sewage, schools and the shadows that would be cast by the building, which would house a ground floor for commercial use and three floors composed of 39 residential units in total. In the basement there would be 71 parking spaces.
(BPT) - Dry, winter air causes numerous problems that can adversely affect the health and comfort of your family. Many of these issues materialize indoors, where countless people suffer from dry noses, cracked, itchy skin and sore throats. These health and comfort issues arise because the relative humidity (RH) of cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought into your home and heated, resulting in dry and potentially damaging indoor air.
Technical and mechanical ability often shows itself at an early age. Chances are you’ve seen this in yourself. You always took care of your own bike and car. Do others see it? Are you the first person they come to when something is broken? Do you like troubleshooting mechanical problems and won’t stop until you’ve found the solution? If you wear the term “gearhead” with pride, a career as a mechanic may seem an obvious choice. But what if you want something bigger? Something more unique that can broaden your career and income possibilities? The professions are out there - here are just a few.
(BPT) - Super storms like Sandy, major floods in Colorado and other natural disasters remind us of the devastating impact a long-term power outage can have on a community. But it doesn’t take a major disaster to take down the power – and make life difficult – for days. A basic winter storm with heavy snow and ice can do the trick, too.
(NAPSI)—Having a new home at an old address can be a better idea than many people realize. You just have to decide how many and what kind of changes may be best for your home and family.
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens plans to operate, mend and improve in the next three years.
Representatives from the Astoria-based medical center presented a proposal to construct a six-story addition on the west side of its property on Crescent Street between 30th Avenue and 30th Road to Community Board 1 on Tuesday. The blueprints would require four zone variances, which CB 1 unanimously voted to support with one abstention and a few stipulations.
(StatePoint) When the weather heats up, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system quickly becomes a most valuable player in your home life and stays that way for several months. However, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that more than 3 million HVAC systems fail each year. Do you know if it’s time to maintain, repair or replace your air conditioning system?
Let us now say a prayer for forced air heating systems. They were good for awhile and kept many homes warm through the years, but let’s now leave these noisy relics in the dust and embrace the wonders of hot water heating systems. To say nothing about the ease of control, hot water heating offers a more evenly held heat and a more palpable heat, seeing as it is based on moisture rather than dry air. Hot water heating makes any home more comforting and welcoming during winter.
The furnaces used in hot water heating can be powered by gas, oil, coal, wood, or electric coil. Typically gravity fed or pumped, the heated water in the boiler travels up to the radiators, and as they disperse the heat, the cooler water travels down to the boiler to be reheated.
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and there isn’t a residential or commercial building in the nation that doesn’t have some version of HVAC. Without it, we’d be at the whims of Mother Nature all year. At the end of the day, however, the comforts of heating and air conditioning are lesser to the hygienic needs of air circulation HVAC provides. Trust me, if any part of your HVAC system falters, it’s not hard to notice.
Like your neighbors, you should always get to know your HVAC systems. Homeowners know where the thermostat is and can see the vents, but, for most, that’s where their knowledge of HVAC ends. Following the vents will lead you to your heating and cooling systems and knowing how they should be operating will help you prevent malfunctions and identify them. And like most things, some light reading is needed. Central heating/AC systems come with a guidebook and, yeah, I’d rather be reading Elmore Leonard too, but reading it will help you figure out where to find vent entry points and other useful information. In fact, any manufacturer will surely have it available to download via their website. If your unit is outside, you should clear it of any debris as regularly as once a week.
If you're a homeowner in New York, boiler leaks may be something you'll have to contend with at some point. A leaking boiler is a potentially serious problem that can lead to less efficient heating, water loss and wasted energy. Boiler leaks can also result in major damage that, if not addressed right away, could necessitate total replacement of your boiler. If you suspect a problem with the heating system in your home in New York, boiler leaks can be detected using a few simple methods.
So, you already cleaned the gutters and got the backyard ready for the impending coolness and frost. Your focus has switched from keeping the cold in to keeping it out, and you now want a warm home to host holiday parties and take comfort in the middle of snowstorms. And as in summer, there are a few things you can do to make this transition easier on yourself, your family and your bills.
July 6, 2012 – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene today warned New Yorkers of health risks from the dangerously hot weather forecast for tomorrow, following several days of hotter than normal weather. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for tomorrow, with temperatures forecast to reach near 100 degrees and humidity that will make it feel even hotter. The Health Department urges New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent serious illness that can result from the heat, especially among vulnerable individuals such as seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental disability.