(BPT) - Summer heat may be good if you're at the beach or pool, but when you're at home, it often means fighting scorching temperatures with costly air conditioning. Not only can this feel like an endless battle during the dog days of summer, but leaving the trapped hot air in your home can also worsen indoor air quality.Considering people spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors, this is a big deal. Proper ventilation has many benefits, from keeping a home comfortable all summer long to improving overall home health, including removing pollutants and stale indoor air to improve air purity. What's more, when you ventilate strategically, you can enjoy cost savings as you won't have to use your air conditioner as frequently.You may be able to block the sun strategically using blinds and shades while opening windows on the particularly cool evenings, but if you really want to embrace the trend of healthy home ventilation, consider systems that focus on specific parts of your … [Read more...] about How to keep your home cool and improve indoor air quality
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Scottish Water will be carrying out an emergency sewer repair on the corner of Strothers Lane and Academy Street in Inverness tomorrow evening.To allow the work to take place safely, Strothers Lane will be closed between the bus station and Academy Street from 7pm.A signposted diversion will be in place via Academy Street, the A82 and Railway Terrace.A Scottish Water spokesman said: "Arrangements will be in place to maintain safe pedestrian access and the road will be re-opened as soon as possible following temporary reinstatement of the excavation."Permanent reinstatement will be scheduled for a later date in consultation with Highland Council."We would like to thank customers and road users for their patience and understanding while this essential repair work is completed."The work has been scheduled for the evening to keep disruption for businesses and the bus station to a minimum, but we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused." … [Read more...] about Emergency sewer repair in city centre
For Hindus, Varanasi is one of the holiest cities in the world, and ‘salvation homes’ have been set up across the city to house the men and women who come to live – and die – here. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Share on Google+ Share by Email By Romita Saluja 18 June 2019 On a sunny November afternoon in Varanasi last year, I was standing under the shade of a huge neem tree in the courtyard of Mumukshu Bhawan guest house (‘The House of the Ailing’). As I listened to the sound of prayer coming from a nearby room, I was accosted by a short woman holding a large packet of namak para, a crunchy ribbon-like snack made of flour or semolina, common in North India.“I won’t let you in … [Read more...] about India’s city where people come to die
A lot of people hate drafts in the country, and when we say hate, we mean they turn white at the thought of a cool current of air entering their office of house. But why? Air conditioning wars are waged each summer in Russian offices. Some people fight for the right to open windows, while others strive for the stuffiest of existences. Then there are those who demand the air conditioning is turned on full, so everyone freezes to death. says Muscovite Anna. This no laughing matter. Russians will fight tooth and nail to either defend or deter the draft. If you’ve ever traveled on a train overnight in the country, you’ll know. The Russian paradox People were fighting the draft myth a century ago. “Many are afraid of drafts and oppose the flow of fresh air into the room… Others are actually afraid of opening the window. However, it must be noted that stale air is much more dangerous for your health than a draft,” wrote the Life and Health medical magazine … [Read more...] about Why are Russians so afraid of cold air drafts?
Tamar Celis Pacific Daily News Published 3:46 AM EDT Mar 15, 2019 ThermX, which SolX Energy says is the world's most energy-efficient air conditioning system, is now available on Guam and the CNMI, thanks to a partnership between SolX Energy and Green Energy Solutions Inc. Chris Micallef, chief technical officer of UK-based SolX Energy, presented a certificate awarding exclusive distribution rights of its products to Green Energy Solutions Inc. at a press conference March 15. "We are really proud and finally really happy to find a really good partner like Green Energy Solutions. That's why today we are presenting (Green Energy Solutions) to be the exclusive distributor for Guam and Micronesia islands," said Micallef. Green Energy Solutions Inc. is "Guam's only fully integrated energy conservation company," according to its brochure. Reduce overall power bill Replacing traditional air conditioning units with a ThermX system can dramatically reduce a business's … [Read more...] about Companies partner on air conditioning system