Posts Tagged ‘temperature’

Having worked in the Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling industry now for almost 40-years, I’ve come to notice a few basic things worth considering when it’s time to choose a heating/cooling system; either initially with a new home, or as a replacement for an existing system. The most basic thing to consider is what kind of […]


Mercury poisoning is very ugly. It can result from exposure to water-soluble forms of mercury, by inhalation of mercury vapor, or by eating food contaminated with mercury. Exposure at high levels can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, immune system and nervous system; and often the damage caused cannot be reversed. In July of 2003, […]


This last heat wave really made those without air-conditioners want one… and those who did have one …pray that the record breaking heat wouldn’t break the one they had. And so it was with my neighbor. As I pulled into my driveway on one of those hot days, he came out to meet me. The […]


Not long ago I had a conversation with our local Electric Utility (PUD) about the causes of high energy usage in the home. I wanted to know what they look for when there is no obvious smoking gun. The following energy wasting culprits were at the top of their list:   Anything that provides a […]


The spring home show is over. It was our busiest since the recession hit. Of all the questions we were asked, one tops the list. Homeowners with electric baseboard or electric wall heaters wanted to know, “how do I lower my heating costs?” When we answered, “Ductless Heat Pumps”, more questions followed. When should I […]


It’s evening and you just came home. The house is cooler than normal so you check your thermostat and it appears to be “heating”. Thirty minutes later you realize the house isn’t getting any warmer. Panic Mode! It’s going to freeze tonight! Who can I call for help? Hopefully you know a great company that’s […]


Remember the old Kung-fu movies from the ‘80’s? The camera work was awful, the acting corny, the plot was barely there, and the dubbed voices over lips that didn’t match up inspired many a comedic skit over the years. I don’t remember much about those stories other than there seemed to be a number of […]