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Impact of Radiant Temperature on Comfort

What is radiant temperature? One way to think about radiant temperature is to think about stepping into a car on a hot summer day. The heat from the dash board and steering wheel can be hot to the touch and unbearable. The heat can linger for minutes until the cars air conditioner cools the cabin. In your home the fire place is often a form of radiant heat.   In the days before electricity, the warmth from a fire could mean the difference between life and death during a harsh winter. Today many use space heaters as a form of radiant heat in the home.
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Three Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Naturally

While outdoor pollution always seems to be on the forefront of all of our minds, many people don’t stop to consider the quality of the air indoors and inside their own home. It is a little known fact that indoor air quality can be up to five times worse than outdoor air quality. Additionally, the EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental concerns that we face on a daily basis and that up to 50% of illnesses are caused or made worse by inadequate indoor air quality. When you stop to think about these statistics, it is concerning that we spend most of our time in our homes being exposed to these pollutants. This article will discuss some simple ways to improve your indoor air quality in your home naturally so that you and your family can remain safe and healthy.
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Simple Maintenance tips to Save Energy and Money

Article by Michelle Patterson

There are many things that we, as home owners, try to do to keep cost down. One area that can offer great savings is HVAC.  Like any other major appliance, your HVAC system slowly wears down with time. You can help slow down the aging process, and keep from replacing your system before you are ready. There are several things that help with HVAC system cost such as: routine maintenance, shading, vegetation, and service contracts. Learn more about these simple maintenance options below. (more…)

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How to avoid unwanted Heating Costs

Article by Michelle Patterson

As you heat your home during the winter season, you will find the cost to do so is quite high. When you have to constantly provide warm comfort in the home, your heating system must use energy. A heating and cooling system both require energy to operate effectively and this unfortunately can cost you more money. Air conditioning heating and cooling systems such as central units can have a high operation cost if you do not know how to maintain your usage. Below are a few tips on how you can lower the cost of heating in your home but maintain the comfort you need during the winter season. (more…)

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How to save money using Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Article by Michelle Patterson

In todays economy it sometimes may be difficult to save any money therefor any small amount of savings can be extremely helpful. What if you found out that you could save money just by using a different type of heating and cooling system? Well you can! With a ductless heating a cooling system you can start saving money right away. There are a several facts that will inform you about how much money you can save just by switching to a ductless system. (more…)

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What do Employees Feel about Enterprise Mobility?

Article by Michelle Patterson

Mobile devices have become ubiquitous because we get to see people using them at office, in homes, on the road, and even at important client meetings. The use of mobile devices definitely has its own advantages for the enterprise and business owners are able to feel that with every passing day. Enterprises that have employees using mobile devices for doing their daily work have seen a rise in productivity. There has also been an improvement in customer service thereby directly affecting the revenue generation. (more…)

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THE FUTURE OF CLOUD SERVICES

There is still quite a bit of interest in cloud services, and still no small demand for them. Due to this, there’s been a rush by all manner of service providers, both old and new, to provide cloud offerings to hungry customers. Indeed, of the roughly 20,000 North American service providers, just about 20 percent of these offer cloud services at this time, and this number is expected to grow sharply over the next few years. Yet at the same time, there will be a lot of attrition among these providers, if only because many of these organizations are only regional in nature, and offer only a small array of products — most of them just one or two.

At least that’s what Ashar Baig, a research director at Gigaom predicts. He provided his view on the near future and the recent past of cloud services at the recent ITEXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)

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Using Video as Primary Communication Tool

When we use Skype to talk to our dear ones, we don’t think twice about it. Why have we not adopted the same video conferencing for our work? This might sound a little strange but if you think a little deeper on the subject then you are sure to be smiling at being so naïve to have not used the Skype as your primary communication tool. We are all aware of the significance of business communication and the kind of role video conferencing plays. Video conferencing has come a long way from being just the hazy video quality we received at our offices – the devices used nowadays are far more advanced that provide high resolution video and superior audio quality. (more…)

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