Archive for July, 2013

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The relentless heat in the East and Midwest is more than a sign of global warming; it’s a health malady, sending some to hospitals and others in a desperate search for ways to keep cool and stay immune against heat-related illness.

The rising temperature is hard for everyone, but it’s even harder for people who have to work under the heat of the sun. Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 90 degrees can build up heat inside the body, which may then crumble under the stress. Heat exhaustion results in passing out, dizziness, headaches, or even a full-blown heat stroke. The best defenses against heat-related illnesses are adequate rest, rehydration, and a cool environment.

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In a period of stifling heat, health symptoms are not solely responsible for dizzy spells — expensive energy bills are also enough to make owners of air-conditioned homes lose their cool. “You gotta remember to save money, every degree you go lower you raise your cooling costs by six percent,” says Mike Clendin, spokesperson of New York City energy supplier Con Edison. In this article, he proposes some economically and environmentally benign ways to help people cool their bodies in the scorching months.

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People may also take the following precautions during extreme heat:

  • Wear airy clothing and apply high-SPF sun protection substances on exposed skin to avoid skin diseases caused by the sun’s harmful rays;
  • Consider spending the hottest part of the day in air-conditioned establishments such as cafes and malls;
  • Limit exhausting activities during the warmest part of the day;
  • Seek medical attention immediately if severe heat-related symptoms occur;
  • Maintain a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water.

Make your summer comfortable and worry-free by having your air-conditioning system checked regularly by the Comfort Experts. Visit this Facebook page to know more about making your cooling system ready for hot summer months.

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The 2013 Roadshow is Star Refrigeration’s way of providing end-users an opportunity to get updates on the newest developments in the cooling and heating industry. Learn more about this event here.

Star Refrigeration is running a roadshow that aims to bring users of industrial refrigeration and heating up to date with the latest developments in legislation, regulation and technology.

The free half day formative events will take place across the UK on the 24th, 25th and 26th of September 2013 in Glasgow, Leeds and Reading respectively.

The CPD certified event will offer up to date and detailed information to ensure businesses are compliant and producing cooling and heating effectively and efficiently. It will help end-users identify challenges within their business, outline strategies available to address these through practical guidance and advice.

The conferences will explore cutting-edge maintenance methods that have a direct effect on efficiency and reliability, demonstrating the path to a cost effective investment that will reduce the total cost of ownership and environmental emissions.

The presentations will include case studies of completed projects along with specialist advice for a range of different market sector including food processing, dairy, process cooling, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, retail, temperature controlled distribution, brewing & distilling, leisure & ice, building services, IT cooling and district heating and cooling.

Star Refrigeration group sales and marketing director Rob Lamb said: “Star’s 2013 Roadshow is an opportunity for end-users to get updates on new developments in our industry. These developments will undoubtedly affect their businesses in the future and attendee to the roadshow will ensure they are well informed and able to plan with confidence for the future. The event promotes transparency and mutually beneficial partnerships and encourages customers to talk, compare and learn from the experiences of other end-users within the same sector.”

AC Genius Comfort Experts, Inc. is an air conditioning contractor in Texas that provides complete heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services to customers. Like this Facebook page to receive updates on topics related to the industry.