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Facts and Tidbits about the Energy Industry

How to Clean Your UV Air Purifier

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Clean Your UV Air Purifier

Ultraviolet air purifiers work toward ensuring the air in your home is clean. They accomplish this by prohibiting the growth of harmful microorganisms on the surfaces of your air ducts. These microorganisms tend to grow on the ducts of both your heating system as well as your cooling system. Having a UV air purifier sterilizes these ducts by using intense light coupled with germicidal proponents. Once you have installed the UV air purifier, all you need to do is clean it once in a while as a form of maintenance. Here are a few tips...

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When Does a Business Owner Need an Environmental Consultant, and Why?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Does a Business Owner Need an Environmental Consultant, and Why?

An environmental consultant is a professional who studies the land and environment, and especially as it’s affected by local regulations and the need for compliance. They also study the impact of businesses, homes, and the like on their surrounding environments. If you’re a business owner, you may need to hire an environmental consultant at one time or another; note when and why it may be good to call on them and how they can assist your business. 1. Cleaning up a contaminated site After any type of spill or contamination,...

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Easy, Effective, and Affordable Ways to Soundproof Your Office

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Easy, Effective, and Affordable Ways to Soundproof Your Office

If you own or manage an office of any sort, you may know the importance of adding soundproofing to the space. Workers can easily get distracted by ringing phones, the conversation of others, and noise coming from outside. In turn, they may work less effectively, be less productive through the day, and suffer from headaches and other physical discomfort due to all the noise. There are some easy, effective, and affordable ways to soundproof your office space; note a few simple suggestions here. 1. Use curtains or fabric blinds Fabric absorbs...

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When You Should Replace Your Window Unit with a Central AC System

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When You Should Replace Your Window Unit with a Central AC System

Some homeowners are unsure about when they should replace their window AC units with central air conditioning systems. This article discusses some factors that you may base upon to make the switch from window AC units to central air conditioning. The Condition of the Window Unit Chances are high that the window unit in the older home that you bought is outdated. Such an outdated unit may be consuming a lot of energy when compared with AC units manufactured recently. Read the manual of the window unit (if it is available) and find out its...

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Land Reclamation: Why Hydromulching Is Ideal for Restoring Bad Land

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Land Reclamation: Why Hydromulching Is Ideal for Restoring Bad Land

Bad land is a common scenario in many areas. It is caused by massive erosion of the upper soil layers, exposing the inner soft rocks that lie just under the soil. Such erosion can result from bad farming practices, deforestation (extensive felling of trees in forested areas), or mining. Essentially, bad land cannot support productive activities such as agriculture and supporting the growth of wild vegetation and animals. The good news is that bad land can be reclaimed and restored for more meaningful use. Hydromulching is one of the ways...

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How to Package Asbestos for Disposal

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Package Asbestos for Disposal

Each jurisdiction has specific guidelines that must be followed when packaging asbestos or asbestos containing materials (ACM). However, those different guidelines all aim to prevent the asbestos from becoming friable (particles becoming airborne). This article discusses some ways through which different types of asbestos materials found in your home can be packaged for safe disposal. Asbestos Sheets Keep the asbestos sheets (such as asbestos tiles) wet as you get ready to package them for disposal. You can keep them wet by frequently pouring...

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4 Questions You Need To Ask When Selecting a Hot Water Heater

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 4 Questions You Need To Ask When Selecting a Hot Water Heater

Getting the wrong heater can drastically increase your energy bill, so you really have to think about you decision in the long run. If you’re looking to replace your current heater or want to buy one, there are a few things you need to ask yourself. What type do you need? First things first, you need to be aware of the different types of water heaters available. Storage heaters: There are convectional storage heaters that have a reservoir tank that temporarily stores water before releasing it to your taps. They are cheaper and one of...

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Step by Step Guide on the Removal of Asbestos Contaminated Soil

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Step by Step Guide on the Removal of Asbestos Contaminated Soil

Asbestos is a hazardous mineral found in soil on both residential and commercial properties. The presence of asbestos can be due to asbestos residue from contaminated materials that were not properly destroyed or because the soil containing asbestos was used as a filling material during construction. The presence of asbestos poses a danger to human health when it becomes airborne and humans inhale it. The following information is practical and effective in guiding you on the proper procedures to be followed in the removal of asbestos...

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Grease Trap Cleaning Best Practice

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Grease Trap Cleaning Best Practice

In order for a grease trap system to work properly, it requires regular cleaning.  You could use a professional contractor to do this job for you, or you could save your business some money by tackling the task yourself if you have a small grease trap.  Here’s a guide on how to clean out your grease trap. What you’ll need pry bar notebook and pencil Environment Agency FOG report measuring stick small bucket scoop rubbish bags washing-up liquid steel wool How to do it The first thing to do is prise the lid off the grease...

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Top Ways to Use Solar Energy in Your Home

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Top Ways to Use Solar Energy in Your Home

Solar power is something that is continuously advancing due to the new technology that is being discovered. This means that it is possible to make your home more environmentally friendly by adopting a few new devices that are designed to be more efficient and rely on solar power. If you are looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient, it is time that you considered some of the solar power devices that provide power in a new way within your home. Lights It is possible to have lighting within and outside your home that is solar...

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