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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Prevent Dangerous Mold With HEPA

Air filters like HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) can be very effective when it comes to mold prevention in homes and office spaces, etc.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are between 50-100 indoor molds that are possibly harmful to our health. Mold, mildew and fungus infestations are sometimes hard to catch, but can be located almost anywhere. They grow in dark and moist areas, and are typically found in corners, ceilings, behind walls, and areas suffering from water damage. We inhale these potentially dangerous spores on a regular basis, and even dead mold can cause health issues.

Common mold-related health problems include asthma, sinusitis, allergic reactions, eczema, and other infections. Many of which can be avoided by engaging in simple mold-preventing practices.

Investing in a HEPA filter is a good starter. These air filters are known to create incredibly purified air, and are commonly used in automotive vehicles, medical facilities, households, airplanes, and any other place that seeks very pure air. Government regulations require any air filter claiming to make high-efficiency particulate air to remove 99.97% of all particles larger than .3 micrometer from the air that passes through the filter.

Other things you can do to prevent mold growth and improve air quality involves monthly cleaning of ceiling fans, improving ventilation in places like the attic, basement, closet and bathroom, and using a dehumidifier in damp areas that are prone to lingering moisture and water damage.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Innovations in Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners are one of the latest in a long line of innovations for keeping the human body at a safe, comfortable temperature. Factories, which produce high levels of heat in many areas of their buildings, find the concept of mobile air conditioners especially appealing. In addition to the difficulties extreme prolonged heat causes to workers, the machinery itself suffers the effects of the heat it produces. Machinery has an optimal temperature range, and anything outside this range invites the danger of excessive wear and poor performance. The products manufactured are often dependent upon remaining within a range of temperature; if exceeded, the results are the product being out of specification.

Portable air conditioners enable machinery and products to be maintained at an ideal temperature without freezing workers or wasting money cooling parts of the plant that do not require cooling. With mobile air conditioners, the cool air goes where it is needed when it is needed. Waste from prematurely worn out equipment is prevented. Waste from product that falls outside specifications is reduced. Employees are more productive and unnecessary cooling is eliminated by simply being able to deliver the air-conditioned air where it is needed.

Prior to the development of mobile air conditioners, factories where limited in their ability to rearrange work floors; the question of whether a prospective site would be cool enough for a specific machine to function at maximum efficiency was prevalent. Now their availability allows for flexibility in manufacturing.

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