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Cool Chat! AC and Pool is the HOT topic at the moment!!!

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AC Continued......

*If you plan to leave your home for the weekend to get out of this 3 digit degree weather, it's highly recommended that you DO NOT shut off your AC completely. Instead turn it up so it doesn't cycle on often. If you turn off your AC completely it will take a considerable amount of time to cool down when you return home. When you do, turn your AC down 2 degrees at a time. This will prevent your system from locking up and needing to be rebooted.

BOTTOM LINE...DO NOT NEGLECT YOUR AC or IT WILL NEGLECT YOU!!!!! :)

Pool TALK

In these hot months your pool should be circulating 10-12 hours a day. More hours during the day than night. You do not want your pool water sitting still in the daylight hours, absorbing heat. Moving water is cooler = less algae.

ANY other pool suggestions out there???...............................................Let's TALK...........

According to research, man-made watering holes for bathing and swimming go back at least as far as 2600 BC. The first elaborate construction was probably The Great Baths of Mohenjodaro, an ancient and elaborate bathing site in Pakistan, with terraced decks that wouldn't look out of place in a modern pool landscape today. This was however, not likely used for lap swim!

The Cabot Street Bath in Boston was the first swimming pool in the U.S. It opened in 1868 and served a neighborhood where most of the homes did not have baths! In the 20th century, a number of leaps in technology took swimming pools to a new level. Chlorination and filtration and above ground pools brought this activity home to the masses!

FUN FACTS

Elephants can swim, 20 miles a day, using their trunks as natural snorkels.

Tuna swim at a steady speed of nine mph and they never stop! That means a 15 year old tuna may have traveled 1,000,000 miles!

Benjamin Franklin invented swim fins.

The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit (Eww!) in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.

As usual...stay tuned...! ~

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Jun
06
SUMMER HEAT IS HERE! Where are all the misters?!?

Okay, yes it is a personal favorite of mine. Sipping a cool drink with a view AND misters is the ultimate here in the desert. But when you finally return home to the comfort of your own AC, there are some very important tips to remember.

  • Check and change your filter(s) regularly! In the dusty Coachella Valley, you are better served changing it every 3 months, which is what most filters are rated for. Be careful with 'air-purifying' or HEPA filters, as they can dramatically reduce airflow in your system. Like an oil change for your car, this is important for the life of your air conditioner.

"Running your cooling workhorse with a clogged indoor coil, a 'stuffed to the gills with dirt' blower wheel, or a hairy filter is like trying to jog the bump and grind with your head wrapped in a beach towel!!" (Plaigerized from Dan Only HVAC)

  • Shutting too many interior doors causes central AC systems to go out of balance, meaning there is less air flow in the entire house. If you want privacy or to avoid cooling certain rooms, keep a door slightly ajar instead.

Stay tuned for more AC tips as the mercury continues to rise!

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Jun
05
Get Your Home In Summertime Mood

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With the start of summer (and the end of school) this month, June is the perfect time to prep your house and yard for a season of relaxation and fun.


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