High end homes and home located in areas where height requirements prohibit attic have air ducts underground. Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar and Palos Verdes are common areas where air ducts have been installed underground. You don’t need to spend a $100,000 in remodeling to fix these underground air ducts. Your just need to give us a call and let us help you into a cleaner indoor air environment. more info @ comfortmasterheatindandair.com
The Problem With Underground Air Ducts
Most air ducts installed under the concrete foundation of a home are just plain galvanized steel air ducts surrounded with 2 inches of concrete. Since concrete is not water tight the galvanized steel ducts are immersion in moisture nearly year round. This means that, despite the zinc coating on the steel air ducts, they will rust through. This leads to sand, dirt and debris, mold, mildew and bugs getting into the home environment.
Moisture Damage to Your Home
Look at the upper picture of underground air ducts. That is called a plenum and often it is the worst part of the picture. This came from a home in Corona Del Mar. See the water stains from standing stagnant water on the sides of the sheet metal. The home required a dehumidifier every time it rained. This situation put the very real danger of mold and mildew growth through the home, in the bathrooms, in the closets, in the walls and in the cupboards. The underground ducting was broken and water was leaking into the home.
We Have A Solution
Hammering up the concrete in the home and replacing the ducts is a solution, but a very expensive one. The floors would need to be replaced, the walls would have to be patched and the homeowners would have to moved out for a few weeks. That isn’t a very practical repair for broken underground concrete air ducts.
Here is The Solution
We rebuild the plenum with polyester resin and water tight cloth. This is much like building a boat or a surfboard. Very water tight. The ducting is another challenge altogether. It first must be cleaned as well as possible with vacuums, air brushes and physical brushes. Which method is chosen depends upon the condition of the underground air ducting. The ducting is then patched where is collapsed with an expandable bladder and a resin soaked felt liner. The rest of the ducting is coated in a heavy layer of epoxy resins to form a new inner layer of ducting within the outer layer.
Finish and Trim
We put the furnace back in, perhaps a new furnace, and let you know your options for real indoor air quality cleanliness. After we are done you will not believe the difference. Asthma and allergy problems caused by the airborne debris go away leaving your home a healthy place to live in. See more here @ trophy-ac.com
Get an answer to your calling needs while on the wheels with Volvo integration for Skype into its 90 series cars. Now drivers can join the meetings at the press of a button from the center console of the care through the infotainment touchscreens. The integration of Skype is a way to get through the tough part of getting into the conference calls especially with entering lengthy pin codes and a sequence of buttons asking you for a chain of options before participating in the meeting. Volvo has partnered with Microsoft to do all within the range to reduce the distraction.
For some Skype in the car could be a bad idea as the focus is shifted to the calls and not on the road. But the good news here is that people who are motivated to conduct business call on the go will do it even if the integration is not available but the saving grace is that now drivers will be more focused while driving because of the less complexity in initiating a video call. With the new integration the steps to join a conference call is truly reduced making it convenient for the driver.
This is not just a one of integration with Microsoft for Volvo. The duo is now working on Cortana, virtual assistant to benefit the drivers via voice recognition, calendars and many other sources. Volvo is moving towards designing autonomous vehicle for the future with productivity software in the car. Though, it is a tough vision for a car manufacturer, but Volvo is aiming to achieve this with the help of Microsoft. The two are thinking of the future where commuting would be more than just leaving a place and arriving at another. The future for the cars will be high tech where businesses can be conducted from the car and Volvo is aiming to achieve this in the near future.
This thanksgiving is going to be a difficult episode with family members gathering around the dinner table to discussion the election results and many families are looking out for possible ways and means to cut it out of their dinner menu. Here is some advice to avoid politics during this thanksgiving. Families have to understand the importance of relationship. There is nothing more righteous than having a great relationship. When a topic can spark controversy it is important to avoid it. Always ensure the conversation is free of confrontation. Let go of any situation that can provoke an argument.
While on a discussion remember that it is not a time to argue and there is no need to convince people to alter their opinion. Just hear what they say and voice what you have to say. No room for arguments. While on the dining table, give some attention to how the supporters of different political parties are seated. Different people come with different temperament and therefore it is advised to seat them separately. People with different opinion seated together can only explode into a fight. It is advised to avoid alcohol as people can get into a fight when they are under the influence of alcohol. Instead of cocktails opt for apple cider or mocktails.