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New Look, Same Values, Faster Service: Advent Air Website Update

When it comes to heating and air conditioning systems, nothing beats the services provided by professionals. They say that it’s not always the brand of your appliances that counts, but how people take care of them. A good way to prolong the life of cooling and heating machines is to have them checked regularly. At Advent Air, every unit is properly assessed by a professional technician. There is nothing more reassuring than to know that your machines are handled by specialists.

Who We Are

Advent Air Conditioning started in 1981. It was established by Mike Douglas based on three principles. These principles are simple, but they make Advent Air exceptional among other companies. They are Quality, Honesty and Integrity. These three things are still followed by the rest of the Advent Air staff today. This is why many residential and commercial clients keep coming back to Advent Air for major and minor HVAC services.

Behind Our Success

We believe that our success will not be possible without the help of our customers. Since 1994, Advent Air has been classified among the Top 10 Trane dealers in Lewisville. In addition to that, Carrier, a world-renowned brand, named Advent as its Dealer of the Year in 2010. There are lots of success stories that Advent can share to the world. They all became possible because of the values that we live by and the people who have confidence in us.

Website Update

Since we value customers more than what we say, we have carefully redesigned and updated our website. We know that all our clients deserve the best services and that includes getting the things that they need easily. Through the revamped website, it is easier to find information and get quotes for all the services that we provide. We know the importance of giving efficient and quality services, thus we have made these website changes just for you. We hope that we can extend our help in making your home or workplace a more enjoyable environment. Feel free to browse around our new site, and call us for all of your HVAC needs anytime.

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Enlighten Yourself On Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

What is carbon monoxide poisoning? Well, ‘Silent Killer’ is a phrase which aptly describes carbon monoxide as an invisible odorless gas that kills without warning. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs when you inhale this gas and it enters your bloodstream via the lungs when it is absorbed by oxygen carrying red blood cells. The major concern for health experts is that since the side effects can be easily confused with symptoms of other health problems, a lot of people can take for granted what they feel occasionally and sweep nausea or dizziness under the rug. However, the fact that over 500 people die every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning means that awareness needs to be raised, and quickly.

Where Does This Gas Come From
This poisonous gas comes from carbon based fuels. When different carbon based fuels are burnt for the energy they emit, the combustion process produces this gas as a byproduct. Known sources are the exhaust pipes of motor vehicles, fires, smoke fumes from motor engines, water heaters and stoves that function on gas; generally anything that uses carbon based fuel.

Basically, when you inhale carbon monoxide it enters the lungs. Just like oxygen entering the lungs it is absorbed into the bloodstream, however, it is absorbed faster than oxygen. Oxygen is an important element when it comes to breathing and body processes like cell division and growth. However, if red blood cells are carrying less oxygen than your body requires certain side effects tend to show, like:

• Dizziness
• Headache
• Chest pain
• Drowsiness
• Fainting
• Shortness of breath
• Nausea
• Vomiting

Get Treatment
Treatments for these symptoms are primarily aimed at expelling carbon monoxide from the bloodstream. This is best achieved by getting an overdose of oxygen from a gas mask. The oxygen will breakdown the carboxyhemoglobin that would have formed as a result of the combining of the hemoglobin in the red blood cells and carbon monoxide. A hyperbaric chamber is used instead of an oxygen reservoir tank if the poisoning is severe. Hyperbaric therapy is normally used to direct oxygen straight into the body tissues.

Knowing is a way of taking care of yourself. Who knows, the next time you feel dizzy it might actually be monoxide poisoning, so at least you know what to do.

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Brilliant Home Energy Efficiency Tips

Electricity bills may spiral so much that you may require home energy efficiency tips to help curb the drastic increase. Heating systems in the house are major electricity consumers in your house. There are different ways of keeping tabs on the electricity consumption by the heating systems.

There are rooms in your house which are rarely occupied, the heating system in such rooms can be shut down. Instead of turning up the heaters at night, you may turn them down and employ the use of warm clothes like woollen socks and jackets. Blankets may also help reduce the need to turn up the systems.

More often than not, we leave the systems on even as we go out. Turning them down is a great way to save on energy. Other brilliant energy efficiency ideas include replacing old air conditioning systems in your house with better models. Sometimes, replacing parts of the machines will work as well.

The furnace utilizes a lot of energy, it is wise to turn it down for energy efficiency. This may seem like a bad idea but it does work in conserving your energy. When this is done, the doors and windows should be shut to prevent instant cooling of the house. Drawing curtains especially in places without energy saving window panes may reduce that bill. Use of carpets on floors also conserves a lot of heat in the house.

If you employ the use of panes for your doors and windows, then it is time you installed the special panes that promote energy efficiency. These panes help keep in the heat in the house and keep out the cold. They have additional benefits in that they keep out excessive ultraviolet rays. These cause fabric fading and may be harmful to your skin.

Energy saving light bulbs and tubes are also available. These utilise less electricity in lighting your home. They are also good for your eyesight. The options available to manage energy use in your home are limitless depending on your tastes and preferences.

There are experts who can help you with this problem. They offer the best advice on the viable options upon the assessment of your home. Such experts can be found at Direct Energy or even Comed which specifically deal with energy efficiency in homes. Visit their offices, their websites or call them for the best services.