Molds’ Consequences on Indoor Air QualityBy S. Kim Henson All molds are created equal; at least when it comes to the importance of getting rid of the fungi once they’re in your home. Molds can be found almost anywhere like on carpet, furniture, wood, insulation and foods. Although it is impossible to eliminate all molds, … Continue reading Mold’s Consequences on Indoor Air Quality
By S. Kim Henson Weather and its agents, sun and wind, can go either way – in our favor on beach-going days, or against us during harsh conditions in a hurricane. Sun and wind power can be harnessed to light the indoors of a house and heat water; then, in a moment’s notice, turn totally … Continue reading Weather: For Us or Against Us?
By S. Kim Henson HVAC and plumbing problems for eateries, particularly during the busy summer season, can be disastrous and costly for business. Relaxation and fun are the reasons vacationers come to the beach, not to have their dining experience inconvenienced by uncomfortable indoor temperatures and out-of-order bathroom facilities. For area restaurants, Carolina Cool is … Continue reading Serving Up HVAC and Plumbing Solutions to Grand Strand Restaurants
By S. Kim Henson Did you know air conditioning is more than just blowing cool air? Originally designed as a dehumifier, staying cool was a welcome side effect. From July 2010’s article on Time.com, “The first system was designed in 1902 by inventor Willis Carrier (the Edison of air-conditioning) as a solution to keep muggy … Continue reading Dehumidifying is Carolina Cool
Simple electrical projects can make your home safer, more energy efficient and assure savings on your power bill. Here are a few to add to your Carolina Cool to-do list. • Install ceiling fans in every room. Turn fans in the counterclockwise direction during summer and the opposite direction, at low speed, in winter. Adjust your … Continue reading “Electrically Cool” Summer projects
By S. Kim Henson Up and down the Grand Strand and inland, promotion of small businesses happens at the Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Conway Chambers of Commerce. A Surfside Chamber of Commerce was announced as “in the works” in late 2010. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has more than 2,400 members … Continue reading The Chambers of Commerce are Carolina Cool
Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is celebrated annually on the last Monday of May. The holiday honors U.S. soldiers who died while serving in the military. The federal holiday was first set aside to recognize Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War. After World War I, it was extended to honor … Continue reading Memorial Day is Carolina Cool!
By S. Kim Henson With more than 1,000 models to choose from, purchasing a bathroom toilet is a bigger decision than it was in days gone by. Main features deserving consideration are the toilet’s performance and efficiency – in other words, how much waste will the toilet remove in one flush and what volume of … Continue reading A Toilet is a Toilet, Right?
By S. Kim Henson Who wants to think about April 15, 2012 when this year’s taxes are finally filled out and filed? However, planning ahead, especially if you’re fortunate enough to get money back, may mean 2010’s refund buys next year’s tax credit. When you upgrade to energy efficient products like a new HVAC system, … Continue reading No More Tax Talk?
Written By S. Kim Henson Solar energy and wind power are good for our pocketbooks and for our environment. They are truly ways to allow nature to take its course … to give back to itself. Photovoltaic (PV) technology converts sunlight into streaming electrons that can be used to do work. PV systems generate clean … Continue reading Solar Energy and Wind Power