Clogged Condensate Drain Means Problems

You know your condensate drain is clogged when you see water on the floor, or if you are seeing what could be water coming through your ceiling into your home this could cause even more costly problems. You see the drain pulls excess water from your systems and sometimes with our weather and wind and dust the drain will clogged up not only with dirt but it the water sits for a while it could carry mold, mildew and bacteria and mix with the water and dirt. When this happens the drain pan backs up and sometime flows over the top and that’s when you can get water damage.

The best preventive maintenance you can do is call Adams Air at least a couple of times a year so we can perform a Winterazation and Summerazation on your HVAC, to make sure your system is ready for hot and cold weather. We also check your coil and your drain to make sure it is in working order. Call us today to schedule your appointment, at 806-316-1103.

Its Getting Hot in Here!

 

It is four o’clock in the afternoon and its 96 degrees outside.  Its Hot!  Let me ask you a question What do you do if your air conditioner stops working?  Well first and foremost call Adam’s Air, We will get out to your home as soon as we can and hopefully be able to fix your system in a quick and easy way.  But just in case we are loaded up with calls and you have to wait, here are 9 steps to keep cool in your home when your AC goes out, courtesy of

www.directenergy.com

1: Plan. Find out the weather report for the next few days to help you plan how to keep cool. Plan to avoid using the oven and use the microwave, instead. Always run the hood fan when cooking on the stove.

2: Keep you and your family well hydrated. Drink plenty of water or fruit juice. Avoid coffee, tea, and alcohol as these beverages are diuretics that remove moisture from your body. Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing.

3: Keep your house closed up and draw the curtains during the day. Don’t open windows because you’ll let in the outside humidity. If your air conditioner was running before it broke, the humidity level is still low, the air is dry, and your home is still cool. Don’t waste the cool.

4: Open windows and use window fans only after sunset. During the day, your home absorbs infrared heat from the sun. At night, it releases this heat through radiational cooling. Opening your windows and running fans at night to blow a cross breeze in your home will cool it faster.

5: Open your attic door and set up a fan to air up into your attic at night. This will pull cool air into your home and blow heated air out of the attic.

6: Get up early and close up your home before the temperature climbs. Your home will have cooled off during the night, so you’ll want to keep that cool air inside your home for as long as possible. Be sure to close all the curtains because outside heat will radiate through the window glass into your home.

7: Turn on your fans. Turning on ceiling fans and your ventilation system’s blower fan can help keep air circulating throughout your home. Moving air also feels cooler against your skin because it aids evaporation —your body’s natural cooling process. Close off the vents and air returns in the rooms you are not using. Heat will build in the upper storeys first so keep infants and the elderly on the ground floor (or basement) to keep cool.

8: Consider buying a dehumidifier. Drying the air inside your home will add to your comfort. Get one large enough to handle the largest room where your family spends most of its time. Turn it off at night or close up your bedroom and use it only in there.

9: Use fewer covers on your bed and take a cool shower before bedtime. This will help keep you cool and relax you as you fall asleep.

 

If you can’t take the heat…
If your home becomes too hot, go cool off at a swimming pool or take your family to the mall, go see a movie, or go eat out. Basically, get into some air conditioning until both your family and your home can cool down.

Air Oasis, Local Company Makes Your Home’s Air CLEAN!

Adam’s Air has been using product made from Air Oasis just as long as we have been in business.  The following is what Air Oasis says about their Nano HCT 9 Induct.

For residential and commercial areas ranging from 1,000 to 3,500 square feet* (* May vary depending on climate zone), our Air Oasis nano 9″ Induct is the ideal in-duct UV air purifier. It can be easily mounted in a standard HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system and can improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of the whole building. The nano 9″ Induct is the best whole-house air purifier because it effectively purifies the air wherever the HVAC system reaches. For this reason, many prefer it to countertop air purifier models that can only purify the air in one room.

The Technology: All of our home air filtration systems make use of AHPCO (advanced hydrated photocatalytic oxidation) technology, which was initially developed by NASA. The process has been enhanced by Dr. Jeff Bennert, Jon Bennert, Dr. Nabarun Ghosh, and our entire research and development team. Photocatalytic oxidation is when photons from the unit’s ultraviolet core react with the metal catalyst. This reaction forms catalytic molecules, which, in turn, react with carbon-based contaminants in the air. These contaminants are converted into harmless substances like carbon dioxide and water vapor. The end result of the process is a building full of cleaner, purer air.

The Benefits: Homeowners who purchase our Air Oasis nano Induct Air Sanifiers® are often pleased to learn that all of our home air filtration systems are made in America. In fact, each unit is assembled by hand in Amarillo, TX, and then subjected to a rigorous inspection, ensuring that only the best-quality products end up in the homes and offices of our customers. Our industrial-strength units are long-lasting and require very little maintenance. At Air Oasis, we endeavor to provide the most reliable products to our customers because their satisfaction is extremely important to us.

 

Adam’s Air uses and installs and supports all the product that Air Oasis makes.  Its all made locally in their factory right in Amarillo, Texas.  All of the testing on products is done locally also with WTAMU, in Canyon, Texas.

 

Foods That WIll Keep Your Warm in Cold Temperatures

Its cold here in the High Plains of Texas.  Our base is Amarillo,Texas and there is just not a lot of trees and hills that block that cold northern wind.  But we have some ideas of foods and spices you can use to keep your body at a warm and toasty when its cold outside.

6: Hot Drinks
It might seem a little too simple, but you can sometimes overlook the obvious answers. Holding the mug is warming enough, but the hot liquid into your system gives you instant internal warmth. Tea, apple cider or hot carob/cocoa are my favorites.

5: Soups And Stews
When the temperature dips, it’s time to shift from salads to soups. It’s still a good idea to get some raw foods, but have them in the afternoon when your body is at its warmest.
In the evening, a hearty soup or stew with lots of well-cooked root vegetables and spices will warm you up right to your frozen toes.

4: Whole Grains
Eaten hot, whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, oats, barley, buckwheat, millet, etc) give you instant warmth along with complex carbohydrates to give your body the energy and fuel it needs to keep warm.
Whole grains are also a good source of B vitamins and magnesium, and have some selenium as well. These nutrients are important to the function of your thyroid and adrenal glands. The glands help regulate body temperature, and tend to slow down in colder weather.
For people with severely underactive thyroid function, taking a high-quality iodine supplement can make a dramatic difference in body temperature. Before taking an individual supplement like that though, you should do a consultation with a nutritionist or naturopathic doctor. Iodine in particular can cause problems if you take too much.

3: Cinnamon
Cinnamon, and other spices, boost your metabolism which generates body heat. Include more spices in your meals, even just a little bit sprinkled on top. Cumin, coriander, turmeric, cloves, paprika, pepper, nutmeg and allspice are other good ones to incorporate as well.
Just make sure you don’t get things too spicy. The hottest spices – like cayenne – will make you sweat and actually release heat from your body. That’s why they eat the spiciest foods in the hottest climates.

2: Coconut Oil
Fats in general can help keep you warm as they metabolize, and aside from eating it, coconut oil is also really useful as a moisturizer. Dry, cracked skin lets heat escape more easily and is more sensitive to cold – especially when it’s windy.
If you keep your skin healthy and strong, it’ll be better at keeping the heat in. Before systems to keep you nourished and strong in the face of winter bugs. heading out into the cold, try rubbing some coconut oil on your legs, arms and face. You only need a little bit, and I tend to wipe my face lightly with a towel to get the excess oil off.

1: Ginger
Fresh or ground ginger is my favorite food to warm you up. Try using it in porridge, salad dressings, soups, cookies or muffins. One of my favorite ways to enjoy ginger is to put thin slices or grate some of the fresh root into a mug of hot water.
Not only does it help warm you up, but it boosts your digestive and immune systems.

 

 

 

Tour De Tejas, I want to ride my bicycle!

As a lot of you know we are sponsoring the Amarillo Interscholastic Cycling team, the Yellow Jackets, this year.  Yes there is a cycling team that consists of 6-12th grade young men and ladies who are in the Amarillo, Bushland, and Canyon school districts.  They are currently raising funds for the team on their out of town trips across Texas.  They don’t have a booster club like football or the band, so they have fund raisers year round to help pay for travel, hotel rooms and other necessities.  This past weekend we had our second of three scheduled car washes for the summer.  Once again the Amarillo area came through and help make this car wash successful!  We couldn’t have put this all together without the help of our friends and business partners.

F/X Motorsports

Carpet Tech

Hero’s Plumbing

Glass Doctor

Hills Sport Shop

Amarillo Rock 108

Winston Watercooler

Johnstone Supply

And a new friend, welcoming, Jimmy Johns!

Thank you all for helping us out, and please call and use these businesses when you can!