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.

 

 

 

Winterizing Your Home

1) Furnace Inspection

  • Call Adams Air, the professional’s.  We offer a 25 point check list free, with our Winterization.
  • Stock up on furnace filters and change them monthly.
  • Consider switching out your thermostat for a programmable thermostat.
  • If your home is heated by a hot-water radiator, bleed the valves by opening them slightly and when water appears, close them.
  • Remove all flammable material from the area surrounding your furnace.

2) Get the Fireplace Ready

  • Cap or screen the top of the chimney to keep out rodents and birds.
  • If the chimney hasn’t been cleaned for a while, call a chimney sweep to remove soot and creosote.
  • Buy firewood or chop wood. Store it in a dry place away from the exterior of your home.
  • Inspect the fireplace damper for proper opening and closing.
  • Check the mortar between bricks and tuckpoint, if necessary.

3) Check the Exterior, Doors and Windows

  • Inspect exterior for crevice cracks and exposed entry points around pipes; seal them.
  • Use weatherstripping around doors to prevent cold air from entering the home and caulk windows.
  • Replace cracked glass in windows and, if you end up replacing the entire window, prime and paint exposed wood.
  • If your home has a basement, consider protecting its window wells by covering them with plastic shields.
  • Switch out summer screens with glass replacements from storage. If you have storm windows, install them.

4) Inspect Roof, Gutters & Downspouts

  • If your weather temperature will fall below 32 degrees in the winter, adding extra insulation to the attic will prevent warm air from creeping to your roof and causing ice dams.
  • Check flashing to ensure water cannot enter the home.
  • Replace worn roof shingles or tiles.
  • Clean out the gutters and use a hose to spray water down the downspouts to clear away debris.
  • Consider installing leaf guards on the gutters or extensions on the downspouts to direct water away from the home.

5) Service Weather-Specific Equipment

  • Drain gas from lawnmowers.
  • Service or tune-up snow blowers.
  • Replace worn rakes and snow shovels.
  • Clean, dry and store summer gardening equipment.
  • Sharpen ice choppers and buy bags of ice-melt / sand.

6) Check Foundations

  • Rake away all debris and edible vegetation from the foundation.
  • Seal up entry points to keep small animals from crawling under the house.
  • Tuckpoint or seal foundation cracks. Mice can slip through space as thin as a dime.
  • Inspect sill plates for dry rot or pest infestation.
  • Secure crawlspace entrances.

7) Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

  • Some cities require a smoke detector in every room.
  • Buy extra smoke detector batteries and change them when daylight saving ends.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector near your furnace and / or water heater.
  • Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they work.
  • Buy a fire extinguisher or replace an extinguisher older than 10 years.

8) Prevent Plumbing Freezes

  • Locate your water main in the event you need to shut it off in an emergency.
  • Drain all garden hoses.
  • Insulate exposed plumbing pipes.
  • Drain air conditioner pipes and, if your AC has a water shut-off valve, turn it off.
  • If you go on vacation, leave the heat on, set to at least 55 degrees.

9) Prepare Landscaping & Outdoor Surfaces

  • Trim trees if branches hang too close to the house or electrical wires.
  • Ask a gardener when your trees should be pruned to prevent winter injury.
  • Plant spring flower bulbs and lift bulbs that cannot winter over such as dahlias in areas where the ground freezes.
  • Seal driveways, brick patios and wood decks.
  • Don’t automatically remove dead vegetation from gardens as some provide attractive scenery in an otherwise dreary, snow-drenched yard.
  • Move sensitive potted plants indoors or to a sheltered area.

10) Prepare an Emergency Kit

  • Buy indoor candles and matches / lighter for use during a power shortage.
  • Find the phone numbers for your utility companies and put them in your cellphone’s contacts.
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  • Buy a battery back-up to protect your computer and sensitive electronic equipment.
  • Store extra bottled water and non-perishable food supplies (including pet food, if you have a pet), blankets and a first-aid kit in a dry and easy-to-access location.
  • Prepare an evacuation plan in the event of an emergency.

 

 

 

Winterization, (that most wonderful time of the year)!

 

You and your family’s comfort is our top priority.  Heating repairs and installations in the Amarillo area are easy with Adam’s Air.  Winter is upon us and as you know its going to get cold.  Then do not forget the winds of the High Plains of Texas. You know those winds when they come down from Canada and they go right through you.  Keep all that weather out with an Adam’s Air Winterization, its more than just a heater tune up.  Let Adams Air get your HVAC unit in the best condition to take on the winter.  We have a 25 point inspection that we follow and we make sure every part of your heater is in great working order.   Now the best thing is about to happen to you.  Adams Air is giving back to the Amarillo metro, and if you own your home, then your Winterization is free of charge, except if you need a repair.  Also this is for residential homes only, so please take advantage of this free service.   Call us today to schedule your appointment at 806-316-1103.  Call soon the schedule is filling up fast. Were a service company, not a sales company!

Why Indoor Air Quality is Vital!

  I wrote a lot of this about a year ago but I think it is important enough to have another read.

  Air Quality in the high plains of Texas is not perfect as you all know.  And inside your house right now the quality of air could be worse than it is outside.  I know what you’re saying, I keep a clean house, I use cleaners and products that help take pollutants out of the air.  Well, maybe, do you know that cleaning products and detergents with fragrances can release chemicals in the air of your home to cause your house to be worse than you think it is.  Look for products that have a green seal on it, this means these are safe to use in your home.

What about everyday items in your home?  Bedding on your bed, pillows, sheets and comforters should be washed weekly .  This will reduce allergens, including dust mites in your home.  Consider removing your shoes at the entrance you come in from.  Think where you walk, do you want to track all that over your floors and carpet?  Leave floor mats at all entrances to your home.  Use high efficiency particulate air vacuum cleaners, (HEPA), with disposable bags, and use microfiber cloths for surface dust removal.

Moisture inside the home in the home is not good thing to have as you know,  if there are any leaks in your home promptly fix them.  If you see mold on any porous materials, such as drywall, ceiling tiles or wood, discard them and replace.  Run the exhaust fans while showering.  House plants can improve indoor air quality by filtering carbon dioxide, however over watering can encourage mold growth.  The picture below are Indoor Air Quality test kits, or IAQ.  We do these for free inside your home.  Its a petrie dish and we let it sit inside your home for one hour.  Then we seal it up and place it in a dark cabinet or closet with in your house.  A week later we come out and show the results and then give you some great options to get your home’s sir cleaner and easier to live with.    These samples were taken out of two very clean homes.  But where the problem might be lurking about is in your HVAC, the coil, or maybe the drain pan.  The duct work could be compromised as well.  If you have aquariums inside your home, we have found out these can be a source.  The best thing you can do for your family and home is to call us and have us perform a test, then show you options to clean up the air.

And finally call Adam’s Air and book time for us to come out and check out your furnace so it will be ready to work in the best way when it gets cold, and believe me it will get cold.

 

 

Call us today, 806-316-1106

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