Carbon Monoxide Poisoning !!! Copy Copy

Carbon Monoxide is not a good thing to breathe in.  It can cause serious problems and even death!  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention claims this is the silent killer.  Carbon Monoxide or ‘CO’ as we will call it, is an odorless, colorless gas and it can kill you.   CO can be found in fumes anytime you burn fuel.  Cars, trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces.  CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals.

The symptoms are headaches, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pains, and confusion. Everyone is at risk for CO Poisoning.  Infants, the elderly, people with chronic heart issues, anemia or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO.  Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO Poisoning, 20,000 visit emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.

They’re easy and simple steps and common sense to keep CO poisoning from your home.

Install a battery powered CO alarm.  If you already have one be sure to change the battery when the time changes in spring and in fall.  And replace your alarm at least every five years.  Adam’s Air can install these alarms for you.  Have Adam’s Air check your heating system for you, and have a plumber come out and check your water heater.  Never use open flamed heaters indoors.  Make sure your gas appliances are vented properly.   Have your chimney checked or cleaned every year.  Chimneys can be block by debris.  NEVER use your gas cooktop for heating a home.  And in the cold weather please pull your cars out of the garage when starting them, of course make sure the doors are locked.

 

Adam’s Air offers a free Winterization on your home furnace for home owners.  It is a 20 point inspection and we can tell you anything telling about CO and your system.  Give us a call today, 806-316-1103.

 

 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning !!! Copy

Carbon Monoxide is not a good thing to breathe in.  It can cause serious problems and even death!  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention claims this is the silent killer.  Carbon Monoxide or ‘CO’ as we will call it, is an odorless, colorless gas and it can kill you.   CO can be found in fumes anytime you burn fuel.  Cars, trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces.  CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals.

The symptoms are headaches, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pains, and confusion. Everyone is at risk for CO Poisoning.  Infants, the elderly, people with chronic heart issues, anemia or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO.  Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO Poisoning, 20,000 visit emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.

They’re easy and simple steps and common sense to keep CO poisoning from your home.

Install a battery powered CO alarm.  If you already have one be sure to change the battery when the time changes in spring and in fall.  And replace your alarm at least every five years.  Adam’s Air can install these alarms for you.  Have Adam’s Air check your heating system for you, and have a plumber come out and check your water heater.  Never use open flamed heaters indoors.  Make sure your gas appliances are vented properly.   Have your chimney checked or cleaned every year.  Chimneys can be block by debris.  NEVER use your gas cooktop for heating a home.  And in the cold weather please pull your cars out of the garage when starting them, of course make sure the doors are locked.

 

Adam’s Air offers a free Winterization on your home furnace for home owners.  It is a 20 point inspection and we can tell you anything telling about CO and your system.  Give us a call today, 806-316-1103.

 

 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning !!!

Carbon Monoxide is not a good thing to breathe in.  It can cause serious problems and even death!  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention claims this is the silent killer.  Carbon Monoxide or ‘CO’ as we will call it, is an odorless, colorless gas and it can kill you.   CO can be found in fumes anytime you burn fuel.  Cars, trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces.  CO can build up indoors and poison people and animals.

The symptoms are headaches, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pains, and confusion. Everyone is at risk for CO Poisoning.  Infants, the elderly, people with chronic heart issues, anemia or breathing problems are more likely to get sick from CO.  Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO Poisoning, 20,000 visit emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized.

They’re easy and simple steps and common sense to keep CO poisoning from your home.

Install a battery powered CO alarm.  If you already have one be sure to change the battery when the time changes in spring and in fall.  And replace your alarm at least every five years.  Adam’s Air can install these alarms for you.  Have Adam’s Air check your heating system for you, and have a plumber come out and check your water heater.  Never use open flamed heaters indoors.  Make sure your gas appliances are vented properly.   Have your chimney checked or cleaned every year.  Chimneys can be block by debris.  NEVER use your gas cooktop for heating a home.  And in the cold weather please pull your cars out of the garage when starting them, of course make sure the doors are locked.

 

Adam’s Air offers a free Winterization on your home furnace for home owners.  It is a 20 point inspection and we can tell you anything telling about CO and your system.  Give us a call today, 806-316-1103.

 

 

 

 

Summer TIme!

 

I always get kind of down come every August, I guess because summer only has a few more weeks. What really kills it for me is the finish of the Tour De France, the bicycle race that last for three weeks during the month of July every year. I love watching it and dreaming one day to be able to climb mountains like those guys, which by the way will never happen.

Summer always meant time off from school when you were a kid, but now being a 62-year-old it seems the days and the years go by faster. Summer for me is just hanging outside and enjoying hot weather. This year has been a hot one too, but I don’t mind. Its summer! The earth is green, flowers are blooming, the sound of lawn mowers, the smell of barbeque, and even better, the eating of the before mention. Summer is when I am most alive, most happy. I am not a winter, cold person. It rattles me. Even when I was a kid winter bothered me. It depresses me into January and February. I look around and everything is in hibernation, maybe that’s what I should be doing. But summer! Summer I love. I love to get out in the early morning hours and just sit and listen. The birds and their sweet song. The dew over flowers and plants and leaves on the tree. The sweet aroma of flowers and all in God’s beauty and creation. I will miss summer as I always do. Enjoy it while you still can.

Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince

Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin’ to break the monotony
Of all that hardcore dance that has gotten to be
A little bit out of control it’s cool to dance
But what about the groove that soothes that moves romance
Give me a soft subtle mix
And if ain’t broke then don’t try to fix it
And think of the summers of the past
Adjust the base and let the alpine blast
Pop in my CD and let me run a rhyme
And put your car on cruise and lay back ’cause this is summertime
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
School is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
A back then I didn’t really know what it was
But now I see what have of this
The way that people respond to summer madness
The weather is hot and girls are dressing less
And checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best
Riding around in your Jeep or your Benzos
Or in your Nissan stting on Lorenzos
Back in Philly we be out in the park
A place called the plateau is where everybody goes
Guys out hunting and girls doing likewise
Honking at the honey in front of you with the light eyes
She turn around to see what you beeping at
It’s like the summer’s a natural afradesiac
And with a pen and pad I compose this rhyme
To hit you and get you equipped for the summer time
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
It’s late in the day and I ain’t been on the court yet
Hustle to the mall to get me a short set
Yeah I got on sneaks but I need a new pair
‘Cause basketball courts in the summer got girls there
The temperature’s about 88
Hop in the water plug just for old times sake
Break to ya crib change your clothes once more
‘Cause you’re invited to a barbeque that’s starting at 4
Sitting with your friends cause y’all remincise
About the days growing up and the first person you kiss
And as I think back makes me wonder how
The smell from a grill could spark up nostalgia
All the kids playing out front
Little boys messin’ round with the girls playing double-dutch
While the DJ’s spinning a tune as the old folks dance at your family reunion
Then six o’clock rolls around
You just finished wiping your car down
It’s time to cruise so you head to the summertime hangout
It looks like a car show
Everybody come lookin’ real fine
Fresh from the barber shop or fly from the beauty salon
Every moment frontin’ and maxin’
Chillin’ in the car they spent all day waxin’
Leanin’ to the side but you can’t spead through
Two miles an hour so everybody sees you
There’s an air of love and of happiness
And this is the Fresh Prince’s new defintion’ of summer madness
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind
Summer summer summertime
Time to sit back and unwind

 

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.