Hand Washing and Germs

A major defense against germs and viruses is proper hand washing. However, the majority of us fail horribly at what should be a simple task.  I know I need to make a lot of effort to get this right. 

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Virtual vacations via Google Maps

Last Updated on 6 months by Christopher G Mendla

Taking Virtual Vacations via Google Maps is a way for a  lot of people who are currently stuck in their homes due to the Coronavirus to do something uniquely entertaining.  

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Is my room humidifier making me sick?

The answer to the question “is my room humidifier making me sick?” could very well be a resounding “Yes”. During the winter many homes need additional humidity, especially homes with forced air heat. Ultrasonic and steam humidifiers are a popular way to increase humidity. However, even with careful cleaning, they can harbor algae, slime and bacteria. 

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Webcams in and around Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is an incredible and beautiful work of nature.  

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Using a remote meat thermometer to measure HVAC duct temperature.

I needed to get an accurate reading of the air temperature in my ducts when the furnace was running and during the cool down process. 

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22 Foot Brass Model of the Battleship New Jersey.

Last Updated on 6 months by Christopher G Mendla

We stopped at the Farley Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway on New Years Day 2020. This 22 Foot long brass model of the battleship New Jersey was in the lobby. 

 

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“Harmless” Coconut Water, Really??

I saw cases of “Harmless Coconut Water” stacked up for sale in Costco.  That just raises all kinds of questions. 

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Adding insulation to existing forced hot air ducts.

Adding insulation to existing uninsulated forced hot air ducts can significantly reduce your heating costs and extend the life of your HVAC system. 

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The importance of insulating furnace ducts.

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

If you have an older home with forced hot air heat and  uninsulated ducting, you may be wasting a lot of money on heating

 

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Monitor a wood stove in another room with a remote thermometer

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

My wood stove is in the basement and my office is in the breezeway. I found an easy way to keep tabs of the state of the fire. 

 

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