By Gary Klena
We all have a good deal to think about every
day. From the time we get up we are hit from all
sides with things to be concerned about; what to
eat or not eat; what to drink or not drink; and
even what is “green” or not “green.” How
will I get through these high oil prices? Is all
the news about global warming talking to me? The
list never seems to end so someone please tell
me something good for a change!
We believe here at Thermal Associates we do have
something good to say for you. You will see in
our product line items that will be beneficial
to a healthy home environment and energy saving
ones too. Now we wish we could have answers for
all the above puzzles, but knowing that we have
a few that we trust are right tells us there is
light at the end of the tunnel of concerns.
Through our many years of experience in the
heating, air conditioning and ventilation
business we have dealt with a variety of issues
that homeowners can have.
We have seen the tight new construction and
the problems it can also create. With the lack
of continuous fresh air heat recovery
ventilation the new home becomes nothing more
than a sealed bag keeping all the indoor
pollutants for you to breathe. Not very healthy
to say the least and this is why we introduced
to you the homeowner the Venmar Ventilation
systems. Whether you need the heat recovery
model or the energy recovery you can feel
confident that each and every day you and your
family will breathe the fresh, healthy air.
And it isn’t just new construction that can
feel the effects of lack of proper ventilation.
Have you seen the house ‘illness’ which has
become known as the wet window syndrome? Usually
it happens during the overnight hours, but
magically gets better or disappears throughout
the daytime. What you see are the results of
high humidity combined with poor ventilation.
We also have a variety of the new Honeywell
energy saving thermostats. No more of having
those variable temperature swings the old
mercury thermostats always had. Now you will be
right on the money for getting the temps you set
it at in heating or air conditioning. And, you
can also have that in either a manual or a
programmable model too.
Now let’s turn our attention to the
building envelope of your structure. The often
overlooked cause of air leakage and energy
wasting is those small electrical boxes in the
exterior walls. They may have a switch or it’s
an outlet where you plug in the lights, tv, dvd,
etc. To the rescue comes our Lessco Air Vapor
Barrier box! Now you can not only stop the loss
of your precious heat, but you will also be
protecting the inside of your walls from
developing structural damage too.
All this was to let you know there actually
are good things to think about. Our products
were chosen keeping in mind that every homeowner
wants not only what is best for the house
structure, but what is best for those that
occupy it too so you can believe that you have
created a healthy house.