Think Air Conditioning Is A Waste Of Time? Read This!

The 2010s have seen us become fussy when it comes to temperature. Sometimes we are too hot, other times we are too cold, and it can seem like a never-ending task to get the temperature in our homes just right. If you find yourself living in hotter climes, this is an even more mammoth task. However, there is a solution: air conditioning.

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Air conditioning used to be the luxury of the rich. Like technology in general, as parts have become cheaper and air conditioning systems have become more mass produced, the cost of installing air conditioning has plummeted. There are many reasons why air conditioning could be a worthwhile investment in your home.

 

Most people think air conditioning systems combat the heat in our close environment. This is half true. Actually, air conditioning systems counteract the humidity within your home. It is the humidity that makes you feel sticky and lethargic. If the humidity in your home ventures too high, all sorts of mites and bugs will see your home as a refuge. They relish the opportunity of bedding into the crevices between your floors and walls and chowing down on all sorts of organic matter. If you manage to keep the humidity levels lower by utilizing your air conditioning, you will keep those pesky dust mites away which will help with any potential allergies within the home.

 

Air conditioning is no longer expensive. Nearly every car or vehicle that we purchase is fitted with air con as standard. Could you imagine driving down the highway in the scorching midday sun without your air con? The journey would be torture. Maintenance of your AC units is no longer an expensive task either. Affordable AC repair will ensure that your air conditioning unit remains reliable and never blows out the dreaded warm air on a hot day. With regular servicing, you are taking care of your air con system meaning the chances of it needing early replacement is minimal.

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High humidity is also bad for your health. Humidity can sap your skin’s moisture causing it to become dry. High or low humidity can cause headaches and neck pain, not to mention the broken sleep you have to endure. How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night sticking to your bedsheets and needing a cold shower before you can try and get some more shut eye? A poor sleep pattern can make you less responsive when awake, less productive at work and keeps you in a pretty rotten mood. A sound AC system can ensure a more restful night sleep and revitalise you.

 

Air conditioning systems aren’t simply a fad, they are not merely to keep your home at the optimum temperature nor are they a status symbol. If you install an air conditioning unit into your home, you are improving your quality of life and ensuring that you no longer have to endure the sweltering heat of the blistering summer months. You can look forward to enjoying them instead.

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How to Keep Your Home Clean With Dogs

It can seem like a never-ending battle when you have dogs and you like to keep a clean house. Endless amounts of hair can be found under the sofas and in the rugs. Dirty paw prints are traipsed all through the floors and that wet dog smell just won’t go away. You love them like your children but you wish there was a way of keeping everything clean while letting them enjoy themselves. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Groom Your Dog

All dogs moult. It varies how much dogs of different breeds moult but even if you have a short haired dog, you’ll still find hair everywhere. To stop your dogs from shedding all over your furniture, it’s important to brush them at least 3 times a week; more if your dog has long hair. The more hair on your dog, the more can fall off, so make sure your dog’s hair is cut by a professional groomer on a regular basis. It’s not just to save your furniture. Your dog will need to be cut to stay cool during the warmer months.

 

Install an Outside Tap

Most of our dogs go to the toilet in our gardens at least three times a day. During the Summer months, if the garden isn’t cleaned properly, the smell can intensify. The last thing you want is a waft of something nasty every time you open the back door. Consider installing an outside tap by contacting your local plumbers. The job takes less than an hour usually, and it doesn’t cost much. You can then attach a hose pipe to the tap and you’ve got a way of quickly getting rid of the smell. You can also pick up pet friendly disinfectants at local pet stores.

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Pet Vacuum

When you need to replace your vacuum, it’s worth investing in a vacuum designed for cleaning pet mess. Not only will it be easier to remove hair from furniture and carpets, the sharp suction also allows you to clean up dirty paw prints when your dog has been on a wet or muddy walk. Of course, it’s important to clean your dog’s paws before they enter the main house, but you can never guarantee you’ll get every piece of dirt off them.

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Go for Walks

Exercising your dog is more important than you may think when it comes to keeping your house clean. This is especially important for younger dogs because it ensures their energy is lowered and they’ll have less interest in being destructive. So, if you a cushion you’re particularly fond of, make sure your dog is stimulated both physically and mentally. When a dog is tired, it’s more likely to obey your commands than get into mischief. So, if you tell your dog to wait at the door while you get a towel to dry it’s fur off, it will be more inclined to please you and obey.

 

It may be hard keeping up with mucky pups but the loyalty and companionship you receive in return makes it all worth it.

 

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