The bokashi starter kit

Bokashi composting has a lot of advantages over the traditional composting strategies. rather than using heat the anaerobic fermentation process that Bokashi uses requires no oxygen and in addition it takes less time. Bokashi has the capacity to break down a lot of different foods the conventional methods can’t break. Making Bokashi is very simple and starts with the collection of wheat bran or rice bran. Next you need to get molasses for your Bokashi combination. Mix these two materials in with your Bokashi mix in a closed container. You can do that indoors or outdoors. After this you can add water and also mix in the EM-1, which is a powerful microorganism. After all of this has been mixed in you can test the bran and make sure that it is going to be effective. Try rolling the bran right into a ball and if it keeps its shape without leaking water, you have an effective mixture! If your mix was successful you need to put it in a container or a bag and seal it for just two weeks. After that your mix is complete and may be added to your soil to start improving the soil quality! If you have any questions or are struggling to get the Bokashi composting method down you should contact an organic farming businesses ask them for some easier methods to make a successful bran. They can give you more information to help you get your Bokashi mix just right! That way you can quickly start improving your soil.

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Soil and organic farming

Being healthy is important to many people and the first step in being healthy is eating the correct way. A lot of people have started growing their own fruits and veggies because the ones you purchase at the store contain a lot of pesticides and additives that are not healthy. I recommend growing your own produce so that you will know exactly what is in it. Growing your own vegetables is often very difficult, especially when you have no idea of what you are doing. When you have not prepared the soil correctly it will likely be very hard to grow anything. The plants get all their nutrients from the soil and they need a lot of nutrients. Composting is the best way to improve your soil quality and it’s an all natural process. Composting is the process of using recycled food waste to improve your soil and add vitamins and minerals. Bokashi is a very common and effective way of composting that large amounts of people are doing. Bokashi usually only takes about fourteen days and is very effective. You can get a Bokahsi mix, or you can make your own Bokashi bran. The Bokashi composting process will quickly improve your soil quality and it is very easy to follow the easy steps of the process. Once you have the Bokashi bran this process will not cost you anything because the only materials that you will need are the recycled food waste. Talk to an organic farming business about the Bokashi composting method.

Heating and cooling

Heating and cooling takes a lot more strategy than many people realize. There is a lot of technique in where you put the units and appropriately matching the size of the unit to the size of the room. this is true for both heating and cooling. This is why it is definitely best to seek aid from a professional HVAC company and ask them for some advice. They must know how big of an area you looking to regulate the temperature in and how your home and floor plan are organized. where you locate your furnace and air conditioning will also play a huge role in how effective they may be. The room that they are in has to be lot colder or hotter than the rest of the house. This is why it is best to locate them in the main room of your house so that the temperature manipulated air is more dispersed and there is not a huge temperature difference. The HVAC company will also be able to assist you with winterizing your property. This is the process of sealing the house so that you are not loosing temperature controlled air through any cracks in the doors and windows. Leaking heat can raise your gas bill in the winter by a great deal. The winterizing process is a little time consuming, but it is really worth your time. You will see a significant difference in your utilities after you are done winterizing your home and working your way through winter.

A/C repair 

Furnace tune-up

If you have old heating equipment, you may want to have it assessed by a professional HVAC company. Old heating equipment can be flawed in a lot of ways. One common problem to see is that the equipment won’t be operating at it’s peak performance. The HVAC technician can fix this with a simple tune-up appointment. During this appointment they will inspect the motor and other internal workings of the machine. Old furnaces can have a few common issues for example a dirty filter that will effect the grade of the machine. During a HVAC tune-up the technician can fix these issues. Furnaces are also connected to a natural gas line and when this connection is not secure it can be very dangerous. A natural gas leak is really a very dangerous issue to have and it’s also easily prevented with a heating tune-up. If you ever smell a gas leak you need to immediately contact an HVAC supplier. This would be considered a crisis and the HVAC technician will come directly to your house to fix the issue. Gas leaks are a incredibly serious issue and is something that you’re not going to want to ignore. Talk to a HVAC business near you and ask what they can do to improve your heating. They will ask you what type of heater you have and how large of an area you are trying to heat. The key to heating is matching the dimensions of the furnace to how big the room is you want to heat.

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AC Ventilation Matters

Is your air conditioning system properly ventilated? If not, you could be in for quite a bit of trouble. If your air conditioning unit is venting into an area of your home that it shouldn’t be, it can be creating a large build up of moisture and mold, and working against your cooling efforts.  If your system is set up to properly ventilate outside, but is leaking into the house, there can be serious water damage or wood rot depending on the location of the leak, and how that affects your home. To avoid issues like this, it is important to have your air conditioning unit properly installed in your home. This would ensure that your air conditioning system should be properly ventilated outside, and that it should be draining away from your home. Any licensed hvac or air conditioning contractor should be able to provide you with proper installation techniques. If not, you will want to be sure to call up the company and have them come out and install the system the right way. If you are getting a new system installed, and are not sure how it should be set up, be sure to do some research before you hire the person to install the system. At the very least, having an idea of how the system should be installed and what it should look like once it has been properly installed will alert you if your contractor that you hired is doing something wrong in the installation process.

AC Ventilation

How to Lower those Utility Bills

Do you find that your utility bills for heating are quite expensive? Well, many people pay for their heating through their gas or electric bill that they pay every month. For a lot of people, this bill can be quite expensive. Some people have even taken to having solar panels or geo thermal heating units installed to help combat some of the rising utility costs. However, there are still some heating units out there that use oil. We all know how expensive oils costs have been over the years. This has been reflected in the number of oil based products that we purchase frequently. For example, the price of oil is hotly discussed and reflected in the price of fuel that we purchase to fuel our cars every day. Can you imagine paying these types of costs for the heating in your home as well? Surprisingly, there are a number of people that do pay these costs to heat their home every year. Many older homes contained oil based heating systems. Many years ago, oil was not nearly as expensive as it is now, and it used to be a very affordable and efficient way to heat your home. For many people, these older systems are often difficult or expensive to replace, so they are left paying the high costs of oil to heat their homes every winter. If you are suffering with an oil based heating system, get in touch with your local hvac contractor to see if you can replace it.

solar heating and cooling

Furnace Cleaning Services

You’ll want to clean out your furnace before heating season starts. Why? Well, it could be that you may have never had your furnace cleaned out  before, or that you have put it off for the year so far. Well, it is important to have your furnace or heating system cleaned. It keeps your system running and functioning as it should all season long. It is typically quite inexpensive to have your system regularly cleaned and maintained. Moreover, keeping your system cleaned will keep you at ease that your system is not going to break on you during the heating system. It could be quite expensive and inconvenient to have your heating system repaired or replaced in the middle of a heating or cooling system. Having regular maintenance performed on your system will also get you in the habit of checking your system and keeping an eye on any problems that may arise. Catching problems early can prevent you from over paying on replacing a system late in the year. Overall, it’s important to keep an eye on your system, performing regular maintenance, and having your hvac contractor come out regularly to keep an eye on your system! You never know when you may need something fixed or replaced in an emergency! Having a contractor you trust is important, make sure that you do your due diligence and research a company before hiring them. This way, you can be sure the work being done is as promised, and what you need.

Furnace Cleaning Services

Humidity at end of summer

At the end of summer there is still quite a bit of heat, and even more humidity. It is common in many places around the country that August is one of the most humid and muggy times of the year. It sits right in the transition between the end of summer and the start of fall. The last bits of summer hang on through August’s humidity before September comes in to cool it off with some cooler temperatures. Although this is not the case in every single part of the country, it is very common in the majority of the country. So, how are you staying comfortable even when it is humid outside? Humidity can make it feel even hotter than it actually is, so staying cool and comfortable is important. In addition to running an air conditioning system, make sure there is a dehumidification element to it. This way, not only is it cooling the air in your home, but it is removing extra moisture as well. You will feel a difference as soon as you turn the air conditioning on in this type of temperature. It is also important to hydrate yourself and dress accordingly. This type of weather is not suitable for layers or trying to wear tight clothing. You will feel uncomfortable immediately! Be sure to stay cool, and ensure your air conditioning system is working. If you are feeling the heat, get in touch with your local heating and cooling contractor to get your system running.

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Make your Home Feel like Summer

Wouldn’t it be nice to live somewhere that did not have a winter? Well, many of us that live in areas that experience a nice cold and snowy winter may wish this more often than not. Sometimes a warm getaway in the middle of winter, isn’t enough to satisfy the craving for summer! What about moving to a place that never really had a winter? Would that be a better option for you? Well, even though there are many places throughout the country that never experience an actual winter, there are some other things that you need to take into consideration. Many of these places do no experience seasons. If this is something that you look forward to (or maybe dread?) you may want to take this into considerations. If you are looking to save money on your utility bills, you may not be seeing that much of a difference. Many of these places require air conditioning to be ran all year round, and you may never get the ability to really turn it off. That might also be something that you may want to take into consideration before wishing for eternal summer time where you live! To make winter more tolerable, get in touch with your local heating and cooling company to ensure that your heating system will make it feel nice and warm (and you can pretend it’s not winter) in your home. This way, you can still appreciate winter, while having it feel like summer in your home.

good heating in winter

Heating System Repairs

Are you not ready for the chilly weather of fall to roll in? Not liking the fact that winter is just around the corner? Well, you are not alone. Many people hate winter and the cold temperatures that it brings. Many of us would like to live where it is hot and sunny all year round, but that is not feasible for everyone. So, what can you do to stay extra warm this winter? Well, it is important to make sure that your home’s heating system is up to snuff. If your home’s heating system isn’t working properly, than you might be suffering without the best heat available to you. Make sure your heating system is running as it should with a yearly maintenance check up and tune up appointment with your local heating and cooling contractor. Once that has been completed, make sure your home is sealed and insulated properly. This way, you can be sure to keep out those pesky cold drafts that always seem to seep into your home. Even after all that, it might be beneficial to invest in some warm clothes to wear at home, slippers, and even an electric blanket. These are all things that can make you feel nice and comfortable all winter long. Not sure what else to do to keep your home extra warm? Search the internet for extra additions you can add to your home like heated floors or adding a sauna in your home. You never know what you can do!

Heating System Repairs