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August 10, 1985 | DAVE PALERMO, Times Staff Writer
Air samples taken from older Orange County homes built with heating ducts lined with potentially dangerous asbestos show no health hazard to occupants, an environmental health specialist at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine said Friday. "The test results were basically negative," said Dr. William Nicholson, an asbestos expert who directed the study. "Where the monitoring devices picked up signs (of asbestos), the amounts were very slight . . .
November 13, 2005
American home heating expenses are expected to rise during the 2005-06 winter season. The U.S. Department of Energy predicts a 48% increase in natural-gas costs, 32% in heating oil, 30% in propane and 5% in electricity. A free 10-minute home energy audit is available through the American Homeowners Foundation to help identify practical steps to reduce energy costs. To receive the audit, write via e-mail to ahf@americanhome owners.
March 21, 2010
Design hybrid Location: 1511 Balboa Ave., Newport Beach 92662 Asking price: $5,595,000 Size: Three bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths in 4,675 square feet Lot size: 5,100 square feet Additional features: Two Bosch dishwashers, Viking gas range, zoned heating and air conditioning, radiant floor heating, tankless water heater, low-voltage lighting, two-stop elevator and drought-tolerant landscaping; a...
September 12, 1991
How exciting to read that Topanga Mall is spending another $45 million for renovations. Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't they just finished a renovation job? What a joy to know that we can now spend all day at the mall, thus saving on heating, air conditioning and water usage in our homes. When is the Laundromat coming? JACK MASON Woodland Hills
February 14, 2011 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Business: Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Superior Sheet Metal & Duct makes pipe and fittings for commercial heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. Owner: Sue Loftin Manager: Casey Crowder Employees: 10 full time Revenue: $1 million in 2010 Goal: Develop a more focused sales strategy || Related article: Business Makeover: Sheet metal shop needs aggressive, low-cost sales strategy
February 8, 2011 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Health news to keep in mind as a particularly cold winter wends on: Crackling logs in a fireplace might warm the heart and the toes. A toasty fire might even be good for the soul. But a new study in Chemical Research in Toxicology , a journal of the American Chemical Society, reminds readers that wood smoke is not particularly good for human bodies. Danish researchers showed that tiny particles from wood smoke damaged the DNA in human cells in culture.   Another study, published Monday in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine , found that smoke from burning heating coal has negative health effects as well.
March 6, 1988
Villa Pacifica, a luxury retirement rental community for people 60 years and over, has been completed at 18421 Lemon Drive in Yorba Linda. The developer is Pacific Scene Inc. of San Diego. The $4,375,000 gate-guarded project features 84 one- and two-bedroom apartments with private patios and balconies, washer and dryer hookups, heating and cooling systems and a full-service recreation building with library and fireplace and large heated pool and spa.
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