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November 27, 2005
Re "Bush Adversary Venezuela Gives Heating Aid to U.S. Poor," Nov. 23 Looks like Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had the last laugh in regard to selling discounted heating oil to needy, cash-strapped Americans. Thanks to Rep. William D. Delahunt (D-Mass.), New Englanders and others won't freeze this winter. President Bush could learn a lesson or two from this. I understand it's business, but at least Chavez clearly sees what's lacking in the United States: shrewd business and negotiating skills among its leadership.
November 28, 1997
On the subject of Easterners' yearly haranguing about our obviously unnecessary summertime water use, a proposal. We in Los Angeles should generously take the high road and promise never to mention their obviously unnecessary wintertime heating use. LAURA GLENDINNING-NAGLE Los Angeles
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...
December 22, 1991
A recent Times article cites a study that implicates certain landscape trees as a significant source of hydrocarbons; and, hence, air pollution. One such popular tree, the liquidambar, was said to be a prime offender. No mention was made, however, that this particular tree is deciduous so that for the considerable period it is dormant (leafless), it emits no hydrocarbons. More important, deciduous trees, when strategically located near dwellings, provide shade during the summer and allow for passive heating by the sun in the winter.
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
December 13, 1987 | Dale Baldwin
As cooler temperatures arrive, it's time to turn on heating systems--and to discover that maybe your thermostats are out of date. No wonder, since thermostats, like many other electrical devices, have gotten smart. Many of the new mechanical and electronic models, which can be installed by "savvy" do-it-yourselfers with just a screwdriver, will do things the old ones couldn't.
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