Florida AC Company Directory Released

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Florida Air conditioning companies

The Florida AC companies directory is launched!  Find air conditioning companies in Florida by city.  Browse the directory to find the top rated air conditioning contractor in your area.

Air conditioning (often referred to as A/C or AC) is the process of altering the properties of air (primarily temperature and humidity) to more comfortable conditions, typically with the aim of distributing the conditioned air to an occupied space such as a building or a vehicle to improve thermal comfort and indoor air quality. In common use, an air conditioner is a device that lowers the air temperature. The cooling is typically achieved through a refrigeration cycle, but sometimes evaporation or free cooling is used. Air conditioning systems can also be made based on desiccants.

Central (ducted) air conditioning

Central (ducted) air conditioning offers whole-house or large-commercial-space cooling, and often offers moderate multi-zone temperature control capability by the addition of air-louver-control boxes.

In central air conditioning, the inside heat-exchanger is typically placed inside the central furnace/AC unit of the forced air heating system which is then used in the summer to distribute chilled air throughout a residence or commercial building.

(source: Wikipedia)

Cosmetic Surgeon Directory Released for Florida

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New Florida Plastic Surgeon Directory

In the market for a plastic surgeon in the sunshine state?  Visit the newly launched Florida plastic surgeons directory.  You will be able to browse plastic surgeons in Jacksonville to Tampa, all the way down to Miami plastic surgeons.  The directory only lists board certified professionals so you can rest assured you are getting top notch care.

You can also visit them on Facebook, Youtube, and Google+.

Love Street Project Up To Vote In Jupiter

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Love Street in Jupiter is looking to get a makeover with shops, restaurants, and rentals but all this is dependent on a vote.  Locals in the area are pushing back hard against the proposed makeover because they say the area is becoming to developed for their liking.  The area around Love Street remains mainly residential except for the few restaurants and bars already located on the inlet and at the end of Love Street.  Only time will tell if the project will go thru but it is up to Tuesday vote.



Powerball Winner In Florida

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A winning powerball Jackpot ticket was sold in Florida.  A Melbourne Beach Publix sold the winning ticket.  The prize will be split with two other winners from out of state.

11 one million dollar tickets were also sold in Florida to go along with one two million dollar ticket.

The Jackpot winners will each recieve around 198 million dollars.

Cooler Weather Coming To The Tropical Coast

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Cooler weather looks like it is finally on the way to south Florida as the year turns to a new.  After months of way to hot and muggy weather south Floridians may finally catch a break.  Weather sites are calling for highs in the mid 70s after New Years which will be welcome by most in the area.

Jupiter Light to get a makeover

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The 6,000-pound lens in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is getting a checkup in the next few months, but most residents won’t even know it’s happening.

“It’s like the lens has a cavity. We are filling the cavity now to avoid a root canal in the future,” said Lighthouse Operations Chief Steve Kruspe, standing next to the beehive-shaped Fresnel lens 105 steps above the ground.

About $8,000 to pay for the recoating of the putty and possible repositioning of some of the 397 glass prisms in the lens is being raised by officials from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Loxahatchee River Historical Society. The work is part of ongoing conservation of the lighthouse first lighted in 1860.

The week-long job will be done in the daytime. Tours will continue and the lighthouse will operate at night.

A lighthouse uses the same process as a telescope, except backward.

The glass prisms in telescopes bend the light from distant objects such as planets, stars and galaxies to make them look closer.

In lighthouses, the glass prisms wrapped around the lamp squeeze the light from 360 degrees into a narrow seven-degree beam that is sent out to sea, visible to sailors with the naked eye from about 14 miles away. The glass prisms in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse lens are between 3/8-inch and 2 1/2-inches thick.

Sunlight, heat and humidity have dried out the putty holding the prisms to the brass and bronze frame. Technicians will recoat the putty to prevent further damage.

“When the putty dries out, it pulls away from the frame,” Kruspe said.

If necessary, the technicians will reposition the prisms and add new wedges to hold them in place. Many of the prisms have clamshell-shaped chips on the outer edges, damage from the 1928 hurricane, he said.

“It’s meticulous, methodical work. It’s like surgery,” said Kruspe, 62.

The Lake Worth resident knows that from experience. Every 10 days or so, he cleans the prisms. Cooked bugs are removed with a cotton swab. He gingerly uses an anti-static cloth to wipe the prisms. Latex gloves and a long-sleeve shirt keep his skin and sweat from making contact with the prisms.

“If I touch the prisms, the oils from my skin will leave an imprint when the lens heats them up,” he said.

As Kruspe descends the 108-foot-high lighthouse, he points out the white permeable paint he recently applied to the inside of the red brick used to build the lighthouse. The building takes constant care, he said.

From: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/jupiter-lighthouse-to-get-a-makeover/npfJm/