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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | February 28, 1995
A Harford County elementary school will get $500,000 in emergency state aid to replace a faulty heating system, Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced yesterday."
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 13, 2014
The Havre de Grace Activity Center, located at 351 Lewis Lane, will be closed to most activities on Friday, March 14, because of ongoing heating system repairs, Harford County government said. The exception will be previously made appointments for tax preparation help. The center has been closed most of this week. A contractor installing fiber optic cable ruptured a coolant line to the center's geothermal hearing and cooling system. There have been complications in making repairs, a county spokesperson said Wednesday.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
The Annapolis District Court building closed at noon Thursday due to a lack of heat, and the building is expected to reopen Friday morning. Officials said the courthouse, on Rowe Boulevard at Taylor Avenue, was having mechanical problems. Repairs were expected to be completed Thursday, said judiciary spokeswoman Angelita Plemmer. The problem affected only the District Court building in Annapolis. The other District Court in Anne Arundel County, located in Glen Burnie, remained open, officials said.
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October 31, 2013
Way back when Aberdeen's western edge was solidly reined in by I-95, there were those in the community who concluded the proximity to I-95 and Aberdeen Proving Ground made the area a prime spot for an institution of higher learning. They also concluded it would be easier to take advantage of existing nearby institutions of higher learning rather than try to start one from scratch. The idea was for a facility where colleges and universities could offer a range of courses. The market would be local people, as well as folks stationed at APG. It was a good idea, except for the name.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 13, 2014
The Havre de Grace Activity Center, located at 351 Lewis Lane, will be closed to most activities on Friday, March 14, because of ongoing heating system repairs, Harford County government said. The exception will be previously made appointments for tax preparation help. The center has been closed most of this week. A contractor installing fiber optic cable ruptured a coolant line to the center's geothermal hearing and cooling system. There have been complications in making repairs, a county spokesperson said Wednesday.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 8, 2005
The music room in the Hampton Mansion, with its gilded portraits and ornately carved furnishings, evokes Victorian times. The master bedroom's fine linens and floral wallpaper reflect the Federal period. And the formal dining room is painted in Prussian blue and decorated with an eye toward classical European tastes. But soon the historic rooms will have a 21st-century feel - from air conditioning. The $1.3 million project, which also includes fire sprinklers and a new heating system, will close the 18th-century mansion in Towson for much of the year.
BUSINESS
By Dean Uhler | February 24, 2002
A reader in Owings Mills has a 36-year-old American Standard cast-iron boiler that supplies hot water baseboard heating in his rancher. The boiler appears to be set to add water to the system automatically if needed. His question is whether the main water supply to the house could be shut off during a winter vacation without damaging the heating system. Turning the water off won't necessarily cause any problem with the heating system, but it would be more prudent to leave it turned on. The system does not normally lose water while it's operating.
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By Dean Uhler | October 7, 2001
We've had our first cool days and cold nights of the season, and soon it will be time to turn on the heat. If you have a circulating hot-water heating system - typically radiator or baseboard heat - it's a good time to bleed the air out of the system. Air trapped in the radiators and pipes keeps the hot water from reaching parts of the system, reducing heat output. If you've noticed that a radiator doesn't get hot, or its top half doesn't warm properly, it probably has air trapped inside that is keeping it from filling with water.
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By WILL MORTON and WILL MORTON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2005
Fed up with paying nearly $500 a month for electricity and wood to heat his Joppa home, Jim Noonkester cut his heating bill in half when he installed a geothermal heat pump a decade ago. When he sold his 5,000- square-foot English Tudor house last year to buy a smaller home in Bel Air, he refused to go back to electric. "I told the Realtor, don't take me to a house unless it's got geothermal," said Noonkester, 62, a retired supermarket employee. Most people don't want to spend more than $20,000 to install geothermal systems, which use the Earth's interior heat to warm a home at about half the annual cost of oil or natural gas. But with the gulf hurricanes pushing up this year's already higher prices, the looming winter heating season takes on added urgency.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | November 23, 1992
He became adept at peeling off his robes and changing out of soaked T-shirts between weddings on those sweltering July afternoons when the altar at the Naval Academy Chapel was too hot to touch.Next summer, the Rev. Thomas E. Murphy expects to be cool and comfortable while marrying couples in the massive, 88-year-old cathedral. Only nervous brides and grooms will be sweating.The academy just spent 10 months and $1.8 million on replacing the heating system and installing air conditioning in the imposing stone church, which seats 2,400 people.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
Several more people fell ill at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick campus this week, following an incident last month in which nearly two dozen employees reported dizziness, nausea and headaches. Officials have tied the previous illnesses to a hot water heater that became contaminated with nitrites when a technician accidentally inserted the chemicals into the drinking water system instead of the heating system. Overexposure to nitrites can cause a range of symptoms that include difficulty breathing.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
The Annapolis District Court building closed at noon Thursday due to a lack of heat, and the building is expected to reopen Friday morning. Officials said the courthouse, on Rowe Boulevard at Taylor Avenue, was having mechanical problems. Repairs were expected to be completed Thursday, said judiciary spokeswoman Angelita Plemmer. The problem affected only the District Court building in Annapolis. The other District Court in Anne Arundel County, located in Glen Burnie, remained open, officials said.
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December 4, 2011
Among the 62 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 were the following: 1300 Sulphur Spring Road, Arbutus Elementary School, 5:27 p.m. Dec. 2. Crews from the Arbutus, Lansdowne and Violetville volunteer stations and Halethorpe career station responded to the report of a school fire in Arbutus find an overheated HVAC unit. Sulphur Spring Road at Carville Avenue, 3:22 p.m. Dec. 2. Crews responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in Arbutus and transported one person with non-life-threatening injuries to a local hospital.
BUSINESS
By TIM CARTER | January 4, 2009
Are all heating systems the same? My heating system is running constantly and it can only maintain a temperature of 67 F in my home. It's very cold outdoors, actually below zero. But still, I would expect the house to be comfortable even if the temperature got bitterly cold. Why is my home heating system not able to keep up? What can be done to keep me warm when it gets really cold? Bitter cold temperatures are straining hundreds of thousands of heating systems all over the nation. I think you may be a victim of an undersized furnace or heating system.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,Sun reporter | October 30, 2007
Baltimore parks officials are scheduled to begin repair work this week to fix a partially collapsed ceiling, cracks in walls and a faulty heating and air system at a Hampden recreation center, problems community advocates say stem from a botched $1.3 million renovation of the building last year. The auditorium at Roosevelt Park recreation center has been closed for months after chunks of the ceiling began falling, leading volunteers to demand that the city have the problems fixed. The auditorium's closing has disrupted the schedules of many who use the center for community meetings and after-school activities, including dance, jazz and karate classes.
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By WILL MORTON and WILL MORTON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2005
Fed up with paying nearly $500 a month for electricity and wood to heat his Joppa home, Jim Noonkester cut his heating bill in half when he installed a geothermal heat pump a decade ago. When he sold his 5,000- square-foot English Tudor house last year to buy a smaller home in Bel Air, he refused to go back to electric. "I told the Realtor, don't take me to a house unless it's got geothermal," said Noonkester, 62, a retired supermarket employee. Most people don't want to spend more than $20,000 to install geothermal systems, which use the Earth's interior heat to warm a home at about half the annual cost of oil or natural gas. But with the gulf hurricanes pushing up this year's already higher prices, the looming winter heating season takes on added urgency.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 23, 1996
Sykesville will soon take its memorabilia out of storage and put it on display in the Gatehouse.The town Historic District Commission and volunteers are working with a $5,000 state grant to renovate into a municipal museum the century-old Gatehouse, once the entrance to Springfield State Hospital."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
Several more people fell ill at the Johns Hopkins at Keswick campus this week, following an incident last month in which nearly two dozen employees reported dizziness, nausea and headaches. Officials have tied the previous illnesses to a hot water heater that became contaminated with nitrites when a technician accidentally inserted the chemicals into the drinking water system instead of the heating system. Overexposure to nitrites can cause a range of symptoms that include difficulty breathing.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2005
Drew Meyers is replacing the 1970s-era furnace in the ranch house he recently moved into with his family of four in Baltimore County - but not because of the spiking price of fuel. "It's just old and, to me, I don't want the kids breathing any bad fumes or soot," said Meyers, 39, who will take the opportunity to install a new central air-conditioning system in his home near Liberty Reservoir. But he also hopes to enjoy a respite from the high energy prices with the new, more efficient oil furnace to replace his old one. Worries about reliability and home purchasers seeking a fresh start are the main reasons the 8.1 million heating oil users in the United States - mostly in the Northeast - replace furnaces, not spikes in energy prices, say energy experts and those in the home heating industry.
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By Lisa Ancarrow and Lisa Ancarrow,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 13, 2005
Mark and Carolanne Kappus had clear requirements for the design and decor of their new home. It had to be energy-efficient, have ample space for entertaining, and -- for these avid Baltimore Ravens fans -- it had to have a purple bathroom. The Kappuses got their purple bathroom -- strategically located near the guest-friendly family room in the couple's 3,500-square-foot Cape Cod-style home in Forest Hill in Harford County. Built in 2002 for about $380,000, the Kappuses' home has met all of their initial requirements while employing some unique design twists.
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