Hurricane preparation - survival gear to keep you cool
The 2009 hurricane season is forecast to be "above average" with some 14 named storms from the Atlantic Ocean, 7 of which are likely to become hurricanes.
Atlantic Hurricane season starts, officially, on June 1st. Officials are warning that there is a 63% probability of the storms hitting the US will be Category 3.
Being a forecast there's no guarantee that the prediction will be right. And let's hope that residents of Florida and other southern states escape. Last year however, according to CNN, forecasters predicted 15 storms and there turned out to be 16. So, fair to say that past predictions have been fairly accurate.
The internet is loaded with handy hurricane preparation checklists. Consistent among these lists is the advice to turn off mains powered equipment to avoid damage to goods and air conditioning systems when the power comes back on. Fair enough.
That leaves one small problem, however. Turning off the air conditioning in June in the height of summer in Florida, Alabama, or other southern US states leaves residents exposed severe heat stress. Some groups are more at risk (senior citizens, those on medication) than others. However, it isn't pleasant for anyone.
At Sleepbreeze we're pleased to be able to introduce a cooling product- the Sleepbreeze personal cooler - that is so energy efficient that it runs from AA batteries for a number of hours. That means you can keep cool once the power grid has been switched off (or fails) and your home air conditioning system has ceased to operate.
One Florida resident explained the benefits of the Sleepbreeze cooler to us by contrasting its cooling sensation with the clawing heat and humidity that sets in as soon as the air conditioning packs up.
There's more good news.
We're all aware these days that the credit crunch and down turn in the economy is making it hard to justify spending money unless it really is essential.
So how would it be if the Sleepbreeze cooler could help you save money every night? Many Americans, even on middle incomes, are finding the cost of running domestic air conditioning to be a severe strain on their household budgets. If you haven't looked carefully at your utility bill recently, then now's the time. A large proportion of your domestic power consumption is down to the energy consumed by your air conditioning system. The Sleepbreeze cooler could help you lower your energy consumption significantly, night after night.
Interested? Of course you are.
We look forward to welcoming you to our secure online store shortly.
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