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With storms in forecast, Olathe School District ready with graduation backup plans
With rain and storms in the forecast Saturday, the Olathe School District said it has backup plans for graduation ceremonies.

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How to Maximize Comfort with a Thermostat

How to Maximize Comfort with a Thermostat
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey discuss improvements to thermostats and how they contribute to comfort in a home.

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1. Richard and Ross emphasize that the thermostat temperature is just one measurement in the category of comfort. In their field, they work to ensure that the environment is comfortable based on the following data points:
a. Temperature – is the space warm or cool enough
b. Humidity – is there too much (or not enough) moisture in the air
c. Air Speed – is the general air flow of the house causing the occupants to feel colder than they should?
d. Mean radiant temperature – are there surfaces in the room (like windows, floor tiles, etc.) that are different from the occupants’ body temperatures that are making them feel warmer or colder?
2. Modern thermostats, when combined with smarter furnaces or boilers, can account for more of these factors to make the home more comfortable.

While Richard and Ross emphasize that temperature is just one measure of comfort in a home, they also point out that innovations in new thermostats are allowing room temperatures to be more precise and more effective than in the past.

To demonstrate this, they referenced a variety of different thermostats, including the Nest Learning Thermostat (https://amzn.to/2H6bSNQ) and the Ecobee 4 Smart Thermostat (https://amzn.to/2JoDTBN), which can be found at most home centers.

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How To Create Your Own Patio Paradise

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How To Create Your Own Patio Paradise
Sponsored | H&H’s Reiko Caron takes on the ultimate summer challenge – transforming a drab outdoor space into a vibrant, functional patio. After taking a quick trip online and into The Home Depot, she was able to create a stunning summer retreat, complete with durable, sleek furniture and bright, colorful accessories. The end result will inspire you to update your backyard, creating outdoor dining and lounging zones that maximize summer fun.

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