Choosing A Ceiling Fan for Home

indoor ceiling fansDespite their concentration in some area on the blue planet, heat waves are starting to become standard almost in any part of the country. This is not a pleasant info for modest families who haven’t a very deep pocket to purchase an air conditioner all day long. And even if you don’t belong to this category, sometimes, like in early summer, the weather isn’t hot enough to run an AC. What you can do in this situation is to get a ceiling fan in order to set a cool mood in your interior.

Many Ceiling Fans Types

Circulating the air in your home is the main objective for which ceiling fans were created to meet back in the time when the idea came out. But as time goes by, this simple purpose became a standard along with which style has become a must, especially today where a small misfitting item in a living room could disturb many interior design lovers, let a alone something as big as a ceiling fan. This is the reason why the best ceiling fans aren’t just an air circulation appliance, but also a nice looking object of decoration that you can find in many styles and shapes.

Directional

As its name suggests, this type of ceiling fans, ventilates the air by directing the air flow to a designated area of the room. One of the best scenarios in which you can profit from the directional ceiling fan is when the place you sit it in is designated like in an office where sitting seats are fixed.

Hanging Propeller

In contrast to the directional ceiling fans, which can only ventilate the space towards which it is directed, the hanging propeller ones can ventilate your entire room. This type of fans looks like the propeller of a fan. Like many modern ceiling fans style, these ones are hung by a pole attached to the ceiling.

Rotational

If you combine the directional and hanging propeller ceiling fan you can come up with the rotational one. This type of fans have multiple sets of spinning blades which rotate in opposite direction to each other. They have a central pole attached to the ceiling from which they stem. It is recommended to use them in outdoor spaces.

What’s the difference between Indoor and Outdoor Ceiling Fans ?

As it clear by their names, each of these fans serve a specific purpose and one can’t always be used instead of the other. As a consequence, picking the right one for you depends on where you want it to be placed.

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Outdoor Ceiling Fans

There are two types of outdoor ceiling fans : wet-rated and damp-rated ceiling fans. You can guess it from their name, each of these fans are designed for different environments.
The wet-rated outdoor ceiling fans are designed to withstand harsh winter conditions and are sealed and protected by special materials.
Damp-rated fans’ motors on the other hand are usually made with special protective materials against corrosion. The same goes for their interior wiring that should also be protected in order to keep the fan intact in humid environments.

Indoor Ceiling Fans

Unlike outdoor ceiling fans, the indoor ones doesn’t have the same categorization as indoor environment is usually the same in part of the world. The main differences are in style. You find modern, classic, contemporary, rustic, fancy, children and other styles of indoor ceiling fans. It’s however important to measure how high your ceiling is before deciding on which size of ceiling fan fits more your room.

I hope this little guide helped clarify some important points to take into consideration before buying your ceiling fan.

Pros and Cons of Having a Tankless Water Heater

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In the era of compact, tankless water heaters are another testimony of the evergrowing success of minimalist technology These heaters work differently than the standard large (unnecessary) hot water volumes. They operate by heating cold water in a very short amount of time as it passes through. This is why they called them On-Demand Water Heaters.

Advantages

One of the major advantages of this type of water heaters is their size. These units are compact and won’t require much space to be installed as opposed to the conventional tank design. According to EnergyDepot, this type of water heaters can almost eliminate standby losses, a term used to refer to lost energy when unused hot water cools down. The immediate production of hot water allows these units, when used, to waste less water. You may have deduced the fact that you don’t have to let the water run while you’re waiting for hot water to reach the tap next to you. Another cool thing about tankless on-demand water heaters is their longer expected lifespan as it’s, normally, 20 years which is 5, and sometimes 10 longer than that of tank type water heaters.

Disadvantages

Like all human created things, tankless water heaters also have drawbacks. One of the most important negative points to notes is that inability of these units to supply enough hot water when using two devices simultaneously like for example for laundry and shower. Some brands have better water heaters than others, so this issue is relative. Another con is to keep a nice constant temperature at different flow rates, you will need to equip the unit, if it doesn’t come with it, with a modulating temperature control. This is important as you don’t want the temperature to increase and decrease uncomfortably. This is more frequent when the pressure changes in various parts of your home. Also, the on-demand feature of tankless water heaters makes of them a unit that requires a relatively high electric power to heat water fast. Another point, which is not really a drawback but I wanted to include it here, is that in case you will quire tankless gas water heaters, it will require to be vented to the outdoors. You have two choices when it comes to venting, either you use a conventional exhaust flue or a direct vent. Finally, check if the gas-powered unit has a pilot light that could waste energy.

I hope this post helped you answer a lot of questions about thankless water heaters. So don’t forget to read a review about the heater your about to purchase.

5 Most Popular WeWood Watches

The story of WeWOOD begun in 2009 in Italy, more precisely, in Florence. This watchmaker’s timepieces have no doubt been touched by the creativity atmosphere of this artistic city.  In addition to design care, WeWOOD have also shown interest in eco-friendliness. The claim to be the first who create watches made of wood which are absolutely free of toxic materials. Exotic remnant hardwoods from different corners of the world are the main source of WeWOOD’s timepieces. Not only that, they stated that they plant a tree every time they sell a watch. This initiative is the fruit of a collaboration with NGOs like American Forests and Trees for the Future. This is in fact a very interesting project which combines profit and non-profit benefits.

Here are five amazing WeWOOD watches to consider.

WeWOOD Assunt Nut Watch

WeWOOD Assunt Nut Watch - Walnut Wood

Wood Type

WALNUT (NUT)

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 2315

DIAL

• Features applied hour indices and printed seconds track.
• Includes date window

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 56 mm

 

WeWOOD Date Watch

WeWOOD Date WatchWood Type

MAPLE (BEIGE)

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 2036

DIAL

•Features applied hour indices and printed seconds track.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 42 mm, Thickness: 11 mm, Length: 52 mm

WeWOOD Arrow Watch

WeWOOD Arrow WatchWood Type

INDIAN ROSEWOOD (CHOCOLATE)

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 2317

DIAL

•Features applied hour indices.
•Features date window

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 56 mm

WeWOOD Kappanut Kappa

wewood kappaWood Type

WALNUT (NUT)

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 6P29

DIAL

•Features applied hour indices and printed seconds track.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 46 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 56 mm

WeWOOD Jupiter Watch

WeWOOD Jupiter WatchWood Type

VERAWOOD (ARMY)

MOVEMENT

• Premium Miyota 2039

DIAL

• Features applied hour indices
• Features secondary smaller dial for alternative timezone setting.

CASE

• Hardened, Scratch-proof Mineral Glass
• Width: 48 mm, Thickness: 12 mm, Length: 42 mm

 

Invicta Watch Group and Rolex

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No created thing is invincible as everyone knows already, but Invicta is the name that a Swiss has named its watchmaking company. This is in fact a very big and catchy word and which requires hard work to prove when it comes to making timepieces.

Invicta’s Ultimate Inspiration

It’s not a secret, at least for watches collectors, that Invicta copy the design of many Rolex successful timepieces. The Submariner is a great example and which Invicta replicated in one of it’s watches from the Pro Diver collection. Invicta stated clearly that it’s an homage. But many Rolex fans were furious after that the American watchmaker have released the copy of the Submariner. I don’t know if Rolex have sued Invicta Watch Group, but I don’t think that stating “homage” in the Pro Diver description, whether on the website or on the catalogue, will make the case look legit.

Invicta and Rolex : Same Class ?

I have to admit that the Invicta Pro Diver is really a masterpiece when it comes to copying. Of course I’m talking about the look of the watch not what’s under the hood. The watch case, bezel, dials, band, stainless steel, polished and non polished…. Everything almost looks the same. Except for the logo and the wings of Invicta’s logo ehich you can find on the seconds sweeping hand. There is no doubt that Rolex chooses high quality materials to create its timepieces. Now when we compare the components of the two, we notice the differences. The luxury watchmaker uses a very high quality movement and which is the Calibre 3255. This is a new-generation mechanical movement with 14 patents they provide a high precision compared with others in the market. On the other hand, the movement used in Invicta Pro Diver, more precisely thr 9094, is NH35A caliber from Japan. And because the movement is the central piece of a watch there is no big need to go through other mechanical details.

Invicta watches are not Rolex watches for sure, but their low price makes them a nice deal especially for low budget watch collectors dreaming if owning a Rolex.

Humidity Issues And Solution

dehumidifiers-humiditySince many homes suffer from humidity, I decided to tackle this issue and share some info on it. it’s true that not all people are sensitive to moisture and molds, but in the positive case, it could lead to serious health issues. Throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation are some of these problems. In case the person has mold allergy the reaction could be even worse. This is why this issue should be taken seriously.

WHERE DOES THE HUMIDITY COME FROM IN A HOUSE ?

Air indoors become highly humid as a result of many factors.
I Western ares, moisture is most felt in winter days when weather is cold and damp. This happens because humidity indoor comes from the confrontation of water vapor coming from the house and cold coming from outside that infiltrates a poorly insulated interior.
Indeed, our daily activities generate moisture: dishes, showers, baths, drying clothes, cooking, the simple fact of breathing also generates moisture.

These everyday activities and the moisture they generate will not be a problem if the site is properly heated and insulated, however, if not, moisture will concentrate and condense in the coldest parts of the house. Consequently, moisture is often found on thin walls exposed to outside air, near windows or in an unheated room. Moisture can also be felt and noticed in a non-homogeneously heated room where the air can not circulate. Similarly, a closet that is stuck to a cold wall will very likerly cause your clothes to suffer.

HOW IS MOISTURE MANIFESTED AND HOW BAD IS IT?

The humidity in the air is not a totally bad things as it’s part of nature that has a role, it is even desirable because otherwise the air would be too dry. However it is important that it does not exceed a certain level. For us as humans, the most comfortable relative humidity is between 45% and 65% of water vapor in the air.

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Generally, we known that an interior is too wet when notice that small droplets of water have appeared on the glass of a our windows. These droplets of water are the result of condensation. This doesn’t become a problem until this phenomenon of condensation begin to give rise to mold. The effects of mold are particularly unpleasant in an interior

– Damaged parquet flooring
– Damaged paint
– Peeling wallpaper
– Dark grayish spots on the walls
– Bad odors
– white powdery mold on clothes

A Popular Solution

As you’ve seen, having humidity problems home could be very annoying and most importantly can result in serious health issues. Aquring a dehumidifier is one of the great solutions to cope with this whether it’s for your kitchen, basement or any area of your home where humidity levels are high. It’s especially important to get a dehumidifier in case your furniture and other items are getting damaged.

One of the best units out there and which has received many positive reviews is Frigidaire Dehumidifer. There are three sizes from which you can choose depending on the size of the room you will put it in. Check this review to help you out pick the suitable one.