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.

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.

Home Health Improvement Devices

When one member of the family is an allergy sufferer, it´s the beginning of a story that could develop until it ends by trying all sort of medicines and devices. This is a big field of research for both scientists and engineers that together collaborate to come up with new solutions. From Ventolin to air purifiers, all sort of devices are created and developed.

Technology, Design and Health

“Give me something easy, not painful, looks nice, not expensive and which will improve our health as soon as possible”. This is how I see what people hope for today. There are many disciplines, as this subheading suggests, involved in the process of creating a health improvement device and which are Technology, Design and Health.

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Germguardian air purifier

Technology

To come with the faster processing device, technology is high priority for companies as it’s the main pillar on which they could praise the merit of their products. The company Guardian Technologies for examples have implemented various technologies in its GermGuardian air purifiers. HEPA Filters, UV-C Technology and Charcoal Filter are all technologies which are used to market their air cleaning systems.

Design

Design is an essential component today because of it’s different benefits. Design is ergonomy. A nicely designed device will fulfill the task it’s designed for in the easiest way possible. Design is decoration. A dehumidifier for exam

ple is a device meant to lower moisture level inside homes, but if it shouldn’t compromise the interior design. Design is also used to give a feeling of sturdiness while using only plastic, so buyers should pay attention to this fact.

Health

This is in reality the most important aspect of these devices. Because air purifiers, dehumidifiers and humidifiers are all meant to serve a health purpose, failing in this mission would nullify the value of technology and design. Many customers are aware of this aspect and are looking for review all around the internet before purchasing any home improvement unit so that they could base the quality and efficiency of these devices on the experiences of owners.

Ozeri Brezza Desktop Fan Review | Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat !

Ozeri-Brezza-Oscillating-High-Velocity-Desk-Fan-review (2)Summer is almost upon us and in Southern California we’ve already had many spring days that felt more like summer with temperatures reaching the upper eighties.

Our house is energy efficient with dual paned windows and a house fan to keep air circulating. We also have shutters that really help with temperature control. It usually has to be in the upper 90’s, low 100’s before we have to use our air conditioning. It can get a little uncomfortable though so we like to use portable fans in each room to stay cool, especially at night.

My daughter didn’t have much space in her room for a full sized floor fan so I went with this Ozeri Brezza for her because I could set it on her dresser without taking up much space. It’s all ready to go and set up with no assembly required. Just plug it in.

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We like to have “white noise” in all our rooms at night to drown out the sound of barking dogs, house noises and kids waking up at all hours. This fan is definitely the loudest in the house. It’s not quiet at all, even on the lowest setting. I have to keep it there for my daughter so it doesn’t make TOO much noise.

It’s a very simple basic fan with one knob to turn to the different settings and push for oscillation. My daughter prefers not to have it moving so we just keep it on number one without oscillation but it’s nice to have the option. When we had our carpet cleaned I had it on the highest speed and oscillating to speed up drying. This setting is extremely loud.

The Ozeri Brezza is great for what we need and a nice basic fan. It’s a bit loud if you care about that but otherwise a solid little fan.

 

For other amazing fans, check TheTechyHome. You’ll find reviews on different types of fans.

Taking Flight with Super Wings now at Walmart! #SuperWings

My three year old Jax loves Transformers! Unfortunately they are made for older kids and he’s easily frustrated by them. He loves the Super Wings toys because he can transform them from plane to bot all by himself! There is no greater sense of an accomplishment than a three year old doing something all by himself!

Once he was introduced to the toys, I showed him the show which is available on Amazon Prime, NBC, Sprout and the Super Wings YouTube channel. Even at three Jax is all about YouTube thanks to his older brother and sister so that’s where he chooses to watch on his iPad. He loves it and so do I! Of course he also loves to star in his own videos!

I like the spirit of teamwork and friendship they have while working together to solve problems. I also appreciate the emphasis about learning about different cultures that is so important in the world he is growing up in!

While we loves all the toys, the Super Wings 5″ transforming character is definitely his favorite which works out well for playing with his best friend who prefers the little Transform-a-Bots that come in a four pack!

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The Vroom n Zoom is another fun one with the capability to zoom off on its wheels powered just by your kid. You just have to love a toy with transform feature! Just fun and imagination to guide the way with Super Wings!