One Device for Total Control
It was obvious for many people after the first universal remote control has come out that it was just the beginning of a centralized control device. In present times, technological advancements are making universal remotes obsolete because another device, which has already conquered the hearts of most people, is the inevitable substitute and which is the smartphone. This is the case of many home automation systems such as Z-Wave controllers which comes with an app that you can install on your android or iPhone in order to monitor and control all the Z-Wave devices in the house. Check the great guide TheTechyHome have written on that. So you don’t need multiple devices to control different electronic devices no more. All appliances in your home can be turned on/off and adjusted with just a push of a button. This includes locks, curtains, TVs, doors, lights, fans and other household appliances.
A Central Hub
In 21st century, you no more have to treat all your home systems individually. Now, you can think of your household devices as being responsive entities. In addition to being able to control and command all your devices, complete home automation system will enable your devices to speak the same language and communicate with each other. This interoperability will allow your air conditioner, your fans and window blinds to exchange information and coordinate from on central hub and function for the good of your home.
One of the most interesting parts of home automation is surely the advanced security systems that it allow and that are very beneficial for modern family households. Security is one of the basic needs which technology haven’t neglected and which now allows us to automatize windows, doors, fences, security cameras, smoke detectors and more. Voice authentication also plays a crucial role here as it allows along with an advanced locking system to enter your home using your voice in case you lose your keys somewhere.
Your exterior is also an area in which you can expand your home automation. You can for instance automate an event that will set a specific ambiance lighting automatically at a specific time after the sunset. You can also control the pH levels in your pool and also set a garden sprinkler system to work at a specific time and for set duration.
Today, with technologies like Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and ZigBee, a smart home resembling to the futuristic houses depicted in films are no more a myth and they are becoming simpler and more innovative.
Cleaning Your Birkenstocks
The cork of the footbed is one of the main areas which you want to keep an eye on. When the shininess of the cork diminishes, you can use a “cork sealer” and reapply it in a thin layer. In case your encountering difficulties applying it, try to use a paintbrush to apply the sealant. Regarding people living on the coast, this is especially important because the cork can crack because of exposure to direct heat.
Water and liquids are should also stay under your radar to protect your Birkenstock sandals. You’re probably seduced by the supportive orthotic aspect of these marvelous sandals and you don’t want to bruise them. There is a Nabuck and Suede brush that you can buy on HappyFeet and which is made to protect your sole by brushing the uppers of your footwear with it in order to loosen dust and dirt particles. After that, you can dry it with a towel.
Refreshing is also something which your Birkenstocks would need on a regular basis. Accumulation of sweat stains and toe jam are unavoidable. This is another occasion to use the Nabuck/Suede brush. Start by dousing all the footbed Birkenstock’s Cleaner and Refresher and then wipe off the result using a clean cloth. Finally, use the brush to restore the texture of your Birkenstocks.
Keep Your Birkenstocks Away from your Pets
I’m almost sure that every Birkenstock owner cares so much for its pair of sandals. Gnawing is the way dogs and puppies test new objects out after having spotted it using their nose. Because chewing is one of their usual activity, your Birkenstocks are also a fun target for this activity. They wouldn’t do that to make you made but they will do it if they’re bored or stressed. So the best thing to do is to keep them away from your pets and buy a toy that will keep your pets busy.
I hope these tips will help to take care of your Birkenstocks, have a nice walk !
Asthma is a disease that results in, because of triggers, the lungs of the sufferer to become inflamed. This is explained by a narrowing of the sufferer’s breathing airways and a surplus of mucus begins to form inside them. This somehow obstruction of air makes it difficult to the person to breath and therefore he begins to experience chest tightness, wheezing and breathlessness. This state is called an “asthma attack.” Some may consider the word “attack” a bit too dramatic, but actually it is. Because asthma is not always moderate and can even threaten the life of the sufferer in certain severe cases.
Before an asthma sufferer could help him or herself, he first have to know what are the kinds of asthma triggers.
Types of Asthma Triggers
Outdoor Air Pollution
Pollution emitted by cars and factories are on the top of the list in outdoor pollution. This is why people in large cities are more exposed to asthma triggers than any other place in the world. Emergency department in these large cities receive a very high number of visits related to asthma attacks and figures increases as the air quality goes down.
Another microscopic organisms that triggers asthma episodes is mold. Getting rid of mold from all your home can help limiting asthma attacks. Indoor humidity is one of the major causes of mold. Humidity levels should be between 35 and 50 percent. In certain cases when climate is hot and humid, making use of dehumidifiers is the right thing to do. There are many portable dehumidifiers in the market which was reported to do an effective job of removing moisture. There other ways to reduce moisture inside the house like improving plumbing design and fixing water leaks.
Tobacco Smoke (including secondhand smoke)
At their early age, children are more exposed to severe asthma problems when someone is smoking around them and it can lead to serious health issues. This is why it’s imperative to stop smoking in presence of your family’s or friends children. Because for many people to quit smoking is not easy thing, there several assistance programs to help them do that like : Stop Smoking Now program. Some people are using air purifiers to reduce the amount of tobacco smoke in their homes, but it’s not an effective long term solution. That said, smokers who are in their steps to stop should smoke only out. Also, there is a possibility that children go to schools where it’s not smoke free, and it’s the responsibility of parents to check whether it’s the case.
These microscopic organisms are found inside pillow case covers and mattress covers. While it’s recommended that you don’t use quilts, down-filled pillows and comforters, clutter must without a doubt be removed from living rooms and particularly from bedrooms.
Cockroach is Another Enemy
While it’s obvious not to mention pets, cockroaches are also an allergy trigger. These ugly insects are most found in kitchen where food is as well as any place where food and crumbs are left. Staying away from cockroaches in your house can also help reduce asthma episodes. An effective way to get rid of these insects is to take away as many food and water as possible as it’s a source of living for cockroaches. There are traps and substances that you can purchase in order to decrease the number of these insects indoor.
Source : Pennsylvania Department of Health
What Does 3-in-1 Air Cleaner Means
This 3 in 1 feature is what makes Guardian Technologies, the manufacturer, proud of the Germguardian AC4825 as it incorporate 3 air purification methods which get the dirty air in and sends the purified air out. The three air filtration stages are : Carbon layer pre-filter, HEPA Filter and UV-C Technology.
In the first stage, large particles like lint, hair and dust which are found indoors are trapped via the pre-filter using activated carbon along with a charcoal filter. Another benefit of the carbon layer is its ability to help remove bad odors like tobacco smoke, cooking and household pets.
The second step is where the True HEPA Filter comes into play. HEPA means high-efficiency particulate air which is an air filter that works mechanically to make the air get throught a fine mesh in order to catch harmful particles. According to Guardian Technologies, this HEPA Filter is able to capture up to 99.97% of airborne allergens such as pet dander, pollen, mold spores and more importantly household dust.
During the third stage, the UV-C light (Ultraviolet light), which is a disinfection method with Titanium Dioxide, works via short-wavelenght to kill airborne germs and bacteria.
Clean Air Delivery Rate
the AC4825 is CADR rated 100+ (Clear Air Delivery Rate), meaning it’s an air purifier cabale of cleaning rooms up to 155 square because it’s able to deliver 100 cubic feet of clean air per minute. The 155 square is sufficient for majority of bedrooms. In order to keep the unit running smoothly, the filters got be vacuumed once every two weeks on average and changed every six/eight months depending on how often you use the air purifier.
Like all efficient air purifiers, the Germguardian AC4825 is equipped with a fan which you can control its peed. The fan has three speed settings : low, medium and high. The manufacturer mentions that the lowest speed is ultra-quiet. Some customers have noticed that when the fan is on the high speed, you can start to hear white noise. When it’s daytime, I don’t think that it would be a problem, but at night it’s better to turn it to the low level to have a good sleep.
The AC4825’s Design
The look of the Germguardian AC4825 is an absolute success, definitely the best designed air purifier I have seen. Modern looking, sleek lines with a nice dark black casing and lazer blue LED light makes it a nice looking decor which you can put almost anywhere in your home without compromising the interior design.
Germguardian AC4825’s Reputation
This air purifier model is a Best Seller in Amazon in the HEPA Filter Air Purifiers category with more than 4000 customer reviews and a approximatively 4.5 stars rating. This means that many customers are satisfied and have put very positive comments, but I have to mention that I have come across someone who have complained about it because he have scented from te first week the smell of burned plastic. A part from this one, the majority of review are very positive.
Invicta watches are the topic of debate of many watches forums because of the controversy about its quality and reputation. On this page I’ll list down our list of the most popular Invicta watches with a little comment on each one, so bear with me.
1. Invicta 8926 Pro Diver
I don’t know when blogs and websites will stop making reviews on this one. The Invicta 8926 is definitely the most popular of all with 1,333 customer reviews in Amazon. I think there are three main reasons for that : the striking resemblance to the famos Rolex Sumariner, the nice features ( like the Self-winding automatic movements ), and the low price of it especially when on sale as it has reached $75 only.
The Invicta 8926 is also 200m (656 ft.) water resistant, and its case measures 40m in with.
2. Invicta 9211 Speedway
The Invicta Speedway is a design copy success from the American watchmaker. Why I call it a copy? Well some of view may have already recognized or had an impression of deja-vu, the Invicta Speedway is a homage or copy of the Rolex Daytona (which costs $12,000 ). It’s really hard to distinguish the difference when your not close to it.
3. Invicta 9937 Pro Diver
The Invicta 9937 is like the later version of the 8926 with a more sharper unidirectional coin b-edge bezel. It has a Quality Swiss Automatic Movement, which means it doesn’t need a battery. and is also 656 feet water resistant. The Case diameter is 40 millimeters and 12 millimeters thick.
4. Invicta 0924 Subaqua
Invicta Subaqua is the name of another popular collection from the same brand. Just like the Pro Diver, these watches also destined to diving fans but which prefer big face watches. This Invicta watche’s case diameter measures 50mm and 17mm in thincknes which makes a huge watch. As expected, the water resistance is also there with 200m.
5. Invicta 6986 Pro Diver
This is another timepiece from the Pro Diver collection. Unlike the Pro Diver 8926, this one has a bigger face and is 48mm in width. It has a bit of resemblance to the Invicta Venom, but this one is far low in terms of water resistance as it has a rate of 100 m (330 ft) only. Also, the movement of this watch is a quartz movement.
I would like to thank for your reading time and I think that at least of these Invicta watches has grabbed your attention to think about getting one. I have to say that the Invicta 9211 Speedway is my personal favorite, so what’s yours ?