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How To Improve Home Electrical Safety - Home-Improvemen - 29 Apr 2018 17:50


What you can do in the way of home improvement will largely depend on your particular situation. Your house might have features, like a fireplace, which other homes don't have. So you will need to look at what is there and what you have to work with. Every home you enter has things to teach you, if you are willing to learn. People experience many things and the knowledge gained from those experiences can be passed on to others. The internet is a great place to learn information that was discovered by somebody that you will never meet face-to-face. The rest of us can gain valuable help, when people offer their knowledge.

If you are about to remodel your basement, seriously consider raising the house service electrical receptacles. So if your basement does flood, you won't have a problem with water shorting out your circuits.

Do you live in a dry area? If so, more than likely your basement will never have a flooding problem so this will probably be a nonissue. It is optimal to place them just a few inches higher, not a few feet so that it looks unattractive. If an electrician will be doing the work, then it is best to discuss the matter since he will have a good idea about this.

If you look in your electrical panel, you might see Buss fuses. Electrical wiring now uses circuit breakers, not fuses, in modern homes today. You can still get away with using fuses if that is what your house has. It is your option, but you might want to consider modern circuit breaker panels instead. For safety reasons, you might want to consider using a qualified electrician that can do the job very quickly. Having the adequate current rating for your home is important. This is why you need to hire a trained electrician to get the job done right.

One other thing you might want to do is get an infrared scan for your home to see how well insulated it actually is. You can find services that will do this for you, but the cameras are expensive so they will charge accordingly. Whether you are using a heater or an air conditioner, it is okay! This camera can take the pictures and tell you what you need to know. The pictures will be taken at night for best results, but they can also be done during the day. The IR pictures will capture the thermal image of your house, and the air escaping from your home will be visible.

In conclusion, these home improvement tips will help you improve the safety of your home, but may also be something that you personally cannot do. The electrical outlet checker can be figured out by virtually anyone and utilized the same day.

It is important to complete the other two tips as well. You will have to hire an electrician to get these projects done. So to make your home a much safer place to be, you should complete these three projects as soon as possible.

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Utilize Garden Decor To Rework Your Garden From Blah To - 22 Apr 2018 11:28


A barren piece of land might be changed into a thing of beauty when you start up a garden. The human spirit really likes experiencing the beauty of nature that is usually found in a garden. Trees and plants convey their own appeal to a garden, but adding garden decor can make the effect extra special. The many types of garden decor each serve a unique function.

A few large constructs which will change the overall look of your garden are Pillars, Gazebos, and Arbors, which can create the illusion of being bigger than it is. When working with these elements, you can create the perception of a classic garden by growing climbing plants that will cling to the structures. Putting in wind sculptures and statuaries can strengthen the look of your landscape. To bring in animals to your garden simply add simple bird feeders or bird baths. No garden is complete without birds chirping, so finding ways to entice them will definitely improve the atmosphere of your garden. Different architectural structures with trees and shrubs can help to maintain a nice balance. Manmade structures help to give nature a very personable effect.

When you have unwanted scenery or obtrusive structures that you would like blocked off, then use obelisks and trellises. Interferences may not be eliminated completely, so developing a perfect view will not be possible. But eyesores may be blocked once you install these structures, and a trellis can support a clinging vine. The sounds of water dripping or splashing coming from a fountain or pond will help you to relax in your garden. Water features tend to be for a natural ambience that can make your garden a good spot for meditation exercises. If your budget makes it possible, you may opt to set up an imposing system instead of a lower cost simple rock fountain.

A garden can be relished anytime of day, particularly if you use some landscape lighting. These may be installed on plants or trees, that can be only short-term, and are used to make a romantic or enticing setting. Holiday lights, lanterns, or candles may also be used to light your garden. Using these lighting effects can keep your garden safer from strangers. You'll appreciate your garden more if you have some outdoor garden furniture. Your furnishings really should be as comfortable as possible so you will enjoy being in your garden. When you want to have barbecue dinners outdoors the furniture could be used as picnic furniture.

You'll find garden decor that matches your individual style and preference. Just go to your local garden store, or check out landscaping sites online. Locate the variety of things you want, make a budget that works for you and make your garden look beautiful.

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Earth Hour: a growing success - 20 Apr 2018 09:30


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A record of 188 countries and territories joined the Earth Hour movement this year. The Opera House, Big Ben, the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower along with over 17,900 landmarks and monuments switched their light off between 8:30 and 9:30 pm this March 26th.

Starting in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world largest movement for climate change. Millions of people worldwide commit to turning their lights off for an hour. WWW, the organizer of the Earth Hour, reported a 4% drop in electricity consumption in Hong Kong during the Earth Hour 2015, the equivalent of 138 tons of CO2. Not that much – you would say, but Earth Hour isn’t about saving energy, it is about raising awareness and inspiring people to act for the planet.

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Paris Eiffel tower before and during Earth Hour.

“Once again, the people have spoken through Earth Hour,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International in a statement “People are demanding commitment now on halting climate change and the loss of nature. The stakes are high and we need urgent action to protect the health of the planet for a safe future for us and all life on Earth.”

This year, the movement broke records with more than 3.5 billion impressions of the campaign hashtag #Connect2Earth in only 3 months. 250 celebrities and influencers from all around the world also participated, raising their voice for the planet. Among them: Jared Leto, Andy Murray, Ellie Goulding, and The Killers.

If you missed out on the Earth Hour 2018, the 2019 edition is planned on Saturday 30th of March 2019 at 8:30 pm.

More information about Earth Hour here.

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