Professional Plumbing: Are Such Services Really Necessary?

It’s true that most homeowners faced with certain issues at home could cut costs if they were capable of accomplishing the task on their own. Whether this involves installing flooring, painting the roof, or many other aspects of home maintenance. However, there is one particular aspect that can be very tricky to work on, and that’s plumbing. While you can certainly cut costs if you decide to tackle certain issues yourself, you have to ask yourself – are you really saving in the long run? Getting Read more [...]

Why LED Lighting Is the Way of the Future

When it comes to cutting costs, we normally attribute it to going for lower quality materials or products that use less energy overall. It’s understandable to think that saving on energy automatically means that the quality of the products you’ll be using will suffer. After all, this is true for most other things whether at home or a more professional environment like an office space. However, there are some things out there that miraculously improve in all aspects as time goes by. One of the Read more [...]

Determining the Best LED Downlight Before Buying One

LED downlights are now becoming a popular choice because they are safer, more efficient and they last longer. They come in different sizes and colours. If you are using them at home or for industrial purposes, here are some points to take into consideration to ensure you will have the best option. LED colour temperature should be 2700k If you are buying one for your house, the usual warm and ambient feeling must be felt just like when halogen or incandescent lights are used. This effect can be Read more [...]

Plastic or Metal Enclosures? Why the Former Is Best for Most Electronic Devices

When it comes to building electronic devices, keeping their fragile inner circuity safe often takes precedence over just about anything else. However, accomplishing this isn’t as obvious as it seems. While you can certainly cover it with a quality enclosure in order to make sure that it’s kept safe and sound, the question of which material to use is still an important one. Generally, when you think of enclosures for electronic devices there are two types to choose from. The first and most common Read more [...]

3 Top Tips on How to Ensure and Improve Gas Safety in Your Home

Most of us heavily rely on gas due to its versatility in use and purpose. From keeping everyone warm via heating systems during cold seasons to cooking our meals, it’s an invaluable asset to have and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a house that doesn’t utilise it. With that being said, it does come with its own fair share of risks that can be potentially dangerous to the inhabitants of a home if left unchecked. Because of this, it becomes imperative to ensure that safety checks and maintenance Read more [...]

Eight Ways to Green Your Road Trip

Peak driving season, when many Americans hit the road to visit relatives or see the sights, is now in full swing. With U.S. gas prices topping $4 a gallon in some places — and likely to edge up more during summer’s high demand — you may want to consider taking more efficient mass transportation. But if you travel by car, you can still cut your fuel usage, save money and reduce your carbon footprint by driving smart. 1. Look into going by train or bus instead of by car or plane. Taking a train Read more [...]

My Mileage is Better Than Your Mileage

You may have heard about folks out there who describe themselves as “hypermilers”. What is that, you might ask? Well, it’s basically just someone who gets more out of a gallon of gas than the rest of us. Not a little more, though, but A LOT more - hypermilers can often nearly double the EPA listed mileage for a given car. One of the leaders in the hypermiler movement, Wayne Gerdes, can get nearly 60 mpg out of his 2005 Honda Accord (EPA est 34 mpg), and once got 127 mpg out of a Prius (EPA Read more [...]

Turbo Diesels Take on Hybrids

Recently I test drove of the new Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel. It accelerated on to the freeway faster than my Toyota Prius.  Driving freeways and stop-go city, I wondered which would be the bigger seller, the new European turbodiesels or the Japanese Hybrids. For Detroit, May was the cruelest month, as they were outsold by Asia for the first time. Fuel economy is in; gas guzzling is being punished. General Motors, Ford Motor and Chrysler combined for a record low market share of 44.4 percent, compared Read more [...]