Smart Homes https://smarthomessystem.com Latest in Smart Homes Technologies Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:24:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 4 Elegant Things To Decorate Your Home With https://smarthomessystem.com/4-elegant-things-to-decorate-your-home-with/ https://smarthomessystem.com/4-elegant-things-to-decorate-your-home-with/#respond Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:24:42 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=944 In our everyday lives, we do our best to be successful, and what’s counted as successful is having an amazing house. We all want to have our own home but not all of us do have an idea how to properly decorate a house, we normally just go with our own instinct and design it …

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In our everyday lives, we do our best to be successful, and what’s counted as successful is having an amazing house. We all want to have our own home but not all of us do have an idea how to properly decorate a house, we normally just go with our own instinct and design it the way we wanted it to, but sometimes our own designs are not suitable for the kind of house that we live in. Let’s admit it, not all of us have a luxurious home with spacious living room and a long table in our dining area, most of us just have the usual single detached houses and some of us live in an apartment or condo.

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With all the things that we see on the internet right now, it’s really hard to decide on what are the best alteration that we can do to make our home more simple yet elegant. We want our home to be very accommodating for our guests, we want it spacious enough even though there are houses that doesn’t have a lot of floor areas. Based on our research, we found out that there are elegant things that you can use to decorate your home with to make it look very classy.

Wood rather than Carpets

Most houses use carpets as it acts as a cover for the floorings and in addition you only need a vacuum in order to clean it, but what we don’t know is that this piece of item do a lot of damage in our house. Carpet collects dust, pollen and other animal hairs making it dangerous for your family, especially if your sons or daughters have allergies, and it also collects heat which makes your house hotter than normal. On the contrary, wood is a lot better in most way, mainly you don’t need a vacuum to clean it, a cheap sweeper will do, it also does not collect dust and pollen and since its wood, it makes your house feel a lot cooler and with more natural temperature.

Flowers bring Power

Plants do add a sense of calming effect in your home but a flower will definitely give that nature scent that it needed. With the ongoing damage to our ozone layer, summer becomes hotter and hotter each year thus it gives that non attractive smell in our home, we cannot rely on air freshener all the time, if we use too much of it, its harmful chemicals might affect our lungs. The best way to balance the scent is by putting a flower in our homes, and cheap flower delivery Dubai offers the freshest and most beautiful flowers there is, they have the best and well taken care of flowers. Flowers bring the best mood in your home and will definitely energize anyone who sees it.

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Clean Wall to Stand Tall

One of the most forgotten parts of the house is the wall. The walls do collect dirt over time and sometimes stain becomes permanent if not cleaned, there are cases that if a certain furniture rests on a wall for too long it will leave an unremovable mark. The best way to take care of it is to check the status of the wall once every 4 months, this will make sure that if ever that it needs any cleaning or if the wallpaper needs to be replaced, remember, the walls are what’s holding your house together, don’t neglect them as they keep you safe and secured.

Less is More

This is what most people say and I admit that they are correct. If you there are less items that you can see in a house, then the better it looks, the more spacious it feels and the more comfortable you will be in your own home.

Be Clean and Tidy

In all types of houses, may it be big or small, it’s always best if you make sure that it is clean and tidy at all times. Your obligation as a homeowner lies within yourself on how responsible you are to make it Cool Classy and Elegant.

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Why Choose Amazon for Home Products in 2019? https://smarthomessystem.com/why-choose-amazon-for-home-products-in-2019/ https://smarthomessystem.com/why-choose-amazon-for-home-products-in-2019/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:42:34 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=942 The world is shifting towards online services on a large scale. A lot of things can now be done online like ordering food, booking a taxi, or a hotel room. Online shopping has strong pillars in the market right now, as people have started trusting the products, they purchase from an e-commerce website. Amazon, a …

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The world is shifting towards online services on a large scale. A lot of things can now be done online like ordering food, booking a taxi, or a hotel room. Online shopping has strong pillars in the market right now, as people have started trusting the products, they purchase from an e-commerce website.

Amazon, a leading e-commerce company, managed to build trust among people for years with its fascinating services like fast delivery, refund and cancellation policy, and excellent customer care services. More than 200 million people around the world every month, visit Amazon to purchase a product.

Even after finding the same product on other e-commerce sites, 9 out of the ten customers head towards Amazon to purchase it. As a lot of amazon prime members get a fascinating service like fast delivery and no extra shipping charges. A lot of times, products are shipped on the same day of purchase, which is the main reason Amazon stands out its competitors in many ways.

If you still have trust issues over online shopping, you are living in the stone age. Even the local sellers in your town are dealing with Amazon and have an e-store on Amazon. Shopping for home products online will not only save you time, but you will also save a few dollars if you pay via your credit cards or use a coupon. In this article, we will be giving you some good reasons to choose Amazon for your home products.

Why Choose Amazon for Home Products in 2019?

Choices

A lot of time when we want to buy something which we see in an advertisement, offline sellers do not have it. But on Amazon, you will find every product and almost all of its variety. Amazon has a lot of products in their listing from soap to furniture, hand mirror to wardrobe, you will find the product you want on Amazon.

Fast delivery

Amazon is best known for its fast delivery. Non-prime members have to wait for 1 or 2 days to get the product; this depends upon the location though. Prime members enjoy the fascinating services of one-day delivery. Amazon Prime membership gives VIP services to prime members. Pantry products like toilet papers, dog food, and other toiletries will be delivered for free to the prime members.

Non-prime members also get delivery within three days but often take seven days for some zip codes.  You can vouch for prime membership in the upcoming Amazon Prime Day.

Cancellation and refund policy

If you received a damaged product or you accidentally booked a product, Amazon has a feature of cancellation and refund. Cancellation feature will let you cancel the product right at the moment, and if you prepaid the charges of the product, the amount will be credited in your account in a few hours.

If you receive a product that damaged due to shipping or has manufacturing defects, you can go to your orders and ask for a refund or return the product. Within a few days, Amazon facility will refund your amount and take the defected product with them.

Final words

If going out in the hot sun to buy home products isn’t your thing, you can rely on Amazon and choose the product from a wide variety of list. The delivery and the after-sales services are fantastic and a huge reason why a lot of people in the USA trust on Amazon than any other e-commerce platform.

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What’s New in the World of Smart Kitchens? https://smarthomessystem.com/whats-new-in-the-world-of-smart-kitchens/ https://smarthomessystem.com/whats-new-in-the-world-of-smart-kitchens/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:11:26 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=939 Living in a time-and-task driven world warrants the need not only for smartphones and smart cars. But, in this modern society that we are living in the pressure to be “smart” begins at home. And there’s no better way to start it than in the kitchen. If you’re looking to turn your kitchen into a …

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Living in a time-and-task driven world warrants the need not only for smartphones and smart cars. But, in this modern society that we are living in the pressure to be “smart” begins at home. And there’s no better way to start it than in the kitchen. If you’re looking to turn your kitchen into a smart one, read further to know what’s new in the world of smart kitchens.

A Cloud-Based Kitchen Platform

A company named Innit which is based in Silicon Valley has developed a cloud-based kitchen platform. This platform makes use of the IoT or Internet of Things principle in which smart kitchen appliances have the capability to tell its users what recipe to cook.

For example, a refrigerator is equipped with an image recognition software that allows the sending of information to other appliances such as a smart oven. In turn, the oven will be able to regulate its temperature as well as its timing according to what’s appropriate for the food that’s about to be cooked. And since it makes use of IoT, the user will be able to do the process of cooking by controlling everything using an app. Innit CEO Kevin Brown claims that a smart kitchen is part of the natural progression of IoT.

The smart kitchen also aims to help resolve the issue of food waste by making it easier for consumers to make the best use of their food.This can be made possible by connecting the food to the right appliances. The software developed by Innit is capable of detecting which food nears expiration date or spoiling.

Smart Faucets and Sinks

Turning on the faucet without it getting dirty like your hands would be hard to do if you’re using a traditional faucet. But, what if you could turn on the faucet using a voice prompt? Kohler has now developed a faucet that activates through voice control. So, you can just tell it to turn off or on and release an exact amount of water. Another smart feature of this faucet includes the ability to monitor water usage and detect leaks.

In fact, there are also many state-of-the-art faucets and sinks that are out in the market these days. Others are featured in MrKitchenFaucets.com such as the Kraus Standart PRO KHU100-32 sink that is designed with a built-in soundproofing technology that minimizes vibration and sound. So you are more likely to expect a quiet kitchen that is free from unnecessary noise even when you’re using the sink.

A kitchen concept developed by Tipic includes an invisible sink that could also be used as a counter. If you want the sink to appear, you just wave your hand on it and that exact part of the counter will descend as a sink. By waving your hand, the sink base will lower as it is equipped with a piston mechanism. Other taps or hand gestures could enable it to regulate its water flow or temperature. Moreover, other areas of this large “kitchen counter” also acts as wireless cellphone charging station, a four-piece induction cook top  and a weighing scale that makes use of pressure sensors to activate its weighing mechanism. Although this smart worktop is still on its experimental stage, it no doubt represents what smart kitchens would have in the near future.

Now that you already have an idea what a smart kitchen looks like and how it would possibly operate, be prepared to learn how to be technically “smart” as well. Most of all, keep in mind that these smart kitchens not only require a smart user. It also needs “smart” bank accounts.

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How To Select The Right Size Sink For Your Bathroom Vanity https://smarthomessystem.com/how-to-select-the-right-size-sink-for-your-bathroom-vanity/ https://smarthomessystem.com/how-to-select-the-right-size-sink-for-your-bathroom-vanity/#respond Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:46:43 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=935 The bathroom sink is not the most glamorous part of your bathroom; however, selecting the right vanity for your bathroom can make or break the design of your bathroom. For instance, if it uses mismatched or poor materials or place awkwardly in a traffic route or it has limited storage, then the whole bathroom will …

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The bathroom sink is not the most glamorous part of your bathroom; however, selecting the right vanity for your bathroom can make or break the design of your bathroom. For instance, if it uses mismatched or poor materials or place awkwardly in a traffic route or it has limited storage, then the whole bathroom will suffer.

Whether you are replacing the bathroom vanity or remodeling your bathroom, there are several crucial factors that go into choosing the right size sink for your bathroom vanity. As much as you’d like the process of selecting the right sink to be as easy as 1, 2, 3, it requires careful consideration – that’s from the utility to the looks.

The following are tips that will guide you in choosing the right size for your bathroom vanity.

1. The bathroom size

It is the primary factor that will influence any decision you make. For instance, if you have a rather small bathroom, you’ll be forced into picking a narrow single-sink vanity. Such a decision is right for the half-baths, as the spaces they don’t require a lot of storage for cosmetic and hygiene products.

You should not worry about the limited space you have, as you can still have a compact, single-sink vanity in a gorgeous white finish. On top of that, you can get a unique cabinet style which only has three drawers that can fit your small bathroom.

2. How many people will use the bathroom?

A one-sink vanity is the common design for most bathrooms. However, if two people or more will be frequently using the bathroom at the same time, then a double-sink vanity for your bathroom is the best option for you. This will mostly apply to master bathrooms, since both partners will be doing their morning routines at the same time.

3. The sink style

You’ve probably spent a lot of time thinking what taps and faucet, you will install in your bathroom. On top of that, you have to think about the bowl, as it also has an impact on the utility and look of your vanity. With countless designs of sink styles, it can be arduous to choose the right one. The best way to approach this is knowing how much counter space you desire to have and how much space will be allotted to the sink.

That is, if you opt for the 60-inch Dream Vanities,  then you should keep in mind the several sink layouts available –  such as vessels sinks or offset sinks.

4. Find out the location of your plumbing

The location of your plumbing will dictate where your vanity will go. If you don’t consider this, then you may end up spending a lot of time and money in moving your plumbing to where the vanity is located. Furthermore, your plumbing will guide you in choosing the style. For homes with a typical plumbing layout, a floor-mounted vanity will be the perfect choice. Here, a wall-mounted vanity would not work out for you as you will have to move the plumbing hookups for your sink.

5. Desired amount of storage

The greatest perk of a vanity is having the storage you desire. You’ll finally have a place to store all your cosmetic and hygiene products. The amount of space you have in your bathroom will dictate the amount of storage you’ll have. A smaller bathroom will allow you to have a smaller vanity. However, if you have limited space in your bathroom, you can use a floating bathroom vanity or a wall-mounted bathroom vanity.

A bathroom vanity gives your bathroom a statement. It redefines your bathroom and makes it gorgeous. Regardless of the stylish tiles and painted walls you have, your bathroom will never be complete without the right vanity. Therefore, take careful account when choosing a sink for your bathroom vanity.

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How to Install a Fireplace Insert: 7 Easy Steps https://smarthomessystem.com/how-to-install-a-fireplace-insert-7-easy-steps/ https://smarthomessystem.com/how-to-install-a-fireplace-insert-7-easy-steps/#respond Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:44:54 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=933 Switching from a traditional fireplace to an electric one with an insert is not a simple task, though with basic carpentry skills you can get this task done yourself. A fireplace insert is a fireproof “box” that is surrounded by steel and insulated glass, which creates a closed combustion system and traps the heat. Fireplace …

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Switching from a traditional fireplace to an electric one with an insert is not a simple task, though with basic carpentry skills you can get this task done yourself. A fireplace insert is a fireproof “box” that is surrounded by steel and insulated glass, which creates a closed combustion system and traps the heat. Fireplace inserts can burn gas, wood, or pellets, and is “inserted” into a pre-existing built fireplace, called a masonry.

Below are seven easy steps to install a fireplace insert yourself!

  1. Pick an insert

There are several types of fireplace inserts, those include gas, wood-burning, and electric inserts. They are all formed in the same way (fireproof box with steel and glass), yet they do not all function the same. As you may have deduced from their names, each one functions via the mentioned tool; gas inserts need gas to ignite the flames, wood-burning work similar to traditional fireplaces, and electric inserts work with a flip of a switch to say the least. There are also ethanol inserts that can be used in commercial or residential locations, according to https://modernethanolfireplaces.com/collections/manual-ethanol-fireplace-burner-inserts ethanol inserts have zero emissions other than water and nominal amounts of carbon dioxide, making them extremely convenient and environmentally friendly as well .

2. Make sure you have clearance requirements

The second step you need to make is to make sure you have clearance requirements, or the basic requirements needed to place an insert. For example, an electric fireplace insert will need 2 inches from the top of the insert frame to a mantel board and an inch from the back and the sides of the insert to the walls surrounding it.

3. Put a cover plate on chimney

Cover plates are especially important since they prevent substances such as water from entering, so your third step is to cover the chimney with a cover plate so that it still allows smoke to get released.

4. Seal off damper

A damper is a plate that stops and regulates the air flow within a duct or a chimney, so sealing it off would be essential so as to prevent air infiltration.

5. Install the needed requirements

All inserts, whether they are electric or wood-burning, need separate requirements. For the electric insert, you will need a power outlet, for the wood-burning you will need a flue liner, and gas inserts require an exhaust pipe and a gas line.

6. Put firebox in fireplace

After you have chosen the fireplace, installed its requirements, all you need to do now is to attach the box in place so that it can start heating up the room.

7. Attach the frame

The frame is usually said to be optional, depending on which type of insert you have used. Some frames are used merely to decorate the room as well as help the fireplace blend in, if that is what you are looking for.

Enjoy!

Before installing the insert, make sure that you have all the basic requirements, and can actually do it yourself. If not, you can hire someone to help you out— regardless of which option you choose, the outcome should be a fully functional insert that can warm you up in no time.

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Best Aircon Servicing in Singapore https://smarthomessystem.com/best-aircon-servicing-in-singapore/ https://smarthomessystem.com/best-aircon-servicing-in-singapore/#respond Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:44:16 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=931 Because of the tropical weather in Singapore, we are dependent on air conditioning at home, shopping malls, office, etc. Insufficient has been said about the significance of aircon adjusting, notwithstanding. Did you know to skip aircon servicing Singapore or holding up until major issues create can be an expensive slip-up? This is because all machines …

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Because of the tropical weather in Singapore, we are dependent on air conditioning at home, shopping malls, office, etc. Insufficient has been said about the significance of aircon adjusting, notwithstanding. Did you know to skip aircon servicing Singapore or holding up until major issues create can be an expensive slip-up? This is because all machines experience average mileage and require standard upkeep to continue working taking care of business. By getting your cooling unit checked by an expert, you are setting aside yourself cash over the long haul. Contingent upon its condition, your climate control system unit may require concoction cleaning or overhauling. When your unit has been cleaned and disinfected altogether, it’ll work taking care of business. Continuously recollect that contributing a limited quantity on aircon upkeep today will spare you a bigger aggregate later on!

Below are the top reasons why you should go for aircon servicing Singapore

1.    Boost Indoor Air Quality

Need natural air flowing all through your home or office? Settle on standard aircon upkeep, which guarantees clean air channels. This implies the air you inhale is by and large appropriately separated of residue, dust, and contaminations. It additionally avoids garbage particles from harming your cooling unit.

2.    Remain Healthy

Breathing clean air is imperative for your family’s general wellbeing. On the off chance that your AC’s air channel is obstructed with soil, it can cause various medical problems, or disturb existing conditions, for example, asthma, roughage fever, sensitivities, and so forth. Once your aircon unit has been adjusted, it will sift through poisons adequately, and flow just the cleanest air inside your home or office.

3.    Save on Electricity and repair bill

Think aircon servicing is costly? Reconsider, because without occasional support your aircon will unquestionably cost you more. On the off chance that little issues are left untreated, they can result in serious problems later – and fixing them is costly. A failing AC likewise buckles down to deliver fresh air, which expands your service bill. Decrease your bills with ordinary aircon servicing Singapore now.

4.    Protect the environment

An air conditioner releases refrigerant discharges HFCs, or human-made ozone-harming substances – that advance a dangerous atmospheric deviation. A professional can help catch and reuse such gases from your aircon unit. Nonetheless, on the off chance that you don’t select standard adjusting, you’ll can’t be sure whether your group is releasing unsafe gases into the earth or not.

5.    Longer System Lifespan

Much the same as your vehicle, your aircon needs servicing to enable it to capacity to its fullest potential. What’s the purpose of getting a costly forced air system on the off chance that you can’t appreciate every one of the advantages that it accompanies? An administration specialist will analyze all parts cautiously and clean or supplant them whenever required. This won’t only build the unit’s life expectancy yet also guarantee elite.

6. Avoid costly replacements

Not getting your air conditioner for servicing can prompt untimely breakdowns, which are costly to fix. Just complete your support routinely to spare yourself the expense of purchasing another aircon. This can enable your unit to last as much as 10 years longer – which means additional investment funds!

How to choose best aircon servicing Singapore

You are not going to hire anyone for aircon servicing Singapore, it is very important to hire the best company that offers the best aircon servicing in Singapore. Check out the tips to choose the best aircon servicing in Singapore:

  • End-to-end solution providers

A service provider that offers establishment, fixes and adjusting is perfect since they can do everything. Thus, you should dial their number, and whatever the issue is, you can relax realizing that they’ll have the option to deal with it, regardless of whether it’s merely standard cleaning and protection support.

  • Round the clock availability

Indeed, even with the best daily practice and protection care, some of the time, climate control systems separate, and more often than not, it’s dependable in the most unfavorable circumstances. Ensuring that the aircon cleaning organization can work during odd hours and accepts crisis calls, even at an additional cost, guarantees that you don’t need to hold up until the following day to have your a/c fixed.

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A Guide in Choosing a Cost-Efficient Warehouse Lighting System https://smarthomessystem.com/a-guide-in-choosing-a-cost-efficient-warehouse-lighting-system/ https://smarthomessystem.com/a-guide-in-choosing-a-cost-efficient-warehouse-lighting-system/#respond Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:04:46 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=927 A huge space can be difficult to work with without proper lighting. If you are running a warehouse, there are certain factors you need to consider when choosing warehouse lighting: productivity and safety. Your employees cannot perform at their best if the warehouse is poorly lit. To ensure optimum staff productivity, you should install the …

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A huge space can be difficult to work with without proper lighting. If you are running a warehouse, there are certain factors you need to consider when choosing warehouse lighting: productivity and safety. Your employees cannot perform at their best if the warehouse is poorly lit. To ensure optimum staff productivity, you should install the right light fixtures in your warehouse. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the most common accidents which occur in warehouses include trips, slips, and falls. As a result, a total of 95 million work days is lost every year. The best way to negate such accidents from happening is by ensuring there is sufficient lighting in the warehouse.

When you have the right warehouse lighting installed, it will increase productivity and enhance safety. If you are thinking about upgrading your warehouse lighting then you are not alone. Most people that run a warehouse in Brisbane have considered installing lights in their space, but do not know where to start. If you want to find the best warehouse lighting that is energy efficient, long lasting, and efficient then search for Warehouse lighting Brisbane.

In this article, we will provide valuable tips that will help you choose the right light fixtures for your warehouse.

Understand the different light source

It is important you understand the different types of warehouse lighting before making a buying decision. The three types of warehouse lights include fluorescent lights, LED lights, and HID lights. HID lights were the first lights to be used in the warehouse back in the day. This type of warehouse light source has a low initial cost, but they take up a lot of energy. The benefit of fluorescent lights is that they use less electricity compared to HID lights. However, if you are looking for an energy efficient lighting source for your warehouse then you should choose LED lights.

Determine your warehouse brightness

Most warehouses built today include high ceilings. So, when you are choosing warehouse lighting it is important you determine if it is bright enough. You might not know this, but your warehouse’s walls and ceilings affect the illumination. Ceilings and walls with light colors such as cream and white reflect light, reducing the need for lumens between spaces.

Consider light color

A light color is very important when it comes to warehouse lighting. This is because light color affects factors such as clarity and contrast. When it comes to the color temperature you can find different types of light source, namely cool, bright, warm, natural, and daylight. Light color determines how objects are seen by people and can also affect productivity and mood.

l Ensure lighting fixtures are properly spaced

It is important you ensure lighting fixtures are properly spaced in the warehouse. In case the light fixtures are placed too close together, it will cause hot spots and glare. On the other hand, if the light fixtures are spaced out too far, it will lead to dark spots. Choosing a lighting professional can help you determine how lighting fixtures should be better spaced.

Following the above tips can help you choose a cost-efficient lighting fixture for your house. But if you want to save money, it is important you compare the prices of different energy savings options. Also, make sure you examine your supplier to ensure that you are buying high-quality lighting fixtures for your warehouse.

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What Are The Drain Channels For? https://smarthomessystem.com/what-are-the-drain-channels-for/ https://smarthomessystem.com/what-are-the-drain-channels-for/#respond Fri, 31 May 2019 05:32:28 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=925 Drain channels also are known as trench drains, linear drainage or slot drainage is a type of U-shaped floor drain used for facilitating the flow of surface water and even for facilitating the containment of chemical spills or utility lines. It is one of the most popular methods because it is effortless to design and …

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Drain channels also are known as trench drains, linear drainage or slot drainage is a type of U-shaped floor drain used for facilitating the flow of surface water and even for facilitating the containment of chemical spills or utility lines. It is one of the most popular methods because it is effortless to design and install, and is also cheaper to install and maintain. The whole system, as stated, facilitates the rapid flow of water. Using a solid cover or grating that is on the same level with the surface next to it is one way of creating a type of drainage channels which is made of concrete and facilitating the creation of this design may also require the use of liners made out of polymers or/and metal.

Drain channels should never be confused with French drains which are made up of a perforated pipe which is buried in a gravel bed and is mostly used to facilitate the removal of groundwater. Slot drainage is also utterly different from Drainage channels; this is because it only consists of a drainage pipe with a very thin neck (mostly referred to as a slot) that has an opening at the ground level to facilitate the movement of water from the surface.

Channel drains consist of removable great and a channel. The other accessories you may need include; end caps, sumps, among other necessary accessories.

Materials

Channel drains are normally made out of materials such as plastics, metals and concretes. Propylene, usually a very light plastic is mostly preferred due to its sturdy construction and its extreme resistance to chemicals. It is very much preferred for residential appliances. For example, when spraying fertilizers to your lawn, you do not have to worry that the chemicals may spill on the channel drain. It is very resistant to chemicals, and one should not be worried about the potential damage of the chemical to it.

Although the material has an adamant resistance, it is recommended that you limit the types and number of chemicals that make way into the drainage system. The water passing through the drainage, if contaminated may end up moving the contamination of larger water bodies such as streams, lakes, and rivers which the drains lead up to.

Types of drain channels

There are different types of channel drains. In this link, https://easymerchant.co.uk/channel-drainage/, we have grouped them according to their way of formation or also how they are installed. There are four primary types. The different kinds of drainage channels include;

• Concrete Channel Drains

• Polymer concrete

• Polypropylene (Plastic)

• Metal (much recommended for showers, wet rooms, etc.)

Grates

The grates used to make channel drains are made out of a wide variety of materials which include galvanized steel or plastic. You can always customize the grills to fit the surroundings of the place you are to install it; you can always find a decorative or colored great to blend with the landscape of where you will place it.

The best thing about grates is that they are usually removable and effortless to clean. This is a vital feature for them as there are fewer cases of blockages and water keeps flowing the usual way.

Areas, where Channel drains, can be Used

• Gardens

• Driveways

• Patios

• Parking lots

• Golf courses

• Football Pitches

• Walkways

• Pool Decks

Load recommendations

Like any drainage solution for residential places, channel drains can only handle up to a certain amount of weight. If overloaded, they are likely to buckle due to the pressure sustained. Thus, one is advised to be very keen when selecting them; it is recommended that you choose the correct load classification for the place where you are likely to install it.

Most of the channel drains meant for residential places are rated Class B. The maximum speed for such areas is usually 20 miles per hour.

What are the benefits of using channel drains?

1. They are easy to maintain; channel drains are very easy to keep up with- They usually are very easy to clean. It does not cause a lot of stress to clean it. One do not strain; you remove the grates and clear any form of materials that may try blocking it.

2. Controls water flow after heavy rains- Every rain comes with a lot of water. This water, in most cases, tends to remain stagnant on the land surfaces. Without a suitable drainage system, the water cannot be moved. Thus, channel drains come in handy when clearing this. They will always facilitate the rapid movement of the water.

3. Reduce soil erosion- With sufficient water drain the land surface soil cannot be washed away by water. The water will move swiftly through the drain, and no area will be filled with too much water at the same time.

4. The effective long-term solution for long rains- When the long rains come the channel drains are very efficient and will overcome the pressure the rains bring. It ensures that the flow of water on the surface is constant and can do facilitate that for more extended periods.

5. One can customize it for many applications- The channel drains is not only for draining the water, it can be used for many other applications such as directing water to a dam or even a pond.

Installation of a channel drain

Installing a channel drains does not need much assistance from technicians. You can always do it on your own. You need not call in a contractor or a company which specializes in landscaping. It is still imperative though to ensure that it is installed correctly so that it serves you for the longest time possible. Before setting up for installing it, you need to have a very well structured plan of how, where, and when you will install it. Ensure the trench is well guided to the final disposal point of the water that is to pass. Also, ensure there is an end to end connection throughout the drainage system. Make sure the slope is well measured to ensure that the water will never flow backward when it is supposed to be channelled forward.

Channel drain is one of the best means possible for effectively draining excessive water. It will always ensure you keep your surfaces, whether floors or fields completely dry for many years. One of its main benefits is that tackling the installation process is possible and easy to do-it-yourself without any form of difficulty. It is also very easy to maintain after its installation.

Our previous clients have always had very positive remarks about it after installing it around their homes or even workplaces. If you have not yet made up your mind about the best drainage solution for your yard, reach out to us for any form of advice or ideas.

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Home Office: What to Consider When Buying A Computer https://smarthomessystem.com/home-office-what-to-consider-when-buying-a-computer/ https://smarthomessystem.com/home-office-what-to-consider-when-buying-a-computer/#respond Fri, 31 May 2019 05:31:13 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=923 You have decided to set up a home office and now you need a computer for it right? When it comes to buying a computer, there is a lot of factors to consider. If you just decide to buy the most expensive laptop around, you may just be paying for a lot of facilities that …

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You have decided to set up a home office and now you need a computer for it right? When it comes to buying a computer, there is a lot of factors to consider. If you just decide to buy the most expensive laptop around, you may just be paying for a lot of facilities that you don’t need. Furthermore, cutting cost is the most important part of every business.

So, here are some factors to consider.

Where would you use it?

Asking this question after talking about a home office may sound silly, but it is not. Would you use the computer only in your home office or you may have to carry it around – say for presentation? It is a good idea to go for a laptop even if you don’t plan to use it outside your home office, but a laptop is more expensive than a desktop so why would you pay more if you don’t need the extra value?

To cut it short, if you are sure that you would never use the computer outside your office, go for a desktop. On the hand, if you feel that you may need to use it in other places or when you are on vacation, you have no choice but to opt for a laptop.

Think of your microprocessor speed

The higher the speed of the microprocessor, the higher the cost of the computer. As mentioned earlier, you can decide to go for the fastest and most powerful microprocessor, but what if you don’t need it. You can’t pay more for a computer that comes with 3.0GHz microprocessor when you don’t need more than a 1.0GHz microprocessor. The idea is to consider the kind of tasks you will be performing on the computer. The same thing is applicable to the memory of your computer. Go for exactly what you need.

What kind of storage do you need?

In fact, it is necessary to ask yourself if the computer will be used as a standalone unit or as a workstation connected to a network. If the latter is the case, then you need to consider nas storage. They are hard drives that are specially designed to be network attached storage (NAS) facilities. They come in different types and capacities. Some of them are SHR, Basic, Raid 1, and Raid 5/6. They are designed for different network situations and types. Choose the appropriate one for your network type.

Just like microprocessor and memory, hard drives with higher storage capacities are more expensive than the ones with a lower storage capacity. Purchase exactly what you need. You can upgrade it later it becomes necessary.

Durability Matters

Mac Book Pro (Apple Laptop) is very expensive and sometimes priced at 4 or 5 times the cost of some other brands of laptop but it is very durable. Apple laptops hardly catch viruses and their parts don’t get faulty easily. So, you may use a Mac Book Pro for up to 5 years without spending a dime on it. On the other hand, other brands of laptop are not half as expensive as Mac Book but are not as durable as it is. The choice is up to you.

If you are not tech-savvy, chances are you are struggling to understand this whole article. Well, it is understandable. In that case, your best bet is to seek professional advice from an IT-inclined friend/colleague or contact an expert. He will be able to help you when he gets to know exactly what you will be using the computer for.

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Save Water by Using Efficient Sprinkler Technology https://smarthomessystem.com/save-water-by-using-efficient-sprinkler-technology/ https://smarthomessystem.com/save-water-by-using-efficient-sprinkler-technology/#respond Sun, 26 May 2019 17:40:13 +0000 https://smarthomessystem.com/?p=920 https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1541955193702-9ca03b1bb11a?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=750&q=80 Water conservation has perhaps been the primary focus of irrigation-technology innovation in the past few decades. Manufacturers of sprinkler systems have put endless efforts into building new products that answer to the global need for responsible water consumption. As a result, many products in the market today are geared toward helping homeowners take their …

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Water conservation has perhaps been the primary focus of irrigation-technology innovation in the past few decades. Manufacturers of sprinkler systems have put endless efforts into building new products that answer to the global need for responsible water consumption.

As a result, many products in the market today are geared toward helping homeowners take their own part in this collective social responsibility and save money by doing so. Sprinkler system innovations, however, are not only limited to products that help you conserve water. Irrigation tech nowadays is designed to use the least amount of water possible and make sure that water is used to maximum efficiency.

Explore this new-generation water-irrigation tech in the following list.

Smart Controllers

One of the most common issues with conventional watering systems is that they either cause too little or too much watering—both of which can end up damaging your lawn and costing you hundreds of dollars in your water bill.

Smart controllers do away with the problem by automating the irrigation time. The very first prototypes of smart controllers allow you to set the clock so your irrigation system will only start doing its job at specific times during the day.

More advanced controllers nowadays are better equipped. Some are fitted with rain sensors, some monitor satellite data, and there are others with the capacity to monitor environmental temperatures so they can water your lawn on an as-needed basis.

Many sprinkler-system controllers made in the last decade can be turned to a smart controller for a cost. Sprinkler systems with smart controllers can reduce average lawn water use by 20 percent.

Matched Precipitation (MP) Nozzles

Reserved for pop-up spray heads, MP nozzles are basically retrofit tools—meaning, you can equip them into your existing sprays without the need for replacement.

MP nozzles turn your spray heads into rotating nozzles. They offer highly efficient irrigation across a wide variety of applications. This tech dispenses streams of water to the target landscape at a slow and steady rate to give time to the soil to evenly soak the water in.

This process eliminates wasteful runoff and results in 30 percent less water use compared to traditional sprays.

MP rotators like Hunter nozzles even cut through wind by sending out heavier water droplets so the water is delivered exactly where it is intended even in disturbed weather. These nozzles work best when used uniformly across your target landscape since they are not meant to be mismatched.

But you don’t need to worry about the cost. In fact, the low flow rates of the sprays make it possible for you to fit more heads in one zone, thereby decreasing the cost that goes to material and labor. More heads in a zone mean fewer valves and less wiring, fewer pipes, and even smaller controllers.

Toro Nozzles

Toro nozzles pride themselves on being the “most complete and efficient spray nozzle line available to help irrigation professionals manage water use, eliminate runoff and reduce customer water bills.” Like MP nozzles, Toro designs are also retrofit tools that maximize water use efficiency and contribute to material and labor cost savings.

Toro nozzles are revolutionized with a patented H²0 Chip Technology that produces high-frequency oscillating streams that helps reduce average water usage by 35 percent. Its precision series sprays is the first in the industry to provide an inch-per-hour precipitation rate to better match the soil’s infiltration rate. Its low precipitation rate, coupled with a high distribution uniformity, makes Toro nozzles some of the most efficient nozzles available in the market today.

Final Word

Water is one of the most valuable resources on earth. Yet it’s often taken for granted. Doing your part in conserving water may seem like a small thing, but if more people choose to shoulder their own small parts, the difference that this collective effort can do will be globally significant.

That, on top of paying less money, saving more effort, and enjoying a flawlessly beautiful lawn.

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