Common Questions You May Have About Choosing An Air Conditioning System

Investing in an air conditioning system is generally a really good idea. There are various advantages of having air conditioning at home. However, all the advantages disappear when the AC system is improperly chosen. Unfortunately, some of the models on the market are not at all great. They are bought by many because of the price tag or other considerations. If you want to make a really good choice, you will want to talk with a professional that can offer advice based on what would actually be great in your case. Even so, there are different questions you might have before that. Here are some that often appear.

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How Do I Know The AC Unit Is Good?

If you buy a quality AC system it will be efficient and will use minimal electricity for operations. This means utility bills will be lower. Safety and a completely dependable performance are offered for a long time when properly maintained. The best systems are long-lasting, low in terms of needs for service and are quiet.

How Do I Choose AC Unit Size?

Any air conditioner that is an inappropriate size is going to cause problems. Oversized systems are going to cycle way too much and waste a lot of electricity. The small units cannot keep the home cool. The very best thing that you can do is to contact a contractor. They can easily determine an optimum AC unit size for the home since they can analyze all cooling requirements and factors that influence the system like floor space, window exposure, local climate, home insulation and appliances that generate heat.

What Air Conditioner Is Energy Efficient?

Just like the automobile manufacturers do, the AC system manufacturers are evaluating and rating equipment based on current energy efficiency. We have the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER for short) that needs to be taken into account. If it is higher, the equipment is more energy efficient.

The brand new homes that come with AC units include standard models. When it is time to replace them, it is a really good idea to opt for models that are more energy-efficient. Try to find models that have high energy efficiency but remember the fact that they will cost more. This is normally not considered since people want cheap systems but on the long run you can end up saving money on electricity and fewer repairs needed because of the investment you made.

Will An AC System Be Better Built Than Another One?

The condensing unit’s most important part is the compressor. If the day is hot, the compressor works hard and for a long time frame. This is important since it practically means that the systems that have better compressors will basically be better.

Conclusions

These are just some of the important questions you will have to ask. Try to buy the very best AC system that you can afford. This will help you save money on the long run, making the investment a really good one.

7 Spring Home Fixes to Get on Top of Now

It’s now officially spring, and that means it’s time to do some deep cleaning around your house.

Image result for 7 Spring Home Fixes to Get on Top of NowAs warmer weather creeps back into your life, be ready to scrub away the remnants of sidewalk salt left behind from winter, throw away items you don’t need and assess what needs repair in your home.

“It’s always good to do a really thorough walk-around of the house and just check everything,” says Carrie Bonney, director of public relations for Farmers Insurance.

Common spring weather patterns – from end-of-winter deep freezes to frequent rain storms, high winds, hail and tornadoes – can cause significant damage to your home. Farmers Insurance compiled historic data for insurance claims from homeowners in different parts of the country and found 60 percent of claims in the south central U.S. were related to hail between March and May. During the same period, the Southwest saw 41 percent of claims relating to water damage, while New England homeowners filed the most claims (32 percent) caused by ice dams and other snow or ice damage.

As you shift into spring cleaning mode, ensure your home is ready to take on the next round of difficult weather conditions. But don’t stop at the exterior; maintain appliancesand internal systems to get your home through spring, as well as summer and next fall.

The biggest question on many homeowners’ minds when it comes to routine maintenance and repairs is whether to call a professional – and all too often that question serves as an excuse to put off maintenance altogether.

A simple rule of thumb for tinkering around: If you have to deal with anything electrical, it’s best to bring in a pro, says Chris Granger, vice president and general manager for Sears Home Services. Granger says this is especially true when it comes to appliances connected to plumbing. “When I have water and electricity together, I call a professional,” he adds.

Here are seven repairs to get on top of this spring.

The roof. The roof over your head often takes the most abuse from the weather in winter and spring – from snow and ice to downpours and wind gusts. Once the snow and ice are gone, take a close look at your roof and note where you see loose shingles or cracks.

Knowing you’ll need your roof to be in top shape to keep out potential water damage from future rainstorms makes spring “a really good time for them to get up and look,” Bonney says.

The gutters and drains. Being the proactive homeowner you are, the gutters were likely cleared of leaves and debris in the fall, but now is the perfect time to make sure there’s nothing there to block water flowing away from the side of the house.

Bonney says you should also consider adding French drains to your property. The drains are a trench with gravel or rock that runs along areas that see a buildup of surface water and will help lead water away from your foundation and toward the street. “That’s something that will actually divert the water away from your house,” she says.

External vents. The next thing to look at would be vents that lead outside, which connect to your heating and cooling systems, dryer and more. A damaged or missing vent cap could allow birds or rodents in, clogging the vent and potentially releasing toxins into your home.

Dave Lavalle, founder of Dryer Vent Wizard, a national service based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, says the first warm weeks of spring send many birds into dryer vents looking for an ideal nesting spot, particularly when fruit trees begin blooming.

“That’s the time when birds are going to immediately want to nest. Couple that with some nice weather, and within a day or two things can change dramatically,” Lavalle says.

You can buy a kit to clean the dryer vent from major stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s, Lavalle says, but suit up with protective gear, including a full respirator, to avoid breathing in bacteria and other toxins common in bird’s nests. When in doubt, call a pro.

The windows. As you do some of your simpler household spring cleaning, take a close look at window glass and casing, keeping an eye out for any cracks or gaps. You want to be sure all windows are properly sealed in anticipation of heavy rainstorms.

The HVAC. Aside from its ability to properly expel exhaust, you should always make sure your heating, ventilating and air conditioning system is functioning properly. Clean or change filters regularly, and if you didn’t have a routine check done on the system in the fall, do so now.

Granger recommends calling a pro especially if you’re planning to put your home on the market this season. Since the HVAC is an expensive system to replace, it’s a major part of a home inspection. A malfunctioning HVAC could cause problems with a pending deal.

“Have a preventative maintenance check done on it to make sure the area around it isn’t filled up with junk,” Granger says.

The refrigerator. A deep clean of the kitchen is almost certainly in order as part of your spring cleaning to-do list, so don’t forget about the refrigerator coils, which are located either at the back of your fridge or beneath it, accessible by removing the panel below the door.

“If they’re not clean, the refrigerator has to work harder to cool,” Granger says, noting pet hair, food and other dirt collects down there and is neglected by quick sweeps of the kitchen. Simply use the handheld hose on your vacuum to clear the coils – but take the time to do this more often, not just during spring cleaning.

The washer and dryer. Wipe out your washing machine and dryer in your laundry room, as laundry detergent, residue from dryer sheets and fabric softener can build up in the drum, detergent dispenser or lint trap and reduce the appliance’s effectiveness.

When you do notice a problem – a dryer that has suddenly stopped drying clothes fully, for example – check first for other issues. “Most often the consumer assumes the dryer is either broken or that [it’s old],” Lavalle says of a bird’s nest clogging a dryer vent. Before you replace the washer or dryer, give the appliance a thorough cleaning and check that other factors aren’t the cause of the problem.

With HomeLane, upgrade house to your dream home

So, are you planning to transform your house into your dream home? And for that you need to call carpenter 100 times a day and further rely on the interior designers. Veteran entrepreneur Srikanth Iyer and four of his friends went through the same hassle of dealing with carpenters, suppliers and interior designers to get their home furnished which ended up in giving them a harrowing experience. Together with his friends, he chalked out a way to simplify the process, cut down costs and provide with an efficient and specialized interiors solution to home-builders by establishing his own venture– ‘HomeLane’.

“Dealing with this completely unorganized market was very troublesome for me and that’s where I saw a scope to organize a segment, which was completely chaotic and it comprised carpenters and brick-and-mortar furniture stores which is hugely labour-intensive, with overall delivery and quality standards being poor, and timelines were hardly met in most cases. That’s how the idea to start-up HomeLane kicked in,” said Srikanth Iyer, Co-founder, HomeLane.

HomeLane is an organized tech-based solution for semi-furnishing market in India. Following a hybrid model, a startup guarantees home owners, asset-light furnishing solutions which rely on technology and lean manufacturing with customizable, home setup solutions including kitchens, wardrobes and entertainment units.

 Being a team of over 200 employees, startup enables its customers to choose the designs, fixtures and customized fittings online, which are delivered by HomeLane’s operations team. It further offers its customers an industry-first 45-day delivery guarantee. Further, HomeLane has recently launched a VR-based device called Kaleido which enables users to envision different looks for kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms in real time, thus helping them make an informed home decor choice.

Currently operating in Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kochi, the startup aims to expand to other metros and to tier II and III cities shortly. The venture aims to become one-stop solution for all home-furnishing needs and design consultation. “While our core business will be to offer customized fixed furnishings, because of the huge demand in the market we have also ventured into additional home design services like furniture, lightings and more. However, we don’t provide home to these additional services as a stand-alone offering,” said Iyer.

Currently, closing orders worth $1million a month, the startup expects it to grow to $5 million in the next six months.

In conversation with Entrepreneur India, Iyer talks about his entrepreneurial journey and what are his plans for the future growth.

Specify your professional background and how it helped in your venture?

Previous to HomeLane, I founded two startups in the ed-tech space, Edurite and Diksha Technologies. Later, TutorVista acquired Edurite and I joined TutorVista as its CEO. When Pearson made its foray into India, they acquired TutorVista and I joined Pearson as their India CEO.

However, I thrive on being a startup person as I have been an entrepreneur for most of my professional journey; hence, the decision to structure a startup was not difficult but the obvious choice.

What challenges did you face while taking your product to the market?

With HomeLane, we wanted to make home furnishing a seamless and enjoyable experience. The whole concept of furnishing homes with complete transparency and more importantly in a timely manner with quality products and quality service was a welcome change for new homeowners. Consequently, we found great market acceptance right from the start.

Other companies dealing in your space are acquiring certain apps or a venture. Do elaborate on that as well.

In June this year, we launched our tech-based VR offering, HomeLaneKaleido, which is a décor-envisioning tool. The Kaleido is an important part of HomeLane’s ‘showroom in a box’ philosophy. By using this, Google Cardboard powered immersive device along with other tools, the company is trying to bring the emporium to the buyer’s doorstep; thus bridging the gap between imagination and reality.

At HomeLane, we are making constant endeavors to strengthen our home visualization offerings and to take another step forward in this direction. We recently acquired a virtual home-décor platform Doowup, a tech-start-up and its expertise lies in defining the future of retail consumer experience through disruptive visualization technology.

This acquisition, therefore, will significantly boost HomeLane’s technology play for life-like home illustrations. This is definitely a step further to HomeLane’s fundamental goal to make dream home furnishing an enjoyably simple and time-efficient experience for all new homebuyers.

Do you think acquisition is one of the fastest ways to scale operations?

I believe acquisitions are good only when they are done to further the strategic objectives of the business. One must ensure the two companies complement each other’s capabilities and also find a great cultural fit in each other.

How HomeLane is different from other companies catering in the same sector?

At HomeLane, we are solving the interior design problem with technology. We promise transparency, timeliness and quality execution and we stand by it. Most middle-class customers cannot afford to hire a bonafide interior designer for furnishing their homes. HomeLane is bringing access to interior designers to this segment for the first time.

A customer will choose HomeLane to get a high-quality modular kitchen, a wardrobe, an entertainment wall unit (or any other fixed furniture) designed, made and installed at her home within 45 days of ordering. If the delivery is not made in 45 days, HomeLane would pay the rent.

Sector Overview

If we look at the figures, organized tech-based solution for semi-furnishing market in India is pegged to be close to $10 billion in market size in 2015. Sensing the opportunity, startups like LivSapce, Urbanladder, FabFurnish, PepperFry and many more have started entering into this space.

You Should Always Have Energy Efficient Windows At Home

There are so many reasons why you should seriously consider using energy efficient windows. What most people already know is that energy savings are going to be really high. This is important since it will affect personal finances and the environment.

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Protecting The Environment

You should be aware of the fact that a regular house that is semi-detached and that has energy efficient windows are going to save close to 30 CO2 tones on a twenty years period. The environment is impacted in a really great way due to this. In many countries this is highly beneficial since there is a lack of green areas that would offer the oxygen people need so much.

Paying Less On Utility Bills

Besides protecting the environment, when you use energy efficient windows you will reduce your heating bills. According to http://www.sunshineexperts.com/, the regular semi-detached home will end up with savings of over $15,000 in a 20 years period. It may not seem much for some homeowners but in most situations the savings are really high for the regular owner. Whenever making home improvements the possibility to reduce utility bills needs to be considered.

Increased Home Value

Besides the two main factors that we mentioned above, there are some extra benefits you will want to take into account. One of them is the increase of attractiveness for the potential buyers. If we take a look at two identical properties, simply installing energy efficient windows to one will increase perceived value by up to 20%. Those that make money by flipping homes will always first want to install the windows in order to automatically increase home value with a minimum investment when compared with other changes that could be made.

The Problem

Although energy efficient windows can be seen as a wonderful investment because of the advantages we talked about above, it is really important that we think about whether or not this is an investment you could make. In many cases we see that homeowners do not actually have the money that is needed to make the change. What you do want to consider is the possibility that you get tax deductions or some grants for different neighborhood projects.

The good news is that there are always financing opportunities available for people that want to make their homes more energy efficient. It is not that difficult to find something that would help you. The bad news is that you would need to respect some strict rules if the money is given. That can be done if you are careful and if you get the advice of someone that knows more than you about the subject.

Conclusions

There is basically no reason why you would not consider installing energy efficient windows since they are a lot better than the regular windows we have in most homes. Just make sure that you always learn all that you can about the opportunities available. Since the change will surely be needed in the future, it is the best time to start looking at what options you can consider.

Should You Repair Or Upgrade A Home’s Furnace System?

There are many different things that will go through your head when you want to increase property value. It does not matter if you want to rent out the home, sell it or assess a property for a potential future investment. There are many different cases when calling the heating repair contractor brings in a potential bill that is so much higher than what you initially thought. Based on reports by this Toronto furnace installation company, the costs are sometimes so high that homeowners would much rather install a brand new system. In the event you see costs that are similar for the upgrade and the repair, here are some things that you need to think about in order to decide what the better option is in y our case.

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Home Safety

Home safety is definitely a huge priority for practically every single homeowner out there. When we have a furnace that has a safety hazard problem, replacing the entire system is normally the very best option to take into account. Your safety or health should never be risked because problems appear, like carbon monoxide gas releases. Change the system if there is any sign that property safety is a concern.

Furnace Lifespan

System lifespan should be taken into account. In most situations a furnace system has an efficient lifecycle of up to twenty years if maintenance is proper. Even so, there are systems that will last longer. You want to analyze the model that is currently installed and check average lifespans. The numbers would serve as a useful guideline to take into account when you decide if a repair is needed or a full repair is better.

Comparing Costs

Obviously, this is what you will instantly want to take into account when you make your final decision. Remember that you need to think about installation and transport costs, not just furnace unit costs. These added costs are normally not taken into account by many homeowners that want to replace furnace systems. When replacing your system is something you cannot afford, you will want to repair it. The furnace may be able to run for a longer period and you can save the money you need for future purchases.

Furnace Efficiency

System efficiency will play a pretty major role in making sure the furnace system does not cost that much when you actually use it. When you have an inefficient system, energy costs are much higher than with the alternative. Make sure that you do the math and you calculate whether or not installing a new, more efficient system will bring in noteworthy savings. When this is the case, the investment is basically justified.

Make sure that you take the time that you need to decide whether a new furnace system is necessary or it is a better approach to simply repair the unit you have now. The decision should not be taken in a hurry as it would not be the best one. If necessary, contact a professional to get some advice.

How to Solve Termite Trouble

People who deal with various kinds of pests often argue which type are worst. Some claim that mosquitos make life unbearable, while others complain about that tiny ants interfere with their ability to prepare food in the kitchen. One thing you can’t argue with is dollars and cents. Termite infestations are an annoying as well as an expensive problem and can destroy hundreds and thousands of dollars in property. If you take pride in your home’s woodwork and custom-made cabinets and tables, a termite infestation is the last thing you want to see. Termites are not easy pests to tackle, so you need to find experts who can get the job done efficiently.

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How Termites Do So Much Damage
Termites seem to come out of nowhere and cause havoc. As with many small insects, there only need to be a few to result in hundreds or thousands in a short time. Like small ants, they are usually inside and outside the house and make their way from one place to the other. Termites burrow in the soil around your house and find the opportunity to get into your walls. What makes termites a more difficult problem than small ants is their voracious appetite and their ability to destroy wood. All termites do is eat and they can put away a massive amount of “food” the form of wood. If you have seen termites work on a log, you can just imagine the meal they will make of your interior woodwork.
Get Them Where They Live
The first step for keeping your home safe from pest is to determine where they are coming from and prevent them from reaching the places you don’t want them. You can apply all of the poison, but you will have to keep on doing it until you find out the source of the termites and get rid of them good, or at least keep them away. You may think you know where the termites are coming from only to find out that there must be another source. Consult a professional exterminator who is familiar with the habits of termites and can zero in on exactly where they are coming from, living and breeding.
Getting Rid of Them
Once the exterminator has found the source of the termites, he or she can begin killing the ones that are already there. Usually, a powerful material can be applied that will kill the termites and will keep them from returning for a certain period of time. Nowadays, exterminators try to avoid material that is heavily toxic, or if so, they concentrate the poison only in areas where it is needed. If you have pets or small children, you may want to consider clearing them out while the procedure is done. You can also find ecological pesticides that can remove the termites without creating toxic fumes in your home.
Do Not Delay
If you notice a termite infestation, do not delay in dealing with the problem immediately. They can cause significant, irreparable damage to your property and cherished items in your home, so protect your possessions and your family from these pests and consult an expert to prevent them from returning

7 Must-Change Accessories to Update a Room

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Every room has four walls, a ceiling, floor and some furniture – but it’s what a homeowner uses as home decor that can create a warm, welcoming look that captures your personality. It’s easy to refresh a home’s rooms from season to season with accents that bring a new take on style.

When choosing home decorations, try to stick to a general style theme and color palette. This way, pieces can be picked with different shapes, textures and sizes in mind to create a cohesive feel.

Want to perk up the color palette or personality of your home but don’t want to redecorate the entire space? Here are ideas on how a few little touches can yield big results.

Make a statement on your wall. There are a few different ways to use artwork in a home. The main goal of wall art, though, is to make sure your focal point in the room stands out. Try using a large piece of art to lure the eye, or group smaller pieces together to create one large display.

Be repetitive when grouping objects together by using the same material frames or the same color in the art. Pay attention to size, balance, color and texture of wall art being used around the room.

Try a mirror. A mirror is a strategic accessory to use in a room. By placing a mirror on the opposite wall of a window it instantly reflects the natural light and easily doubles the amount of it in a room. A mirror can also make a room look larger than it actually is, and should be a must-have accessory in a small space.

Personalize the floor. Let’s move down to the floor; many designers start by choosing an area rug to help determine the rest of the room. A rug can pull a room together quickly because of its colors and textures. It’s important to use a rug to anchor furniture or to break up a large open space.

A rug will make a room feel warm and inviting, so use them to your advantage when selling, but don’t use a bunch of random small rugs around your home – that just creates clutter.

Use a rug about halfway under the bed to connect the bed and rug together in a space. Your furniture’s front legs or the entire piece of furniture can rest on the rug in the living room. A rug can create contrast as well with a white rug on a dark wood floor, for instance, and you can create interest by using a textured rug or even adding a patterned rug on top of a solid carpet to define a seating area.

Light up the room. A floor lamp is an easy product to use to add light just about anywhere and the best part is they can fit in a space where a table would not. But beware of placement to avoid showing cords or having guests or potential buyers trip over wires.

Table lamps are extremely versatile. There are many styles to choose from, so consider your current home decor. The most important thing to remember when purchasing a table lamp is to make sure it’s proportionate to other items in the room. Too big or too small will just be an eyesore for buyers. You can also consider simply swapping out a lampshade to revive the room’s appearance.

Take a curtain call. Leaving windows naked in a home is a missed opportunity. Many homeowners struggle with window treatments because they don’t exactly know what to do, especially when on a tight budget. Window treatments can get expensive, but you can find affordable curtain panels that can instantly change the look of a room. Figure out if you need a window treatment for privacy, light or both.

When hanging curtains, aim to solve a problem, such as making narrow windows wider, balancing out different-sized windows, fix a low ceiling or even cover up a bad view.

Make the bed. The bedroom is an escape from the daily grind for a homeowner, who should take pride in their sanctuary when slipping into bed. A bed is the focal point of the bedroom and should be dressed to impress. Make sure to have all the bedding essentials: a slipcover, sheet set, at least two pillows per person and a comforter or duvet to snuggle up with. Nothing livens up a space like colorful accent pillows on the bed. Swap them out seasonally to completely change the look of your bedroom without breaking the bank.

Throw ’em on. Speaking of throw pillows, don’t just use them in your bedroom. Add them on a couch, chair or even use them in a main room in the form of a pouf for kids to lounge on the floor with. Mix and match pillows by using different colors, sizes and textures to create a unique, one-of-a-kind look. On a budget, buy only new pillow covers and reuse the inserts to continue to freshen up the space.

Construction Methods: The Cost of Traditional, Modern, and Niche

Townhouses, mobile homes, and high-rises are generally what comes to mind when you think of buildings because they are so common in society. However, there are many options to choose from whether it’s constructing a building based on traditional methods (e.g. timber), modern (e.g. steel & concrete), or niche (e.g. adobe).


Each type of building will have different costs in its development:

  • Labor
  • Materials
  • Zoning
  • Transit

Though it’s also important to consider the costs that appear once the building is completed:

  • Regular maintenance
  • Energy consumption
  • Hazard mitigation

Of course let’s not forget there is also the aesthetics, functionality, and desired space. Once you begin to factor in all of these costs and desires you begin to find which of the traditional, modern, or niche-type buildings would best suit your needs.

Let’s take a look at some of the various options for buildings in each of the categories:

Modern

Modern designs for buildings drive the price to incredible lows with high value. Prefabricated homes, steel buildings, and IFC’s adhere to standardizations and regulations resulting in lower costs. The ease of installing these types of structures also play a factor in savings due to less intensive labor.

For example, the cost of steel buildings in this construction type has dependencies, such as the fluctuation of the steel market, size of the building, additional need for foundation, and other components like windows and doors. Despite the variances, a steel building is incredibly sturdy (great for geolocations with harsh weather), flexible (many different building types), and quick project time (due to standards in fabrication).

Other options outside of steel like concrete block or prefabricated, mobile buildings/homes have similar pricing tiers based on the needs of the client.

Estimation: ~$25.00 – $30.00 per square foot

Traditional

Traditional style buildings are typically associated with the construction taking place on-site and aliased as being “stick built” or “site built”. We see these types of buildings less frequently constructed due to their high costs compared to prefabricated options.

Additional costs can begin to add-up due to a number of requirements:

  • Planning & design will come at a cost to hire professionals
  • Variable-grade materials depending on tightness of budget
  • Going beyond the build timeframe thus incurring additional labor costs
  • Additional paperwork and legal requirements that must be handled

It’s quite common to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a townhouse or equivalent building type (e.g. unique offices) due to labor and materials. However, those that want a unique design that holds value and sentiment then a traditional design is the right fit.

Estimation: ~$120.00 – $250.00 per square foot

Niche

Those that want to explore new options and go against the grain of traditional and modern design should consider niche designs which could include:

  • Adobe
  • Tiny houses
  • Log cabins

Cabins, for example, can be very inexpensive when working with the right contractor or incredibly expensive depending on what you’d like to build. Cabins that start with a modular base and add on hand-cut timber is a nice in-between. Costs for this type of building can be well within budget ($50,000+) to hundreds of thousands (read the longer breakdown) depending on the complexity.

Estimation: ~$50.00 – $125.00 per square foot

Decision Time

Factor all the pros and cons for each of the building types. Look at the construction finances but go beyond the building costs and couple in the operational expenses. Invest in a great design, ample space, and sturdy materials. Hopefully this article places you one step further to finding the building that’s right for you.

Hot water bath – a most soothing experience after a tiring day

A home is being made to add the comfort and relaxation to your life, to spend quality time with friends, families in a no hurry environment. People make home to feel the pleasure of ownership and an exclusive level of joy. The interior decoration of flat also being accomplished with the aim of complete satisfaction in terms of ease, carefreeness etc. All the facilities we add to our dream home is to have a stress free life after a long working day. Above all other amenities, the bathroom space should be given the extra care. After all tiredness of the day, you must love to pamper yourself in the hot water bath which can be achieved by having spa bathtubs in the washroom. At the end of the day, nothing can be better than the best bathing experience with warm water.

A full body soak spa experience

Most of the bathtubs are designed to have a full body depth it means you can soak yourself completely for as much time as you want. These come in circular, oval, rectangular and many different shapes and sizes. You can have any one of them according to your space fits or even get customized one. The various attractive colours will make you confuse while selection.

Why select the bath tubs from an online store?

You may get very limited options in nearby stores or even in the big market. But the online stores are having a plethora of collection from which you can choose the design, colour size, and shape. These online stores can deliver the product once you have selected the one and in given time frame. Their policies are transparent and are completely reliable.

Set a perfect home based spa

An in-home spa feeling can never be such refreshing like what you feel with freestanding acrylic bathtub contemporary design. These tubs are supported by strong and freestanding construction by a built-in metal frame and adjustable height metal legs. Made up of premium acrylic, the thickness of tub is excellent for heat retention and durability.  The extra depth of this tub and thousands of healthy bubbles combined with mood setting LED Chromotherapy system allows for a truly unique experience.

Some of the important features spa bathtubs should have are –

  • Simple in operation and maintenance
  • 2 Minute Purge Cycle
  • Fully integrated with bathtub
  • Plugs into a regular household electrical outlet
  • 2 included soft gel headrests are there for absolute comfort
  • For easy installation and servicing, two removable side panels are available
  • Extra depth can add ultimate comfort
  • Made up of thick 100% heavy gauge sanitary grade precision acrylic
  • Premium acrylic and tub thickness provides for excellent heat retention
  • Over 20 low-profile air jets
  • Electronic control panel
  • Soothing hot air massage
  • Variable Speed massage with wave & pulse modes
  • Slow colour rotation or fixed colour mode is available for underwater Chromotherapy

Have a perfect experience of bathing with the contemporary style of bathroom fittings and accessories. Add joy to your life with spending some quality time in a modern design bathroom of your choice.

How to Install Your Own Solar Panels

As more people become eco-conscious, and as energy prices continue to climb, many individuals are choosing to switch to renewable energy to power their homes. And one of the best ways to get the energy you need while doing something great for the environment is by having solar panels installed on your roof. So if you’ve been thinking about installing solar panels on your home but you’re reluctant to hire professionals to do it for you, rest assured that there are ways that you can go about installing the solar panels yourself. Continue reading to learn more.

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Have Safety Gear in Place

First off, you need to invest in the proper safety gear that will keep you safe from dangerous falls that could lead to serious injuries or even death. Remember, you’ll be working on your roof, which is an unsafe environment, and you’ll be working with heavy materials, so getting a rescue kit and making sure that you have a sturdy ladder to use is the first thing that you should do.

Choose the Right Panels

When it comes to solar panels, you can choose from thin-film panels or crystalline panels. Understanding the differences between these types of panels will help you make the right choice for your installation.

The large blue solar panels that typically come to mind when people imagine solar panels are actually crystalline modules. These are popular because they’re durable and efficient, and they have a 40-year lifespan. However, despite their benefits, crystalline solar panels can be difficult to install on your own because you’ll need an elaborate racking system.

Thin-film solar panels, on the other hand, are flexible, so they’re gaining in popularity because they’re easy to use. Thin-film panels also cost less and are surprisingly convenient because the installation is really simple. All you have to do is place these panels onto a smooth surface. However, these aren’t as durable, they’ll only last about 25 years, and they’re less efficient.

Consider Ground Installation

If you don’t want to install the solar panels onto your roof, or if your roof isn’t appropriate for solar panels, you can always pursue a ground installation instead, which is quite easy. You’ll need to sacrifice your land to the panels, so make sure that you have plenty of land to go around, and you want to be sure that the area that you choose is solid ground that doesn’t get a lot of strong winds. And if you install your panels on pivoting poles, they can follow the sun and collect more energy.

Follow Regulations

Finally, you also need to consider regulations for installing your own solar panels. Make sure that it’s legal to do so by calling your local government and asking about necessary building permits. And always contact a local electrician who can ensure that you’re installing the panels safely and correctly.

When it comes to installing solar panels on your home, the planning process is more involved than the actual installation. But if you have the time and resources and you’re the DIY type, installing the panels yourself may be the best option.