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December 8, 2016

At one time or another, you may have seen a ductless cooling and heating device and wondered what it was. Ductless systems are a great option for homes that do not have any ductwork installed. They are ideal in kitchens where there’s a lot of cooking going on because as you might know, ventilation is very important to avoid those stinky fumes. These devices are an affordable alternative to central ventilating, heating and air conditioning system that needs a network of ducts to move air. Below are the benefits of ductless systems.

They are flexible. Ductless cooling and heating systems usually directly distribute air into different zones and they only have small indoor unit and outdoor unit that usually does not need something more than setting capabilities and access to electricity. These devices can be installed in many different areas like apartments, condos, businesses to name a few. And if you have solar panels, all the energy consumption from these necessary home systems will be free!

Cost-effective. This is one of the main reason why many homeowners are switching to ductless systems as it saves on cost. When in your home’s temperature becomes dependent on insufficient air conditioning systems, the monthly bill can mount up. Ductless systems operate on less power as they are smaller than the traditional forced-air systems and in addition, these systems deliver temperatures controlled air directly into a room, thus there is no loss in efficiency. With these ductless systems, homeowners are able to create zones in their homes where they don’t heat or cool a room that is not occupied. More to the fact that you get to save money on home utilities, homeowners are entitled to utility rebates as they are many states and federal programs that allow homeowners and business to take advantages of these additional savings `for the year they install it.

Easy to install. Installing the traditional ducted systems can take several weeks and can disrupt the daily activities in a home. Ductless systems, on the other hand, are less invasive to install because the blowers are mounted on walls or ceilings and only need small hole placed on the exterior wall to connect to the outdoor unit. Thus, homeowners do not have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceiling after the installation. The installation can be performed in a day.

The good thing with ductless cooling and heating air conditioning systems is that they are quiet and do not make noise. Traditional ducted systems can make a lot of noise, but the ductless systems are quiet and make a noise similar to that of a quiet hum. It amounts to the background noise that is easily drowned out by music, conversation or television. If you want to learn more about where to find an HVAC business close to you click here

Electromagnetic Radiation

Cookie Monster
November 28, 2016
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Electromagnetic radiation is a little-understood property of the physical universe. Despite the fact that we still know relatively little about this force, we have harnessed it in many different ways to help create the modern world in which we live.

The most familiar form of electromagnetic radiation that we all experience on a daily basis is what we call visible light. It is a strong argument in favour of the idea that there may be some truth in The Bible that the first created thing in the universe is light. Light is electromagnetic radiation of a certain bandwidth of frequencies – the spectrum of the rainbow shows us these different frequencies, from red to violet. You may also have heard of infra-red and ultra-violet, which are the first invisible frequencies you encounter on either side of the visible spectrum.

If you have a special camera, you can see infra-red, which we commonly refer to as heat. Anybody that is warmer than its surrounding environment will give off infra-red radiation. This would show up on an infra-red camera. It is strange to think that all of us are giving off a kind of light – we glow. If you have seen the film “Predator” you will be familiar with how people appear to an Infra-red sensitive camera.

Ultra-violet light, on the other hand, is only given off by certain electro-chemical reactions. The sun is a major source of ultra-violet light, in fact, it is the major source of electromagnetic radiation for the entire solar system. Most people cannot perceive any ultra-violet light at all, but certain small birds and insects do perceive ultra-violet light. Many butterflies, in fact, have patterns that are distinctly more extravagant when the ultra-violet component is taken into account. The same applies to many flowers.

Even with this wide variety of effects of electromagnetic radiation, from heat to ultra-violet, we have barely scratched the surface of what is contained within the electromagnetic spectrum. There are wavelengths that are much shorter, known as gamma rays, and those that are much, much longer, and these are referred to as radio waves. Of course, we have put both of these things to some use – microwaves are used in cooking and we all listen to the radio from time to time.

As I said, we have put the electromagnetic radiation in the Universe to a wide variety of uses – even painting your walls could be said to be a manipulation of the electromagnetic properties of your surroundings. Electromagnetic radiation is fundamental to the working of the entire universe, in some ways it is the entire universe. In Einstein’s famous equation E equals MC squared, on which much of our current model of the universe is built, E stands for the speed of light.
As I mentioned, light is given a great deal of weight by most religions as well, and this is perhaps one thing that the modern physical sciences agree on – light is extremely important! I particularly like Himalayan Salt Lamps for lighting my house, and in fact I just got my fourth one from Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique. (You can keep up with Himalayan Salt Lamp Boutique updates on Facebook here.)

Quite funny considering light is weightless and may not be comprised of anything material at all. It’s nice to know that there are still many things we do not know. There may well still be a glittering and prosperous future ahead of all of us when the next outrageously useful property of light is discovered and harnessed.

Who knows?

I think everyone can agree that if we could remove the need to bill everyone for gas and electricity we would be moving in the right direction and that would be as great a leap as the invention of the light bulb.