How To Keep Your Freezer

Just about everyone has a freezer that does one primary thing — it freezes. While this doesn’t seem that interesting, it bears mentioning because we tend to look at our freezers in a very mundane way. We don’t think about them until they stop working.

The name of the game is saving money when it comes to the upkeep of your freezer. You save money by being able to buy & store bulk food, and you also do your best to preserve foods over time. Moreover, the key way to save money is to make sure your freezer doesn’t shut off and shut down, causing a full replacement.

Here are five ways you can help making sure you proactively work toward extending your freezer’s life:

1. Basic Function Upkeep – Depending on the type of freezer you have, you either will encounter a manual defrost option or a manual defrost option. If you have an auto-defrost option, you need to make sure that you clean the drip pan of food particles. If you have to manually defrost your freezer, maintain a regular schedule for this task as it takes less work for your freezer to do its job.

2. Gasket Health – Maintain a regular check of the gasket to the freezer door. The gasket is vital in maintaining a proper division from cold air on the inside from warm air on the outside. In the same way cleanliness & defrosting makes a difference in how hard your freezer works, having a clean, undamaged gasket ensures proper function.

3. Heat is the Enemy – Your freezer maintain things at a cold temperature. As your freezer works, it produces heat but is made to deal with this byproduct. If there is too much heat, it makes the appliance work extra-hard, causing the freezer to start becoming inefficient. Be sure to maintain space between your freezer/fridge and the wall, and be sure to keep high-heat sources away from your freezer.

4. Keep Things Clean – We’ve already noted the need to clean out any food crumbs from working parts, ventilation, and drip pans (if applicable). You need to keep condenser coils clean (located on the back or underneath your refrigerator) to make sure the your freezer/fridge aren’t working overtime. Just be sure to unplug your machine when cleaning these coils (can be done with a vacuum attachment), and create a cleaning schedule for this task.

5. Avoid Empty Space – One often cited tip to help your freezer work efficiently is to make sure you use as much space in your freezer as possible. By partially filling old water & juice jugs partway with water & freezing them will create allow for your freezer to kick on & run less.

Be proactive in your freezer maintenance because an efficient freezer is an operating one, and that’s peace of mind that is priceless.

 

All About Air Purifier

Air purifiers rely on a series of filters to help remove negative airborne particles from the air. Once the air is purified it is circulated back into the room. Most purifiers have the ability to complete the cleansing process at least twice per hour to ensure the living area is kept fresh and healthy at all times. The process of repeatedly cycling the air in the room helps to remove up to 99% of airborne particles, such as bacteria, pollen, mold spores and dust.

They come in many different sizes and include a wide range of useful features, such as energy-saving setting, multiple speeds and oscillating action.

Here are a few benefits of installing one of the air purifiers in the home:

Clean air for the home

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the air in the home has the potential to be between 5 to 100 times dirtier that the air outside the home.

Dust is something that will impact any home and will soon start to accumulate if a regular cleaning and dusting schedule isn’t in place. Air purifiers are a practical solution to capture the dust before is able to settle. This is certain to mean there is a lot less cleaning to be done. So, installing one of these purifiers in the home will guarantee the family is able to breathe the cleaner air.

Removing unpleasant odors

Any home with the open plan kitchen will soon notice the odor when strong-smelling food or ingredients are being cooked. Air purifiers are also useful for removing the unpleasant smells from the local environment.

Smoke is a further unpleasant smell that is common in the home. Whether this relates to an open fireplace or a family member who smokes, the purifier is a useful option to remove the particulars in the air before it has time to land on the upholstery or carpets.

Controls allergens released by pets

Cats and dogs can release several allergens into the air such as fur and pet dander, as well as causing smells. Air purifiers can be very effective at capturing the allergens in the air that have been released by pets.

Stop germs and sickness from spreading

The regular use of the air purifiers can help stop or slow the spread of germs and sickness in the home. The most effective units include the HEPA filters and UV bulbs to neutralize and capture up to 99.97% of germs that are floating around in the air.

 

Benefit of Oscillating Fan

An oscillating fan is available in many different styles and extremely versatile in use. The ability to move from side to side makes this type of fan very efficient at providing cool air to the room. Here are five benefits of using the oscillating fan:

Easy placement

The oscillating fan is easily placed throughout the home or office environment. The placement will vary with the design, but they can be kept on a table, placed on the floor, or mounted on a wall. Also, there are the very small and portable units that can even clip onto a desk. The wall-mounted units are a practical and safe option if there are small children or pets in the home. The table units have a fairly decent range, but the large tower fans have the potential to cool the air in the larger rooms.

Better cooling

The rotating nature of this fan means it is able to deliver the better air flow in any space. The ability to constantly move side to side means a lot more air is moved around compared to static units that simply blow the air in the direction the fan is facing. Also, this can help increase ventilation and improve the efficiency of heaters and air-conditioners operating at the same time.

Easy to adjust

Many fans have the ability to easily adjust the direction of the cool air. For instance, there are plenty of fans that make it possible to direct the cool air towards the floor or the ceiling. Increasing or decreasing the height of the fan via an adjustable pole is another option. Also, the fan can simply be left static if preferring to target a particular area.

Multi-function units

The most advanced units have the ability to double up as an oscillating fan for the summer and as a space heater for the cold winter months. Most have a built-in thermostat to easily make adjustments to the level of heat. A great benefit of these multi-function units is lower power consumption compared to the standalone air-conditioners.

Ionizer feature

One of the latest additions to include on fans is the ionizers to help purify the air in the room. They are quite effective at keeping dust and other allergens out of the air. This type of feature is particularly useful for people who suffer sinus or respiratory problems, such as asthma. Also, this feature can be activated using a remote control for complete convenience when watching TV or when in bed.

 

All About Cabinet Doors

Structured and textured cabinets are essentially the opposite of high gloss cabinets. Instead of smooth and shiny these are coarse and matte. Consequently giving the doors and drawers a more natural look and feel. While high gloss is still quite common in kitchens and bathrooms, when one is trying to achieve a more organic design they tend to go with a more textured or structured door.

Over the years structured and textured cabinet doors and drawers have become a common occurrence in modern kitchen and bathrooms. The lovely textures bring movement and depth to a bathroom or kitchen without being too loud.

In addition to structured and textured cabinets, contemporary style is also represented by cool colors, a relaxing atmosphere, stone surfaces, and elements inspired by nature. The ultimate goal is to combine a lovely ambiance and a beautiful appearance with practical functionality.

Building a nice 3/4 inch cabinet box that is sturdy enough to be dissembled and taken with you if you move houses is becoming standard in the European market. If you have a nice strong box, with high quality hardware from a company like Blum, and some nice structured and textured cabinet doors without handles. Then you have an excellent foundation for creating a very luxurious feeling kitchen (by without handles I mean with fingerpull doors or push doors with magnets).

In addition to structured and textured cabinets, some of the more popular finishes of today are gray oak, white lacquer, cedar, and stone. The finishing details and furniture are simple and use clean lines.

Cool tones are seeming to dominate a vast majority of modern kitchens. They have a very simple, contemporary appearance and can assist you in feeling calm & tranquil.

Clean cabinet lines can do wonders. One can design cabinets in a such a way that they become completely integrated with the wall. The employment of a tool such as textured cabinets gives one the ability to stay within the modern style.

Some more trends that we have been seeing occur these days are large windows, uncommon shapes, cabinets without handles, and an open floor plan. An open floor plan is most notable. This layout grants one the ability to flow through their entire home more easily and thus is more conducive to a social environment. Moreover, this layout enables people cooking in the kitchen to interact with the rest of the folks in the dwelling.