Many years ago, our mothers or grandmothers always did the homemade pasta, a delicacy that combines perfectly with fish, meat, and vegetables. Today, unfortunately, this tradition has almost been lost, especially for the advent of ready-made foods and an endless variety of dry or egg noodles that invaded supermarkets across the world. Moreover, also the time we have available to do something with our own hands, there is not in favor. Well, you do not know what you are missing! Making pasta at home is simple, inexpensive, and a great satisfaction, as well as delight the palate. » Read more
We are in an era in which many of us already think of the systems to heat the home, always with the cold in mind to combat the high temperatures. Air conditioners, even those models designed for the connected home, are protagonists at this time of year, a period that although it does not seem so is ideal to think about mounting a heating system at home.
At this time the demand is lower and the supply is wide. Systems to heat our house among which the aerotermia stands out, a type of air conditioning that now has a new model that is signed by the Thermor brand. It is the Aéromax VM heat pump. » Read more
A few days ago we talked about portable air conditioning systems, about their main advantages, disadvantages and about possible use cases in which they are more convenient than fixed equipment with installation.
In case we already have one of these devices at home or if we are thinking about acquiring it, today we will see a series of tips when installing them to improve their performance and functionality quickly and easily. » Read more
Portable air conditioning systems are basic alternative of AC, and if it is convenient that we buy one and if they are as good as they promise. We also discussed some tips to install them and get the most out once we have them at home. » Read more
Xiaomi has introduced a new robot vacuum cleaner. This is the Xiaowa Robotic Cleaner Youth Edition vacuum cleaner, which as we read in Gizmochina has a much lower price than previous models, and that practically offers the same characteristics as in previous generations. Of course, there are some differences like a lower battery and suction power. » Read more
The old “silly box” has evolved a lot in recent years, becoming one of the devices with more technology integrated under its housing that we can have in our rooms. It is precisely this complexity that prevents us from knowing everything they are capable of offering and even puts obstacles in the way of deciding to buy our ideal model, making us doubt about what functionality we need.
Is it better to have a flat or curved TV, with 3D or without 3D, with LED or OLED panel, will I take advantage of 4K or better Full HD? If these questions are around your head and you are thinking about buying new TV, keep reading and clarify your doubts once and for all. » Read more
A few years ago I bought my first Roomba, and I could not be happier with the purchase. Yes it is true that it does not replace a traditional vacuum cleaner (it does not have the same power and can not reach places like sofas, beds, etc.), but for daily cleaning and in my home it is an essential appliance. And more if, as in my case, you have cats that are releasing hair without stopping.
That’s why I really wanted to try the Roomba 896, a more advanced and recent model than my own, and the truth is that I’ve taken a surprise. Despite having some shade, this model of robot vacuum cleaner manages to significantly improve some aspects in which the Roombas of the entry range do not perform as well. Let’s see it thoroughly in our analysis. » Read more
A few years ago, home connectivity and home automation systems were only available to a privileged few with sufficient resources to install the different sensors and equipment necessary for the operation of basic applications with rough interfaces and sometimes complex to use.
Fortunately the situation is changing radically and nowadays thanks to the incorporation of small fragments of intelligence in the different devices of the home it is possible to create connected dwellings capable of offering us a multitude of options. However, we still have the problem of fragmentation. That is to say, there are many alternative protocols and brands, often incompatible with each other, so we must choose very well the system that we are going to opt for. » Read more
Do you use LED bulbs at home? These are the fundamental factors that will encourage you to take the leap
The lights and LED lighting systems increasingly take center stage in our homes. They have done it almost without realizing it. A type of lighting that has been imposed little by little and what used to be light bulbs are now LED lights and if not only it is necessary to look like the traditional Christmas bulbs are already history. The era of the incandescent light bulb is over.
LED lighting is a reality, but many traditional light bulbs remain in our homes. When changing, the ideal is to make the leap to LED technology but if you are not clear why you should do it, here we are going to list a few reasons.
Some reasons that also tell us that LED lighting is not the future, but the present of our homes and motives has for it. The acronyms LED come from Light Emitting Diode (semiconductor diode that emits light when being crossed by an electrical current) and to “convince you” we are going to enumerate the amount of advantages that offer at the time of valuing its use. » Read more
The Japanese firm Fujitsu has presented its new range of air conditioners and splits for this year 2018. Some air conditioning systems that include a presence control system called “Human Sensor” that is responsible for detecting when there are users in the room to regulate the temperature automatically and thus adapt to the needs of each person. » Read more
Ducting for ventilation, heating, air conditioning and dust extraction systems is used to guide and contain the airflow. There are two principal types – solid metal ducts and flexible ducts – but what are the relative merits of each and which should you use?
Metal ducts are usually made from either aluminium or galvanized steel. They last longer than other types if properly maintained, but metal ducting it is more complex to install. It will therefore usually need to be designed by heating and ventilation experts, taking into account all of the aspects of the ventilation or heating system such as the position and type of dust extraction, heating and air conditioning plants.
Metal ducts also tend to take up more space, so the room available in the building and its overall design will be key too. All of this tends to make metal ducting a more expensive option, but its more robust nature may pay off in lower maintenance costs over the long term.
Flexible ducting can be made of a variety of materials, including rubber, stainless steel, polyurethane, and polyester fabric. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with rigid metal ducting.
The choice of material used will depend partly on the nature of the building and on the use to which the ducting is being put. For example, insulated flexible duct from suppliers such as https://www.dustspares.co.uk/flexible-ducting/insulated-flexible-duct.html can be used in warm air distribution systems. Some materials offer better erosion resistance, making them more suitable for applications like dust extraction.
Flexible ducting is easier to install and doesn’t need as much planning as a rigid metal solution. It can also be used to act as a flue in gas installations. It still needs to be properly installed, however, and properly maintained.
When installing it’s important to avoid any sharp turns or kinks that might compromise the efficiency of the system. Flexible ducting needs to be properly supported too. Connections need to be properly fastened and sealed to prevent leakage, especially where flexible and rigid ductwork meet.
Your choice will ultimately be down to the type of system. Flexible ducts are best for relatively short runs, but when designing a complete air distribution system, metal duct work may be preferable and worth the extra planning and expense involved.