Air Conditioning - Advantages of a Heat Pump

What is a Heat pump?

A heat pump is a home appliance (similar to a fridge freezer) that heats and cools the atmosphere in the home. It offers home owners comfort that is normally reserved for high-rise office buildings, five-star hotels and executive apartments. It heats, cools, dehumidifies and continuously filters the air of dust and other impurities. It also circulates the air - without heating or cooling - to eliminate stuffiness. A typical heat pump is two units - an indoor unit, and an outdoor unit. For this reason, they are often called "split systems". Many have remote controls for maximum convenience.

How does it work?

A fridge transfers heat from its food compartment to the coil at the back. Like a fridge, it can be reversed so that the heat flow goes the other way. Heat pumps transfer heat from outside air into the home in winter, and transfers heat from inside the home to outside air in summer.

But how can it heat the home and winter when it is freezing outside?

A home freezer can take the temperature of its food compartment below 0°, in fact as low as -6°C. If it can remove heat from inside a freezer to below 0°, the same process - used in the heat pumps - can extract enough heat from cold outside air to warm the home. Although our body's feel cold at these low temperatures, there is still a lot of heat energy in the outside air at 0°C.

What size will I need for my home?

Every home is as individual as its owner. The key to selecting the right size heat pump for your home is an accurate estimate of the heat that will need to be transferred into your home in winter for heating, and out of your home in summer for cooling. This needs to be carried out by an experienced and qualified specialist like Excel Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Ltd.

What factors will affect the size of heat pump I need?

The amount of heating needed will depend on the heat loss through walls, windows and roofs. To minimise heat loss and before you invest in the heat pump, it is always a good idea to properly insulate walls and roofs first. In particularly cold climates double glazing windows will insulate them and keep heat loss to a minimum. By insulating first, the size of heat pump selected will generally be smaller and therefore be cheaper to install and run.

The northern aspect of the home is also an important factor. North facing rooms will catch the sun better and more generally need less heating. Conversely, South facing rooms tend to be colder and will need more heating.

Do heat pumps take up a lot of room?

No. Heat pumps are designed to be unobtrusive in size, neutral decor and low noise levels. There are also different types of heat pumps, from a stylish through the wall packaged unit to different varieties of split systems. The least obtrusive is a ducted split system. This can be hidden in the ceiling or under floor and only the grilles for distributing the air are visible.

How much does cost to buy and install a pump?

As stated before, every home is as unique as its owner. The installed cost of the heat pump will therefore be unique for each home and will depend on the size and type of heat pump installed. As an example, a standard three-bedroom 100 m2 timber framed New Zealand home may use a 5.5 KW hi-wall split system heat pump to warm the lounge, dining and kitchen as one open plan area. This type of installation would currently cost just over $3000 plus gst to install. A very broad guide to heat pump installed cost is $60-$100/m2 plus gst of served area. Served area is the area being heated and excludes laundries, garages, toilets and other utility areas in the home.

How much does cost to heat my home with a heat pump?

To answer this question the amount of heating that is currently necessary will need to be known. For the purpose of explanation, assume 5KW of heating is needed. Electrical heating appliances are normally 100% efficient so for 5 KW of heating one will need to pay for 5 KW of electric energy. Gas heating appliances are less than 100% efficient. For discussion, let's assume that they are 90% efficient. This means, to gain 5KW of heating, one has to pay for 5.6 KW of gas energy. Although gas may be cheaper per KW, one has to use more of it to produce the same heating effect. Heat pumps transfer heat from outside air and in this way produces two to three times more heat. Its efficiency - if it can be called that - is 200% to 300%. This means for 5 KW of heating, one will only pay for around 2 KW of electric energy. Heat pump heating is roughly a third of the cost of electric heating and about half the cost of gas heating.

How can a heat pump be cheaper to run when it has more moving parts?

A heat pump uses electricity to transfer heat. Electric heaters convert electric energy to heat energy and are thereby limited by the amount of electricity used. A heat pump has no such limitation and can transfer twice to three times the heat from outside air than can be converted from the electricity at uses.

Are heat pumps noisy?

No, they are generally not noisy. The source of the noise in a typical heat pump is air impinging on the grille as it is forced out of the unit. Air noise is marginally higher than ambient background noise and is usually not distracting.

Do they dry the air: like on an airplane?

Heating or cooling air changes its characteristics. Heating air increases its ability to carry moisture and suspension by reducing its relative humidity content. This is the same process used in clothes dryers. Cooling air causes the moisture in the air to condense out of suspension. This reduces the absolute humidity content of the air and is the process used in the humidifiers. Either way, reducing moisture in the home is beneficial by discouraging mould and mildew by producing a healthier living environment.

Are they reliable?

Yes. Heat pumps are reliable. They use the same process as the home fridge or freezer and have the same level of dependability and useful life expectancy.

How easy are they to repair?

Provided the service person is experienced and qualified, repairing heat pumps is as straightforward as repairing the fridge or freezer. For repairs, talk to Excel and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Ltd.

Do they need servicing?

Like cars, heat pumps should be regularly serviced for optimum operation. This involves cleaning the air filter and perhaps checking that the refrigeration charge is correct. It would be a good idea to service the pumps just before the beginning of each extreme season i.e before winter and again before summer.

How are heat pumps better than other forms of heating?

Apart from being cheaper to run, heat pumps offer other benefits that heating only systems cannot.

1) Heat pumps don't burn oxygen or create stuffiness like open fires do. They are designed for all year round comfort, not just for four months during winter.

2) They produce low-density heat which is safer for children and elderly, unlike fires, oil filled or electric fan heaters.

3) They are unmatched for convenience and ease-of-use.

4) They do not pollute their atmosphere with the products of combustion, and they use ozone friendly refrigerant.

All in all, heat pumps offer the best investment in home heating and comfort.

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Does a Heat Pump Or Air Conditioner Condenser Need to Go Outdoors?
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Air Conditioning Freezing Up. Split Unit Heat Pump.?
You are probably low on freon, or your filter is clogged quite a bit. Unless you are qualified to be checking pressure I suggest not messing with the new unit. You could be told the warranty is void if you mess around with the unit much. It also could be that they got in a hurry when they charged your new system and need to add a little more refrigerant to the system.1. No air conditioning, can I get one of those fridges that plugs into your 12 volt cigerette light?i do not think thats a good idea, i might be wrong, but i think those fridges only keep a small amount of space cool. Keeping the door open would not help either. You would have btr luck with a 12v car fan.2. I have air conditioning ducts but I won't to be a green thumber and save money, is there any green thumb ways?Lose the AC...I live in a hotter part of Canada...yes Canada does get very hot and when you live on the shores of the Lakes, which is almost impossible not to, it get very hot and sticky...when we grew up, as in most other places, we did not have AC and survived the summer in many ways we have forgotten today...the right clothes to start with, if any, we always wore light lose fitting cottons; outdoors. ..anyway, I wo not go there, what I am saying to answer your question is if you cannot lose the AC then turn it up...run it a 74 maybe but at least 72...of course you can change the bulbs, cooler and more efficient; turn that computer off when not using..money and heat; buy locally...god the produce is so nice...and I have a VW to sell you..amazing old beast that still out mpg all the others. ..I remember doing my first road trip and stopping in Alabama...the guy checking my oil came to the window and asked me "where's the air?" and not having a clue what he was talking about, I went to see and he was amazed to see a car without AC....interesting, it is believed that a car on the highway runs more efficient on AC because of the aerodynamics but why not the windows open in the city?. ..but despite all that you may have seen on Live Earth, we still do not have a prayer until we attack the industries that are killing us...corporate greed is what is going to kill us and once we start to save the pennies and the demand drops, watch the prices rise to keep corporate greed in place...one of the believes is that the rise in fuel prices are orchestrated as the demand drops with energy efficiency. ..anyway, enough and I guess I went way off topic...good luck3. I made this casserole and it set out for 3 hours on a table indoors in air-conditioning. Is it ok to eat?You are right on the border. The recommended time for any food to be in the "danger zone" (41-135 F) is four hours. But this includes prep time. If you have not exceeded the four hours, you need to reheat the casserole to 165F before serving. However, if I was at home and it was just me, I would eat it.4. My air conditioning cannot keep up... What is wrong?just the heat, we live west of nashville, and have seen 120 deg, so far, we put alum foil up to the sunny side windows, makes a diffrence, also if you put a sun shade over the out side unit it will make a diff,5. How do i know if my house air furnance has air conditioning?no. thats an air circulation/heating unit. are tgere any outdoor appliances? a/c units are gnerally located outside the house, near the furnace/6. Can i not pay my rent because my apartment landlord has not fixed my air conditioning?I would not do this. HOnestly I do not think its a terrible ploy. If you put the money in a seperate bank account and tell the landlord you have put the money there (show him the bank statement) and will pay the rent when the ac is fixed, it would probably work. He could take you to court (but probably wo not , I mean why take you to court when fixing the problem get him his rent) and he will certainly charge you a late fee but when all is said and done he will fix the ac too, and quickly. THe problem is this engenders so much ill will that I really do not think its worth it, but if you have no choice it will get the problem fixed. One other thing you might try is how about calling him and asking him if you can fix the ac and withhold the cost from the next rent payment (so send him the bill and the rent minus the repair cost). If he's to lazy to get this fixed he might be happy to take you up on this.
Switching Your Heat Pump to Heat and Cool
Switching Your Heat Pump to Heat and Cool One of the best reasons to install a heat pump in your home is that it has the ability to both heat and cool without the need for investing in separate pieces of equipment. Depending on the heat pump, it finds heat outside in either the ground or the air and transfers it back inside to your home or office. Be sure to change them out at the beginning of each season. • Costs might reduce using it for longer if the thermostat temperature has been reached. It all depends on the type of air conditioning unit you have. The technicians you hire will prepare the HVAC system at your place according to the upcoming season and increase its efficiency to the fullest. You can make good use of fans and heaters at such times.Switching Your Heat Pump to Heat and Cool One of the best reasons to install a heat pump in your home is that it has the ability to both heat and cool without the need for investing in separate pieces of equipment. A heat pump works by transferring heat from one place to another. They do not produce heat like a furnace; they move it from one place to another instead. Depending on the heat pump, it finds heat outside in either the ground or the air and transfers it back inside to your home or office. It cools in much the same way as an air conditioner. But the difference is with a heat pump, you do not need to install separate equipment. A heat pump does it all, making it a more cost-effective system than a traditional HVAC system. A heat pump works similarly to an air conditioning unit. Heat pumps use refrigerant to absorb heat. The heat pump pulls heat from your home, runs it through the system, and releases the hot air outside or into the ground, depending on the unit. This leaves your home cool without adding extra moisture into your home the way air conditioning does. While a heat pump has the ability to both heat and cool your home, the two systems are not automatic. You will need to switch from heat to cooling mode manually. To make the switch: • Switch your thermostat from heating to cooling mode. • Adjust the temperature to ensure your home stays at a level comfortable for your lifestyle - we suggest between 76 and 82 degrees, depending on your comfort level. • Ensure your heat pump is in AUTO mode to ensure the fan will run as it needs. • Heat pumps also require clean air filters to work properly. Be sure to change them out at the beginning of each season. • Like HVAC systems, heat pumps need regular servicing as well to ensure they operate efficiently. A good rule of thumb is at the start of each season, before you use the heating or cooling mode for the first time. If your system wo not switch from heating to cooling, there may be a problem. It might be low in refrigerant. You will need a professional HVAC technician to test it and repair leaks. It may be a bad thermostat. If you can not "talk" to your system, you can not control the temperature. It may be a broken reversing valve. This helps switch the unit from heating to cooling mode. It may need adjustments, or it may need to be replaced. If you have any questions, we are here to help.Air ConditioningHere are a few • The powers consumption of the air conditioning (AC) unit. • How hot it is and the temperature you want it to be, the temperature the thermostat is set for. • The volume of space you are trying to cool. • Whether a door or window has been left open to the area you are trying to cool. • How readily the space you are cooling heats up with windows, and roof building materials. • How well serviced the unit it. I live in Northern England where the use of air conditioning is almost non existant, the temperature of my home town often sends me abroad to warmer climates, especially Spain and Greece. So my knowledge of cooling comes mostly from holidays, and I know how expensive it can be. I did also have to fit out a loft office in a factory with AC, many years ago. Some bright spark decided that a roof was a great place for the research scientists. Prior to the AC we all snoozed in the afternoon in the summer because of heat exhaustion and the management wondered why our productivity had reduced; apologies for the sentiment, but they were morons. I remember at the time doing a cost justification for AC based on the research group sleeping in the afternoon, that was fun! So I am going to keep this very simple. Consider an AC unit that has a power consumption of 3kW and is on for just 1 hour this will cost with the current UK electricity rate:- £0.561 and by using it you will have emitted:- 1.1kg CO e into the atmosphere. This example is of a small unit, such a unit might be suitable to cool a single room on a hot day. Costs might reduce using it for longer if the thermostat temperature has been reached. I have also tried several on line calculators to work out the AC requirement, to my mind they were all completely nonsensical. Some of them do not understand what power is or energy, they quote results in kW/h, this is the same as saying kj per second per second. So Try this calculator it is crude, it only considers the equipment being on at 1 power rating, but it might give you an idea of costs.Anatomy Of A Central Air Conditioning SystemA Quick Guide To The Parts That Make Up Your Air Conditioner If you've gotten a quote for installing a new central air conditioning unit recently, you might have been a bit confused by the lingo that was used to name the different parts of the system. What does a condenser and coil have to do with anything? You just wanted a quote on a new ac unit right? Let me shed a little light on the terms that describe each of the components that make up your air conditioning system. That round'ish piece of equipment that sits outside on the ground that everyone refers to as their air conditioner is technically referred to as a condenser. You will also hear it called the 'outside unit' as well. Part of your condenser is called a coil, or condenser coil, not to be confused with the evaporator coil that is inside your home attached to the furnace. This is the piece of your air conditioning system that most people never see. It's contained in a metal box called a plenum, and sits on top of your furnace. If you have a horizontal furnace in an attic, the evaporator coil will sit on one end of the furnace instead of on top. The 'inside unit' or 'indoor coil' are other common names that are used when talking about your evaporator coil. Lineset refers to the copper refrigerant lines that run from your condenser (the outside unit) to your evaporator coil. It's very common for people to make the mistake of calling their outside unit the compressor instead of the condenser. A compressor is actually a big component that sits inside the condenser (the outside unit). The plenum is the metal box that sits on top of your furnace and houses the evaporator coil. The condensate drain is the white plastic (PVC) pipe that runs from your evaporator coil to the drain in your floor, or to the condensate pump that was installed if you do not have a floor drain. This pipe allows the condensate (moisture) that the evaporator coil produces to be drained out of the plenum. I get questions about the names for these air conditioner components all the time, so hopefully this helps clear up any confusion as to what the different parts are called. I will post another article explaining what each of these components do for those of you who want to dazzle your friends with your detailed knowledge of how air conditioning actually works.Ants in Your Air ConditionerWhy Are There Ants In My Air Conditioner? Air conditioning is a luxury most of us are now accustomed to. We have learned to both maintain and control the efficiency of our AC units because without it we would melt down here in the south. Recommended maintenance such as changing AC filters, having a programmable thermostat and routine checkups are all great ways to ensure the life of your HVAC unit. However, there is one problem that many homeowners are unsure of how to fix - crazy ants in your air conditioner. This type of ant makes it home in existing structures because they do not build mounds like your usual fire ant. They take over spaces like your storage units, garage and HVAC system and although these critters are small, the amount of damage they can cause is extremely large. Tawny ants are attracted to electrical circuits and as they are drawn into the ac unit, the get electrocuted and die. When a large amount of dead ants accumulates in between the contactors, your AC unit can short circuit and stop working. Experts at Apple Pest Control said that they can treat crazy ant issues using many different methods. It all depends on the type of air conditioning unit you have. You can give them a call today for more information or to schedule a pest control service. If you are looking for an at-home ant treatment, the first thing you will want to determine where the ants are coming from and why they are there. Turn off your air conditioning and look for signs of food and debris that the ants can feed on. If the crazy ants are living off of dead bugs or food, remove the source immediately as this could draw them away. Next you will want to set up bait stations for the ants around the HVAC system. The tawny ants will be drawn to the bait box because it is enclosed and resembles the air conditioning unit it is currently residing in. As the ants begin to leave, clean the inside and out of the HVAC unit and remove all traces of ant carcasses. Another tip for DIY pest control is to use essential oils. Peppermint or tea tree oils can be used around the air conditioning unit to ward off ants. Should none of these tips work, it's likely your crazy ant infestation is greater than you thought and you should give your local pest control company a call.How to Control Air Conditioning Repair Costs?AC repair new port richey have gone very costly but there are a few tricks that can keep them under control. There are a few maintenance tasks which can reduce your air conditioner repair bills by a great extent. These tricks not only trim down the repair costs but also elongate the life span of the unit. Let's have a look at them. You can consult your air conditioning repair company, for a seasonal check-up contract. Usually the tune-ups and inspections are done as per the scheduled appointments prior to the arrival of summer and winter. The technicians you hire will prepare the HVAC system at your place according to the upcoming season and increase its efficiency to the fullest. Moreover, if they find any problems with the system, they will repair it immediately and prevent it from developing into a major issue. This way they save you from spending lots of money that would have been needed in case of big repairs. Moreover, sudden breakdowns in the middle of any season can make you face immense discomfort. Such check-up contracts are not very costly, especially when compared to individual visits of the technicians.More usage of any appliance will obviously decrease its life and make it break down more frequently. So it's better to turn off the thermostat when it's not in use. You can make good use of fans and heaters at such times. Just ensure that these additional machines are not left on when there's no one in the home. Besides, you must change the filters of your system periodically. Clean them at least once a month and clean them every six months so that the airflow remains in flow always.Cleaning the outside component of the system helps a lot in keeping them intact for a long time. Remove all the debris, dust and any other sort of obstructive materials from it. When it comes to cleaning outside, clear the dust and debris from the vents. You also need to see that no piece of furniture in front of the system is obstructing the airflow. Sometimes one or more units in the system freeze up and create problems. You can prevent this troublesome situation just by cleaning outdoor PVC pipe properly. You can use a solution of water and bleach mixed equally to prevent the growth of mold and algae.AC Repair New Port Richey5135 US Highway 19 N #188New Port Richey FL 34652727-270-9819.
Bunkie Board Instead of Bed Slats with an Ikea MALM Platform Bed?
Are you making your own?, my son-in-law did that, the same as it sounds like you want, it worked out Great. Good Luck.1. How can i make a nice platform bed for cheap?Get up early on Saturday morning and go to garage sales. Every thing you need is there and cheap, a bed your looking for $20 maybe a little more, I have found some really nice things. As time goes buy and you can afford what you want, recycle and have your own sale!2. What kind of wood is the best and most inexpensive to use for building a platform bed for a california king?Pine or Douglass Fir3. I am working on a platform bed? Where can I buy oversize plywood? At least 60"X80"?if you have a good lumber yard nearby, you can special order there,99 ....they are called 'blows' if all else fails for you, purchase, 2 sheets of 1 1/8" T & G 4'x8' and glue & clamp them together and saw to desired dimensions.4. Does anyone here have a platform bed?My best friend has one and they hurt their shins. I also looked at a few at rooms to go and I banged my shin5. How To Build A Twin Platform BedWe have a guest that will be staying the night, a very messy guest room, and a twin mattress ... on the floor. I decided to get busy and Build A Twin Platform Bed with the thought that one of our kids could use it when they are off at college, renting a room off campus. Eventually, I would like to have a queen size bed in the guest room but this makes sense for now! This twin platform bed was pretty simple and inexpensive to build. It needed to be easy to disassemble so it could be hauled around easily and it needed to be inexpensive because ... this is not meant to be a family heirloom. Nope! It has a purpose to serve on a budget! This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase through an affiliate link, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Disclosure. Our twin size mattress dimensions are 37-1/2 x 73-1/2 x 11 and I built this bed to fit those dimensions. Adjust your cuts to accommodate your mattress size. Note: My cuts are 2-1/2 shorter than our mattress size. This is because the mattress partially sits on top of the 4 x 4 legs. if you choose not to use casters, adjust the cut of the legs. Our twin mattress has a hard bottom and needed less slats than our Naturepedic mattress did. How To Assemble The Twin Platform Bed This bed is actually pretty simple to build! Make your cuts, according to your mattress size, and sand each piece with 120 grit sand paper. With the Kreg Jig, drill three pocket holes in each end of your headboard and footboard panel. Pay attention to what side of the board you want to be visible and make the pocket holes on the opposite side. Next, attach the headboard and footboard panels to the legs with 2-1/2 pocket hole screws. I placed a 1 x 4 under each end of the panel so the panel would sit back a bit from the 4 x 4 leg instead of being flush. The top of the panel and the top of the legs are flush. The next picture will show what I mean! The headboard and footboard assembled. Pretty basic, right? Then, attach the bed rail hooks on each 4 x 4 leg. I attached mine 2-1/2 from the top and as close to the inside edge that I could, in order to leave room for the side rail. Oh my goodness! These are non-mortise bed rail hooks! I struggled with the mortise bed rail hooks I used on our King Size Farmhouse Bed so I was pretty stoked to find these bed rail hooks! Now it was time to attach the bed slat supports. To do this, I laid the 2 x 4 on the inside of the 2 x 10 side rail and placed my 2 x 2 on top so I would know where to attach the 2 x 4. We want the mattress to sit right on top of this platform bed. I used Kreg Clamps and 2-1/2 Deck Plus Screws to attach the bed slat supports. This part was a bit tricky. The bed rail hooks needed to be lined up just right so the bed rail would sit flush with the headboard and footboard. I laid the footboard and headboard on the ground with the hooks attached. Then, I had my husband hold the side rails up against it, where I wanted it to be, and marked the screw holes. I am glad I did it this way because the hooks sit back a bit on the bed rail in order to sit flush. I would not have known that if I had only measured the correct height. The bed rails were pretty easy to attach and it was all flush ... enough! I used Homemade Stain for my Twin Bed. After the bed was stained, I took it apart, laid the pieces on sawhorses, and finished each piece with a coat of wax. I then attached a caster wheel to each leg. After the wax was dry, I took the bed pieces into the guest room and reassembled it. This is where you would measure the inside dimension of your bed so you can cut your bed slats the proper width. I placed the bed slats and side rail blocks where they needed to go. Next, I attached each block to the side rail support by pre-drilling a hole and then used one self-sinking screw in each block. This was a bit tedious as I used my Kreg Clamp on each block to keep it from moving. We are happy with this simple Twin Platform Bed! It was easy and inexpensive to build and should be a good thing to have around when the kids say goodbye to dorm life and rent a room, when they are off at college. Of course, we are also quite happy that our guest will not have to sleep on a mattress, on the floor. How To Make Wood Stain With Common Household Products Fun DIY House Projects You Can Do Too!
Leesa's Sapira Mattress Has Springs but still Comes in a Box
Mattress-in-a-box companies, from Tuft & Needle to Casper, ship foam and latex mattresses to your door for under $900 for a queen size. Most offer a single type, with dimensions being the only thing you can choose from. Leesa is a member of that club, but today it's branching but with a new brand called Sapira. It's supposed to offer a more luxurious mattress that is a hybrid of springs and foam.The queen costs $1,475, $585 more than the 10-inch-thick, all-foam Leesa. It's an inch thicker, too, with a 1.5-inch top layer of high-density foam; a 1.5-inch layer of memory foam; and steel pocket springs in between two, 1-inch layers of stabilizing foam. Pocket springs are encased in their own cloth pouch. With traditional innerspring mattresses, the coils are tied together, so when you lie down, your weight gets transferred across the bed. That means that, in general, you'll be less likely to feel your partner tossing and turning with the pocket spring variety.Related:Nightingale smart home sleep system masks both indoor and outdoor noisesI tried the Sapira out for a couple of nights, and I found this to be very true. Pushing down on one side of the bed left the other side unaffected. I pressed the mattress down about six inches away from my sleeping cat, and he didn't stir.The overall experience of getting the Sapira is pretty similar to the Leesa one. It arrives at your door all boxed up and compressed, and you slice through a few layers of plastic to let it plump up. You'll get 100 days to try out the mattress, and the company will pick it up if you decide not to keep it within that time frame.The Sapira is definitely a dense mattress. The full-size mattress weighs in at 98 pounds, according to the shipping label. Even though it's only an added inch, the Sapira seems thicker than the Leesa. The top layer of foam is certainly soft, but overall the mattress feels pretty firm.Other brands like Helix and Luma have been offering these "hybrid" foam and spring mattresses for a while, and by offering it as a separate, more luxury-minded brand, Leesa can offer another option beyond its single-type-of-firmness mattress.
My Minimalist Wardrobe
Minimalism is very important to me, and not just because of the simplicity of it all. It has helped me distance myself from the world of social conformity, build better relationships, and lessen my addiction to social media. I spend more time getting my work done and less time worrying about whether or not I've got my hands on this season's mom jeans. For those of you who are not really sure what minimalism is beyond owning less things, let me explain. Minimalism goes far past "Less is more." It's a way of limiting yourself to the things that actually provide use, are needed, and improve your life. By owning only what we need, we are abandoning the consumerism our society has adopted and putting that energy toward the things that truly matter. Our family, friends, career, education, and goals become more important than the stuff we've gathered over the years. To cleanse a space is to cleanse a mind.I desire to keep my space simple and clean, yet I want it to be filled with art and nice clothing. I am not a fan of the "plain white button down as a daily outfit" look. I want some variety, but with a limitation on the amount. Here is how I do it.When I began, I easily had 200 pieces of clothing. When I say "pieces of clothing," I include shirts, pants, coats, dresses, scarves, shoes, and bags or purses. One day when I was hanging up clothes, my closet made a very unfriendly creaking sound, and as soon as I turned to investigate, the entire rack was coming off the wall. It was time to let go.As I started getting rid of things, I realized how little I actually wore any of the clothes I owned. I would rotate the same ten tops and three jeans and I only wore one pair of shoes among the eleven pairs I owned. And on top of the massive amount of clothing in my closet, I had a 6-drawer dresser each full of the clothes I never wore. I owned at least five bags, but I could not give you the actual amount because I only ever carried one and the rest meant nothing to me.I follow the general rule that if it does not provide meaning or use in my life, get rid of it. I've been able to follow this… mostly. I still have a hard time getting rid of clothing I do not even want if it still has some use left. I also feel the overwhelming urge to trash everything until I only own two shirts, one pair of pants, and a pair of shoes. Unfortunately, this is not realistic for someone who enjoys a variety and would not want to be caught dead wearing the same thing two days in a row. So, I've gone down to the absolute basics for my own personal style. The climate in my area gets both very hot and very cold, so I have to have a decent amount of clothes for each season. Many days, it starts off cold in the morning and is hot by midday, so I must have clothing that's good for layering. I decided that I had to have at least one outfit for interviews and professional occasions as well as one dress for formal family events. For the most part, deciding what I needed was easy. But the most difficult decisions lied with choosing which items to keep and which to toss out. Every once in a while I make a log of all the clothing I own, track the newest additions as well as the donations, and make sure I am limiting myself to a decent amount of clothing, not going overboard in either direction. Here's what my minimalist closet looks like:Tops: Two flannel shirts, three sweaters, one long-sleeve top, three t-shirts, one blouse, and one gray tank top. Total=11 items.Bottoms: one pair of high-rise jeans, one pair low-rise, one pair of leggings. Total=3 items. Coats: One petticoat, one denim jacket, one blazer, one raincoat, two summer jackets, one work-out jacket. Total=7 items.Shoes: One pair of work shoes, one pair oxfords, two pairs of sneakers, one pair of sandals, one pair of boots. Total=6 items.Dresses: One t-shirt dress, one formal dress, one summer dress. Total=3 items. Accessories: 3 winter scarves, one purse, one book bag. Total=5 items.Overall closet total=35 items.This closet suits me well a good 98% of the time. I find myself occasionally worried about what to wear because I do allow myself to have more options than I probably should. But like I said, I am young! I like options! I like colors! It's okay to be a minimalist and not want stark white pressed shirts only! Color is good. Color is happy. Options are okay.And that's my minimalist wardrobe! My journey began in the beginning of February 2017 and this is where I've gotten in the last year. Much of my inspiration has drawn from the one and only duo The Minimalists. If you have not seen their documentary on Netflix, give it a watch, and you might find it as life changing as I did!Marnie is an LGBTQ poet and storyteller from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Follow Marnie on tumblr for unpublished poems, prose, and short stories. Purchase Marnie's poetry book "a black and white rainbow" about love, loss, and coming out here.whats the one item of clothing in your wardrobe you'll never throw out ?all of my abercrombie and hollister polos...in every color=]]
11 Best Cheap Leather Sectionals - Complete Buying Guide
If you are looking to decorate your living room, cheap leather sectionals are an ideal choice. Sofas are an essential furniture in a room and without one, a room appears boring and plain. They give an amazing and cozy look to the room. Choosing the best sectional couches for cheap is an important task to make sure you live a comfortable life. There are many cheap sectional sofas available on the market, and it is your task to pick one that is suitable for you. In an attempt to help you find the best cheap leather sectionals, we have formulated this buying guide. How to choose the best cheap leather sectionals? Sectional sofas are large couches that make a comfortable and large seating area for family and friends. These sofas have sections so that you can fit the sofa in any room even if the room size is small. Consider the following tips to find cheap leathers: The first thing to consider is the available space where you have to keep the sofa. If you want to place the leather reclining sectional sofa in a circular space, you should consider buying a C-shaped sofa. L-shaped sofas require a larger and rectangular shaped space to be placed. The available space in your room will allow you to decide whether you need to buy a large leather sectional sofa or a small one. If you have decided to buy cheap leather sectionals, you will have to do some research and get an estimate of sofas from different shops. There are many shops and websites that offer high-quality leather sectional sofas on sale. If you are ordering online, make sure you order one in different sections so that you end up paying less for the unwanted pieces of the sectional sofa. If you are on a tight budget, you can also consider buying used sectional couches for cheap. Another thing to look for in a leather reclining sectional sofa is the fabric. Always make sure that the fabric used on the sofa is comfortable and durable. Without a good quality fabric, the sofa will undergo wear and tear and will start looking old and used soon. Sectional sofas are available in two styles: open chaise end style and closed style sofas. A closed sectional sofa can meet lots of demands as it is more versatile than the open chaise style sectionals. Always go for the one which can be used at different positions and for different purposes. Sectional sofas can take any shape according to the room size and can be turned into a longer sofa and easily blend with the room dcor. If you are still not sure where to start shopping for the cheap leather sectionals, go through our list of the best cheap leather sectionals of 2017. The best small leather sectional sofa that is ideal for small rooms is the 'Dorel Living Small Spaces Configurable Sectional Sofa, Black.' This sofa is one of the best and cheapest leather sectional couches and can add amazing looks to your room. This small leather sectional has a chaise sofa design and can beat all its competitors with its looks and features. Chaise can be used either in left or right position. It is very comfortable and stylish. The best leather sectional recliner is the 'Large Classic and Traditional Brown Bonded Leather Reclining Corner Sectional Sofa.' This sofa is large enough to accommodate a whole family and is very comfortable and durable. It is best suited for rooms with large spaces, such as halls and home cinema rooms. It is suited for big families. Recline is not strong enough. The Coaster Talia 503431 is the best contemporary leather sectional sofa as it is very stylish and comfortable. It adds a contemporary and unique look to the room and blends with all types of modern home dcor. It is ideal for people who want to give a modern look to their homes. It is very stylish and comfortable. The legs of the sofa are hidden beneath the couch. The 'Baxton Studio Abriana Sectional' is a firm genuine leather sectional sofa. It's one of the best cheap leather sectionals you can buy. It is a comfortable and durable one which is easy to clean and maintain. It is almost ready to use when it arrives and that makes it very convenient. The chocolate brown color makes it ideal for placing it in your rooms and halls of any dcor. Moreover, the dark brown color easily hides stains of all kinds. The inner support system of rubber webbing. It is made up of genuine leather. Very little assembly is required. It cannot withstand the rigors of daily use. Poundex Bobkona Atlantic Faux Leather 2-Piece Sectional Sofa is an affordable one with the feel and looks of original leather. This elegant sofa is one of the cheap faux leather sectionals that can add beauty and elegance to a room and you do not have to worry about people using it roughly while snacking, playing games, or watching TV. It is very comfortable and supports the back to give a relaxing feeling. The faux leather is very soft and comfortable. The metal connection between chaise and sofa makes for a sturdy frame. It supports the head and back. It gives a luxury look to the room. It is very affordable. It is very versatile. It is very comfortable. It has an ergonomic design. The Roundhill Furniture Marinio Chocolate Chaise Sectional Sofa is the best leather sectional sofa with chaise. It is a brown leather sectional sofa which is wide enough to accommodate a big family. This sofa is the complete package is it can be used for a variety of purposes. It has a durable frame and can withstand the rigors of daily use. It has soft and comfortable attached backs. It has beautiful and stylish stitching. The faux leather is soft and durable. The arms are plush and comfortable. Chocolate brown color blends with all types of dcor. It is less stuffy. It is very heavy. Detroit White Convertible Sectional Sofa is a white leather sectional sofa with amazing looks and elegant design. This cheap sectional sofa is wide enough to accommodate a large number of people, that is, around 5 to 6. It looks very snappy and can give a luxurious look to a room. The sturdy wooden frame is covered with white premium polyurethane leatherette. It is very versatile and is interchangeable with three styles. It is very elegant. It is very versatile. The cushions are detachable, which makes cleaning easier. It can be easily stained. The legs are thin and weak. Our pick for the best brown leather sectional couch is the Knightsbridge Tufted Scroll Arm Chesterfield 7-Seat L-Shaped Sectional. This sofa is stylish and comfortable and is designed to take the looks of your home to a new level. This beautiful piece of furniture can complement any home dcor. It has tufted back and arms. The frame is made up of wood and rubber. It has an L-shape. It provides enough seating for people. The brown color blends well with the furniture. The frame is strong and well-built. Moe's Home Collection Andreas Right Leather Sectional Sofa is the best gray leather sectional couch. This sofa looks magnificent in any setting and is sure to make the room look luxury and stylish. It is very comfortable and is one of the best leather sectional sofas. It is made up of grain gray leather. The frame is made up of wood. It has an elegant and sturdy design. It is wide and spacious. It supports the back and neck. The couch does not have a good grip on the floor. The Russ Faux Leather Sectional Sofa is a red leather sectional sofa that looks unique. It is a luxurious one and can upgrade any space by giving it a modern look. It is made up of quality materials so that people can feel comfortable. It is very affordable. It is easy to clean. The red color does not complement all types of dcor, so you will have to make sure it fits in your home. Limari Home LIM-72815 Dexter Collection is a sleek and stylish blue leather sectional couch. It is a cheap faux leather couch and is ideal to place in spacious rooms. The modern design makes it perfect for different types of settings. It has a wide and spacious design. The navy blue upholstery gives it a unique look. It is very soft and comfortable. The legs are sturdy and carry the weight properly. It can withstand the rigors of daily use. It is prone to scratches. Finding the best leather sectional is a challenging task, and we have tried our best to make this task easier for you. The above list contains cheap leather sectionals that can complement different types of home dcor so that you can find one that suits your needs.1. What kind of water resistant product would work best with a 100% genuine leather jacket?Saddle soap, available in shoe departments. Talk to Johnnie above you, split a can.2. is it normal for a white genuine-leather handbag to fade into a beige-like color?It mostly depends on what sort of finish you have on the handbag. If its a slick patent leather, then it should not fade, it woudl just need to be polished. If its a soft supple natural look, then its highly likely that it will fade. You might want to consider using shoe polish to brighten it up3. I ordered Genuine Leather Vintage-Style Trench Coat size XLarge, you sent to me size XXLarge, how can I get XL?No YA user is responsible for sending you clothes in the wrong size - better get in touch with the company which you ordered your clothes from and ask them...:-)
Tyres - All You Need to Know
The main materials of modern tyres are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with other compound chemicals.The tyre consists of a body and the tread. While the body provides and e... The main materials of modern tyres are synthetic rubber, natural rubber, fabric and wire, along with other compound chemicals. The tyre consists of a body and the tread. While the body provides and ensures that there is support, the tread provides the traction. In the days before the rubber tyre was invented the tyres were then made up of simply a band of metal fixed and fitted around the wooden wheel so as wear and tear was reduced. Nowadays, most tyres used are that of Pneumatic, which is a body of chords and wires in a doughnut shape in cased in rubber and then filled with compressed air to form the inflatable cushion, these tyres can be found on almost all types of cars, bicycles, motorcycles, trucks, and even aircrafts. Research shows that the first Pneumatic tyre was made in 1887 by John Boyd Dunlop from Scotland, he made it to try and help prevent the headaches that his son was getting from riding his bike on bumpy surfaces. Today over 1 billion tyres are produced annually, globally there are over 400 tyre factories, and the 3 main top makers take up 60% of the global share! So, why are keeping your tyres in good condition so important? Your tyres work hard - cushioning you from bumps, maintaining responsive steering and most importantly allowing you to stop quickly if needed. As one of your vehicles most important features, manufacturers will have carefully selected your tyres from the top makers in the market. They will be chosen for their reliability, performance, and safety, and will be wisely selected to suit your new or used car . However, constant
Decorating with Red Living Room Furniture
Red living room furniture is the perfect solution if you are sick of the same neutral couches that all of the furniture stores have. You might have bought one of these daring pieces a few years ago when they were trendy and now you don't know what to do with it. This style and color of furniture can transition into a lot of different looks if you know how to decorate with it. Here are a few tips for decorating with red living room furniture.Red Living Room FurnitureCoaster 900335 Vinyl Accent Chair, RedAmazon Price: $164.00 $118.99 Buy Now(price as of Aug 4, 2013)Keep It NeutralKeep the rest of your room neutral. You can easily go overboard when you start off with red living room furniture. You might be so excited that you want more of your favorite color in the room. This is where you can really go wrong and create a design disaster. In fact you might not even like your favorite colors when it's all said and done. Instead find ways to compliment red. Let the new furniture be the star. Go with neutral colored walls. This will also give your eyes a place to rest in the room so it doesn't feel like your retinas are burning.Bring the color in through more organic and natural means. This doesn't have to be in your face. There are a lot of leather tones that have a rich brownish red tone to them. This is a more subtle way of getting your favorite color in the space. Red undertones make the room feel warm. You could also stain your fireplace mantle mahogany and install new rich, hardwood floors. This ensures that your furniture has something to relate to. You don't necessarily have to do a theme room; just put together a well though out design plan.Red Coffee TableLexMod Noguchi Triangle Coffee Table 1/2 Glass Red BaseAmazon Price: $910.00 $291.99 Buy Now(price as of Aug 4, 2013)Try a Tuscan ThemeWork within a larger theme. For a Tuscan look you could paint the walls yellow and bring in your favorite artwork featuring the Italian countryside. This artwork often features stucco houses with red tile roofs so it will really tie all of your colors together. Red is also a staple color in modern design. You might not need to invest in all new red furniture. You could just buy one red chair. Keep the lines sleek and modern; no old recliners here. The red for this style needs to be a cherry color so it's bold and daring. Then you can just use it with your existing white, black, brown or gray couch. This will save you money but also means that you won't have to commit to spending a large portion of your decorating budget on something you could easily tire of. Colorful accents will blend right in.Go ModernRed living room furniture was popular a few years ago but now people are favoring more neutral colors of sofa. Part of this has to do with the fact that microsuede is so easy to clean and oftentimes just comes available in taupe especially if you're shopping at an outlet store. However, you can find this in muted terra cotta tones or brick red colors. This will almost never be in a true red tone because of the nature of the fabric. This will be a more updated fabric choice and cheaper too. Paint your walls gray to accent this contemporary vibe. It also helps to tone down the bold furniture color. Plus it updates an older living room set by using a trendy paint color.Red living room furniture doesn't have to stick out like a sore thumb. You can also go retro. In retro styling they used white walls and pops of colors; but of course the pops of color were more dated colors. Red can be a cheerful update to this design style. It's just a matter of having a clear design direction and being able to incorporate the furniture into an overall theme or idea. It also allows you to decorate with either black or turquoise as an accent color. Since this is such a bold palette you should use this on your window curtain choices or your accent pillows. It's just too saturated to use as a wall color. This allows you to get your favorite color and a room that you can still live in.
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