The sudden increase in high rise buildings in Atlanta has brought about a drastic change in the weather conditions in the city. There are more cars on the roads, and many more manufacturing units are being set up in the city on a regular basis – all of which have resolved in soaring mercury levels in the city, especially during the hot summer months.
Ceiling fans have proven to be an effective way to beat the heat in Atlanta and are being installed by Atlanta electrical contractors in the homes of many residents. There are a large number of Atlanta residents who are now opting for battery powered fans as compared to conventional fans, and for good reason.
A standard ceiling fan is usually affixed to one place and is powered with the help of electricity from the main power supply. On the other hand, a battery operated ceiling fan is portable and is powered by batteries, rather than the conventional power supply. These fans are lightweight and are mostly wireless so that they can be easily transported from one place to another and can even be used in a room where there are no electrical outlets for inserting the plug.
A battery-powered fan also proves to be extremely useful in providing air circulation during outdoor activities, picnics, sporting events, camping, etc. where there is restricted access to power supply.
Advantages of using a battery powered fan
Several Atlanta electricians recommend using battery operated fans because of their proficient cooling, portability, and in-built power source. These fans are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The numerous other reasons to opt for these lightweight energy efficient devices are as follows:
- The same fan can be used in different places as per your need. These fans are available at cheaper prices as compared to normal ceiling fans. You can also seek help of electricians to install solar battery fans that are now easily available in the market. These solar powered devices would help you lower your electricity bills further, as they make use of a renewable source of energy for charging the battery.
- These fans are easy to use and have excellent safety features. Battery fans are generally wireless devices, so, you do not have to worry about injuries caused by normal wired table fans due to tangled wires lying all over the floor.
- A battery-powered fan could be used for cooling the room even during a power outage during hot summer months. These fans help in removing dampness in the room and also increase the airflow, which helps in dispersing odors.
These above advantages make it very clear that a battery-powered fan is certainly an excellent option. Based on your location, a battery-operated fan can also be a necessity. Talk to your electrical contractor in Atlanta and learn more about these useful devices today.
Source by Terrell McCall
It is funny but I have never really thought about water until I left New Zealand. The water there has always been pretty good and it tasted really good, so I just did not really think about it. It is kinda ironic since water is such a massive part of our day and is so important to keeping us really hydrated.
Since being in London and Spain, the water has been less than favurable. Where we are staying at the moment, the water is very hard. It has a huge amount of lime scale and the owners suggested we should not really drink it. What they drink here is spring water. It is so cool! In the middle of this little town, is a spring fountain. It has water flowing out of it all year round and it is cold and tastes amazing. One of our jobs in this job we are doing, is to fill up water bottles every few days to supply us and the guests with spring water.
Anywhere …. So it kinda got me thinking about water and I wanted to really explore which water we should drink.
First off, I should stress how important water is to the body. We need water to really hydrate our cells. All types of health issues are related to simple dehydration within the body. When we are children our bodies are made up of 85% water and by the time we reach adulthood, this drops down to 75%. What is interesting is the correlation within people who are suffering from an illness, where that figure can be as low as 52%.
The problem with being dehydrated is that the body will source the water it needs to nourish the important cells from what it terms "less important cells" to survive. It will there before draw that water source from muscle tissue, organ tissue or bone tissue. What is really interesting is that the brain is made up of 85% water and without sufficient water, it is easy for us to go into a state of stress, depression and feelings of overwhelm – an interesting one!
Now, typically most of us drink tap water. When I was in London, I just could not even consider drinking tap water. It just tasted bad! Little did I know that the water there gets recycled up to 7 times in some places! This means we are drinking all the stuff other people have treated off – yes it has been recycled but there are things in that wee, that can not be taken out! Things like anti-biotics, the synthetic hormones from the contraceptive pill, medications from various different people etc …. That is all in the drinking water and on some level we are taking this in, if we drink tap water each and every day . Not a really nice thought!
What's worse is that water contains all sorts of chemicals to try and keep the water free from bacteria. They add Fluoride to the water which has been proven to cause Alzheimer's. Now, I do not know about you but the last thing I want to do is add chemicals and things into my body, that it simply needs to clean out again!
The next obvious option then becomes bottled spring water. Well, though this sounds really good, the water is beloved into plastic bottles. Water is super absorbent and will draw out whatever substance it comes in contact with. In this case it is plastic. Plastic contains Xenoestrogens which simply much with our natural hormonal balance and put an extra strain on the liver. They also add things to the water to prevent it from "growing".
See, here's the thing …. Spring water is a pure and alive source of water. It actually has life force within it. It contains minerals and oxygen and those, when left to stand will "grow". Now, though this sounds like a bad thing, it is actuallyt he best source of water for our bodies.
Let me explain. Our bodies work the best when we give it things that match it's natural cells and receptor sites. Like when we give our bodies natural hormones. They simply work. The minute we give our bodies things it does not recognize, like synthetic products and drugs, it does not know what to do with them. When we give our bodies real foods, which are taken straight from nature, it knows what to do with them and can absorb it's amazing nutrition. Give the body a portion of a plant (like Asprin), it is more likely to develop side-effects. The same applies to spring water.
Spring water, when examined closely contains tiny molecules that form perfect shapes, which fit in, like a puzzle into our bodies' cells. It nourishes those cells perfectly and gives them perfect hydration. When we alter that design, the molecular design of the water, it makes it harder for our cells to draw out the hydration element of the water. Because why, we are never really fully hydrated from tap water or bottled water. It is no longer the same water. It has changed its molecular structure. Heat, movement, light and even loud noises will affect this molecular structure.
Have you ever wondered why spring water has always been touted as "The Fountain of Youth" or that that it contains "Magical Properties" in certain areas of the world? Why do we have things like Roman Baths and why areas with spring water are often considered sacred?
Spring water contains energy. It draws this energy from its source. See, Spring water comes from reservoirs deep within the earth. This water has an electric charge from the Earth's Electromagnetic Field. It is not touched by any of the contaminants from farms or pollution. It does not end the run off from factories or any kind of nasties that exist. It is pure and contains heaps of natural minerals that it has bought with it, in it's absorbable state for us to absorb.
So, how do we find a good Spring Water?
It sounds complicated but it is actually quite fun and easy when you start exploring! I have found it a great adventure to seek out Spring Water on my travels so far! Naturally, having one right here in this little town where I am currently living is a great bonus! The best source of information is on a website devoted to finding good and safe natural springs. It reports on where you can find springs and shares personal experiences of people who have drunk from that spring.
You can also watch a great video on how to assess a Spring's safety by watching Daniel Vitalis share his experiences. There are more videos on his website www.findaspring.com . If you find one and it is not on there, please share it so others can enjoy it too!
I have found 3 springs so far! One was Aylesford in the UK, one in Wanaka in New Zealand and now one in Cortes De La Fronterra! It is very exciting and it always makes me feel like I am going back in history!
It is an amazing feeling to go back in Nature and find pure water! It is always refreshingly cold and just tastes so soft and pure!
Have you had any great experiences with water and your healing journey with Endometriosis? Have you got a water filter? Do you have a spring nearby? What do you know about water that you could share?
Source by Melissa Meyer
When a man is ready to ejaculate his body will undergo a series of events.
He will see an increase in the size of the head of the penis and the head may also change to a purplish color. His Cowper’s gland will secrete ‘pre-cum’ fluid which dribbles out of his urethra. His testes will move in towards his body, and increase in size. As well, he may experience a body flush, muscle tension, increase in heart rate and rising blood pressure.
Just before ejaculation he will feel contractions in his vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and the prostate, causing seminal fluid (ejaculate) to collect in a pool at the base of his penis. He will feel a ‘tickling’ type sensation. When ready to ejaculate, he will feel a “throbbing” around his urethra.
Ejaculate will leave his penis at roughly the same rate of travel as a city bus, about 28 miles per hour. But can reach speeds of 43 miles per hour depending how long since the last time he came. (It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye!!)
Once he has ejaculated, his scrotum and testes will return to normal their size. He will have a general feeling of relaxation and experience a refractory period (where a he is physically incapable of getting another erection). This period may be from a few minutes to much longer depending on his age.
Sex Tip: Unless he is at the point of no return, you can stop him from ejaculating by firmly (yet very gently) squeezing on the tip of the penis.
Source by Trina Read
Guarantee uninterrupted power has never been more important for facilities managers. Site survey, early in the specification process, is vital for a successful UPS installation and future business continuity.
Above 5kVA, a reputable UPS supplier will usually recommend a site survey. For such installations, the site generally requires a little more thought about health and safety risk assessments, method statements, logistics and floor loads, electrical installation, remote monitoring, environment and aftercare. Below 5kVA, surveys are less usual except there are specific installation issues, such as those associated with long runtime battery packs.
Site survey is integral to successful UPS selection
For facilities teams, intent on optimum business continuity, site surveys should be an integral part of the pre-sale process. They offer the perfect opportunity to discuss the uninterruptible power supply installation with the manufacturer's technical energy consultant (TEC). Trust and communication established at this stage often sets the pattern for a successful relationship.
A key part of UPS specification involves identification both critical, essential and non-essential loads. It's an inherently complex task that inevitably draws on site observations as well as theoretical data. Significantly, there's a distinct difference between the power ratings on rear panel labels and those in operating manuals; that's why ascertaining actual load ratings involves measuring the values drawn from the local distribution panel. This type of assessment is hard to achieve without specialist uninterrupted power knowledge and a site visit.
Similarly, Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications often require upgraded capacity. With the criticality of certain applications dictating the degree of protection required, network managers need a sound overview of applications and equipment. During the site survey, a comprehensive network overview can establish this alongside highlighting how it is departmentalised. For example, if one component is shut down, how many other departments will continue to enjoy uninterrupted power?
With every square met having to earn its keep, space planning is vital. This requires comprehensive understanding of current and planned loads and their role in business continuity. It is particularly important for a high-density datacenter and requires careful consideration of existing and future cooling and power requirements. The significance of the trade-off between uninterruptible power supply footprints (UPS and batteries) and revenue-learning hardware should not be ignored. Should server space be given over to UPS and batteries or should they be housed elsewhere?
When specifying UPS for uninterrupted power, everyone wants to avoid the risks of over- or under-specification. A site survey, enabling exploration of power protection needs, can help avoid this. An optimistically specified uninterruptible power supply solution can only be procured from a supplier that truly understands the subject, an organization of vulnerabilities, complexities and business continuity objectives – hard to achieve without visits and site surveys.
In many ways, the science of uninterrupted power is less about electrical engineering than the dynamics of departmental interaction. Not least, it's about the increased susceptibility to power issues of remote loads at the edge of the grid. Not only are power cuts more frequent here, but problems such as sags and surges too. A thorough site survey, allied to proven UPS technology, is essential. It also provides the structure for good documentation going forward, which in today's dynamic and fast-moving business environments is a must.
Last but not least are the challenges of location, architecture and site availability. As well as creating site-specific needs, failure to properly understand the implications of these could jeopardize installation, UPS operation, maintenance of uninterrupted power and business continuity. Physical location of a UPS, the means of accessing its location, load-bearing capabilities and working regimes during and after installation are all better understood from on-site.
Designing, installing and operating UPS for uninterrupted power may may complicate. It should not be, with support from a suitably experienced vendor and proper preparation. For a start, there's The Power Protection Guide, written by power continuity experts Robin Koffler and Jason Yates of Riello UPS and published by entiveon, with its detailed information on designing and implementing secure power continuity. The next step is to enter into a consultative partnership with a reputable manufacturer and get them to site to fully understand the business continuity challenges.
Source by Robin Koffler
Not that these are high on anyone's list of places to spend a great deal of time in, if any time at all, but the interest of prisons and the curiosity they instill as a subject never wanes. The very mention of their names will indduce thoughts to shudder by and stories of night's gone afoul, crimes committed, and sentences handed out and of course, the random movie, comedy and action alike.
Jails and prisons, holding cells and detention facilities are a real part of every culture and society and in most cases help to keep in what might be unsavory if left out. As the locksmith knows there are many aspects to this industry to service. From the county to the state, the private and the federal, special needs must be met in order to work properly and the type of hardware and lock required in these buildings must be precise.
Security levels vary at detention facilities from low, medium and high and also have separate areas that require low to high levels even if the building is a low level prison. All needs are different with varying levels of security and the locksmith who installs, replacements or services these locks and their hardware is well aware of this fact.
For most high-security situations mechanical and electromechanical locks are generally used. The electromagnetic locks are installed in frame jams and can be operated remotely from a console. The mechanical locks are typically models with lever or wafer tumblers.
Heavy duty electric strikes are widely used in these facilities as they provide a dual function with mechanical and electric access control. While not a great choice for maximum security prisons, a low to medium level detention facility can use them for individual confinement rooms. Electric strikes are very useful in creating what is called a man-trap system. A man-trap system is a means of controlling access to a restricted area by requiring a person to walk through two electronically interlocking doors, so necessitating that walk through one door, wait while it is closed and locked before the second door is able to be opened. This permits the guards of the detention center to perform any necessary searches and inspections prior to entering restricted areas.
Hardware for these locks is more or less relegated to the various types of hinges made to work with these products and the others that are installed in jails and prisons. Obviously for security reason these hinges can range in size from two inches up to four and a half inches and there are also those, called electronic power transfer hinges, which are designed to supply power from the door frames to the locks.
While it is best to not visit these places as a hobby there is, in fact, quite an intricate system for lock security in place to be aware of, and in the same respects that a locksmith is careful to not leave any of their tools behind that can open or manipulate these locks, always be mindful in the same respects to yourself and others to stay out of them.
Source by Mykel Gold
Every year, the holiday season seems to approach us before we're ready for it. According to the US Fire Administration, approximately 67,800 home fires occur in a typical year, caused from faulty home wiring and electrical appliances. More home fires happened in December than any other month of the year.
The holidays are a busy time for all of us, and safety planning may take a back seat to the list of things to do such as shopping, party organization, family get-togheters, volunteer missions, gift wrapping, and decorating, to name a few. Let's all work together to make sure our loved ones do not show up as a statistical on the evening news.
Here are the top 10 ways to play it safe this holiday season:
Overall home wiring system integrity is critical. Grounded circuits are safer than ungrounded circuits. Have your panel inspected regularly. This could have overlooked potential problems before they become unsafe.
- Space Heaters can be very dangerous! When using them, do not overload the circuit they're plugged in to. Only use space heaters that have an emergency shut-off if they tip over. Make sure the heater itself is not damaged or compromised in any way. Keep children away from space heaters. Keep space heaters away from all combustible materials such as curtains, rugs, furniture, toys, etc. Never leave then unattended, and particularly when your home is unoccupied. Never use them with extension cords. If you believe the heater is even slightly damaged or compromised, throw it away.
- Your homes' heating system should be checked annually by your heating and cooling company. This could have overlooked potential problems before they become unsafe.
- Extension cords are for temporary use. Many fires are started by extension cords because they are used improperly, tied in knots, overloaded, stowed under rugs and carpet, used for circuit wiring, frayed or cracked or otherwise compromised. The temporary use rule also holds true for devices used to plug multiple appliances into a receiver. These are sometimes called 'triple taps'. These devices encourage overloading. A safer alternative is the circuit breaker protected outlet strip, or a surge protector strip.
- Smoke detectors are not negotiable! New codes call for one in every bedroom, and one at every elevation change. It is not uncommon to find 10-15 smoke detectors in new homes. Regardless of how many you have, make sure you test them regularly (minimum once a month) to confirm they work. They save lives. Ideally, they should be electric with battery back-up, and interconnected. This way when one is triggered, they all sound the alarm. If you're unsure about your smoke alarm system, have your electrician evaluate.
- Additional lighting and appliances can overload your home wiring circuits. Follow the rules above for extension cords and triple taps, and apply common sense to your electrical needs overall. If you have repeated fuses blowing or breakers tripping, there could be an overload issue. Be aware of unusual noises such as crackling or popping, and turn all electrical loads off before plugging in or unplugging. This will eliminate arcing.
- GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protection is designed to protect human animals from electrocution. Today's code requires them near swimming pools and hot tubs, in bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor, in garages, unfinished basements and crawl spaces, wet bars, boathouses, rooftop receptacles, fountains, and construction sites. If you do not have them in these places, speak with your electrician about installing them. During the holiday season of Christmas lights and outdoor electric displays and decorations, to help prevent electric shock it is essential you use GFCI protection for all of your outdoor electrical needs. You can plug into a GFCI receptacle, a circuit with a GFCI breaker, or a GFCI whip (inline GFCI protection).
- Receptacle safety plugs are a great idea (all year round) when kids are present in your home. They should fit snugly and require some effort to remove, because they could also become a choking hazard. These will prevent children from inserting anything into the receptacle; theby reducing the chances of electrocution. I also recommend teaching your children from an early age about the rules of electrical safety.
- Proper outdoor lighting improves security. Motion lighting and floodlighting can provide safer pathways, and aid in home security against prowlers or would-be burglars. It's a good idea to leave a light indoors when the home is unoccupied. Timers are useful for cycling lamps and other lighting through your home.
- Ladders are often used to install Christmas lights on homes and trees. Never exceed the load capacity of your ladder. Extension ladders should be placed so that the distance at the bottom is about the the length of the ladder. Keep all areas at the top and bottom of your ladder clear of debris, ice and snow, toys, etc. Keep your ladders free of all slip hazards and materials. Never overextend your reach. Always use fiberglass ladders when working around electrical lines. Never use a ladder for a purpose for which it is not intended.
- Many people are do-it-yourselfers. When working with home wiring, remember to ALWAYS turn power off before performing your project. Respect your skill set limitations, and do not allow distractions. If you feel unsure of your ability in any area of home repair or improvement, hire a professional. Do not risk your safety, your family or your life to save a few dollars.
There are many topics we can discuss that contribute to the safety of your family and home. Common sense and good judgment in the areas listed above will drastically increase your safety, and improve your odds for an enjoyable, accident-free holiday season.
Source by Dave B Smith