Humidity, Moisture and Dehumidifiers

Moisture in Buildings Studies


Among various climate related causes that affect buildings is moisture. Not only that, studies that come back to middle 90s shown that 75–80% of all the problems with building envelopes are due to a certain extent to moisture. Later on in 2002, a finding of a cross-sectional analyses done in Finland by Haverinen is really surprising : 38% of detached houses and 25% of apartments were experiencing notable or important moisture issues. In the same year in Sweden (Wessén, Honkanen, Mälarstig, 2002), a study of more than 400 buildings found that 65% of the buildings were having moisture problems. Moisture had led to the growth of microbes in these buildings. These studies have without a doubt risen the awareness of many scientists and should therefore do the same to everyone of us.

Solutions to Indoor Humidification

Today, many people go right to buy a device to cope with humidification problems and doesn’t look for natural dehumidification means. These devices are called dehumidifiers and which are designed to remove indoor moisture by dehumidifying air of the room. This is done by condensing water which is in vapor form, and collecting it in a tank in a first step. The second step is to get air back to the room in its same temperature level. Frigidaire dehumidifiers are one of the most rated units of this category and some models could dehumidify up to 70 pints of water per day.

Examples of Most Common Moisture-related Problems

While some of the examples listed below are very obvious, many people are not aware of the danger of some simple dysfunctions in our homes and which are directly connected to moisture.\

  • Water on the roof or walls coming from rain which often results in mould growth
  • Plumbing is sometime not properly designed or installed which results in spills and leaks.
  • When fixing a plumbing problem, it may have been nicely installed but after maintenance, some plumbing problems may persist or arise.
  • When weather is warm and humid, you may experience an infiltration of warm or moist from outside entering through crack in the enclosure.
  • The opposite effect could happen as warm or moist could get outside your home through holes in the enclosure and which can result in condensation in your house´s walls or ceiling.

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Nixon Sentry A105 Review – Leather Strap

The Nixon Sentry A105 with leather strap is one of the most popular timepieces front the American watchmaker. It comes in various colors but the one with black dial and tan leather is the one I like so much and which I have chosen for this review, but it´s alright since the other color variation have pretty much the same characteristics.


Sentry Case and Dial

42mm wide not very large and looks really good. with a nice clean modern design with not being too bold too industrial. With no numerals on it with a classic and clean look like the one of the 80´s. The hour markers shaped like wedges which are not only applied like in other bolder watches, but they are raised like a deep cut in a wheel of a car which gives the watch more depth. The hour markers are all bright white which contrasts very well with dark grey of the dial. The minute markers are really nice looking blue a bit close to a lazer blue same as the second hand. It gives the watch a very cool sporty look. All these details and elements which are lightly colored really elevates the watch to the next level. The case is a very cool stainless steel shaped in a cylindrical way with the Nixon logo on the crown on the edge.

The Strap Leather


The leather on the Nixon Sentry is a genuine one, a bold tan khaki like a nice, classy car seat’s color. The edges are not really finished which gives a cool look and makes it feel authentic and seems natural. The leather gets darker over time which is a warning printed by Nixon and stick to the back case of the watch, which is not a problem because I personally like the look of leather when it gets old.
With small black and blue stitches, these two colors goes very well with dial as the dial´s background is all black and the same blue is found on the seconds sweeping hand. It has a clasp buckle in which is engraved the NIXON letters same as in the logo but without the symbol found on the crown.

Other Features


The Nixon Sentry Leather A105 is 100 Meters water resistant and weighs 8.80 Ounces. This watch is equipped with a Japanese quartz with 3 hands with day and date. The Nixon Sentry is no doubt one of the fashionable timepieces in the world of watches. This watch is ideal for anyone seeking a watch that has more design and appeal than it does mechanical value. The price range of the Sentry leather is between $117 and $135.



Earth Wood Watches

Earthwood manufactures wooden watches and sunglasses on earth. The brand’s name is linked to earth because of natural materials that Earthwood uses in their watches. Rosewood and Bamboo are mostly the types used by Earthwood. Watches shapes are various, round rectangular small and big. You find all wooden watches, as well as watches where only the case is made wood. Wood used by Earthwood is Eco-Friendly and 100% natural.

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With many brands today entering the wooden watches business, design of these natural timepieces has improved since the traditional wood watch originally manufactured by woodworking amateurs on their garage. The Earthwood watches designs vary mainly on the three levels: the case, the dial and the strap. You find round, oval and rectangular shapes. The pseudo-bezel like on the Raywood model gives a more sturdy look and has numerals engraved on it. While this bezel is originally designed to rotate, on this watch it’s only a decoration and it does look nice. You find different dials on Earthwood watches. Most of the time, the dial is made of the same wood as the whole watch. On other models, the dial is of a different color than the case and the band. Another design feature is the numerals designed to indicate the time. On the majority of Earthwood watches, small sticks are in the place of numbers that indicates time. This gives the watch a minimalist look. On some models, you can find the 12,3,6, and 9 numerals only. On the latest collection from Earthwood called “Aztec”, there are only small stick in the place of indices. The Aztec collection features a wooden case with a leather band, while most of the other watches are all wooden (the case and the band). The logo of the brand has also evolved since the beginning, while there was always “Earth” plus the globe as a logo positioned on the top near the 12 o’clock, now Earthwood has decided to put only the globe as logo signature which is a lot better as it’s less busy. The logo is also engraved on the wooden case-back as well as the bracelet’s claps. The glass used on these watches is scratch resistant according to Earthwood.

Earthwood watche are splash resistant, not water resistant. The difference is that you wash your hands with them or walk safely while it rains with the watch on your wrist, but certainly not swim or dive with these watches.


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Earthwood watches are nicely designed wooden timepieces that are among the top watches of this category and are contributing to the new fashion of stylish wood watches which have been neglected for a long time.

Germguardian Air Purifiers Review

Germguardian is the name given by Guardian Technologies to its most successful air purifiers. Guardian Technologies is a company which uses innovative technologies to produce small appliances solutions destined for families aiming for a health living. Products from Guardiant Technologies include air purifiers (featuring True HEPA), ultrasonic humidifiers, UV air sanitizers, essential oil diffusers, and essential aromatherapy oils. The ones I will focus on in this post are the Germguardian air purifiers.


Germguardian Air Purifiers

An air purifier is a device which helps remove germs and other particles in order to live an quality air environment. Because environments and needs vary, Guardian Technologies has released various air purifiers models. The most popular of them all are the Germguardian AC4825, Germguardian AC5000E and Germguardian AC5250PT.

Common Features

The Germguardian air purifiers are equipped with a HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. According to Guardian Technologies, all these air purifiers are able to capture 99.97% of these small particles thanks to UV light technology which is capable of killing airborne bacteria. The design of these three air purifiers are pretty much the same with some variations in size and options. Another common features of the Germguardian air purifiers is the 3 in 1 cleaning system.

Germguardian AC4825

This model is the most popular and is also a best seller on Amazon in HEPA Filter Air Purifiers category, and it has more than 4200 customer reviews. This unit is also equipped with the HEPA air filtration which is recommended by Doctor according to the American Academy of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. This unit features a carbon filter, a UV-C Technology which works to kill airborne germs and is capable to remove odor. Because this unit is the smallest, it’s ideal for small to medium rooms. Last time I’ve checked the price, it was $99.

Germguardian AC5000

This one is like the big brother of the Germguardian AC4825 as it has the mainly the same features except for the size which this air purifier can cover. This unit is CADR rated 125+ and which is ideal for Large Rooms. It has the same design as the previous one with the only difference of being a bit taller.

Germguardian AC5250PT

The title given by Guardian Technologies to this model is Pet Pure True HEPA, which suggests that this one is more specialized for people having pets in their home and wish to reduce allergy symptoms and suffering. The size of this one is also bigger than the AC4825 and is also made for large rooms. Just like the previous model, this one is also CADR rated 125+. The AC5250PT has a plus compared to the others, which the Digital Controls which make it more handy. It has also an indicator to warn the owner that the filter needs to be changed.


The Germguardian air purifiers are growing in popularity, certainly because of their affordable price, good customer rating and the nice design. One last thing to keep in mind is that in order to keep your unit safe from harm, you must regularly clean the filter and change it once 6 months to keep the unit functioning at an optimal level and It is advised to use Genuine Guardian Technologies™ replacement parts only to ensure the quality also to maintain the warranty. And in case the filters are not genuine Guardian Technologies has stated clearly that it will void the warranty.

Invicta Watches – Quality and Price

It’s in Switzerland where Invicta Watch Company has started it’s successful adventure, more precisely in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Many people think that Invicta is originally from United States because of its popularity there, but it’s Raphael Picard the founder of this amazing watchmaker. The company was founded in 1837 and was run by the Picard family, but in 1991 a United States based company bought it. This why Invicta watches are more popular in America than any other country in the world, marketing. Invicta is now based in Hollywood.


Invicta Watches Strength

Invicta means “Invincible” in Latin. Though everyone knows that no human is invincible, Invicta “today” is one of the most successful watchmakers. While many people criticizes the quality of Invicta watches, the price range of its timepieces when considering the quality/price factor is one of the best found in the United States. This is what makes the strength of Invicta. Also, the successful homage, or successful copying if you want, of Invicta from major luxurious brands Such as Rolex and Seiko is another point that makes it popular as it makes the fans of these expensive amazing timepieces able to get the same look at an extremely lower price. Needless to say that the quality is not the same.

Invicta Watches Reviews

Watches fan and watches collectors don’t look for information the same way as an ordinary guy wanting to buy a watch. A review is a piece of report that has the aim to go deeper in the characteristics of a watch to make the buyer more aware of the pros and cons of the timepiece. In today’s Internet, and with the sponsored ads, many bloggers try to highlight only the pros in order to get the commission from the advertiser which makes the watch review less helpful. I wouldn’t say not helpful at all because Invicta watches, like all other watches has clear characteristic that you can find in any review and which could help you decide if it’s worth the dollar or not.

Invicta Jason Taylor

One of the marketing success of Invicta is the collaboration with Jason Taylor. J.T is former Miami Dolphins defensive end. Invicta has named a watch collection after his name and which started to be available by the end of 2012 at retailers like, Tourneau and Zales according to  The JT collection consists of limited edition watches which their designs are the fruit of collaboration of both Jason Tylor himself and Invicta design team. In addition to that, other masterpieces were selected in order to be modified according to Taylor’s style. Invicta Jason Tylor Bolt is one of the popular watches from this collection. The prices of these timepieces, which are delivered in a custom-designed white collector case, are between $300 and $1,500, depending on the model.


Invicta watches has some good timepieces, but these ones are not cheap at all, and others which are really a bargain and which are ideal for everyone who’s fan of luxurious watches look and don’t have the money to get one of these.



How Could Birkenstocks be Beneficial to your Feet

Birkenstocks haven’t been original only because of their iconic design, but also because of their comfortability. These orthopedic sandals have many characteristics that make them so interesting, not only for the pleasure of walking, but especially for the health of your feet. Just like a title of  The Washington Post article suggests: “Comfort shoes aren’t necessarily good for you”, one must not only choose the more comfortable shoe but also the one that suits your feet’s health needs.


Whether or not you are in a  work environment that involves long hours standing and moving, choosing the right shoes is beneficial for the health of your feet, especially after the widespread of some feet conditions like Plantar Fasciitis, which is reported to be 80% of the cases that experience heel pain. A good reason to think about getting a pair of shoes or sandals like Birkenstocks that are designed to keep the foot’s natural padding under the heel to provide stability since these footwear have a deep heel cup.


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People who are overweight are more exposed to heel pain problems than others. Birkenstock sandals have also another feature called “weight distribution” that is beneficial for this case, as it has a Contoured Footbed and a cork-latex core for more foot support.

More is More

Birkenstock sandals have a footbed that submit to the characteristic of the feet in a way that every worn Birkenstock is different from the others as it takes the shape of the wearer’s foot like a footprint in the sand. Wearers of these have reported that the more you wear them the more comfortable they become.


To conlcude, Birkenstock footwear are worth the dollar since they are beneficial for your feet, body and they do look nice in addition to being an item of fashion trend right now.

Best Air Purifiers Reviews

Best Air Purifiers Reviews | Buying Guide

This is a guide that will help you choose the best air purifier that suits your need. I want to point out that i focused on air purifiers that are available on You’re certainly here after having suffered from indoor air pollution, and after having tried other solutions you’ve come to the conclusion that an air purifier would be a great idea. And as it’s the case in almost all the home technology gears, air purifiers industry is also packed with different brands, models and sizes, in addition to the ever growing environmental scientific jargon. I will try in this review to simplify a bit all these.

What is an air purifier ?


When first hear this name, you think that it’s a big machine which is used in industrial and medical industries, but in fact this is no longer the case. Air Purifiers are now small and even portable and are mainly made to remove airborne germs and other impure air particles like tobacco smoke, dust particles etc…. This is why they are marketed as solution to allergy and asthma problems which i will discuss in the next section.

Does Air Purifiers work ?

When reading the benefits of an Air purifier on its box or on advertisements, you have the impression that it’s a guess game because of the amount of information that focuses more on the cleraning process of the air than what happens to the body. And to answer that question, according to an article from the New York Times, Dr.Myatt reported that it did work after having observed that visits to the doctor of asthmatic children had reduced right after having used an purifier. Yes it is mainly used to stop allergy symptoms, but at least we have an answer about asthma from an expert.

So how could we know the best air purifier existing? Well  first you must know in which space you feel the air is the most impure. Then you filter out the choices by the air purifiers that have the capacity to clean the air of this surface. After that, if money is not a problem, you can compare the features of each one that i’ve grouped together in a table down this page, and you can click on the link to go to Amazon. Once there, you can go down and see the comments and ratings of customers that have already been using it for a significant period.


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Germguardian Air Purifier AC4825

This is a 3 in 1 air cleaning system, that has, in my opinion, the best unit design look with its classy black and the sleek blue light. Guardiantechnologies, the manufacturer, has three main versions of this air purifier, the AC5250 and the pet pure specialized for the pet allergy sufferers. But the AC4825 is the most popular and a best seller on It has a HEPA filter and can cover up to ft.

Honeywell 50250-S Pure HEPA Round Air Purifier

Despite its classical decent look, this is one of the best air purifiers when it comes to consumer feedback. Why this one is round? It is to maximize the catch as it features a 360-degree airflow. It has3 speeds, in addition to a carbon pre-filter. This unit Measures 18 by 18 by 19 inches. Offering a  5-year limited warranty, Honeywell’s reputation is quite positive and this unit comes with some other interesting features that you can check in the comparison table down this page.

Hamilton Beach 04383A True Air Allergen-Reducing Air Cleaner

This brand hasn’t stopped yet amazing us. This small piece of technology has satisfied a significant number of customer; a customer even bought 3 of these. One of the main features that make it stand among others is the ability to clean the filter to be vacuumed clean and therefore, you don’t have to buy a  replacement filter. It is comparably small to the other units, as it measures  8-1/2 by 6 by 13-1/2 Inch. They reported it to be a quiet processing air purifier and could run for 24/7. You have the choice between a white and a black color.


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Honeywell HFD-120-Q  Air Purifier

If you want a high speed air purifier, then the features of this one are promising. The manufacturer, Honeywell, informs that this unit can circulates the air up to 5 times an hour of a room that has a surface up to  170 sq. ft., which is quite amazing for an air purifier of this size (and price : $119.99). Not only that, it also says that it captures up to 18 times more pollutants than ionic air purifiers. Another interesting point is that it has the fair federal limit of ozone emission.

Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model

Having a very serious look, the feature of the Winix air purifier are also very serious. The first feature of this air purifier that catch the attention is the high surface that this unit can handle, which is 350 square feet. Another interesting feature is a Built-in air quality sensor that can automatically adjust the fan speed. It would have been more interesting if this unit had a remote control. Another drawback, unlike the Honeywell warranty, this one has only a 1-year limited warranty. But still worth considering especially for large spaces.



Characteristics of a Nice Footwear

Just like everything in the fashion industry, not all designers think of comfort first. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) have reported that  60% Americans who have experienced heel pain over the past year also have had trouble performing life’s daily activities.When you deciding to choose you next pair of shoes, you’d better consider ones that that will help keep your feet safe from injuries such as calluses and blisters,and also prevent ankle twists.A walking shoe must meet some characteristics like shock absorption ability and reasonably lightweight. Other characteristics are to consider which i will talk about in this article.

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The basic parts of a walking shoe are the main points that help evaluate the foot suitability. The way by which a footwear is made plays a crucial role in its function as well as its fit. Many brands, like Birkenstock, pay close attention to the different feet shapes and also the long term impact of the foot on the footwear to provide not only comfort but also stability.

Insole. Also called sockliner, is ,in some shoes, made from molded polyurethane or EVA. It could also have extra shock-absorbing materials under the ball and heel of the foot. It function as a support to your foot and arch. You can wash them entirely when you feel it’s necessary, but not all brands comes with removable.


  • Midsole. Is where the most shock absorption comes to play (or must be) and which results in comfort and foot security.
  • Achilles notch. Allows the Achille tendon to relax a bit by decreasing the amount of stress on it.
  • Ankle collar. Usually made of soft material and designed to cushion the ankle.
  • Upper. The top part of the shoe that is sewn or glued to the midsole, usually in leather or mesh.
  • Outsole. Is the part that get the most damage as it get direct contact to grounds. So you’d better choose a quality outsole brand. When the outsole is deteriorated, it could lead to serious health problems. And always check if it is not too smooth for reasonable traction maintenance.
  • Toe box. Is the part of the shoe that could protect you or not from calluses. An ideal toe box should have a round and roomy space.
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John Deere Toys For Kids – Ride On Tractor and Gator

Spring Season ! What better time to get your children out to play, run and ride their toys. John Deere has a variety of toys destined to Children. The green logo brand with the golden deer have been famous for its well-known agricultural machinery, but this didn’t got them busy  from producing some great kids ride-on toys. John Deere has released tractor and gator toys from the small size to the really ridable big vehicles that are much more fun for kids than simulating what adults do in real life just by their hands (and imagination) ! Here are some great John Deere kids tractors and gators that will make your kids happy and maybe open their appetite to go to the countryside and do some serious farmer work !

John Deere Tractor with Trailer – Peg Perego Ground Force 

Made in USA in our Fort Wayne, this riding toy will
definitely make your kids look like a real farmer happily riding his 4WD farm tractor

wheels tractor. It is made for a 2 to 7 year olds, and it has a trailer that is detachable and where they can load their toys and all their play-load. They can adjust the seat and the armrests for greater comfort. It can run at 2-Speeds, 2-1/4 or 4-1/2 miles per hour in

addition to reverse, and don’t worry it has automatic brakes, and for more security, you can control the speed via a second gear that has a lockout feature.
Just like the previous one 12-volt rechargeable battery and charger included. Made in USA in Fort Wayne, Indiana factory using domestic and global components.

John Deere Gator XUV – Green – Peg Perego 

This ride-on Gator is one of the bestsellers and it is  Made in USA. It Carries two riders at once. It has 2 speed that can a kid can drive at 2 1/4 or 4 1/2 mph on grass, dirt, or hard surfaces.And for security, the accelerator has automatic brakes. One of the great features is the big working dump bed with a tailgate that opens up and where you can haul everything: tools, toys, leaves and more, so that the kids become really cute little helpers. Another interesting option is the adjustable seats and 4 1/2 mph lockout that prevents beginners from going too fast. This ride-on comes with a 12 volt rechargeable battery and recharger included.

John Deere Power Loader – Peg Perego 

No need to play with sand by hand, do it the professional way ! What a great pleasure to load, move, and unload the sand at the destination from the driver’s seat ! This John Deere tractor is very fun with its extra large front loader. Can be ridden by 3 to 7 year olds and it has a large bucket seat. The seat is adjustable like all the previous ride-ons. As well as 2 speeds; 2.5 or 4.5 mph in addition to reverse.It also has foot pedal accelerator, and for security, automatic brakes. And in order to make driving easy, it has traction wheels that add more comfortable while driving. John Deere almost always add a speed control feature to give ability to parents to control the speed with a 2nd gear lockout feature.The battery is rechargeable and just like the other ride-on toys it is a 12-volt, and it comes with charger.

Indoor Dust Solutions for Home

Indoor Dust Solutions for Home, Office and Workshop

Whether it’s at work, at school or at home, constantly sneezing, wheezing, and coughing is a nightmare for allergy sufferers. Many approaches to allergy problems had been developed going from simple avoidance therapy to very sophisticated technology devices designed for different environments and allergen particle types. Dust is the most common trigger of allergy symptoms, but not only for real allergy sufferers, but for everybody. At work or at school, this could impede significantly the productivity and efficiency of working or learning. Not to mention the uncomfortable state caused by these particles that the sufferer and also people that are close to him endure.
In this article i have gathered different indoor dust solutions for different environments including home, workshop, office and more.


At Home


While a vacuum cleaner is a solution to indoor dust control, the filters that comes with the conventional vacuums, and also the ones that are designed with a container of water, emit thin particulates into the air.This is why having a vacuum cleaner that comes with a HEPA filter is a greater choice. Except if you have one of these high-quality vacuums that fulfil the task almost like HEPA filter vacuums. In this case you may think to add more security by having an air purifier that will, in addition to your quality vacuum, purify your air. But in case you have not a high-performance vacuum, then getting a vacuum cleaner that has HEPA filter like Dyson Vacuums is better protection against dust particles.

In Your Workshop


In these kind of environment, not having the suitable solution could lead to serious health problems, asthma for example. I will take the woodwork shop as an instance as it is one of the environment where dust particles are largely spread in the air.When a woodworker uses a drill you can imagine the amount of dust particles spread in the air, you may not sneeze at the moment but for an everyday use this will become more dangerous. Sometimes limiting the exposure is not enough. This is why engineers thought of a dust collection system that accompany woodworkers in these kind of environment. From the first model of these, this industry has advanced in term of ergonomy and technology. The Festool dust extractor is one of these successful state of art when it comes to dust collection and ease of use.

In the Office


Unless your office is located in a big company that already accomplish the cleaning task, you must look for an easy solution to your discomfort. Yes you can’t stand and take a vacuum cleaner and start chasing dust, but there is a piece of technology that do it, not as effectively, for you and in a quiet way and without moving: the air purifier. This device not only deals with dust particulates, but also with tobacco smoke and airborne germs. But for the office you better choose a suitable one that looks serious and blends nicely with the work environment. Germguardian air purifier is one of the best choices. Black, sleek, and is a bestseller on Amazon.