Indoor plants are a great way to
bring a dash of nature to the space you are working or living in. Well
maintained indoor greenery can really add loads of freshness to your home and
office interiors. They go great with almost all designs of furniture and give
your space a whole new energy. You can get these plants in a variety of sizes
and there are some that can even add fragrance to your room. Depending on what
kind of plants you want to be surrounded with, and how much time you can spend
for maintenance, there are various plants that you can choose.
Types of indoor plants
There are many types of plants
that can suit your office interiors or your home interior perfectly. The most
basic classification is whether you want flowering or non-flowering varieties.
The Amaryillis, the Moth Orchid or the Peace Lily are beautiful flowering
varieties that grow very well in controlled indoor conditions. Plants like the
English Ivy, Chinese evergreen or the Mother-in-law’s tongue are perfect if you
are interested in greens.
Another way to choose your indoor
plant is by the amount of time you can spend on maintaining it. Plants like the
Ponytail Palm do not even require watering. Also plants like the Chinese
Evergreen and the Cactus Combo Bonsai are highly adaptable and are best suited
for the indoors.
Maintaining your indoor plants
Often, maintenance is a concern
with indoor plants. However, you should only choose plants if your home or
office space can provide all the necessary conditions for its growth. For
example, if your plant is one that needs ‘full light’, do you have facilities
to provide that? It is not a good idea to just buy a plant that is visually
appealing and then watch it wither away.… Read more
Gas heating systems are one of the
most cost efficient forms of home heating available. If you compare gas run
appliances with those that require electricity, you would find that gas
appliances cost less in energy and accomplish the same task. For example, a gas
water heater can produce nearly twice the amount of hot water that an electric
model can supply in the same amount of time for around 33 percent of the cost.
Cut Costs, Not Comfort
A high-efficiency natural gas
furnace or boiler reduces the amount of heat escaping up from your chimney,
leaving more warmth inside your house. This efficient use of energy translates
into savings for you.
A high-efficiency furnace running
at 97 percent effectiveness only burns 50 gigajoules of energy a year. For a
mid-sized home with average heating requirements, a high-efficiency system
could use around 25 percent less natural gas than a standard system. This
difference translates into substantial savings, year after year.
Safety With Efficiency
High-efficiency furnaces and
boilers feature a sealed combustion venting design which prevents burning by
products from entering your living space. The system maintains indoor air
quality, prevents range hoods and exhaust fans from affecting the combustion
This venting technology also
improves energy efficiency because combustion air is drawn directly from
outside your home, without any loss of the heated air indoors.
Easier on the environment natural
gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel, producing fewer greenhouse gases than
other fuels. Efficient use of natural gas in your heating system is a wise and
responsible choice because it helps minimise your carbon footprint.
Unlike electric heating systems,
there are rarely natural gas outages. If there is an outage due to the result
of some kind of accident or a natural disaster, it would be fixed immediately
as … Read more