Thursday, December 1, 2016

How It's Made- Fire Extinguishers

How can fire extinguishers contain such powerful chemicals and propellants without being dangerous? Find out how they are made and what makes them work.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Operating the Wiser EER56000 Thermostat | Schneider Electric Support

Demonstration of EER56000 thermostat operation including changing the mode (auto/heat/cool/off), temperature, scheduling, and set points

Friday, November 25, 2016

Why Install House Alarms?

All it takes is one burglary to convince you that you need to protect your home against future emergencies like robbery, fire and dangerous medical situations. House alarms are the best way to make sure that, no matter what, your home is safe whether you're there or not. Alarm systems are nothing but LOUD and that in itself often scares away a would-be burglar. They also are loud enough to alert you and/or your neighbors that something (like a fire or medical emergency) has occurred.

Alarm systems come in many different styles and at a variety of prices. They not only detect your home from intruders, they also have other sensors for things like carbon monoxide and smoke. More "bells-and-whistles" generally means that you will spend more money purchasing your alarm unit. Most come with excellent customer service backing and limited warranties.

Alarm systems can be hard-wired or wireless or combination of both. All are good choices and are not difficult to install. They usually come in easy-to-use kits so that everything you need is included in one small package. Sensors may or may not be included in your kit. Some have built in monitoring systems that make it unnecessary to buy a separate monitoring unit. There are some monitoring systems that are voice-activated which makes them even more appealing. The most simple alarm system that you can install is a wireless alarm. It might be slightly more expensive than a hard-wired system but you won't need to spend money hiring an electrician to put it in place.

A home alarm system is one of the best things you can have that will give your loved ones the protection they need. Some systems are very simple to install, use and maintain. Others are more sophisticated units that include monitoring services, voice activation and so on. But most of all, once house alarms are installed they are easy to set, read and disengage by almost every member of your family. For many years to come, you and your entire family will reap many benefits from your well-planned alarm system. They will thank you over and over again for installing a reliable security system that continually keeps them safe and happy!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Luxurious Mashed Potatoes | Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you ever notice that everyone talks about the turkey on Thanksgiving, but it's the mashed potatoes that are always the first to be finished off? Talk about a crowd-pleaser!

Today I'll show you a recipe for mashed potatoes that are so delicious, but totally simple. The ingredients are classic -- potatoes, cream, butter, and salt -- but it's the technique that really makes a difference.

Sarah's Tip of the Day:
In the video I'll tell you the best potatoes to buy at the grocery store, and the easy step that will make your mash even fluffier. But my number one tip is to take a double-scoop of these mashed potatoes right away -- there definitely WON'T be leftovers!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

How To Change the Battery In Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms

Just because a smoke alarm is hard-wired doesn't mean it won't have a battery. Change the battery in hard-wired smoke alarms with help from a certified firefighter in this free video clip.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Planning Your Home Security System - Designing Spaces

Choosing a home security system to protect your family and property is an important decision. Designing Spaces’ Abigail Cooper visits the home of Margaret and Benjamin in Cape Coral, Florida, along with Tim Myers from Tyco Security Products to help guide us through the process of selecting and securing a professionally installed and monitored DSC security system. The system works on several levels, addressing the concerns of ease of use, aesthetics, reliability and professional monitoring; all wirelessly connected. Important to the system, it will also detect many types of life safety concerns: leaking water, carbon monoxide and smoke detection. Tim also shows the interface mounted on the wall where the system can be controlled, and display the video cameras that you can monitor from a smart phone or tablet when you’re not home. Of special note, the stylish and unobtrusive nature of the components strategically placed throughout the home.