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  • Home Theatre 101

    Do you often find yourself in movie theaters with uncomfortable seats, or annoying co-moviegoers that make you want to dump your bag of popcorn over their heads? Wish you could have a space where you can invite people you truly enjoy watching movies with? Find movie tickets ridiculously expensive? One can have various reasons for wanting to bring the cinema experience with them at home, but people often stop at merely dreaming and fail to realize that setting it up could actually be easy. If you are craving for that home theatre experience, read on:

     

    Step 1: Location

    First, you need to choose which part of your house you want to transform into a movie theater. Having a TV room or a den will make things easier, but in case you don’t have one, find a space that is at least 20 feet long and 13 feet wide (but this really depends on the size of your equipment). Choose a location that is relatively isolated from the rest of your house as you don’t want the sound to disturb anyone. Remember to also sound-proof your room. It can be done by buying 12x12 acoustic foam panels or adding carpeting to your floor. You can find other useful tips here.

     

    Step 2: Sound

    Speaking of sound, you will find that high-quality speakers are a huge part of what defines a home theatre so it is important to invest in them. LG has different home theatre systems which will give your ears the vibrant sound it deserves. These LG Smart 3D Blu-ray ™ Home Cinema Systems will not only give you the latest in sound engineering, but will also allow you direct access to multi-media content around the world. Best of all, you need not worry about wires running around your floor as the speakers have an integrated wireless design, and connects seamlessly between your personal computer or other media sources.

     

    Most home theater systems have 8 speakers, one subwoofer and seven channel speakers: left, right, center, two side surrounds and two rear surrounds. Mark the areas of your room where each speaker should go; the center speaker should go above or below the viewing screen, the left and right speaker should go on either side of the display and should be of the same height, the side surrounds on your side walls (keeping in mind its relative distance to your seats) and the rear surrounds should be placed at the back of your room and spaced evenly.

     

    Step 3: Projector or Giant TV screen?

    One of the hard decisions that you have to make is to choose between a projector and a Giant TV screen for your video input. The information below will help you make a smart choice.
    Large Screen Television Technology
    Giant TVs have been introduced into the market in the late ‘90s and 2000s and its technology is continuously developing. So far, 3 types have been released to the public: the LCD (liquid crystal display), the PDP (plasma display), and the DLP (digital light processing) or otherwise known as the LED (light emitting diode).

    When choosing one, it is important to consider the following:

    • its price (the cheapest type are LCDs),
    • screen resolution (the higher, the better),
    • contrast ratio (or the ability to display bright and dark images at the same time; again, the higher the ratio, the better),
    • how well it handles fast movement (plasma TVs are the best in this area although technology for LEDs and LCDs aren’t that bad at handling motion),
    • its lifespan (plasma screens have the lowest lifespan, while LEDs last the longest),
    • how much power it needs to run on (LEDs run on the least amount of power among the three; plasmas will cost you 50 percent more than LCDs),
    • other additional features.

     

    Projectors

    Projectors help bring images to life and are larger than their 40 to 50-inch TV counterpart. There are also 3 types of projectors to choose from: the DLP (digital light processing), the LCD (liquid crystal display), and the LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) which is a hybrid of the DLP and the LCD. The things you need to be looking for in a projector would be the same as those we’ve highlighted for the giant TV—its price, contrast ratio, ability to project scenes of action, and others.

     

    Each technology has its own pros and cons. When it comes to expense, LCDs will save you money. The LCoS wins when it comes to contrast ratio followed by LCDs and then DLPs. LCD and DLP projectors exhibit a brighter resolution than ordinary LCoS projectors; although newer (but more expensive) LCoS models provide brighter resolution than old ones. Color accuracy varies with the projector model so make sure to research on a specific brand after you’ve decided what kind of technology to use. A DLP projector shows a sharper and more-detailed image during fast motion but this does not often compensate its bad contrast ratio.

     

    When you do go the projector route, you have to buy a projector screen as well. These come either as a drop-down or a fixed one. Drop-downs are great if you plan on making your set-up mobile, but if you’ve decided to make the screen placement permanent, opt for the latter as it will make your home theatre look much like the interior of a cinema.

     

    You need to be able to control the lighting conditions at your home in order to use your projector effectively. No matter how bright your projector is, sunlight or artificial light can drown images out so you can’t watch movies with the lights on or with your window shades or curtains up. Projectors also create a fair amount of heat and noise but these vary on the model you buy. Most projectors also use a lamp to create light and have to be replaced often.

     

    Step 4: Design Your Space: Look for Comfortable Furniture and Personalize

    All of the hard work you poured into buying equipment will be in vain if you don’t design the room to make it look like a movie theatre. Paint your walls in a neutral color and avoid bright tones for better light reflection. Decide on what kind of chairs or furniture to use but make sure they fit accordingly to the location of your speakers or the size of your screen. It’s really up to you! Check out design magazines and sites like Pinterest for more ideas.

  • 6 Simple Energy-Saving Tips to Trim Your Bills

    Have you ever stared at your current electricity bill and wondered, “why is it so high?!” Sometimes, it’s not really your appliances that are at fault here. It’s the way you use them that causes an increase in your bill. If you forget to switch off and unplug unused appliances, or frequently use hot water to wash clothes; you consume more energy and, in effect, pay more. To help you out, here are simple yet effective power-saving tips that you can follow:

    Unplug and Switch off Devices When not in Use

    Sometimes, families waste so much energy without even realizing it. Even if your telly, radio, and computer are switched off; you still need to unplug them because they can generate “phantom load.”  Individually, these electronics only consume small amounts of power when they are not in use. But combine all of their phantom loads, and you’re sure to generate a huge cost. Furthermore, devices in “standby mode” consume almost the same amount of electricity as when they’re turned on.

    In a post from SF Environment, phantom load accounts for up to 10% of your bill. So if you really want to save up, make it a habit to unplug your washing machine, amplifier, speakers, or any other gizmo and appliance after using them. But if you really cannot unplug them, you can just use a surge board. This nifty home accessory has a switch and timer that controls the flow of energy in your electronics. Once you press the off button, it’ll automatically cut off power to any connected device. Some surge boards even have individual switches to make things easier.

    Furthermore, it protects your electronics from sudden energy surges. When your computer or television gets struck by excessive and high amounts of electricity, there’s a big chance that they’ll get damaged. A surge board protects your devices by diverting the extra power away from them.

    Defrost your Fridge and Freezer

    Chest-type freezers should be defrosted at least once or twice a year. For upright models, defrost 2 to three times a year.  Don’t let too much ice accumulate in your fridge and freezer because ironically, they turn into insulators. Excess frost will force your appliance to work harder just to keep its insides cool.

    And to ensure proper air circulation inside your fridge, put your food slightly away from the shelves, and remove any thick wrapping paper before storing any dishes.

    Line Dry

    Tumble dry machines are efficient at decreasing the crease of your apparel and making them sparkling clean. However, they consume huge amounts of energy when used often. Moreover, the extreme temperature inside the machine can shrink your clothes, or fade out the colours in the fabric.

    Keep your delicate clothes away from dryers, and just hang them under the sun. The natural sunlight can quickly dry your apparel without damaging them. Plus, line drying won’t cost much, as long as you got a backyard space, clothespins, and clothesline.

    Wash Clothes Using Cold Water

    Most people prefer to soak their apparel in hot water to kill germs and efficiently clean white garments that are extremely soiled. However, heating water just to do your laundry is an energy-consuming habit; so, as much as possible, use cold water. These days, there are specific detergents that work well on colder temperatures, so your garments can be spotless and germ-free even without giving them a hot bath. Cold water is also ideal for removing dirt from bright clothes with colours that quickly fade, and delicate fabrics like silk. It prevents washable woollens from shrinking, and removes blood splotches, red wine stains, or coffee spills.

    And to further reduce costs, load your washing machine to its full capacity. Cleaning one large load uses less electricity than cleaning two smaller ones on medium setting.

    Use Eco-friendly Gizmos

    Not every modern device is a power-hungry vampire. Some of them are actually effective at conserving energy. Examples of these are:

    • Solar charger – Aside from drying your clothes, you can now harness the sun’s radiant energy to charge your iPad, iPhone, or any other mobile device.
    • Water-powered alarm clock – Never be late for an early morning meeting because the alarm battery died. Water-powered clocks never stop ticking as long as they still have water inside.
    • USB Rechargeable Batteries – Throwing away used alkaline batteries can damage the environment. If you want to save Mother Nature, use a USB rechargeable battery instead. It looks and operates like any type of average AA. However, you can open its positive end to reveal its USB plug. That way, you can juice it up on your computer or USB charger. It’s a little bit pricey compared to normal alkaline batteries, but since you can use it for numerous times, it’ll actually save you more money in the long run.

    Educate the Family

    Even if you have a lot of fancy eco-friendly gizmos at home, your bill won’t drop if the rest of your family does not practice good power-saving habits. Make sure that you teach your kids to turn off and unplug the telly and console after playing their video games. Don’t forget to tell them to close the tap while brushing their teeth. If possible, post reminders on every socket so they’ll remember to unplug. Train them while they’re young, and they’ll practice these good habits even when they get older.

    Can you share any other energy-saving tips that were not mentioned here? Come join the discussion in the comments!

  • Is Your Air Conditioner Too Big or Too Small For Your Home?

    The size of your air conditioner (and by size, we mean its cooling capacity) can be your bedroom’s Trojan horse. Just when you think things are going well, you’ve bought a good unit and had it installed --- you’re suddenly dumbstruck with an electricity bill that’s larger than expected, or you realize that your room isn’t cold enough or is quite literally freezing. All of a sudden, your personal space or bedroom turns into a war zone instead of it being a sanctuary. Don’t be a soldier with an unplanned offensive, and learn about the cooling capacities of air conditioners. A few numbers will be involved in this tactic (which hopefully won’t scare off those who are afraid of it).

     

    Learning the Concept of the British thermal unit (BTU)

     

    BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 pound of liquid water by 1 °F at constant pressure. Window air conditioners typically have cooling capacities ranging from 5000 to 12,500 BTUs. When it comes to BTUs, the rule of thumb is that each square foot of living space needs a BTU of 20. To calculate the square footage of your room, multiply its length with its width. After computing, use the guide below to check the recommended BTU.

     

    AC BTU Guide

     

    In case you fail to bring this chart with you to the appliance store or if the size of your room is beyond 1,600 square feet, you can estimate the recommended BTU by multiplying the square footage by 35.

     

    Other Factors to Consider

     

    The chart above would only be advisable for normal room conditions. Other factors may affect your air conditioner size such as the orientation of your room, the number of windows it has and the time of day of your usage. Energy Star recommends the following so one can adjust their computation to external circumstances:

     

    • If your room is heavily shaded, decrease the capacity by 10%
    • If your room is very sunny, increase the capacity by 10%
    • If more than 2 people regularly use the room, add 600 BTU for each additional person
    • If the air conditioning unit will be used in a kitchen, add 4000 BTU to its original capacity

     

    You also need to take into consideration the number of windows your room has. Make sure you drive the flow of air inside your room and not outside of it.

     

    Proper Usage of Your Air Conditioner Will Help You Cool-off better

     

    Maximizing the efficiency of your unit does not stop with mere mathematics. After buying the correct unit, install it properly and follow these hacks:

     

    • Make sure that when you mount your air conditioner, it isn’t skewed so the drainage system will work effectively
    • Avoid putting lamps or TVs near the air conditioner as the heat will cause it to run longer
    • Don’t dial your air conditioner to the lowest setting when you first turn it on, set the temperature at its highest and then adjust when you are satisfied with how cool your room is---this saves more energy.
    • During humid days, set your fan speed on low, slower air movement removes more moisture from the air.
    • On days with normal temperature, you may use an extra fan to spread cool air around.
    • Clean your air filter regularly as dirt trapped inside your air conditioner affects with air circulation.

     

    Bigger Isn’t Better

     

    One last thing, don’t make the mistake of assuming that a bigger air conditioner would mean better cooling capacity. When you oversize, it will only operate in short bursts and won’t be able to dehumidify all of the air present in your room in proportion to the length of your usage. An adequately sized air conditioner will provide a more stable and longer running time. When in doubt, it is better to undersize than to oversize. Though a smaller unit would mean waiting a bit longer for your room to cool, it costs less than bulky units that are as expensive as they are inefficient.

  • Choosing Your Next Brand New TV

    4K Ultra HD Smart 3D LCD TV 4K Ultra HD Smart 3D LCD TV

    TV manufacturers are becoming more competitive as the years pass by. More brand new TV’s are produced and brought out both in the local and international market trade. Almost every year, a new model is released with better features compared to the last one offered by the same company. There had also been a rise in the number of new manufacturers, attempting to gain consumers by presenting a product with the same features but with a cheaper price. With so much to choose from, how can you really decide what to bring home? Don’t just rush into the bandwagon, or be swayed so easily by advertisements. Of course, you need to consider certain factors to fully utilize and enjoy the brand new TV in your entertainment room. The following might be of a great help for you:

    Screen Size

    Where will you place it? The screen size of the TV is directly proportional to the space of the room. Bigger spaces need bigger TV’s. Smaller spaces will accommodate smaller TV’s. The suggested viewing distance corresponding to the screen sizes must be considered to prevent straining your eyes.

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    Features

    Some people want the most advanced features in their flat screens, while others feel like they can do without all the bells and whistles. Make sure you get a TV that’s suited for your needs. Here’s a guide to some of the latest flat screen TV features you may or may not want in your next TV set:

    WiFi enabled –
    can access to the Internet without the any additional external device. The mechanism for WiFi is built-in.

    Digital Cable-
    ready – this is a built-in technology allowing users to receive SDTV and HDTV digital cable programs.

    USB port –
    for files you want to see on the TV screen from your external hard disks and flash disks, this is needed for connectivity.

    Smart TV –
    provides an easy access menu to apps and browser, and allows you to surf the net and ideal for watching the latest viral videos.

    3D TV –
    included with the 3D glasses, this displays ultra-realistic output.

    Voice recognition –
    lets the user to operate the TV with spoken commands.

    Energy efficient –
    runs on lesser power consumption compared to other TV’s.

    Sync-in feature –
    some TV’s can be sync in with phones or tablets. Often this feature is available with the same manufacturer.

    HDMI port –
    gives connection to game consoles, projectors and speakers for the other forms of your entertainment.

    Functions

    If you love watching movies or shows with animation and colorful backgrounds, a brand new TV with more picture enhancement options will suit you. If you are an avid fan of fast-motion action scenes or even sports like Formula 1 racing, you would need a brand new TV with a faster response rate, viewing angles and black levels. Those types of TV’s can minimize motion lag or blurring.

    Price

    How much are you willing to pay for a brand new  TV? More features equates to higher cost. But if you really need all the features, just remember that you’re purchasing a long term appliance that’ll be put to good (and constant) use in your home.

    Definitely, with so many to choose from, you’ll be able to find a television that would suit your tastes and needs. Just take into consideration these factors before selecting “the one”.

    For the best television sets from LG, check out http://factoryplus.com.au/television.html

  • Gas Cooktop Safety Tips

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    If food is the music of love, then a gas cooktop helps us tune our meals to perfection. Though cooktops are essential and beneficial to our daily lives, we are often ignorant of the dangers they pose when mishandled. To prevent cooktop accidents, here are a few safety tips:

     

    1. Check Your Pilot Light

    The main cause of gas leaks stem from problems with the pilot light. What is a pilot light, you ask? It is the small flame in your gas burner that is constantly lit due to a small supply of gas continuously feeding it. If your pilot light is off, it could mean that the gas has escaped the tank and has filled up your room. If you notice a pungent gas odor or when it starts to smell toxic in your kitchen, turn off the gas supply and then open your windows to clear the air or (better yet) leave your house. Make sure to check with your local gas company before resuming your use of your gas cooktop for safety.

     

    1. Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that deprives the body of oxygen and may result in serious affliction or death. Carbon monoxide is present every time fuel is burned so detectors will help alert you if levels have already become toxic. Using the gas stovetop as a source of heat will also increase the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning so this is a big no-no.

     

    1. Keep Your Cooking Station Clean

    Make sure to remove paper and other flammable materials near your burner before cooking. It is also advisable to clean food or other debris which could be stuck in the metal grids or perforations of your burner as they can catch flame while cooking and cause large-scale fires.

     

    1. Pot and Pan Safety

    Pot and pan handles should be positioned to the side as handles located at the front may be knocked over and may spur accidents. In cooking, make sure the flame is proportional to the size of the pot. Having too large or too small a flame may lead to it being put out with the gas still running, which may cause a fire or gas poisoning. Don’t leave an empty pan in the burner or set out tableware, silverware, or kitchen equipment other than pots and pans.

     

    1. In Case of Fire

    Many people don’t know that using water is ineffective in putting out fires catalyzed by fat and grease. Water may cause fire to spread rapidly or parboil the firefighter. The first thing to do if a fire starts is to turn off the stove and the gas supply. Then, try putting out the fire using the lid of your pot or pan (but only if they are not made with flammable materials). If the fire is too large, use a chemical extinguisher or smother the flames using a fire blanket. If it leads to a blaze, turn off any heating/flammable sources, evacuate everyone in your house and seek help from the authorities. It is also important to alert your housemates before you try to fight a fire so they have enough time to get their bearings and remain calm throughout the ordeal. Having a fire escape plan beforehand will also be useful.

  • Dishwasher Safe Cutlery: What to look out for

    LG DishwasherCutlery are one of the most common things that are sold on the market. From infomercial outlets to online retail shops, almost everyone has a knife or fork to peddle. Some of these sets may look fine, but not all of them can be considered as dishwasher safe. Because of poor choice in materials, these cutleries easily become rusted or tarnished when exposed to the high water pressure and intense heat inside dishwashers.

    If you want to search for the best silverware that can withstand your dishwasher, here are some features that you should look out for:

    Type of Steel

    Here is a breakdown of the common types of materials that are used in creating cutleries:

    • Stainless Steel: Because of its resistance to corrosion and rust, stainless steel is frequently used to create knives, spoons, and forks.
    • Carbon Steel:  Knives that are made from this material are extremely sharp. Moreover, they are easier to refine compared to stainless steel. Unfortunately, it does not have any chromium so it easily gets corroded and stained if you do not wash it carefully.
    • Titanium:   Titanium is easy to distinguish because of its dark and silvery tinge. It is durable and resistant to rust. However, they are not too sharp so they need to be coated with another material.
    • Ceramic: Since it is non-metallic, ceramic cutleries do not corrode. It is a very hard material that can maintain its quality for a long period of time. The downside to this material is that it is brittle. Ceramic cutleries might get chipped if they clatter against the other silverware inside the dishwasher.

    Polishing

    Silverware packages are usually marked with numbers such as “18/8” or “13/00.” These figures refer to the amount of Chromium and Nickel that are found in stainless steel items.

    Chromium polishing protects your forks and spoons against rust. Nickel, on the other hand, keeps them shiny.

    These are the meanings of each number:

    • 18/10 – 18% Chromium, 10% Nickel
    • 18/0 – 18% Chromium, 0% Nickel
    • 13/0 – 13% Chromium, 0% Nickel

    So, which of the three are more durable? Of course, the silverware with an 18/10 mark is the most superior of them all. Most restaurants prefer to use this product because it can be cleaned in a dishwasher for numerous times.

    Handles

    Aside from the steel, you should also consider the quality of the handles. Knives with wooden handles become splintered when exposed to extreme heat and high water pressure. It also gets damaged if it is soaked in a cleaning agent for a long period of time.  The most ideal cutlery handles are the ones that are made from Micarta - a synthetic material that is made from linen or carbon fiber composites. Unlike wood, it is very sturdy and can withstand extreme heat or cold.

    If you want to have a fun and elegant dining experience, you need to have the best pieces of cutlery available. However, make sure that you still clean them properly. Even if your knives and forks are made from the finest materials, their mint condition will not last for long if you do not take care of them.

     

    If you know other tips for choosing quality pieces of flatware, feel free to share your knowledge in the comments section below!

  • Fuzzy Monitors: 4 Things To Check Before Buying A New One

     

     

    Monitor

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    Computers offer convenience in most people’s lives. Whether you use it for browsing the net, watching your favourite movies, or working on that presentation for your meeting the next morning; computers help make things simpler and easier. And just like most things in this world, computers experience problems especially when used for long periods of time. Have you ever experienced turning your computer on and being welcomed by fuzzy lines on your monitor? Before you freak out and bid your computer monitor farewell, you might want to take these steps that might just solve your problem in a jiffy:

     

    Check Your Monitor’s Location

    Magnetic devices, speakers, lamps, fans, and electrical devices such as television or phones emit signals that can interfere with (Electromagnetic Interference) and produce fuzzy, static lines on your computer monitor. To help reduce and minimise the effects of EMI, keep your computer monitor away from such devices.

     

    Check for Display Issues

    A number of problems are caused by changes in the monitor’s settings and connection. To check if settings are the culprit behind your fuzzy monitor, you can either reset the monitor to the default settings or simply check for the monitor’s display resolution. You may also want to check your computer manual for any instructions since not all monitors are the same.

     

    To check for your monitor’s display resolution

    For Mac users:

    1. Go to System Settings.
    2. In the Hardware section, click on Displays.
    3. Try different resolutions and choose the one that makes your computer screen look better.

     

    For Windows users:

    1. Go to Control Panel.
    2. Under Appearance and Personalisation, click on Adjust screen resolution.
    3. Try different resolutions and choose the one that makes your computer screen look better.

     

    If changing the screen resolution does not resolve the problem, try resetting your monitor to its default settings. To do this, access the buttons on your computer monitor. Press the MENU button and look for the RESET icon by clicking on the Up/Down Arrows and press the OK button. Select RESET and click OK. Again, computers vary from one brand and model to another, so it’s best to check the manual.

     

    Check for Proper Cable Connection

    If you’ve reached this part of the article, then I guess changing the display resolution did not do the trick. Don’t worry; there are still a lot of things that might be causing that fuzzy screen on your monitor. One of them is Loose or Improperly Connected Cables. Let’s face it, most of us aren’t computer whizzes and don’t know which cable goes where. Sometimes, kids play with the cables which end up getting loose and we just connect them to whichever hole fits them.
    Fuzzy Monitor 1

     

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    To check for proper placement of monitor cables, ensure that the monitor is off. Inspect the cables for breaks, kinks, cuts, or bent and broken pins. NEVER use damaged cables. Be sure to replace them before they completely damage your computer monitor. If the cables are intact, securely reconnect the cables and make sure that they are properly and tightly connected. Consult your monitor’s user guide for more detailed instructions.

     

    Check for Problems Not Directly Related to the Monitor

    Oftentimes, we think that a fuzzy screen automatically means that there’s something wrong with the computer monitor. But sometimes, the problem lies on one of these two things: Power Surgeand Video Card.

     

    • Power Surge

    Disconnect the AC adapter from the power surge protector or power strip and connect it to another power source or outlet. If this eliminates the display issue, then the problem is caused by the power strip or surge protector. Refrain from using that power strip or surge protector to protect the rest of the unit from damage.

     

    • Video Card

    To check if the problem lies with the computer’s video card, hook the monitor to another computer. If you do not experience fuzzy lines on your monitor when using the second computer, then you have to upgrade the former computer’s video card.

     

    If none of the above-mentioned steps helped solve your problem and you’re still experiencing a fuzzy, blurry computer monitor, you should bring the unit to the nearest computer technician. If all else fails and you need to purchase a new computer monitor, check out the LG Computer Monitors for reliable and durable monitors packed with innovative features and true-to-life picture quality.

     

  • Drying clothes: Line Drying VS Tumble Drying

    Which is better: line drying, or tumble drying? Of course, most of us go with whatever our mums taught us growing up. Some would say that line drying is the way to go – it’s cost effective, and it saves the quality of your clothing for a much longer time.  Others, however, would argue that tumble drying is the smarter choice – it’s easier, quicker, and better for the damp and cold seasons. So, which one is the better choice for drying clothes?

    The Old Reliable Line

    Drying Clothes: Line Drying

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    Save Up

    If there’s one thing that everybody knows about line drying, it’s that it barely costs you anything. As long as you have a clothesline or a clotheshorse and loads of clothespins, you’ll be fine. It’s all up to Mother Nature now to dry all of your clothing. No need to spend on electric bills that a tumble dryer will cost you.

    Saving the Environment

    This is something that is becoming dear to more and more people’s hearts. The more heat and electricity from fossil fuel you consume, the more carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds you emit. There is also the issue of creating waste. Although a lot of the new models of tumble dryers can last for years, they don’t last forever. If the units are not recycled, they end up dumped in a waste landfill somewhere. This is why most people who are all for saving the environment typically prefer the line over tumblers in drying clothes.

    Saving Your Clothes

    Have you ever taken out a blouse or skirt from a tumble dry, and swore to yourself that it shrunk? Well, it probably did. The trouble with some of these machines is that they have a tendency to damage the fibers in your apparel, causing them to shrink. Some, due to the extreme temperatures in some dryers, also tend to wash out the colours in the fabric.

    The New and Improved Tumble

    Drying Clothes: LG Tumble Dryer

    Decrease the Crease

    Tumble dry machines circulate hot air in a rotating drum to evaporate moisture in clothes. This heat takes out much of the creasing during the drying process. Certain fabrics no longer need ironing after tumble drying. The ones that do have minimal creases needed to be ironed out.

    Squeaky Clean

    One little irk about line drying is the fact that it’s your clothes are exposed to microscopic nasty things like dust mites in the air or dirt particles; some of which can cause minor allergies. Since the very foundation of the drying process in tumblers is heat; it kills off any bacteria or mites that might’ve survived the wash. Take note that this process is done in a sealed rotating drum which means that no allergens or dirt can come in contact with the clothing while they’re moist.  As if that isn’t enough, some of the new models (like the dryers from LG) are designed with innovative sterilization features which give your clothing an anti-bacterial coating, preventing contamination from dirt and making them more comfortable and safer to wear.

    Anywhere and Anytime

    When clothes are moist for too long, they become a breeding ground for bacteria, and often acquire a distinct musty smell. The trouble with the old reliable line is the fact that it’s not as effective during the colder or damper seasons, which is why this method of drying is best done under the warm, summer sun. Unlike line drying, tumble drying doesn’t need a specific time or place to swiftly and effectively take out moisture from fabrics.

    Do More

    One of the truly amazing things about tumble dryers is that you can do so much more while they’re doing all the work for you. No need to neatly pin each piece on a clothesline. It’s all a matter of dumping everything in the dryer and letting it do its thing! This is especially true now, with intelligent features like the LG Sensor Dry in the LG Dryers. You can leave your clothing in the dryer to get other tasks done, as the Sensor Dry feature in LG Dryers automatically adjusts and turns off the drying time depending on the moisture levels detected by its sensors.

    Now that you know a little bit about the pros of both methods, which one do you think is best for you? Sound off in the comments!

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