Major Facts to Consider regarding Hot Tubs

July 12th, 2011

If you enjoy sitting in a hot tub where you feel literary lost and relaxed then you would be a little surprised to know that there are some myths related to this common routine of human life.

If you are considering installing a hot tub then you must carefully acknowledge the importance of their proven facts. With the popularity of an invention, the popular becomes the myths. A new product launched or made available in the market for consumers is vulnerable to attract uncommon flak from both critics and curious people. This entire process generates myths and misconceptions. By examining these particular myths, an individual consumer can make an educated decision associated with these products.

People believe that hot tubs, spas, whirlpool, and Jacuzzi are the same while they are not.  Hot tubs are referred to open-topped tanks filled with circulated, filtered, chemically treated water.  Hot tubs are portable. Whereas spas are traditionally referred to in-ground units constructed on-site which are often parts of a pool/spa combination. Whirlpools are normally found indoors in the master bathroom or in other indoor facilities. They are used and then drained out after use. Jacuzzi is nothing but a brand name which is only used for the products that it manufactures. People believe that buying any hot tub will suffice and meet their needs and requirements which is so untrue. There are various types of hot tubs and you should evaluate your options before you buy accordingly. If you want to buy a hot tub for therapies and exercises then it’s better to look for hot tubs with depth and enough room for movements. If your hot tub is going to be used recreationally then buy a hot tub with four or five seats. Most people don’t consider first where their hot tub is going to be installed. You should install hot tubs on strong, level areas that can support your hot tub once it is filled with water. If you are planning to install a hot tub outdoors then ensure that you don’t place it 10 feet within overhead power lines and follow all local safety codes. If it is being installed inside, then pay attention to flooring and wall construction for it may cause moisture damage. Consumers are often not educated about the total pricing for installation. The retailer is responsible for disclosing all the costs that are included. The cost of hot tubs and all the necessary equipments and parts should be disclosed by the retailers. You should ask for maintenance costs beforehand, as well. The electricity bills are one of the most prevalent myths. In fact, the electricity bills vary from region, model, and quality of insulation. According to reports, a normal hot tub costs from 10 dollars to 30 dollars to operate. People believe that hot tubs are limited to seasons which is partially true. Considering that outdoor hot tubs are good for year-around use, you still need to prepare for the winter season and you must choose a winterizing kit.

With the information above, you can now choose the most efficient hot tub for you and your family and be sure to call a certified electrician for installation. The possibility of making a mistake while installing it, could be fatal.

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Use of ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) Device

January 12th, 2011

Life would come to a standstill if we had to live without electricity. We cannot imagine life without electricity. From TV’s to washing machines, everything runs on electricity.  Since we are surrounded with  electrical appliances we need to take extra precaution as there is always a chance of electric malfunction. You must be extremely cautious and diligent with the kinds of electrical systems you use, and always take precautions to avoid electrical shock or even electrical fire. You should not compromise on the quality of electrical appliances and wires as fluctuation in power may cause serious damage not only to the electrical appliances but also to human life and property. Other generations were very particular about the wires and circuit breakers in their homes, however many people have now begun to replace the circuit breakers and fuses with Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (commonly known as GFCI) and they should be installed with the help of professional electricians.

The GFCI is a complete solution to the electrical hazards and it does a great job in preventing electrocution. A GFCI is utilized as a circuit breaker or a receptacle. The installation of GFCI has become the standard for every home and office according to the guidelines of the National Electric Code. The GFCI devices are uniquely designed to help detect even the smallest amount of leakage of electricity or power. The GFCI with its unique feature stops the flow of current within fractions of a second in case of a leakage. It operates and analyzes the flow and balance of current between two conductors and stops the flow of current when there is a  huge fluctuation of the power that can damage electrical appliances. It should be mandatory to install Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter by a profession electrician NJ, who can assist you in the areas that are more prone and sensitive to current. For instance, you should install this safety device in bathroom, basements, kitchens and the areas that are generally wet. It is recommended to install a big GFCI of or around 500 ampere.

It is also imperative to note that the installation of GFCI and other wiring should be done by a professional electrician. Never try to do this yourself.  Unless you know exactly what you are doing,  you could be risking your life and also the safety of your family. GFCI are such useful device that it reduces electrocution risk by 70% and gives you the peace of mind that your family is happy and safe.