Jordan Ramirez

Branch of unripe tomatoes in the vegetable garden. Growing the tomatoes.

The best plants to grow in an aquaponics system

Aquaponics is a system that combines fish farming and plant cultivation in a recirculating water system. This means you can grow a variety of vegetables in your home, all while using the nutrient-rich water produced by your fish tank. Not only is this a great way to get fresh vegetables year-round, but it’s also a fun and rewarding hobby.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing plants for your aquaponics system. First, you’ll want to choose plants that are known to do well in hydroponic or aquaponic systems. Some examples of these plants include lettuce, herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers. You’ll also want to make sure that the plants you choose can tolerate the water conditions in your system. For instance, if you have a saltwater aquarium, you’ll want to avoid plants that are sensitive to salt.

Once you’ve chosen the right plants for your system, you’ll need to consider how you want to grow them. There are two main methods of growing plants in an aquaponics system: floating rafts and media-based systems. Floating rafts are simply platforms that float on top of the water and are anchored in place. Plants are then placed on the rafts, …

Air humidifier on the table at home

The Many Benefits of Humidity: Why You Need to Water Your Plants

Do you have plants in your home? If not, you should definitely consider adding some. Not only do they add beauty to any room, but they also provide many benefits as well. One of the most important things about taking care of plants is making sure that they are getting the right level of humidity. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of humidity and why you need to water your plants!

Humidity is important for a number of reasons. For one, it helps to regulate the temperature in a room. When the air is humid, it feels warmer than it actually is. This can be especially helpful during the winter months when temperatures tend to drop low. Additionally, humidity can help to protect your plants from harmful pests and diseases. It can also help to keep your skin healthy and hydrated.

One of the best ways to increase the humidity in your home is by using a humidifier. You can read an interesting article about the best humidifier for plants over here. A humidifier adds moisture to the air, which helps to improve the overall quality of the air that you breathe. It can also be helpful …

How To Ensure Your HVAC System Is operating Efficiently

We should all think of our homes as an energy system. Although the furnace may create and deliver heat, it can’t do so effectively if heat is lost in ducts, through walls, in the attic or through cracks in doors and windows.

According to Bundy Refrigeration even the most efficient aircon unit needs a little help and proper maintenance to provide the best results.

Since heating and cooling often make up 45 percent of the energy bill, it’s well worth it to tidy up operations.

Efficient furnaces and air conditioners

If you’re in the market for a new heating or cooling system, it’s the perfect time to go for high-efficiency. Your contractor should be able to point out the best models and help you find the right fit for your home. If you’ve already insulated and been busy sealing leaks and drafts in the home, you might even be able to get away with a smaller, cheaper furnace.

Furnaces have a minimum 78 percent AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating, but some models are over 90 percent efficient. Air conditioners go by the SEER standard (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), and must meet a minimum of SEER 13.

When ventilation has …

SOLAR PANELS – STILL A GREAT INVESTMENT

If you have been thinking about investing in solar panels for your home, then you are probably aware of the proposed changes to the feed-in tariff (FITs) for new Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations.

As part of the review consultation, the proposal is that if you install Solar PV and your solar panel installation is not registered with your utility provider on or before 12th December 2011 you could be affected by the proposed changes, which are broadly as set out here:

It is true that these figures are still under discussion and review, but if you are considering installing solar panels for your home after 12th December 2011 then it is recommended that you base your decision on the lower rates of feed in tariff.

In terms of deciding whether to install solar panels (setting the environmental considerations aside) the potential financial returns from investing are possibly the biggest influencing factor – do solar panels still represent a good investment?

As is clearly demonstrated by this example, double digit tax free returns are still realistically achievable, (even lower installation prices have been quoted to the writer) due in part to the significant reductions in cost for the hardware