Updated May 28, 2019
Standby power has a few spooky names: vampire power, vampire draw and phantom load. It's the electricity consumed by electronics and appliances while they are switched off like the cable box you turned off but didn’t unplug or the phone charger you have plugged in the wall but not into a phone. Some devices say they are switched off but are still pulling power from electric outlets.
Spring might be the classic allergy trigger time, but fall allergies can be just as bad, or worse. When the weather turns cool, or sometimes as early as mid-August, a new set of allergens fill the air. This creates the miserable symptoms that make many people want nothing but to hide with a box of tissues. But you can take steps to reduce allergens and live a happier, sneeze-free life.
What is Hyper Heat?
Hyper Heat is a new home heating system designed by Mitsubishi. It’s the perfect home comfort solution for a range of homes and sizes, and has the advantage of being both a heating and air conditioning system that doesn’t rely on ductwork, making it a perfect option for older and historic homes that have relied on oil or radiator heat in the winter, and perhaps window air conditioners for summer months.
Hurricane Joaquin is gaining strength, and the east coast is taking cover. Right now, Joaquin is a category 3 hurricane and is projected to reach a category 4 by Thursday with heavy rain and flooding likely starting Friday. Flash flood watches are posted for 1,000 miles from North Carolina to the South of Maine. Joaquin is said to bring more torrential downpour than Sandy. So, are you prepared?
Before the gourmet coffee shops and cupcake boutiques in Northern Liberties, there were fabric warehouses, syrup making factories and auto-repair shops doubling as skate parks --and that was just the many lives of the converted warehouse Lydia Hernandez, Angel Ortiz and their family now call home. Lydia, the Deputy Managing Director for Aging for the City of Philadelphia, has lived in her three-story home with her husband, former Philadelphia City Councilman, three kids and growing number of dogs for 16 years.