Electric vs. Gas Hot Water

Trying to decide between electric and gas hot water? There are a lot of things to consider when deciding between the choices. Factors such as the space you have available, cost, and your household needs will impact on whether or not you should opt for electric or gas hot water. So here are a few things you should keep in mind.


What’s the difference between the two?

The main difference between electric and gas hot water is that in an electric system heating is done with an electric heat element, whilst in a gas hot water system a burner is used. Electric systems use more energy and are less efficient, so if you’re looking to save on emissions they’re not the best choice. If you’re opting for a storage system they tend to be larger and they can be pricey to run depending on your electric tariffs. The other option is often much more efficient and can be installed in most homes. If you’re not sure which works best for your home it’s worth thinking about your budget and household needs.


The cost of electric vs. gas hot water

It’s estimated that electric systems can use up around 25% of your home’s total power, contributing a substantial amount to your electric bill – has hot water can therefore save you a lot of money. Whilst an electric system will have a lower upfront cost you’ll definitely find that it costs you more in the long run. Gas hot water has a much lower running cost and is much more efficient but will likely cost you a bit more to purchase and install in the beginning. You’ll likely find that electric systems will be far less economical over the course of their life. Heat pump systems which work by extracting heat from its surroundings are costly than both other systems and have higher running costs, but they are the most efficient.


Health and safety considerations

gas hot water cylinder system inside a home

There are a few health and safety factors that you should consider when comparing electric and gas hot water systems. If you’re considering purchasing a storage tank heater than you should be aware that bacteria could potentially grow in the tank if it is not properly maintained. It is recommended that you should heat to a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius to avoid the breeding of dangerous bacteria which can cause conditions like Legionnaires. It’s suggested that even 60 degrees Celsius is not quite hot enough as cooler water can settle on the bottom of the tank. Tankless systems do not have the same issue.


Size and shape

Another thing to consider when comparing systems is how they look aesthetically. Storage gas hot water systems tend to be smaller and less bulky than electric systems so might be a better choice if space is at a premium. Storage models can take up a significant amount of room and are often installed outdoors but their bulky size and shape can get in the way and ruin the look of a space so if you’d prefer a cleaner look than you might want to consider a tankless option. Tankless heaters are much smaller and can be installed to sit flush against your wall making them much more aesthetically pleasing and much easier to hide. In fact, they take up so little space many people are able to conceal them easily within a cupboard. It’s worth noting that the size of your unit, whether you opt for storage or tankless design, will vary based on your needs. You’ll get different unit size based on your capacity and flow rate requirements.



How To Properly Take Care Of Handmade Jade Jewellery

Personal ornaments, such as rings, necklaces, and bracelets, bring a certain level of class and affluence that can’t be matched by other attire. Because it contains precious metals, handmade jade jewellery is often some of the most expensive available in the market. It is for this reason, however, that owners of these items should be aware of how to take care of their necklaces and bracelets appropriately. The following guide will list critical tips you should use when buying a jade necklace in New Zealand that is hand-crafted just for you, along with essential reminders on how to care for your precious item properly. Read on to find out more!


Intense colours work

When it comes to handmade jade jewellery, intense colourings generally work the best. Colours like lilac, white, black and green are common, with the latter being the most popular. You’ll generally find that the most expensive stones are light green.


Translucent stones are indicative of high-quality

Premium gems are translucent in appearance. However, this isn’t always the case. If the stone is translucent, then it means that the rock has not be subjected to artificial interference and has been left in its natural state, which bodes well for its longevity and quality.


Please don’t buy a stone based on its colour

Much like judging a book by its cover, purchasing handmade jade jewellery based solely off its colour is dangerous. There are millions of cheap knockoffs out there, which use colour enriching dyes to create the illusion that it is a superior option. You’ll know in a few years if you’ve been swindled since the colour of the stone will dissipate very quickly.

As the colour wanes, so too will the stone’ value and opulence. This is because handmade jade jewellery that has been treated and manipulated will ultimately compromise the structure of the stone over time. It may even break, depending on how low the quality is.


Price usually reflects the quality

You should be mindful of the price for two reasons – one, you don’t want to overspend, and two, the price often echoes the overall quality of handmade jade jewellery. If you’re somewhat unsure about relative pricing points of a jade necklace in New Zealand, ask the salesperson in-store to assist. Likewise, if you are dubious as to the quality of a “premium” product listed, ask the salesperson about the specifics of the product in question and see if the “story” lines up.


How do I take care of handmade jade jewellery?

There are many ways you can easily take care of your bracelets, rings, necklaces and the like, without having to spend a constant amount of time maintaining its quality.


Mild soap and warm water

If you notice that your new gem is dirty or less sparkly, consider using a gentle soap brand and warm water to wash out any marks on its surface. Don’t aggressively buff or dry the gem afterwards; instead, use gentle strokes and a soft towel.


Avoid chemical cleaners

We strongly recommend against using chemical cleaners on your precious stones and ornaments. Some chemicals have been known to erode the gemstones and affect their shine over time. Chlorine is one such example, so make sure you don’t wear your rings or bracelets when swimming in a chlorinated pool or spa bath.


Soft brushes can help with cleaning

Furthermore, we recommend using a soft-bristled brush to manage those small crevices between the stone and the frame on your handmade jade jewellery. It also works very well for cleaning carved pieces.


Be cautious of professional cleaners

If you take your bracelet or necklace to a professional cleaner, make sure they won’t be using a steam cleaner or an ultrasonic machine, since this might damage the ornament.


30 Day Change Review – Easy Road to Money or a SCAM?

So, I was downgraded from work from full time to part time and with just one quick research into making money online my email was filled with offers from various easy money schemes like the 30 Day Change program. Honestly, I have never even tried making money online before and though I have done some reviews on products I have purchased in the past I have never actually attempted one of these programs. It was just a random search at a moment of desperation but when I started receiving these emails I couldn’t resist and had to dig deeper. Turns out there are hundreds of these type of work from home or make money online systems which I have never even heard of. If they are all true though, by now no one would be working out of home, especially with the numbers they promise.

With that said, I couldn’t resist. I have to at least research it and perhaps, even if I do not actually end up trying it (which will be revealed in the end of this review) at least provide the information I have gathered and the reason I did not try.

What is 30 Day Change

Well, if you judge by the official website it is hard to actually get a real idea of what the product is. I actually did not get any realistic information from them. Yes, they have a video, which I admit that after a while regardless how hard I tried to concentrate I would zone out. Unfortunately you cannot rewind or fast-forward the video so the amount of information you gather from it the one time you watch it (trust me you won’t want to through it again) is all you get. This is why I turned to external review websites as well as websites that advertise the program.

The program is basically a unique binary trading software system which is specifically designed to trade in binary options. You technically do nothing except for sign up, give your investment money, and they trade them in binary options and you make a profit. That’s simply put. Unfortunately they market it as if you have absolutely nothing to lose and that you don’t have to pay anything when in fact for you to actually participate and make a profit you have to invest $250. Once you sign up you have to select one of their provided traders and work with them. The good thing is that you don’t have to know a thing about binary options or trading in general as all you do is hand over your money and they do the rest. Yes, sounds pretty simple but the question is whether you really do make money or just lose your investment, and is it really that simple?

Features of 30 Day Change and Process

The features advertised by the official website one you have signed up is that they can guarantee daily earnings of up to $700. This sounds fantastic but really? I have read reviews where they have lost all their money yet they are guaranteeing $700. I am almost certain that this is not possible with the initial investment.

Another feature is that you are not charged for the access to their powerful and unique binary options trading system. This sounds great, and I am guessing this is what they advertise that you do not have to pay or lose on, while you still do have to invest a certain amount of money to actually start earning.

You do receive a step by step guide that explains how the system works written in simple form so it is easy to understand and are assigned a personal coach that will help you get what you want out of the system. So, on one hand, you do nothing but you need step by step guide and a personal coach. Interesting.

They of course, claim that there is no monetary investment upfront but on the other hand from everywhere else that I’ve read comments and reviews they do discuss that in order to make money and participate you DO have to invest, and the minimum is $250.

Steps to Participating in 30 Day Change

The first step is to register. All you do is give your email and name. From that point on your email will be completely bombarded with further information on participation, how you will be rich if you sign up, etc.

They have numerous claims on the official website of how much money people are making and how happy they are. In the video there are people boasting about their experience with the program and how rich they are now but in one of the comments on one of the reviews for this program it was pointed out that they are actors, and they had seen them in other infomercials in the past (will discuss this further down).

Once you have registered, which takes just a minute, you can start using your personalized account. Which of course, is completely useless unless you invest.

From the Comments and Negative Reviews Claiming it’s a SCAM

Well, I was able to find the video from the homepage of the 30 Day Change on YouTube. Even with being able to rewind and fast forward the 16:33 minutes were still hard to sit through. Regardless there is very little real information there anyway. What I did find was a number of websites that claim to do real reviews of online money making schemes and read through the comments section. I do reviews myself and know well enough that some of the reviews that I’ve read in the past look to be paid so aside from using them to gather information I don’t trust them as much as I trust the comments.

Although I did find some comments that were positive about the system they failed to provide the information which everyone was looking for. They would stop by, comment how they are up by a certain percent and then never comment again after people inquired how much they had invested and how much they made in what amount of time. Nothing realistic.

The important things that I learned thought was that in many cases once they had invested the $250 they actually felt left behind. Initially there would be a lot of contact and help but then customer service would completely fail, no one would be available, and they would get very bad support. This leads me to believe that they work for new customers rather than the ones they have. Also, there is a delay in the software which causes you to lose money even if you would have won. Another issue I read about was that not all of their brokers are regulated which means that once you are signed up with them and do make a profit you have a very hard time getting your money.

What are Binary Options?

Well, technically Binary Options is a great way to make money, really. But you do have to know what you are doing and leaving it in the hands of someone else is basically allowing them to play with your money and if you do win you don’t get all the earnings. That’s not all, if you lose, only you lose, they don’t.

They are options which can be traded by anyone around the globe regardless where they are located. It’s a system developed for people to purchase wagers based on the estimate of how the market fluctuates and its prices. There is a set amount of profit or loss with binary options. You basically purchase an “up” (call) if you think an asset will go up or a “down” (put) if you think it will go down. More or less it’s a gamble, or if you are well trained and understand the market an educated guess.

As there is a fixed amount of money that can be won or lost binary options have become quite popular. The limited fluctuations in earnings and the possibilities to make money from them makes it a lot easier for the traders to estimate an income.

Before you jump in and decide that you want to do this remember that it is hard to really learn about binary options. There is plenty of information out there but nothing really reveals the secrets to trading them as programs like these would lose out on a lot of money. There are also a lot of different types of binary options which means that in order to actually get into it you do have to do a lot of studying first.

A Positive Review Found Online

As the official 30 Day Change website doesn’t provide a LOT of information about their program I had to go with one of their articles written as a “review” by a “satisfied” customer that basically describes their program in a very good light. The reason I am a bit skeptical is that it sounds more like an advertisement rather than an actual review. The good thing is that they provided the information that the official website failed to offer.

They claim that this program takes the hassle out of trying to earn money in binary options. It basically does everything for you. The developers of the system have set it to release special “signals” which are then picked up and the program is told what it should trade and how to make real profits. Sounds a bit impersonal and somewhat inaccurate if you ask me. Of course, the software then takes you invested money and does the rest of the work for you by making the appropriate trades for you.

The program is fully legal and legitimate way to trade in binary options. They claim that their system will NOT make mistakes and there is no need to learn about binary options or stay on top of the market.

They continue to discuss whether the website is a scam and whether their program works. Of course, these claims were completely thrown out of the window. They claim that since their program is so successful others are using their name to take advantage of people which has lead to the negative reviews and if you visit their official website (same one as I am reviewing) you will not be SCAMMED. They claim that it definitely works and it is ABSOLUTELY FREE and there is nothing to lose.…

Extreme Home Profits Review: Worth the Money or a Scam

I have been reviewing make money online programs for some time now because I remember very well a time when I had initially set my mind to working from home I seared high and low and came upon numerous programs like the Extreme Home Profits system. There are hundreds of different programs available and new ones being developed every day. They claim that you will become a millionaire and that you will be crazy rich with just a couple of hour of work and try and sell you a position which as per their claims is so sought after that you MUST hurry. Some of these programs are effective, perhaps not to the extent that they claim, but effective none the less. Unfortunately, there are many that try and take advantage of people’s dreams and give them false hopes with lots of great marketing and convincing that this is what they had been looking for all along.

After a while searching through programs like these I simply started quickly picking out which are scams and which could possibly prove to be effective. If they try and “sell” you a job and “sell” you the opportunity to become rich rather than allow you to apply then most likely it’s a scam. If it’s so darn good and so many people are interested why go through such efforts to sell you the position. With that said, I came upon this program recently and decided to do some added research.

What is the Extreme Home Profits Program?

When you initially visit the official website you are actually provided with absolutely no information. Nothing more than a nice big heading stating that this is a way to make money now and change your life. How in just 5 minutes you will start making real money and work from home. Funny enough in the header they have a number of popular media next to it stating “work from home opportunities have been featured on…” which is hilarious as it is so misleading trying to convince you that their specific program has been featured on this media. This immediately caught my eye and rather frustrated me as it is exactly this type of taking advantage of readers that I don’t like. If they have to go to such marketing extremes to convince you that their program is legitimate then most likely it isn’t. Either way, I will give it a chance to prove me wrong.

The good thing is that you don’t have to have any experience working from home or in a particular field, you work straight from home without a set time or duration, choose your hours and be your own boss, and you can start earning the same day you sign up.

Of course Extreme Home Profits announce how there is only a limited time for you to sign up because people are flocking from around the globe begging for this position. Ok, not in these words but it definitely sounds that way.

This is all the information on the main page. You are provided with a slot to enter your name, email address, and phone, and after quickly checking if there are positions available in your area (checked by the phone # I guess?) you are redirected to the next page. This is a lengthy explanation of the program from firsthand experience of someone that is part of it (I will get into this a little later when I reach the Terms and Conditions)

She describes her life and experience and how she came upon the program and became a millionaire through it.

Honestly, I tried reading it all but at one point it became so tiresome and the information just kept repeating and repeating itself to such an extent that I simply scanned it over for something that may be of use. Far too much for my taste and I am sure for everyone else’s too. I highly doubt anyone actually read through it all, it’s like reading terms and conditions (will get to those in a few).…