Archive for December 5, 2013
Did you know that, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), electrical fires claim at least 540 lives per year? Even commonplace electronics and appliances can pose significant electrical hazards and risks. Whether you are at home, or working in an office or industrial setting, regularly inspecting wires and keeping cables and cords organized and tangle-free can significantly curbs threats of electrical fires and serious accidents. What simple tools help keep wires organized and intact?
Rubber Grommets and Threaded Standoffs
Grommets, or circular or oblong inserts, are typically made from rubber or hard plastic. Grommets protect electrical wiring and electronics’ cords by providing an alternate route well away from sharp metal pieces and jagged edges and corners.
Did you know that, even though the entire country is 100% in what is known as the “snow belt,” only 54% of motorists in Canada bother using winter tires? In both Canada and the U.S., tire associations are encouraging people to get winter tires because of their superior performance in cold climates. Do you change your tires in the winter if you live in an area where the temperature falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit? Here are three facts to help you decide which tires you should use, and when.
1. Should I Use Snow Tires?
It’s commonly assumed that snow tires are only useful when the roads are icy or slippery. In fact, they perform better in all road conditions that are bel