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As the weather warms up, many people start to think about which type of air conditioner will best suit their needs. Window air conditioners (AC) and portable ACs are two popular options, but it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Here are some things to consider when making your decision: Window ACs are typically more affordable than portable ACs, but they can be a bit more difficult to install. You'll need to make sure that your window is the right size for the unit, and you may need to do some minor construction in order to properly install it. Portable ACs are much easier to install than window ACs - all you need is an outlet - but they can be more expensive. They're also less obtrusive than window units, and they can be easily moved from room to room as needed.

As the weather warms up, many people start to think about which type of air conditioner will best suit their needs. Window air conditioners (AC) and portable ACs are two popular options, but it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. Here are some things to consider when making your decision:



Window ACs are typically more affordable than portable ACs, but they can be a bit more difficult to install. You'll need to make sure that your window is the right size for the unit, and you may need to do some minor construction in order to properly install it.



Portable ACs are much easier to install than window ACs - all you need is an outlet - but they can be more expensive. They're also less obtrusive than window units, and they can be easily moved from room to room as needed.

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E D I T O R ‘ S N O T E

Portable air conditioners are a

great way to keep your home cool

during the summer months. But

which type of air conditioner is

better? Window AC or portable AC?

The pros and cons of window AC

units

When the weather outside is hot and

muggy, there is nothing more refreshing

than coming into a cool, air-conditioned

home. But what type of air conditioner

is best for your home? Should you get a

window air conditioner unit or a portable

air conditioner?

There are pros and cons to both types of

units. Window AC units are less expensive

than portable AC units. They are also

easier to install – all you have to do is

attach the unit to the window and plug it

in. Window AC units are not as versatile

as portable AC units, however. You can

only use them in one window, and they

can be difficult to remove and store when

not in use.

Portable AC units are more expensive

than window AC units, but they offer more

versatility.

The pros and cons of portable

AC units

Some people prefer portable AC units

because they can be moved from room to

room and don’t take up as much space.

There are pros and cons to both types

of AC units. Some portable AC units are

more expensive, but they are easy to

install and can be moved from room to

room.

Window AC vs

Portable AC: Which

Air Conditioning

Unit is Better?

Which one is right for you?

If you need an air conditioner for a specific room or

area in your home, then a portable AC unit would be a

good choice. You can move the unit around as needed

and even take it with you when you travel. If you have

a window that you can install your AC unit in, then a

window AC would be a good option. It’s important to

note that window AC units can be heavy and difficult

to install, so make sure you’re comfortable with that

before choosing this option.

Which type of AC unit is better for you depends on

your budget and your needs.



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Revolutionary Hardware and Home

Improvement Solutions from CBK

Hardware Inc. at WORLDBEX 2022

CBK Hardware, the most respected hardware distributor and retailer in the Philippines,

recently showcased its flagship brands and products at the WORLDBEX exhibition in Manila.

WORLDBEX is one of the Philippines’ largest trade exhibitions for construction,

interior design, furniture, and home furnishing products, held annually in SMX

Manila. In celebration of Worldbex’s 25th year as the premier construction and

design expo, CBK Hardware was invited to showcase its world-class portfolio of

brands and high-quality products at the halls of SMX Convention Center.

During the exhibition, CBK Hardware highlighted some of the best global brands

in the construction and interior design industry. Here is the list of products and

brands that were presented to construction professionals, interior designers,

and consumers.

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1. RIDGID

RIDGID has been making reliable and durable

power tools since 1923. With a wide range

of products to choose from, RIDGID has the

right tool for any job. From cordless drills

and saws to pipe threaders and pressure

washers, RIDGID has a tool to help you get

the job done right.

If you’re in need of top-quality diagnostic and

inspection tools, look no further than RIDGID.

For over 80 years, RIDGID has been the go-to

brand for professional tradesmen worldwide.

From drain cleaning and wrenches to wet/

dry vacuums and electricians’ tools, RIDGID

has the right tool for the job. And with a

commitment to quality and innovation, you

can be confident that RIDGID tools will help

you get the job done right - every time. So

why wait? Visit www.shop.cbkhardware.com

today and see for yourself why RIDGID is the

world’s leading manufacturer of professionalgrade

tools.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Ridgid Drain Cleaning Machine Powerclear

220v

2. Stanley

STANLEY Tools has been a trusted name in hand tools, power tools, and storage products

for over 170 years. Today, the STANLEY brand is well-known for its quality, durability, and

innovative design. From screwdrivers and hammers to saws and vacuums, STANLEY has the

right tool for any job. And with a wide range of storage solutions, STANLEY can help you keep

your workspace organized and clutter-free. Whether you’re a professional tradesman or a DIY

enthusiast, STANLEY has the tools you need to get the job done right.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Stanley Powertools Chop Saw

355mm 2200 Watts

• Stanley Powertools Impact Drill

13mm 720 Watts

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FEATURE STORY

3. Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development, and

manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc-welding systems, plasma,

and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global market share in the

brazing and soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio,

Lincoln Electric has 64 manufacturing locations, including operations and joint

ventures in 19 countries, and a worldwide network of distributors and sales

offices covering more than 160 countries.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

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4. EZSET

With its devoted and innovative team of

professionals, EZSET has been a leader and

pioneer in mechanical locks and electronic

remote access solutions for over 60 years.

Spectrum Brands bought EZSET’s parent firm,

Tong Lung Metal, in 2012. Spectrum Brands, a

publicly traded corporation (NYSE: SPB) and

one of the top 500 firms in the United States,

offers its products in over 120 countries and

over 1 million retail locations globally.

can be found in over 40 countries. In the

Philippines, CBK Hardware is the authorized

distributor throughout the country.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

Tong Lung Metal is pleased that their EZSET

brand is a part of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware

and Home Improvement team, which also

includes industry heavyweights like Baldwin,

Kwikset, Weiser, Pfister, National Hardware,

and Fanal. Customers consider Tong Lung

Metal a world leader in mechanical and

electronic door lock hardware, door closers,

hinges, and door accessories. Their goods

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• Ezset Knobset Entrance Devon Grade 3 Satin Stainless Steel

• Ezset Leverset Entrance Hawthorn Grade 3 Satin Nickel

• Ezset Knobset Entrance Bala Grade 3 Satin Stainless Steel

• Ezset Knobset Entrance Bala Grade 3 Antique Brass

• Ezset Deadbolt Single Cylinder Zinc Cylinder Hous Satin Stainless Steel

• Ezset Combination Set 1c Dbolt Bala Knobset Satin Stainless Steel

• Ezset Combination Set 1 Cylinder Deadbolt Bala Knobset Antique Brass

• Ezset Leverset Entrance Queen Grade 3 Antique Brass

5. Yale

People around the world are actively

safeguarding their homes, families, personal

belongings, and businesses with Yale, the

brand which is synonymous with quality and

safety. This is why Yale is “the most popular

lock in the world.”

Yale began as a mechanical lock company

180 years ago and has since driven the

growth of connected smart locks and home

security.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• YLHYDM7116

• Yale Door Lock Digital Deadlatch Essential

• Yale Door Lock Digital

• YLHYR222NR619

In over 125 countries, Yale is the brand behind

locks of every style and function.

Yale, one of the oldest global brands, is the most

well-known and respected name in the door lock

industry, with millions of Yale locks in use across

the world.

Yale door locks are a simple and effective way to

secure your home. It is easy to install and use, and

it provides a high level of security.

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FEATURE STORY

6. Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company is a leading

manufacturer of ceiling fans, electric fans,

floor fans, lighting fixtures, and LED light

bulbs. With over 100 years of experience

in the electrical industry, Westinghouse is a

trusted name when it comes to quality and

innovation.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Westinghouse Contempra Trio Ceiling Fan

5-blades 42” Antique Brass [78510]

• Westinghouse Comet Matte Black

• Westinghouse Lighting [78078] Ceiling Fan

Swirl 5-blades 52” Satin Brass

Whether you’re looking for a ceiling fan to

keep your home cool during the summer

months or an electric fan to help circulate

the air in your office, Westinghouse has a

variety of options to choose from. And with

their wide selection of LED light bulbs, you

can rest assured that you’re getting the most

energy-efficient option available.

So, if you’re in the market for some new

ceiling fans or light bulbs, be sure to

check out Westinghouse – you won’t be

disappointed!

7. ACO

ACO is a manufacturer of consumer electronics and appliances with a wide range of

products that includes ceiling fans, air purifiers, massage guns, electric insect killers,

kettles, and more. ACO has a long history of providing quality products to consumers and

is committed to continued innovation and customer satisfaction. With a wide variety of home

and consumer electronic products available, ACO is sure to have something for everyone.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Aco Electric Kettle White

• Aco Electric Insect Killer

• Aco Air Purifier 85w

• ACOL1Q123WHT


8. Argo

Argos is a trusted name in the construction and engineering industry. For over 60 years,

Argos has been manufacturing top-quality construction tools and engineering equipment.

Argos has the right tool for every job, from impact drills to angle grinders and jigsaws. Argos

products are built to last with a commitment to safety and durability. When you need reliable

construction tools and equipment, turn to Argos.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Argo Impact Drill 13mm 0-3000rpm 500w

• Argo Angle Grinder 100mm 11000rpm 860w

9. Shop-Vac

There are several businesses that tout their products as the best wet/dry vacuums, but there

is one brand that stands out from the rest, Shop-Vac®.

Their innovative vacuums are being used by consumers, whether for houses, automobiles,

basements, patios, or driveways. A Shop-Vac’s quality performance and convenience make

it ideal for use at home and work. Shop-Vac has been manufacturing the best vacuums and

cleaning equipment since 1953.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Shopvac Micro 16


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10. EKO

Over the years, the EKO product range,

such as trash bins and garbage cans, has

expanded and been sold globally. With a

commitment to protecting the environment,

EKO ensures the safety of people and

enhances the quality and aesthetics of living

spaces.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Eko Step Bin Artistic 12l Pp Liner

Fingerprint Proof Brass Stainless Steel

• Eko 12l Stella Square Step Bin

EKO trash bins are created with the

consumer in mind. The EKO design team

meticulously researches each and every

aspect of its product – what is the ideal

sensor range for each trash bin? Which

petal contour maximizes functionality and

aesthetics? EKO combines functionality,

beauty, and safety in every trash bin product.

11. Eurostream

Globe Union Industrial Group has been

building a reputation in Canada since 1990

under the brand name Eurostream. Its affiliate

Shenzhen Globe Union Industrial Corp.

manufactures most of its faucets in Shenzhen,

China. CBK Hardware is the official distributor

of these elegant faucets for toilets and

kitchens in the Philippines.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• Eurostream Kitchen Faucet Single Lever

Handle Chrome

• D2F822N2CP

The Eurostream bathroom and kitchen faucet

products are well-made, and the prices are

reasonable compared to other brands.

An independent US and Canadian laboratory’s

examination of Eurostream faucets revealed

that they met all dependability and safety

requirements governing the sale and

installation of drinking-water faucets in North

America.


12. Delta

DELTA is a leading manufacturer of quality faucets and accessories for bathrooms and

kitchens. DELTA products are known for their durability, style, and performance. DELTA

faucets and accessories are available in a wide range of styles to suit any taste.

Products showcased at Worldbex

Click here to view all products

• DT44075SQ

• DT44025LP

CBK Hardware showcased its products for home builders and designers at

Worldbex Exhibition 2022. The company’s products are of high quality and

meet the needs of customers. CBK Hardware is a trusted supplier of hardware

products for home builders and interior designers.

CBK Hardware’s participation at the 25th Worldbex Exhibition was a huge

success. They were able to gain new clients, increase sales from existing

clients, and get positive feedback on their products. Overall, the exhibition was

a great achievement in terms of marketing and sales for CBK Hardware


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Co Ban Kiat Hardware, Inc.

Ground Floor, Cobankiat Building II

231 Juan Luna St. Binondo Manila, Philippines.

Phone +632 8243-1931

Phone +632 8242-6925

Phone +632 8894-6561 & +638-272-931-981

Email info@cobankiat.com.ph;

ind@cobankiat.com.ph

Coby’s Design Center

Unit 467 level 4 Shangri-La Plaza

Edsa Corner Shaw Boulevard

Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Phone +632 86364895

Where to Buy?

CBK Hardware Inc. is one of the Philippines’ pioneers in the hardware business since

1920. Known as the premier hardware and home improvement provider, CBK aims to make

everything better by bringing the world’s biggest brands to Filipino homes.

Visit us on the following sites and enjoy deals, discounts, and more!

Lazada Store:

Website: https://shop.cbkhardware.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cbkhardware/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cbkhardware

Join our Fast-Growing Viber Community: https://bit.ly/39Lngjg

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About CBK Hardware

For over one hundred years, a family’s surname has become synonymous with the country’s

biggest hardware supply company. Co Ban Kiat Hardware Incorporated of the Cobankiat family

has a regular client network of more than 1,500 industrial organizations, 1,600 traditional

community hardware stores, and 584 home building specialty chains of stores across Luzon

Visayas and Mindanao. This ever-growing conglomerate traces its humble roots to Manila

Chinatown, as a pioneer enterprise started by the family’s patriarch, Mr. Cobankiat, in 1920.

Despite the ruins of World War II, the business got back to its feet in 1948, rebuilding a storefront

from the very same spot where it was known for three decades.

While the Filipinos continued to rebuild their lives post-war, CBK Hardware saw the opportunity

to introduce the retail concept once unheard of in the hardware industry. Cobankiat Hardware

brought the first DIY business in Asia. The Hardware Workshop Store is the fruit of this endeavor.

CBK Hardware further cemented its legendary distribution channel with the creation of Coby’

Design Center in Edsa Shangri La in 1996, a specialty store that caters to the discriminating taste

of modern Filipinos.

In 1997, Mr. Johnny Cobankiat, the 4th generation Cobankiat leader, set another milestone for

the company when he brought the franchise of Ace Hardware USA to the Philippines and signed

up CBK Hardware as one of its major suppliers. This further expanded into delivering quality

world-class products nearer to families of Filipino overseas workers in the countryside.

A century’s excellence can quickly pass, and guided by the vision to be the largest network

supplier of the biggest global brands in the hardware industry, CBK Hardware resolves to source

the best products to supply its customers anytime and every time.

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FEATURE STORY

LG Launches New Virtual

Platform For Air Solution

Technology

The LG HVAC Virtual Experience Provides Visitors with the Opportunity to Explore a Wide Range of

Residential and Commercial Solutions

As consumers and business have looked to online recourses to help influencer their purchase

decision, virtual experiences have become a key trend. In light of this, LG Electronics

(LG) Home Appliance & Air Solution Company has opened a new online showroom,

LG HVAC Virtual Experience. Utilizing the latest in digital technology, this interactive

online showroom lets visitors get to know LG’s diverse range of residential and commercial indoor

environmental solutions from the comfort and safety of their homes.

The showroom delivers an intuitive, virtual experience that lets visitors view the compa-ny’s latest

solutions in a variety of virtual environments to learn about the benefits they provide, such as greater

comfort, improved indoor air quality and seamless control, all important in helping customers make

informed and important decisions for the family or employees.

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Upon entering LG HVAC Virtual Experience, visitors can choose from a range of busi-ness and living

space categories: Residential Apartment, Residential Villa, Office Gen-eral, Office High-Rise, Retail

and Hotel. Customers can roam the 3D environments freely using their mouse or touchscreen. Menus

offer additional information on every model, including specifications, features, product videos and case

studies. Simple to use and navigate, LG’s new virtual platform is a great tool for consumers, industry

profes-sionals and partners looking to create healthier and more comfortable indoor spaces.

What’s more, the virtual showroom allows visitors to see the behind-the-scenes details and technologies.

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the showroom is also a great place to check out all the products’ stylish designs to see how they match

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LG HVAC Virtual Experience is an open, engaging online resource that will give visi-tors a thorough

understanding of LG’s latest, optimized HVAC solutions for all kinds of spaces, helping them figure out

which products are best suited to their specific needs.

Visit LG Virtual HVAC Experience to discover the company’s latest indoor environ-mental comfort

technologies on your PC or smartphone.

About LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company

The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company is a global leader in home appliances, smart home

solutions, air quality systems as well as visionary products featuring artificial intelligence. The company

is creating total solutions for the home with its industry leading core technologies and is committed

to making life better for consumers around the world by developing thoughtfully designed kitchen

appliances, living appliances and air solution products. Together, these products deliver enhanced

convenience, superb performance, efficient operation and compelling health benefits. For more

information, visit www.LG.com.

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In this article, we will briefly explain the main differences between the

two types of air conditioners: Window AC vs Portable AC.

There are a few key differences between window air conditioners and

portable air conditioners. For one, window AC units need to be installed

in a window, whereas portable ACs can be moved from room to room.

Additionally, window units typically cool a larger area than portable ACs.

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C O V E R

S T O R Y

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When deciding which type of air conditioner

to buy, it’s important to consider your needs

and the space you want to cool. If you have

a small space and want the flexibility to move

your AC unit around, then a portable AC might

be the better choice. However, if you have a

larger space or want to cool multiple rooms,

then a window AC unit would be better suited

for you.

What is an Air Conditioner?

An air conditioner is a device that removes

heat from an enclosed space, typically a

room or building, and cools it. Air conditioners

come in a variety of shapes and sizes and

work by using a refrigerant to remove heat

from the air.

Air conditioners are used in both homes and

businesses to keep people comfortable in

hot weather. They can be used in both small

spaces, like a bedroom, or large spaces, like

an office building. Air conditioners work by

removing heat from the air and circulating it

back into the room or building.

Most air conditioners have three main parts: a

compressor, a condenser, and an evaporator.

The compressor pumps refrigerant through

the system. The condenser removes heat

from the refrigerant and transfers it to the

outside air.

Window AC vs Portable AC: Which

One Is For You?

As the weather warms up, many people

begin to think about air conditioning. Two

of the most popular options are window AC

units and portable AC units. So, which one is

right for you?

Window AC units are more expensive than

portable AC units, and they can cool a larger

space. However, window AC units require

you to have a window in the room where you

want to cool the space. They can also be

difficult to install, and some people find them

noisy.

Portable AC units are less expensive than

window AC units, they do not require a

window, and they are easy to install (plugand-play).

Portable AC units can be moved

from room to room, making them a good

option if you do not have a window in the

room you want to cool or if you want to be

able to move the unit around as needed.

Window AC vs Portable AC: Which

One is Better in Large Spaces?

Portable air conditioners are a great option for

people who want to cool a single room or small

space. They’re also relatively inexpensive

and easy to install. However, portable ACs

have some significant drawbacks. For one

thing, they’re not very energy-efficient, and

they can be quite loud. Additionally, portable

ACs can be difficult to move from one room

to another and may not be able to cool very

large spaces effectively.

Window air conditioners are a good option

for people who want to cool a single room

or small space. They’re also relatively

inexpensive and easy to install.

Winner: Window AC

Window AC vs Portable AC: Which

One is Better in Small Spaces?

If you have a small space that you need to

cool, you may be wondering which type of

air conditioner is better for you. Window ACs

are the more traditional option, while portable

ACs are newer on the market. So, which one

is better in small spaces?

Window ACs take up less space than

portable ACs because they are installed

directly into your window. Portable ACs, on

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the other hand, sit on the floor and vent through

a window or door. If space is tight in your room,

a window AC may be a better option.

Another consideration is how easy each type

of air conditioner is to install. Window air

conditioners can be tricky to install, especially

if you don’t have experience with them. You’ll

probably need to hire a professional to get the

job done. Portable air conditioners are easier

to install if your home has a window or door

that’s big enough for venting. If not, you may

need to cut a hole in your wall. You can just

plug in the portable AC and turn it on.

Winner: Tie

Window AC vs Portable AC: Which

One is Better During Travel?

It is a no-brainer. Portable AC is the ideal

cooling machine when you are traveling on a

camping trip or on the beach.

Whether you’re at home or on the road, having

a reliable air conditioner is key to staying cool

and comfortable during the hottest months of

the year. But what type of AC is best for your

needs?

Window air conditioners are a popular choice

for many homeowners because they’re

relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Most

window air conditioners are designed to fit

into standard double-hung windows, although

there are also models that can be installed in

casement windows.

Portable air conditioners are a great option for

people who don’t have central air conditioning

or who want to supplement their existing AC

system. They can be used in any room, even a

bedroom. Because they cool air from outside

the home, portable air conditioners can help

you save on cooling costs by providing a cool

environment for free.

However, during camping or traveling, portable

AC is a handy alternative to running the engine

or turning on the generator to keep cool.

Portable AC units can be mounted in a window,

placed on a table or floor, or even hung from a

wall.

Winner: Portable AC

Window AC vs Portable AC: Which

One Is Better in Price?

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As the summer heat hits, many people are

looking for ways to keep cool. Some people

opt for portable air conditioners, while others

choose window air conditioners. Though

portable ACs may be more convenient, window

ACs are actually more expensive.

Window air conditioners are more expensive to

purchase than portable air conditioners. Here’s

why:

Window ACs are more powerful: When it comes

to cooling power, window air conditioners pack

a bigger punch than their portable counterparts.

That’s because they have a higher BTU (British

thermal unit) rating, which means they can cool

a larger space more effectively.

Window ACs are more energy-efficient: Not only

do window ACs cool better, but they also do so

in a more energy-efficient way. That’s because

they don’t have to work as hard as portable

ACs to achieve the same level of cooling.

Window ACs have installation cost: The

reason for this is that window AC units need

to be installed, while portable AC units do not.

Installing a window AC unit requires hiring

an electrician, which can add to the cost.

Additionally, window AC units are less energy

efficient than portable AC units, which means

they will cost more to operate over time.

Window AC vs Portable AC: Which One

is Better in Energy Consumption?

When the summer heat hits, many people

find themselves wondering which type of

air conditioner is better in terms of energy

consumption: window AC or portable AC.

Window AC units are generally more energy

efficient than portable AC units, but there

are a few factors to consider when making

your decision. Portable AC units require less

installation and can be moved from room to

room as needed, while window AC units must

be installed in a window and can only cool one

room at a time.

In terms of energy efficiency, window AC units

typically use 10-15% less energy than portable

AC units. However, portable AC units have

the advantage of being able to cool multiple

rooms, so if you have a large home or office,

they may be the better option.

Winner: Window AC for bigger rooms, Portable

AC for multiple smaller rooms

The Pros of Window AC

When it comes to window air conditioners,

there are a few pros that should be considered.

First, window ACs are less expensive than

portable ACs. This is because portable ACs

require additional installation costs.

Second, window ACs are easier to install than

portable ACs. This is because all you need to

do is mount the unit in the window and plug it

in.

Third, window ACs are more energy-efficient

than portable ACs. This is because they don’t

have to work as hard to cool the space.

Finally, window ACs don’t take up as much

space as portable ACs. So if you’re tight on

space, a window unit may be the way to go.

The Cons of Window AC

Most people think that window air conditioners

are the best option for cooling their homes

during hot weather. However, there are several

disadvantages to using window ACs.

First, they can be loud and disruptive, making

it difficult to sleep or watch television.

Second, they can be very difficult to install and,

if not installed properly, can leak water into your

home.

Third, they can be expensive to operate since

they use a lot of energy.

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Finally, they can be difficult to maintain and keep

clean.

If you’re considering a window air conditioner for

your home, weigh the pros and cons carefully

before making a decision.

The Pros of Portable ACs

Portable air conditioners have a number of

advantages over window air conditioners.

Portable ACs are easier to install, require no

permanent installation, and can be moved from

room to room as needed. Portable ACs are

also more energy efficient than window ACs,

and many models include features such as

dehumidifiers and timers.

PACs have a number of advantages over window

air conditioners. They are easier to install,

require no permanent installation, and can be

moved from room to room as needed. Portable

ACs are also more energy efficient than window

ACs to some degree when you are confined in

small spaces like a toilet or small room, which

can save you money on your energy bill. You do

not want to use a window AC in a small room;

instead, use a portable AC.

Additionally, many models include features such

as dehumidifiers and timers that make them

even more versatile.

The Cons of Portable ACs

Portable air conditioners have several

disadvantages when compared to window air

conditioners.

One disadvantage is that they are less energy

efficient when cooling bigger spaces.

Portable ACs also tend to be noisier than window

ACs.

Additionally, portable ACs can be more

expensive to purchase than window units.

Another disadvantage of portable air conditioners

is that they take up valuable floor space in your

home. They also require proper ventilation in

order to work properly, which means you’ll need

to crack a window or door when using them.

This can let in unwanted hot air and insects.

How to choose the best air conditioning

unit? Window AC or Portable AC?

Air conditioning is a necessity for many

homeowners, especially those who live in hot

climates. But with so many different types and

brands of air conditioning units on the market, it

can be difficult to choose the best one for your

home.

There are a few things to consider when choosing

an air conditioning unit. Here are a few tips to

help you choose the best air conditioning unit

for your home.

The first is the size of the unit. It is important to

choose a unit that is the appropriate size for the

space it will be cooling.

The second thing to consider is whether you

want a window AC unit or a portable AC unit.

Window AC units are more permanent and can

be difficult to install, while portable AC units are

less expensive and easier to move around.

The third thing to consider is the energy efficiency

of the unit. Air conditioners can range in energy

efficiency from 10% to 50%. The most energyefficient

units will cost more upfront, but will save

you money on your energy bill in the long run.

Fourth, think about how much money you’re

willing to spend on an air conditioner. The most

expensive units aren’t always the best, so find

one that’s affordable but also has good reviews.

Finally, take into account your climate and how

often you’ll be using the air conditioner.

As the summer heat begins to intensify, the

question arises: which air conditioning unit

should you buy? There are two main types of air


conditioners on the market - window ACs and portable ACs. So, how do you choose the best one

for your home?

Window ACs are a great option if you have a window that can accommodate the unit. They are also

relatively inexpensive and easy to install. However, they can be quite loud and may not work very

well if your home does not have central air conditioning.

Portable air conditioners are a great option for homes without central air conditioning or for people

who want to be able to move their air conditioner from room to room. They are also relatively quiet

and can be used in conjunction with a fan to circulate the cool air.

Takeaway: Window AC vs Portable AC: Which One is Better?

In conclusion, both window AC units and portable AC units have their pros and cons. It really

depends on the individual’s needs as to which type of unit is better. Some people may prefer the

portability of a portable unit, while others might prefer the installation of a window unit. Ultimately, it

is up to the consumer to decide which type of unit is best for them.


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The global cold chain market size

is estimated to reach USD 447.50

billion by 2025

The global cold chain market size is

estimated to reach USD 447.50 billion

by 2025. It is anticipated to exhibit a

CAGR of 15.1% during the forecast

period. Technological advancements in

packaging, processing, and storage of

seafood products are expected to drive the

growth.

Cold chain solutions have become an

integral part of supply chain management for

transportation and storage of temperaturesensitive

products.Increasing trade of

perishable products is anticipated to drive the

demand for these solutions over the forecast

period.

Players operating in the market for cold chain

are increasingly adopting alternative energy

solutions such as wind and solar to minimize

overall operating cost.

Among cold chain solutions, refrigeration

system is used to prolong shelf life and to

maintain quality of products. Refrigerants

used in refrigeration systems pose a threat to

the environment because of their high Global

Warming Potential (GWP) and Ozone Depletion

Potential (ODP).

Growing stringency of food safety regulations,

such as the Food Safety Modernization Act that

requires increased attention toward construction

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of cold storage warehouse, is slated to benefit

the market.Adoption of environmental audit

systems such as Leadership in Energy and

Environmental Design (LEED) or Building

Research Establishment Environmental

Assessment Method (BREEAM) can evaluate

designs at initial stage.

Thus, operational performance of completed

buildings can be assessed through these

audit systems.

Temperature-controlled warehouses are

highly energy-sensitive as they incorporate

refrigeration and ventilation systems that

require high power consumption.However,

better design can reduce power consumption

and can help build net-zero energy

warehouses.

Intelligent warehouse automation and control

systems are one of the factors assisting

buildings to achieve net-zero energy to

become self-sustainable. Less energy

consumption notably lowers operating

expenditure, eventually contributing to

protection of ecology and climate.

North America is anticipated to lead the cold

chain market in terms of revenue owing to

continuing innovation in autonomous trucks.

Mexico is expected to witness exponential

growth over the forecast period owing to

the rise in investments for the development

of logistics infrastructure and penetration of

warehouse management systems.

In South America, Brazil is a major contributor

to market growth.Implementation of dietary

guidelines on usage of fresh food products

over processed food led by the Brazilian

government is expected to boost the market.

These guidelines would necessitate

development of cold chains to meet

requirements for storage, transportation, and

packaging of fresh food.

Key companies operating in the market include

Agro Merchant Group (U.S.), Cloverleaf Cold

Storage (U.S.), Henningsen Cold Storage

(U.S.), Nordic Logistics and Warehousing,

LLC (U.S.), and Preferred Freezer Services,

LLC (U.S.). Cold chain service providers have

invested aggressively to add onboard tracking

equipment to refrigeration units. These units

provides real-time location and temperature

data to shippers and third-party logistics. It

further helps them with increased visibility

and opportunity to mitigate or prevent losses.

Along with the aforementioned players, cold

chain packaging companies such as Cold

Chain Technologies, Inc. (U.S.); Cryopack

Industries, Inc. (U.S.); Creopack (Canada);

and Cold Box Express, Inc. (U.S.) contribute

significantly to market growth.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

• Connected products help companies

develop closer customer relationships

through product differentiation and moving

away from price competition

• Due to a shift in focus from increasing the

productivity to providing better transport

and storage facilities, the market has gained

prominence in developing countries such as

China and India

• Cold chain monitoring, smart packaging,

sample lifecycle management, men and

material tracking, and connected equipment

are among IoT applications of key importance

for the pharmaceuticals industry

• Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-

enabled supply chain provides higher

efficiency and has opened up new

opportunities by offering product level visibility

• Globalization and growing number of

pharmaceutical and food safety counterfeit

incidents have compelled governments to

tighten regulations on production and supply.

Rising trend of buying food products online

and adoption of e-commerce in China are key

demand drivers

• The Government of India remains keen

on supporting development of the cold

chain market and is encouraging private

participation by launching subsidy schemes

and offering grants.

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China Compressor Market

Report 2019-2024: Market is

Projected to Garner $15.7

Billion

The “China Compressor Market Research Report: By Type, Lubrication Type,

Portability, Pressure, Application - Industry Size, Share Analysis and Forecast

to 2024”

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Witnessing a 3.5% CAGR during the forecast period, the Chinese

compressor market is projected to garner $15.7 billion by 2024. Growth

in the construction and the automotive industries is the major driver for

this market.

The Chinese compressor market is bifurcated into portable and stationary

compressors on the basis of portability. In 2018, the larger market share was held

by the stationary compressor category, as such compressors are heavily used in

the chemical and cement, food & beverage, industrial manufacturing, automotive,

power, oil & gas, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration

(HVAC-R) industries. Among these, the construction and cement industries led

the market for portable compressors, as they find application in conveying and

cleaning, and ash handling systems.

The dynamic compressor category of the type segment of the Chinese compressor

market is sub-categorized into axial and centrifugal flow. The larger share in the


market was held by the centrifugal flow category in 2018. Natural gas processing,

oil refining, and food & beverage manufacturing are the major application areas of

these compressors. Such devices are employed in oil refineries to increase and

maintain the flow in pipelines from the production site till its delivery to consumers.

The demand for centrifugal compressors is set to increase with the expanding oil &

gas pipeline network in China.

Central China is expected to witness the fastest growth within the country, as the

Hubei province, which has a strong industrial base, is located there. The development

of emerging manufacturing industries is one of the major agendas of the local

government, mentioned in its 13th five-year plan. Moreover, many automotive and

advanced manufacturing companies are situated in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei.

Large investments in farm machinery and mechanization are also adding to the

growth of the market in the region.

The subdivisions of the Chinese compressor market, based on application, are

construction, automotive, textile, HVAC-R, agriculture, industrial manufacturing, food

& beverage, chemical & cement, oil & gas, and others. Amongst all, a market share of

37.5% was registered by the automotive subdivision in 2018. Increasing initiatives by

the Chinese government to popularize electric vehicles and the growing automotive

sector have contributed to this subdivision’s growth.

The vehicle production process includes welding, plasma cutting, product finishing,

tire inflation, and car painting. Compressors are heavily used in the automotive industry

throughout the manufacturing process. Rising vehicle production and disposable

income in the country are majorly contributing to the Chinese automotive industry’s

growth. For instance, the production of motor vehicles in the country grew from 7.7

million units in 2013 to 29.7 million units in 2017.

Kaeser Kompressoren SE, Hanon Systems, Hitachi Ltd., Zhe Jiang Hongwuhuan

Machinery Co. Ltd., Toyota Industries Corporation, Atlas Copco AB, Ingersoll-Rand

PLC, and Kobe Steel Ltd. are some of the key players in the Chinese compressor

market.

List of Compressor Companies

• Rechi Precision Co., Ltd

• Elgi Equipments Limited

• Kaeser Kompressoren Se

• Ingersoll-Rand Plc

• Atlas Copco Ab

• Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Anest Iwata Corporation

Hitachi, Ltd.

• Zhe Jiang Hongwuhuan Machinery Co., Ltd

• Mahle Gmbh

• Hanon Systems

• Toyota Industries Corporation

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Global Refrigerants Market

2019-2024 - Fluorocarbons to

Dominate the Market

The market for refrigerants is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the

forecast period of 2019-2024

One of the major factors driving the market studied is the expansion of the global

cold chain market. However, stringent environmental regulations against fluorocarbon

refrigerants is likely to restrain the market.

- Rapid growth in the global automotive industry is also likely to boost the demand for

automotive refigerants during the forecast period.

- Increasing demand for bio-based refrigerants is likely to act as an opportunity for the

market growth in future.

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- Asia-Pacific dominated the market across the

globe in 2018, owing to the rapidly growing

construction and automotive industries.

Key Market Trends

Fluorocarbons to Dominate the

Market

- Fluorocarbons has dominated the market owing

to the increasing demand for hydrofluorocarbons.

- HFCs are widely utilized in air conditioning

applications as they are less harmful to the

atmosphere in comparison to other fluorocarbon

refrigerants.

- They also serve as the most prominent

substitutes for phased-out CFCs and HCFCs.

Emerging nations are slowly phasing out

fluorocarbon refrigerants and are working on

phasing out - HCFCs. This will, in turn, result in

high demand for HFCs globally.

HFCs are non-flammable, recyclable, energy

efficient, less toxic, and are chemically stable.

They are non-reactive with the environment even

upon direct exposure.

- One of the chief advantages of HFCs over

chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) is that they do not

contribute to ozone layer depletion.

- Hence, fluorocarbons segment is likely to

account for the highest market share during the

forecast period.

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the

Market

of the transportation sector is a major driver

for the economic growth of China, and due to

this, the sector is entirely run by state-owned

corporations.

- According to 13th Five-Year Plan, allocation of

CNY 800 billion (USD 116 billion) for railways,

CNY 1.65 trillion (USD 240 billion) for roads, CNY

244 billion (USD 33 billion) for airways, and CNY

150 billion (USD 21 billion) for water transport,

was issued in 2017.

- This mammoth allocation of funds paves a path

for the manufacturing of various transportation

vehicles, like buses, trains, ships, and airplanes

in large scale. The rapid increase in production

would in turn, accommodate a huge scope

for usage of air conditioning systems in these

vehicles.

- The cold storage capacity grew by over 800%

in China over a period of eight years. Hence,

with the growing Chinese cold chain logistics

industry, which constitutes of refrigeration trucks

and cold storages, the Chinese refrigerants

market is expected to rapidly increase during

the forecast period.

- Hence, Asia-Pacific is likely to dominate the

market during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The global refrigerants market is consolidated,

with the top five players accounting for a major

chunk of the market. Some of the major players

of the market include Honeywell International

Inc., Arkema Group, Mexichem, and SINOCHEM

GROUP CO., LTD., among others.

- In 2018, Asia-Pacific has accounted for the

highest market share and is likely to witness the

highest market share during the forecast period.

- The automotive industry has witnessed a

major growth in the last decade. Development

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An Employee Was Injured

Onsite, Now What?

Imagine walking into work and seeing one of your worst nightmares unfolding in front

of your eyes: one of your employees is injured, and it looks serious. As the business

owner, you spring into action, ensuring that an ambulance has been called and that

all other employees are safe. After the chaos dies down, you’re left to wonder—

what happens next?

To prepare for such scenarios, employers should learn more about the workers comp

settlement process and the specific provisions of their workers’ comp insurance

policy.

Breaking Down Workers’ Comp Coverage

This form of insurance is required for businesses in every U.S. state besides Texas.

Depending on where your company operates, you may have the option to purchase

a policy from a private insurance provider. Some states, however, require companies

to invest in coverage from a state fund.


When workplace incidents occur, workers’ comp covers the

following:

• Medical expenses related to a workplace injury or illness

• A portion of the wages lost by the employee due to their injury and recovery time

• Compensation for any permanent injuries

• The cost of retraining

• In the case of a workplace fatality, benefits to their survivors

• Some policies may also cover the employer’s legal fees or a portion of settlement

should the employee reject the workers’ comp compensation package.

After a workplace injury occurs and the injured employee has received care, the

compensation process begins:

Step 1: The Employee Files a Claim

If an onsite or work-related accident results in an injury, the injured employee must

report it to their employer.

Once the employer is informed about the injury or illness, the employee has suffered,

they will issue the appropriate forms. The paperwork includes forms that will be issued to

the company’s insurance provider and the state’s compensation board. The documents

also include information about the employee’s rights and the benefits the compensation

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Under what circumstances can an employee file a claim? For a worker to claim compensation

under this coverage, the following criteria must be met:

• The worker in question is an employee of the company, not a hired contractor.

• The injury or illness in question was suffered while on duty. The activity taking place

when the injury occurred must be clearly within the scope of their work-related tasks. These

can be activities that were being done offsite.

• The employer must have a workers’ comp policy.

Step 2: The Insurance Provider Responds

Once the paperwork is completed, the forms, along with a medical report from the employee’s

doctor, are sent to the insurance provider. Based on the information provided, the insurer

will decide whether to honor the claim or deny it. If a claim is denied, the employee can

pursue an appeal.


Each state has a different policy for how workers’ comp benefits are calculated. In general,

the compensation packages include payment for:

• Temporary total disability

• Temporary partial disability

• Permanent disability

• Reimbursement of medical expenses

Step 3: The Employee Accepts or Rejects the Insurance Offer

In most cases, the injured employee will accept the compensation package offered by the

insurance provider. However, if an employee feels that the compensation is inadequate,

they have the right to pursue a settlement from the employer. Their options include:

• Accepting the compensation offer as-is

• Negotiating a more substantial structured compensation- If the employee feels the value

of the compensation package offered will not adequately cover their medical care or their

loss of income, they can attempt to negotiate a payment plan with the employer.

• Negotiating a lump sum payoff- The employee can choose to pursue a one-off settlement

with the employer. This lump sum would include an estimation of total medical expenses

and disability payments.

If the two parties formally agree on a deal, the case is closed and cannot be revisited.

Protection for You, and Your Employees

Workplace injuries are unfortunate and difficult to deal with; however, they are not uncommon.

While you may not want to think of this reality, as an employer, it’s your responsibility to

prevent workplace injury, provide workers’ comp coverage, and to respond appropriately

should an accident occur.

Fortunately, workers’ compensation insurance provides a clear path forward when injuries

happen. The design of workers’ comp coverage is twofold: it protects employees by

guaranteeing compensation and care, and it protects employers from financial ruin should

a costly accident arise.

To secure the well-being of your business and employees, be sure to regularly review your

workers’ comp policy and consider an upgrade.


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Engineering Careers:

Coping with On the Job

Travel

For professional engineers, visiting all sorts of sites and locations worldwide can

be a regular fixture of their job. In fact, some end up spending so much time away

from home that they abandon having a central base of actions altogether. However,

as anyone that is regularly away from home will tell you, on the job travel can be

draining. The good news is that there are some smart tactics you can use to make the

experience go as smoothly as possible. Therefore, ensuring you are well-rested enough to

supply the accuracy and good judgment that working as an engineer requires.

Choose a carry on only.

It may seem simple, but opting to cake just a carry on can save you a great deal of time

and hassle when travelling by plane for work. In fact, it means that you don’t have to check

in your luggage beforehand. Also, you won’t have to suffer through the long wait until the

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baggage carousel springs into motion once your flight is over. Therefore allowing you to meet

your clients or make your transport link to the sites on which you will be working much more

quickly and efficiently.

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You can also be sure that any valuable equipment or necessary plans and blueprints that you

are carrying are safe. After all, apart from a brief jaunt through the x-ray machine will remain

with you at all times.

Stay organised and in contact.

Next, if you find yourself travelling from one location to the next, it can be tough to stay in

contact with your clients and customers. Not to mention your nearest and dearest. In fact,

combine this with a situation where a client needs to send physical documents, and you can

have a real problem if you have no single physical base of operations.

Luckily, there is a tactic that you can use to work around such an issue. Is it to use a service

like the one physicaladdress offers. This is because it allows real-life mail to be sent to one

professional address. Then the contents are digitally scanned and forwarded to you online.

This means that no matter where your engineering work takes you, you can be sure you won’t

miss any critical client correspondence. In turn, that means you won’t have to deal with the

delay in projects that this can cause, either.

Opt for an upgrade where possible.

When it comes to engineering as a career, to operate effectively, you must be well-rested

enough to be accurate in your measurements and calculations. You also need to be alert

enough to truly hear what your client is saying to you concerning the problems you need to

solve.

Of course, being stuck on a cramped, a noisy, long haul flight isn’t conducive to these states in

any way. That is why, wherever possible, it’s best to upgrade to business class. At least then,

you will have the facilities to hand that you need to get a decent rest. Thus allowing you to be

on top of your game, as you touch down in your next location.

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5 Tips for When You

Marry Military Engineer

Marrying someone in the military

means making sacrifices that a

traditional married person might

not have to make. That might

mean moving around a lot and being home

by yourself or with the children for months

at a time. Finding ways to cope with being a

military engineer spouse can help make the

transition from civilian life a little bit easier.

Here are five tips to take into consideration

when you marry someone in the military.

1. Learn to Cope During

Deployment Periods

You may have to go months without seeing

your spouse during deployment, so consider

how you’ll manage your home, bills and other

responsibilities on your own. You might be

living far away from your family, so you’ll have

to get used to doing things on your own, such

as cleaning the house, doing the laundry and

taking care of the children. On the plus side,

you’ll be able to enjoy military benefits, such

as military engineer pay, military engineer

spouse and family healthcare, a basic

allowance for housing (BAH), recreation

benefits and childcare benefits.

2. Get Used to Moving Around

It’s a well-known fact that military families

often move around a lot, which can be quite

a challenge, especially if you have children.

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You’ll have to deal with helping them transition

from school to school and making new friends

all over again. You might get homesick when

moving to a new place, but on the positive

side of things, you’ll get to experience

different parts of the country (or maybe even

the world), which could mean you’ll always

have an interesting story to tell. Try to find the

silver lining and keep an open mind whenever

you move to a new place.

3. Find the Right Insurance

Coverage

The last thing you want is to break down on the

side of the road when your spouse and family

are miles away and can’t do anything to help

you, especially if you have your little ones in

the car with you. That’s why finding the right

insurance coverage is of utmost importance.

With USAA, you’ll get a comprehensive auto

insurance policy that saves you hundreds

of dollars each year compared to other

providers. You’ll also get accident forgiveness

and plenty of options based on your vehicle

and your driving record. You can also bundle

your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to

save up to 10 percent.

4. Get Help Raising Your Family

Raising children in the military is different than

raising children in civilian life. You’ll have to

explain why your spouse is gone so often,

which might not be easy, depending on how

old your children are. You’ll also have the bulk

of parental responsibilities. Not to mention,

you’ll also have to deal with disciplining them

on your own and making sure their emotional

needs are met. You’ll be responsible for

teaching your children right from wrong and

how to care for themselves as they grow. All of

this can be overwhelming, especially during

deployment when the sole responsibility falls

in your lap. Get the help you need from family

members (if possible) or outside help from a

nanny using your military engineer benefits.

5. Continue to Pursue Your Own

Interests

Make time to get out and meet new people,

because being a military engineer spouse can

be lonely sometimes. Find your own interests

and hobbies to pursue so that you don’t

spend all of your time waiting for your spouse

to get back. It’s perfectly okay to have a life

of your own while your spouse is deployed.

Whether you decide to join a book club, learn

to play an instrument, take a writing class or

join an improv class, you can find something

that interests you outside of your marriage.

Get someone to watch the children at least

once a week so that you can take some time

for yourself to do what you enjoy doing.

Adjusting to Life as a Military

Engineer Spouse

Marrying someone in the military doesn’t mean

you’ll always be alone. It just means making

certain life adjustments. You’ll get to make

new friends all over the world, learn about

different cultures and enjoy all of the benefits

that come with being a military spouse. You’ll

also learn to be more independent and be

more inclined to pursue outside interests.

Marrying military also means finding ways to

care for and protect your loved ones, whether

that means hiring help or finding the right auto

insurance.

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What is Operational

Definition

If you’re someone who is constantly working in quantifying different kinds of data, then

you’re going to want to know what operational definition is.

In essence, when the phrase “operational definition” is used in terms of data, it refers to a

concise and thorough definition of the measurement. To better explain this, it means that all

parts of your data collection will be explicitly explained.

Operational definition can be used for collecting a wide variety of data points and it can be

essential for knowing the true metrics of the data points. Operational definition can be most

usefill when there is a dispute after the data is collected about whether or not all of the data

points were collected correctly. It can even be used for visual data points and it can help with

visual checks if multiple data collectors are arguing about any points of confusion.

Operational definition is most helpful when it is fully outlined before any of the data collection

begins. Then there will be no confusion amongst team members about what data points

count for what.

When Can Operational Definition Be Used?

Operational definition can be used almost anytime that data is going to be collected. It will

save researchers a significant amount of time in the long run since everyone will be on the

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same page from the very beginning. It will also ensure that the results that come back from all of

the tests are accurate.

It is extremely important that the operational definition be as detailed as possible because everyone

has a different perception of the world, including each of your researchers. To avoid confusion,

you’ll want to make the instructions as detailed as humanly possible.

There are six key points to include in your operational definition to ensure that your instructions

are clear.

Steps To Create the Perfect Operational Definition

1) Determine What the Test Is Revolving Around

Your team will need to know what characteristic is being measured.

2) Select Your Measuring Instrument

The measuring instrument that you choose can be something physical such as a scale to measure

weight or a clock to determine the amount of time that has passed. However, the measuring

instrument can also be a visual test. If you’re ever going to use eyesight as the measuring tool of

choice, you’ll want to express if normal eyesight will work or if a magnifying glass will be needed

as well.

3) Explicitly Explain The Testing Method

This is the part where the actual test will be explained in depth so your researchers are fully aware

of what is going on. You’ll want to explain what measurements the tests are taking place in as well.

4) State How Decisions Should Be Made

Tell all of your researchers what they should be determining at the end of the test and how they

should be determining it. If this isn’t clearly defined, then the test won’t bring about accurate results.

5) Check That Your Researchers Understand The Operational Definition

Once you have all the other metrics in place, check with your researchers to make sure that they

understand all of the metrics as they should be taking place.

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How to Choose Durable

Brown Work Boots Online

Work boots have been used for ages by various professionals mainly, outdoor

workers, laborers and farmers. Though the markets today are flooded with fancy

options, classic sturdy work boots have their takers. A good pair of boots is a

must-have for every stylish man. These stylish and versatile boots can be paired

with your semi-casual as well as casual wardrobe. If you’re looking for a comfortable pair of

shoes that’ll work well for an outdoor job and also look classy when dressed up, we’ve got you

covered. You can buy brown work boots online here.

Functional work boots today are not only used for outdoor work but can be paired with jeans and

a T-shirt for a casual look. To pick out your favorite pair of work boots, follow these suggestions

given below.

Tips on Choosing the Right Durable Brown Work Boots Online

1. Types of Work Boots: You can choose from the main types of work boots; lace up and pull

on work boots. Lace up boots give more support to the feet and the fit can be adjusted through

the lace. Pull on boots don’t have laces and are mostly waterproof. They are used by outdoor

workers like welders, construction workers and firefighters.

2. Good Quality: Since work boots never go out of style, buying a good quality and durable

pair of work boots can be a good investment. While choosing, look for the material of its

composition. Leather boots are extremely durable and since they tend to take on the shape

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of your feet, they are very comfortable too. For

best quality, go for the full grain leather boots.

These can be identified by their grainy, rugged

texture. Full grain leather is stronger and is likely

to last you for years to come. The craftsmanship

is another important factor that determines the

quality of boots. A well-crafted pair of shoes

tend to last longer.

3. Check the Soles: While buying work boots,

ensure that your shoes are well cushioned and

your feet are pain-free as you work through your

day. Look for cement constructed boots for

improved shelf life. Most work boots come with

replaceable insoles. A good arch supporting

insole not only keeps you comfortable but also

protects you from knee and joint pains. Outdoor

workers should opt for slip resistant soles to

avoid slipping in work areas.

4. Look out for the safety features: Given that

work boots are mostly worn by men who work

outdoors like engineers on a construction site,

most of them come with various safety features

like steel caps to provide safety. Features like

an anti-slip sole, water resistance and electric

shock resistance are some of the sought-after

features to look out. Choose a pair that provides

good protection to your feet.

5. Comfort: Comfort is one of the most important

things to look for, while buying work boots. Since

work boots may take a while to break in and fit

smoothly, to ensure maximum comfort, find a

work boot that fits you well. To buy the correct

fit online, measure your foot size in centimeters

and then match it to the size chart. In case, one

foot of yours is slightly bigger than the other, go

for the larger foot size. For a comfortable fit, the

toe cap should fit well and your arches should

be comfortable. Lace boots provide better foot

support and are easily adjustable.

Styling your Work Boots

Once worn primarily by workers, these chunky

boots have been fashionably adopted by

suave, fashion forward men. Most work boots

are versatile and can be styled in various ways.

Pair your tan work boots with heavy selvedge

denim for a casual look. Since these boots are

masculine, they go well with military inspired

jackets, flannel shirts and jumpers. Work boots

have a rugged look and shouldn’t be paired with

formals like formal trousers.

Conclusion

A good pair of work boots is durable and can

be used for ages. While buying a new pair,

look out for the quality of the material and its

craftsmanship to ensure you buy pair that stays.

Since work boots often take a while to break in,

it’s advisable to wear thick socks with it to avoid

discomfort and blisters. As work boots are low

maintenance, they just require cleaning once

in a while. When dirty, dust them off with a dry

piece of cloth.

Finally, if you plan to buy durable work boots

online, don’t just go for what looks good.

Additionally, make sure you know the material

composition, the type of sole, the safety features

and most importantly it fits you well!

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Top 5 Things to Do

After an Accident

The aftermath of a car accident ranges from emotional to outright traumatic.

There’s a lot of adrenaline flowing, and that’s true even if no one is seriously

hurt. That’s why you need to know now what to do if you’re in a car wreck.

Here are the top 5 things to do after an auto accident. We’ll also explain

why these actions matter so much.

Check for Injuries

Once you’ve stopped, start checking yourself and others for injuries. If it is safe

to do so, check those in the other car for injuries. If anyone is seriously injured,

call 911 and request an ambulance. If it is necessary, you may need to get to

safety. For example, a car that’s been thrown into ongoing traffic may get hit

again. If you can, move the car out of the way of oncoming vehicles. However,

that’s a lower priority than taking care of anyone who is hurt.

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Document As Much As Possible Yourself

Don’t leave everything in the hands of the police. Take pictures of your car

from all sides. Take pictures of their car, as well. Don’t forget to get a picture

of their license plate in case they give you false information or are driving

someone else’s car. Take a picture of their driver’s license and insurance card,

because this is probably more accurate than hand-written notes. Capture the

current road conditions, in case this is relevant to determining fault later. Take

pictures of cross-streets to prove where you were. Ask everyone involved for

their contact information, in case you need them to make witness statements

later.

A side benefit of documenting all of this yourself is that it ensures you have

this information in case the other person leaves before a police report can be

made.

Call the Police

In some states, you’re required to report any accident, including fender benders,

to the police. This allows them to fill out an accident report and document the

scene. In the rest of the country, you want the police report so that you have a

neutral third party account of the accident. Furthermore, only a police officer

can prove one of the parties is drunk or otherwise in violation of the law. If

the police decide not to come out, you’ve already documented as much as

possible.

Wait for Help

Always wait until everyone’s needs have been tended to. Do not leave after

calling for an ambulance. You’re legally required to stay until first responders

have arrived take care of the injured. If you have asked police to come out, you

can’t leave even if you think you’re not at fault.

When the police arrive, get their names and badge numbers. Try to get a copy

of the police report. If that’s not possible, find out the police report number.

Your insurance company may ask for that information when you file the claim.

Notify Your Insurer

Notifying your insurer is among the last things to do after an accident. You

could call them while you’re at the accident scene. They may be able to tell

you what information they need to speed up the claims process. Or they could

explain the claims process to you. This could help you pass the time while

waiting for help to arrive.

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