Wind Turbines

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History of Wind Turbines The first wind machines were used in Persia, as far back as 200 B.C for the purposes of grinding grain. By 250 A.D the Romans began to use the same process for the same purpose. The Dutch started using windmills to drain water from the areas lying in the Rhine River […]


Small Aircraft Control Surfaces

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Anyone who has held their hand out of a car into the wind to play airplane already has a fundamental impression of control surfaces on the airplane. When the heel of the palm went down, the airpressure under the hand pushed the hand up. That’s called lift. The airflow over/under the hand changes with the […]


The Benefits Of A Vertical Wheelchair Lift

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Most of us take for granted the myriad of activities we perform on a daily basis – walking, running, and climbing stairs, among others. But for those who face physical challenges on a daily basis, the most commonplace of activities can be either difficult or impossible. For those who are wheelchair bound, climbing stairs is […]


Vertical Platform Lifts In Homes

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Vertical platform lifts are primarily used by individuals who use wheelchairs or mobility scooters. They are used to transport a mobility device and its rider up and down the stairs. They are often found in residential settings, but many businesses also use them. This includes places like churches and schools. A vertical platform lift is […]


Ameriglide Vertical Platform Lifts

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Many people today who use wheelchairs or just have trouble walking have discovered the wonders of Ameriglide Vertical Platform Lifts. Ameriglide manufactures only the highest quality home medical equipment that has been thoroughly tested by experienced engineers. Vertical Platform Lifts or wheelchair lifts, as they are often referred to, have helped many Americans retain their […]


Vertical Platform Lifts Access Explained

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Vertical platform lifts allow people to connect areas of different elevation throughout their home. In the residential environment these valuable devices are most often found at the entrance to the home. The front steps, especially in older homes, are often steep, narrow, and hard to navigate. A vertical platform lift or wheelchair lift, as it […]


Installation Of Vertical Platform Lifts

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Many times, especially in older homes, the stairs leading up to the front door can be pretty steep and narrow. This can make it very hard for those suffering from arthritis and other muscular disabilities to enter their own home and near impossible for those with wheel chairs. Vertical Platform Lifts solve this problem by […]


Vertical Platform Lifts Accessories And Add Ons

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A Vertical Platform Lift is designed to allow those in wheelchairs or others who are mobility challenged to traverse the exterior stairs in their home. Vertical platform lifts are very similar to elevators in that they lift a square or rectangle platform straight up and down. Depending on the model there are many accessories and […]


Vertical Platform Lift Tips

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Vertical lifts or wheelchair lifts are a great investment if you or someone you love is in a wheelchair or has trouble walking. They work like mini elevators and are used to overcome differences in height found in homes. Here are some things to consider when purchasing and installing your new vertical platform lift. – […]


Buying A Wheelchair Lift

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Buying a wheelchair lift can be a daunting task, especially if you are newly disabled or are purchasing a wheelchair lift for a loved one. There are many types of devices that are referred to as wheelchair lifts but most fall into two broad categories; vertical platform lifts or vehicle lifts. The most elaborate and […]


Vertical Wheelchair Lifts

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It is a sad reality that people do not appreciate what they have, and only realize its worth when they lost it. The same goes with our mobility and independence. We, able bodied individuals, perform our daily activities without having to struggle or exert too much effort. Lucky for us, I guess. But for those […]


The Benefits Of Vertical Wheelchair Lift

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How fast can you walk? Run? Or climb the stairs? If without a second thought you can say “Faster than you” you would probably think that those are trick questions. But for those who find these rather simple tasks very strenuous and challenging to do, such questions can be arresting for them. The physically challenged, […]


Sundials Time Keeping Through The Ages

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You look at your PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) marveling at the versatility of the device, not knowing that our ancestors, without the digital technology to help, had mastered the art of time keeping by inventing Sundials,. Sundials, which are the earliest known and ancient device for timekeeping were invented during the second millennium BC. China, […]


The New Piccolo Lift At Whistler

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You don’t really need an excuse to book a winter ski trip to Whistler; after all, it has the highest vertical drop in North America, the biggest skiable area, the most off-piste terrain and the best spas and restaurants. However, if you did need one, the announcement of the new Piccolo lift on Whistler Mountain […]


Restyling Vertical Blinds

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Nowadays, vertical blinds are thought of as unfashionable with the current preference and resurgence of new Venetian blinds style. No matter how much the average homemaker may want to take down and replace her blinds, this is not an easy nor inexpensive task. But there is still hope for these blinds, much more if they’re […]


All About Blinds For Your Windows

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Window blinds are essential for anyone who wants to safeguard their privacy, at home or in the office. While it is true that some people prefer to use curtains, window blinds have the advantage in that you get to control the amount of light that comes in. One reason for the choice of curtains over […]


Don T Leave Your Blinds Hanging Vertical Blinds Cleaning Tips

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Are constantly fighting off dust in the battle to keep your home fresh and clean? Do you feel like your losing the battle against grease and grime? What does your home say about you? Household cleaning is a regular, ongoing and everyday job. It can seem never ending and is often thankless. Dirty blinds and […]