If you're looking for a new television right now, you may have heard of 4K or UHD TVs and you may be wondering how they compare to a high definition TV.

The big difference between high definition, and 4K (also known as UHD) TVs is the resolution, or the number of pixels that make up the screen. A 1080p high definition TV is 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. A 4K TV has four times as many pixels, being 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels high.

The bonus of having four times as many pixels is that it makes the picture much clearer, meaning that you can sit much closer to TV without the picture becoming blurry. However this depends on the image you are viewing.

If the image you are watching is not broadcast for 4K, the TV can upscale it to fit the TV, but it's not going to be as impressive as one intended for a 4K TV.

Right now, our local providers Shaw, Bell, Eastlink, and BMTS have very little, if any, 4K content. However, since most 4K TVs are capable of streaming content off of the internet, there are many options for 4K content. The most popular provider of 4K content is Netflix, though you will have to have a premium account to access the 4K content. YouTube and other streaming services also have 4K content, with more options being offered every day!

New refrigerators have the temperature control located inside the fridge compartment. So, when the temperature outside the fridge gets lower than the inside, the compressor shuts off.  This means that the freezer section is no longer being cooled either and therefore it will warm up until it matches the temperature outside of the fridge. In order to prevent spoilage, do not store food in the freezer compartment of your fridge if you leave your cottage unheated over the winter.

Nowadays, most refrigerators come with "humidity control" crispers, which have sliders that allow you control the amount of humidity in each crisper. While a few are helpfully labelled as to which setting is best for fruits and which is best for vegetables, many of them are simply mart as "Hi" or "Low", with no real insight as to which setting is best for your food.

As fruit starts to ripen, it releases ethylene gas, which causes other fruits to ripen more quickly. Setting the humidity to low humidity creates more airflow allowing the ethylene gas and the excess moisture to be released, extending the life of your fruit.

Vegetables on the other hand, are susceptible to moisture loss. Setting the humidity controls to high reduces the airflow, slowing down the movement of moisture, allowing your vegetables to remain crisp and fresh longer.

The simplest way to remember it is, if something tend to mold or rot, it requires less humidity. If it's more likely to dry out or go limp, it needs more humidity.