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5 Different Types of Water Heaters

Quicklist: Water Heaters Conventional Storage  Tankless  Heat Pump  Solar-Powered  Condensing  If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may not exactly know what you’re looking for. Of course, a water heater isn’t something you go out and buy every day and some people may only need to purchase one or two in …

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Ceramic vs. Quartz Heater: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Space heaters are fantastic solutions to heating any space, from small to large, and even in the great expanse of the outdoors. Deciding between a quartz and ceramic space heater will be important: here’s a guide to all the ins and outs.   To begin, let’s understand what each option is, and how they work. …

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I Bought the Blaux Portable Desktop “AC” – This is What You Need to Know

Recently I moved into a new office which doesn’t have AC. While it’s not too hot most of the year, when it’s hot, I need to cool it down. It’s a small space; only 450 sq. ft. so I thought I’d give the Blaux Portable Destop “AC” a shot. FYI, it’s not an air conditioner. …

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About My Arctic King Portable Air Conditioner (Why I bought 3 of them)

5 summers ago we had a heatwave in Vancouver, BC. I live in an area that doesn’t get all that hot and if it does, it’s not hot for that long. While I like living in a place that isn’t too hot, the problem is most houses don’ have central air. When the heat comes, …

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Our Detailed Boiler Maintenance Checklist: Prevention Beats Having to Buy New

Tucked away in some remote hidey-hole of your home, your boiler is probably feeling quite neglected by now, but as the faithful heating hub of your home, it deserves some attention. Maintaining your properties boiler may sound dull, but there are some major reasons it should be on your agenda. What are those reasons? A …

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Clean Your Air Conditioner Filters For Crying Out Loud

Podcast Version: I don’t know about the rest of you homebodies, but I’ve been sick as hell lately! Not from the coronavirus, fortunately. But I totally had a jumpscare for a minute because of the nonstop coughing that started out mild in my throat, then turned into the kind of wracking chest coughs we’ve been …

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15 Different Types of Patio Heaters (Buying Guide)

Winter is coming…and that means the outdoor patio heating season is now in full swing. What better way to spend time outside with friends sipping a winter IPA than outside on the patio overlooking a snow-white backyard. This sounds like a good time but can quickly go from bad to worse if you don’t have …

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Does Saran Wrap Work on Windows for Keeping More Heat in Your Home?

If you have older windows in your home, there’s a good chance that they are drafty and none-too-insulating. Maybe they’re single pane. Maybe there are gaps around the frame that icy winter breezes and ambitious summertime insects can squeeze through. Whatever the case, you have a problem. What’s the solution? You could have the windows …

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5 Different Types of Furnace Filters

Furnace filters aren’t the most glamorous topic, but they are absolutely vital to your health and the health of your HVAC system. The right filter will help keep everything running smoothly by filtering out particles. These particles can be bad for your health, particularly if you have allergies, but they can also take a toll …

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5 Different Types of Heat Pumps (Detailed Guide)

We all know that comfort is an important part of life. But the reality is, most of us have price constraints on what we can afford. In addition, concerns about the environment leave us looking for more efficient ways to insulate ourselves from the harsh external world. The heating and cooling of our workplaces and …

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9 HVAC Maintenance and Damage Prevention Tips (Pre-Vacation HVAC Checklist)

One of your most essential tasks as a homeowner is to keep your HVAC functioning effectively and efficiently. The technology is advancing all the time, and it’s possible to keep your house at an ideal temperature without prohibitively high energy costs, but there is always going to be maintenance to do, and you won’t have …

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Life Hacks To Keep Your Air Conditioner Unit Working Fine For Longer Time

Air conditioners are essential to homes, especially during hot seasons such as summer. As a modern appliance that battles the heat, air conditioners are multi functional not known by many people. By the name itself, an air conditioner unit keeps the air well ventilated and while in use. Inside a home, the air cannot circulate …

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Six Beautiful Designs for Heating Your Home

This is a sponsored post by eHeat.com. Having a warm, toasty home is something every homeowner dreams of when temperatures start to drop – and in some parts of the world it’s a necessity. But when you invest a lot of money and time in the interior design of your home, to reflect your lifestyle …

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4 Types of Insulation for Your House (Pros & Cons)

Installing an insulation system can drastically reduce energy consumption in your house. This is the best way to keep your house cool in the summers while keeping it warm during the winters. However, most of the modern homes are designed to be energy efficient themselves, and there is no point in installing the system then. …

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7 Cool Alternatives to Central Air Conditioning

For many of us, staying cool in a climate-controlled home is the best way to survive the sweltering heat in the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 85 percent of homes in the South use central air conditioning while it’s 90 percent for new homes today. About three-quarters of all U.S. homes …

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