The 7 Best Dehumidifiers for Your Bedroom For 2022

a dehumidifier in the bedroom

For certain climates, dehumidifiers are a must-have, especially in your bedroom. And not just because you spend a third of the day sleeping, but because high humidity levels lead to poor sleep quality.  Bedroom dehumidifiers remove excess humidity (moisture) from the air, reducing the impacts of allergens, asthma flare-ups, and mold/mildew growth. Plus, they’re easy … Read more

How Energy Efficient are Electric Fireplaces?

electric fireplace in a room

Electric fireplaces are popular traditional wood-burning fireplace alternatives. However, as convenient as they are, many homeowners worry about the electricity consumption of running these appliances.  This article dives into the details surrounding electric fireplace energy usage, so keep reading to learn more! Do Electric Fireplaces Use a Lot Of Electricity?  No, electric fireplaces do not … Read more

hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier With Pump Review

hOmelabs 50 pint dehumidifier with pump

hOmeLabs 50 Pint Dehumidifier with Pump Overview We’ve had the chance to review many hOmeLab products in the past, including the Purely Awesome Air Purifier, 35-pint dehumidifier, and 50-pint dehumidifier without pump. The 50-pint dehumidifier with pump has the same features as the standard 50-pint version. Both utilize a 1.6-gallon water reservoir, are rated for … Read more

hOmeLabs 35 Pint Dehumidifier Review

hOmelabs 35 Pint

hOmeLabs 35 Pint Dehumidifier Overview hOmeLabs has a huge product line, including home products like small kitchen appliances, purifiers, and humidifiers.  Their dehumidifier line includes various options. Along with the 35-pint model, they also carry 22-pint, 50-pint, and 50-pint with water pump.  Each utilizes the same outer shell and 1.6-gallon water reservoir. The difference between … Read more

Do Electric Fireplaces Give Off Heat?

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Yes, electric fireplaces do give off heat. Not only do they look stylish, need no fuel (apart from electricity), and are safer than their wood-burning counterparts, but they can also heat a room quite sufficiently. Electric fireplace’s popularity has surged lately, with consumers becoming more environmentally conscious and in some areas, wood-burning fireplaces are even … Read more

Modern Vs Rustic Fan: What’s the Difference?

Have you been looking for a great new ceiling fan but find yourself completely confused by all the options available? What does rustic or modern even mean? Is there a significant difference? When you’re buying a ceiling fan, there are many factors to consider: the number of blades, the motor, the height, lighting, and the … Read more

Best Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace – Reviews and Buyers Guide

A wall-mounted electric fireplace in the living room

Fireplaces are a beautiful showcase in many homes. They all provide a relaxing display of flames that warm your room and provide an ambiance that furnaces alone cannot achieve.  Wall-mounted electric fireplaces provide all this and more. They create a pleasant heat and display realistic crackling flames without the need for logs or gas. Plus, … Read more

8 Causes of Furnace Short Cycling and How to Fix it

A HVAC technician inspecting the cause of furnace short cycling

HVAC system problems like furnace short-cycling can be a nightmare, especially when they pop up during the icy throes of winter. It may not seem like a big deal, but short cycling could leave your home feeling too cold, while the furnace sounds like it is frequently running. If you think your home’s furnace is … Read more

Furnace Air Flow Direction – Which Way Does The Furnace Filter Go?

A furnace with a 3M furnace filter installed

Whether you live in a house or an apartment, changing the air filter is a necessary maintenance task because it improves indoor air quality, keeps the furnace running efficiently, and minimizes runny noses and teary eyes in your household.  While replacing your filter is entirely necessary, incorrectly installing it can lead to inefficient heating, furnace … Read more

How Many Hours Should AC Run Per Day?

a person using a remote to turn on the wall-mounted AC

Air conditioners have the most crucial role in keeping your home comfortable and cool throughout the scorching summer months.  When air conditioning equipment isn’t functioning correctly, it can make your life miserable. Plus, AC units can be tricky to maintain, and in some cases, you might be completely unaware of a persisting problem– unless you … Read more

How To Access Evaporator Coils

a person using a screwdriver to access the evaporator coils

Homeowners don’t usually need to access their AC’s evaporator coils. However, there are times you’ll have to open your AC and clear the coils from dust and dirt build-up that’s causing cooling and airflow issues. To learn how to access your evaporator coils, continue reading this detailed guide.  Accessing Your Evaporator Coils If you have … Read more

What Size Duct Do I Need For A 12×12 Room?

two men installing a metal duct

Correctly sized ductwork is essential for your HVAC system to work efficiently. They must be perfectly balanced– not too large and not too small. They have to be “just right.” Ducts that are too large will compromise the velocity, while too small ducts will restrict the amount of air and cause your system to work … Read more

How Long Can You Run Emergency Heat?

a person pushing the emergency heat button on the thermostat

Heat pumps are an excellent option for cooling homes in the summer and heating them in the winter. However, unlike a gas furnace, it can only produce a limited amount of heat.  The colder it gets outdoors, the less effective heat pumps are at heating your home. Thankfully, many heat pump manufacturers plan for the … Read more

How Do Electric Fireplaces Work?

Electric fireplaces beautifully showcase advancements in modern technology. At the press of a button, the fireplace ignites, creating a dazzling display of flames and warmth. The crackling warmth of the flame creates a cozy, welcoming ambiance in any room, effortlessly mimicking real fireplaces without the need for additional fuss. These fireplaces are convenient and straightforward … Read more