6 Causes of Low Air Flow From Your Ducts

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Coming home to a perfectly cool home in summer and a toasty home in winter after braving the harsh outdoor conditions is one of the best feelings there is. Unfortunately, your HVAC doesn’t always let you come home and relax – especially if you have rooms that seem like they’re in different hemispheres! Do you … Read more

Electric Heater Cost Calculator

How Much Electricity Does a Space Heater Use

Electric Heat Cost Calculator How to use the calculator Choose the space heater you are interested in, then Simply: Enter the power rating of the heater (in watts) Enter what your electricity company charges you per kWh (an average cost is pre-entered) And enter roughly how many hours per day you will need to run … Read more

Air Conditioner Unit Size Calculator

How To Calculate The Air Conditioner Size For Your House

So it’s time to either install air conditioning in your house for the first time, or to replace your old run down unit. But what size do you need? Well I’m not going to lie and tell you the answer is easy like so many other sites will. In fact, there are so many variables … Read more

Choosing The Best Internal Wall Insulation For Your Home

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While many of us may be unaware of the importance of properly insulating the walls of our home, the fact is that up to 35% of heat gets lost because of poor insulation. This is not only a matter of comfort and quality of life, but it can also have a significant economic impact. The … Read more

Types Of Firewood – A Simple Guide To Burning The Right Fuel

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Whether you’re buying or burning, knowing a few things about the different types of firewood can maximize efficiency and save you trouble when it comes to your wood stove, fireplace, or fire pit. Not all firewood gives the same results, so understanding the characteristics of different types is key to choosing the best firewood for … Read more

Pellet Stoves Vs Propane Heaters – Which Is Right For You?

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The next line up in our series of articles comparing heating types is pellet stoves vs propane. These two heating types are a bit more difficult to compare because they are actually quite different. They do, however, each have their pros and cons. Propane heaters will suit some of you while, for others, pellet stoves … Read more

Battery Backup For Pellet Stoves – 3 Ways To Keep The Heat On

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Pellet stoves are one of the best space heaters available: they are efficient, cheap to run and they provide that comforting radiant heat. But they do have one downside: when the power goes out, your pellet stove stops operating. For this reason, you will want to seriously consider installing battery backup for your pellet stove. … Read more

Pellet Stove Vs Wood Stove – Which Should You Choose?

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There is nothing quite like the radiant heat of a wood or pellet stove, the immediate feeling of warmth you get when sitting close to the heater is one of the most comforting things I have experienced. But when it comes to making the choice between a pellet stove or a wood stove – which … Read more

The Best Bathroom Heaters – Don’t Go Cold This Winter!

Is your bathroom colder than the rest of your house? Perhaps the tiled floor sends shivers through you if you need the loo in the middle of the night? Sounds familiar? You need a bathroom heater. There’s nothing worse than shivering while waiting for the water to warm up – you’ll forever rush your ablutions … Read more

The Best Quiet Space Heater – Reviews and Guide

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If you own a chilly home office or you need to bring some much-needed warmth into a bedroom or communal area, you’ll want something that can provide heat without a low-pitched hum that’s guaranteed to drive you to distraction. Electric heaters can be super expensive to run and the level of choice makes your decision … Read more

The Best Bladeless Fans – Expert Reviews and Picks

I’ve got a secret… even the best bladeless fans aren’t magic, in fact, they actually do have blades (although they are well hidden!) And if you are looking to buy one of these modern marvels, then there is some good news – they will no longer cost you an arm and a leg! In fact, … Read more

Honeywell HY-280 Quiet Set Tower Fan Review

honeywell hy-280 tower fan review

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. However, this does not impact our reviews and comparisons. All opinions are our own we pride ourselves on keeping our articles fair and balanced. For more info see our disclosure statement. Price: Perfect for: Smaller rooms where a floor standing fan is preferred. Honeywell HY-280 Key Specifications Fan Type: … Read more

The Best Fire Pit – Buyers Guide and Comparison

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No one wants to watch their new fire pit melt the very first time they use it. Or to see their fancy gas-powered pit explode into a ball of flames each time they try to light it. Ever since I bought my house a decade ago, I’ve become an avid fire pit enthusiast. I have … Read more

The 5 Best Pellet Stove Reviews – 2022 Edition

Pellet stoves are efficient, environmentally friendly, cheap to run and safe. However this cost effective heating source is often overlooked by consumers when shopping for a new heater. Why is that? We put it down to the simple fact that most people do not know what a pellet stove is, how a pellet stove works … Read more