pellet stove vs propane

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

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, ...
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best quiet portable air conditioner

Compare The Best Portable Quiet Air Conditioners

Do you need to keep the room cool, but can’t bear the noise of your air-con unit? Maybe you’re constantly battling between the right temperature and a room that you can actually sleep in? Air-con is a necessary evil for many of us, but who wants to share the room ...
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battery backup for pellet stove

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

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 ...
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pellet stove vs wood stove

Pellet Stove Vs Wood Stove – Which Should You Choose?

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 ...
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diy ping pong ball lights

How To Make DIY Ping Pong Ball Lights

YouTube and Pinterest are filled with examples of pretty, glowing lights draped on mantles, walls, and headboards. You can easily spend over $60 buying these from department stores or Etsy, but it is quite simple to make your own ping pong ball lights. You probably already have all the tools ...
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best bathroom heaters

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 - ...
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how to apply diatomaceous earth

How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth – Indoors and Outdoors

What a lovely word – “diatomaceous”. It’s one of those words that roll off the tongue once you know how to pronounce it. But what the heck is it? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally-occurring silica compound made from the fossilized, skeletal remains of diatoms – minuscule aquatic organisms. Oh….I ...
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worx aerocart review

The Worx Aerocart Review – Should You Buy It?

Have you seen the Worx Aerocart infomercial on TV recently? It is likely that, as with any infomercial, you are wondering if the Aerocart is actually any good or if it is just a Scam. In this article we take an in-depth look this 8-in1 wheelbarrow so you can make an ...
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how to install a lamp cord switch

How To Replace a Lamp Cord Switch Quickly and Easily

When your lamp stops working, the first thing to try is replacing the light bulb. If the lamp still does not work despite the new bulb, then it is likely you have a faulty lamp switch. If your lamp has an inline cord switch then you are in luck, because ...
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what is peva

What is PEVA? Is It Safe And What Is It In?

PEVA is a non-chlorinated vinyl that is often used a direct substitute for PVC. PEVA is in many common household items, and it is for this reason that you should educate yourself on how safe it is, and what products in your home may be made from PEVA. What is ...
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best cookware for gas stoves

Choosing The Best Cookware For Gas Stoves – Buying Guide

Cooking on  a gas stove is quite different to cooking on an electric stove. Gas stoves heat up much more quickly than its electric counterpart and the heat is not uniformly spread over the cookware being used.And while technically almost any sort of cookware will work on a gas range, ...
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best quiet space heaters

Best Quiet Space Heaters

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 ...
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best bladeless fans

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!) That said, there are many advantages of having a 'Bladeless' Fan over a conventional one; Less energy usage, low noise, safety, ease of maintenance and aesthetic beauty to name ...
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natural roach repellent

Herbs That Repel Roaches – A Natural Roach Repellent

Nobody likes cockroaches, unless of course you are a frog or a lizard! And once you notice one or two roaches around the home, you can guarantee that there are more hiding away where you cant see them. There are many ways to get rid of these pesky insects, but ...
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ryobi 40v battery problems

How To Fix Common Ryobi 40v Battery Problems

In my opinion Ryobi 40V cordless tools are some of the best available, although it does seem that the batteries can suffer from numerous problems. Replacement batteries are certainly not cheap, and most of us will want to avoid the need to buy a new battery if at all possible ...
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compressed air alternative

Use an Electric Air Pump as a Compressed Air Alternative

Let's get straight to the point; compressed air cans are not cheap......in fact, they are damn expensive! The most commonly used compressed air alternatives will still set you back a pretty penny. There are electric dusters, but they are still costly. Otherwise you could go a full on air compressor, ...
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honeywell hy-280 tower fan review

Honeywell HY-280 Quiet Set Tower Fan Review

Price: Perfect for: Smaller rooms where a floor standing fan is preferred. Honeywell HY-280 Key Specifications Fan Type: Tower fan Noise Level on Highest Setting: 55 dB Noise Level on Lowest Setting: 38 dB Max Airflow: 350 CFM I remember the first tower fan I owned, I never used it ...
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when to call a plumber

7 Signs That it us Time To Call a Plumber

Plumbing problems are often depicted quite humorously on TV. Everybody gets a good laugh seeing a character’s struggle to repair the issue – but in a real life situation, nobody laughs when faced with a plumbing issue. Leaking pipes, toilet backflow, clogged sewers, gas leaks – all of these are ...
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cost efficient pellet stove

Choosing The Best Pellet Stove – The Ultimate Guide

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, ...
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Transform Your Entryway with Decorative Glass

Transform Your Entryway with Decorative Glass

A lot of newer homes are falling into the category of “spec homes”. Standardized layouts without a lot of personalization or customization to make it your own. This is especially true for the front doors and entryways. How many standard 6-panel front doors can you count in your neighborhood? Your ...
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