Showing posts with label Heating. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Heating. Show all posts

Thursday, 9 October 2014

5 Good, Energy Efficient Infrared Heaters: Reviews for 2014

What is the Best Infrared Heater for the Money?


Photo Credit: Pete
As the temperature dips, we look for ways to stay comfortable. Energy isn't free, and heat is one of the biggest power drains.

Aside from collecting firewood, what can we do to lower that power bill?

A recent innovation is infrared heat. It is capable of high temperatures and almost instantaneous warmth, and it has been used for applications ranging from drying paint to cooking food.

Infrared heaters also happen to be exception for keeping warm. They come in various formats, but they share a few similar traits: on demand heat with high efficiency. They range from spot heat to units capable of warming an entire floor.

They come in all shapes and sizes, and selecting one from the many options can be intimidating. This article highlights and reviews some good infrared heaters, including quartz and heat lamp styles.

Ready to save some cash this winter? Keep on reading.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Review: The Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd Generation)

Nest Learning Thermostat: A Smart, Energy Saving Revelation


Photo Credit: Nest
I'm constantly berating my wife for leaving the heat on. The fact is, our current heating systems are costly, inefficient, and prone to human error.

According to the US Energy Information Administration, space heating now accounts for 41.5% of household energy costs. Cutting that usage, even by a little, can save you a significant amount of money.

Enter the Nest Learning Thermostat, a well reviewed and smart little gadget that doesn't just let you program your temperature settings, it learns how you use your home and heats it accordingly.

Want to learn a little more about it?

Friday, 3 October 2014

4 Energy Saving Tips: Lower Your Home Power Bill

Cut Your Energy Use With These Simple Steps


Electricity is an expense that can really eat into your wallet each month. Saving cash where you can is important, and we spend an unnecessary amount on energy for no good reason.
So what's the answer? A couple of simple, affordable upgrades can offer a huge benefit.

Here's the key: replace the hungriest power drains in your house with more efficient alternatives. 

Once that's done, you'll notice a marked improvement in your energy bill each month.

Not sure where to start? Here are a couple of simple suggestions to cut your energy costs without spending a fortune to begin with.