Honeywell WiFi Wireless Programmable Thermostat RTH8580WF Review

The RTH8580WF Wireless Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat from Honeywell is a state-of-the-art digital climate control regulator, that features extensive program attributes, can be set for different programs on each and all of the seven days of the week (7-day thermostat), has battery backup, and it will not forget user programs; even if the batteries die. The … Continue reading Honeywell WiFi Wireless Programmable Thermostat RTH8580WF Review



Honeywell T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat for Low Vision Users Review

The Honeywell T87N1026 low-voltage thermostat represents a quick and easy-to-implement climate control solution; one that is simple to learn and operate. Done very much in the style of the vintage Honeywell mercury thermostats that were prominent in so many homes during the 60s and 70s, this unit, with its significantly improved visibility and “feel-ability” is … Continue reading Honeywell T87N1026 Large Dial Thermostat for Low Vision Users Review



WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant Spray Review

WD-40 products have adorned my workshop supply shelves for years. Recently I brought home an eleven-ounce can of WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant Spray to  quiet my noisy baseboard heaters,  and here is what we discovered about this versatile product WD40. Benefits, Features. Pros, and Advantages Withstands high heat.  WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant is a high-temperature, moisture resistant … Continue reading WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant Spray Review



Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Hints, Tips, Advice

Electric baseboard heaters installation is a fun experience.  It’s not too technical.  So, it’s not too frustrating. Plus, once done, you’ll feel a much warmer room besides. How electric heating works is easy to understand.  In fact, today’s digital thermostats hide the details of great heat control.  So, try this project if inspired.  If you … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Hints, Tips, Advice



Change Wireless Network on Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH8580WF

You may need to connect your Honeywell RTH8580WF Wifi Thermostat to a different wireless network than the one it was originally configured with during installation.  Perhaps you have changed the name of your home wifi network, or you want to connect the thermostat to a different access point in your home.  You can do so … Continue reading Change Wireless Network on Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH8580WF



SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 Talking Digital Thermostat from SmartWay Solutions Incorporated, is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat, that has been designed to offer high accessibility to blind and vision-impaired users, via the addition of its very clear and plenty loud, human-sounding male voice, along with its high-visibility LED-lighted display. Not only does it speak the most … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Talking Thermostat VIP3000 Review



Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat Review

We’ve owned the  Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat   for the central heating and cooling system at the homestead since 2004 and replaced it in 2013, not due to failure of the unit or any dissatisfaction with it, but rather, because we wanted to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. At a cost of approximately $55 from various Internet sellers, this seemed a slightly high price … Continue reading Robertshaw 9415 Non Programmable Digital Thermostat Review



Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

In today’s energy conscious society, that focuses on maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing energy costs, the programmable thermostat continues its reign as a significant (potentially large) energy saving device throughout society, in residential and industrial settings. It will become even more so, as the phase-in of green energy sources progress, and people grow more comfortable and proficient at operating … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons



Electric Heat Pros and Cons

Electric heating is one of the most versatile and simple ways to keep your home warm during cold winter spells.  It’s available in many forms, from baseboard convection units, hydronic heaters, and radiant infrared space heaters, to forced air portable units, ceiling panels, and whole-house electric furnaces can also be procured. It has a reputation for … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons



Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ High Efficiency HE Washing Machine Review

We’ve laundered hundreds of loads in our Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ  Washing Machine since we bought one at the end of 2010, and are lovin’ it. I’m ripping curtains off the windows and doilies from tables, just to get some items to wash in the MVWB750WQ. This high efficiency (HE) style  washer differs vastly from older ones we’ve used for decades … Continue reading Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ High Efficiency HE Washing Machine Review