Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons

By now, most of us have heard the horror stories of high electricity bills and insufficient heating capabilities of electric baseboard heaters.  However, on the contrary, they offer an economical alternative to smelly oil and kerosene, potentially dangerous heating, in a properly prepared environment.  In fact, we’ve utilized electric baseboard heaters in our home for twelve years … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons



Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters

We’ve dealt with the problem of noisy portable fan heaters for several decades now in our second floor bedrooms, third floor attic apartments, and drafty condos. Portable fan-based electric heaters, whether portable or permanently installed, are terrific for temporarily supplementing the primary heating system (the furnace) in the home. However, unless you’ve spent the extra money for a quiet premium fan … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters



How to Safely Operate Portable Space Heaters

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days to buy, and popular among college students in cold dorms, apartment dwellers with that one colder-than-usual work area to heat up, and home owners that just haven’t gotten around to fully insulating all their rooms.  These units offer rapid spot heating and can compensate to a degree for … Continue reading How to Safely Operate Portable Space Heaters



Fixing Noisy Electric Baseboard Heaters

We’ve dealt with the problem of noisy electric baseboard heaters for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Electric baseboard heating systems, whether portable or permanently installed, are terrific for supplementing the primary heating system (the furnace) in the home. However, unless you’ve spent the extra money for a quiet hydronic heater, electric baseboard heaters … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Electric Baseboard Heaters



Installing Electric Baseboard Heaters, Hints, Tips, Advice

Installing electric baseboard heating can be a rewarding experience because it’s not too technically involved (therefore, not too frustrating), and after it’s finished, you get a much warmer room for your efforts.  Theory of operation is easy to understand, and even the complexities of digital thermostats has been hidden from the end user for the … Continue reading Installing Electric Baseboard Heaters, Hints, Tips, Advice