Electric Heat Pros and Cons

Electric heating is one of the easiest ways to keep your home warm during cold winter spells.  In this piece, we discuss the many electric heat pros and cons.  Many down sides to this mode of heating including higher fuel costs.  But many up sides as well. E.g. No carbon monoxide. Easy to install. Low … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons



Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons

Many houses built during the 1960s and 1970s, in areas not served by natural gas suppliers, incorporated electric cable ceiling heat as the primary means of keeping the interiors warm during the cold months of the year.  The house builders, before installing the plaster or drywall to form the ceilings, would install electric resistance heating … Continue reading Electric Cable Ceiling Heat Pros and Cons



How to Fix Electric Baseboard Heater Noise

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms.  This piece describes our experiences that show How to fix electric baseboard heater noise. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But … Continue reading How to Fix Electric Baseboard Heater Noise



Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40891 Review

We’ve enjoyed hot instant coffee and tea for more than a score now. So these cordless yet electric tea pots and kettles have therefore, been useful appliances in our kitchens and coffee counters over the years.  Here, we review the Hamilton Beach electric kettle, model 40891 cordless stainless steel version. One electric kettle we’ve used … Continue reading Hamilton Beach Electric Kettle 40891 Review



How to Choose Safest Electric Space Heaters

So many homes, garages, basements, and trailers these days have electric portable space heaters. These give temporary spot warmth during really cold nights. Or they warm those cold spare bedrooms when the grand kids come to stay.  These heaters are quite popular these days.  So people may wonder, given the possible shock and burn hazards, … Continue reading How to Choose Safest Electric Space Heaters



Chef’s Choice Glass Kettle 680 Review, 1.5-Quart Electric

We’ve been avid mint tea drinkers for nearly two decades. The   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Glass Kettle Model #680   is a great tool for a tea drinker. It quickly heats water, for those who just can’t wait for that tea. The 680 glass kettle is not really cordless.  There is in fact, a cord attached to … Continue reading Chef’s Choice Glass Kettle 680 Review, 1.5-Quart Electric



How to Repair Electric Kettle Lid, Hamilton Beach 40891

We love our Hamilton Beach 40891 cordless kettle.  But by necessity, we learned a bit about kettle repair, when the lid for that kettle came apart after several years of use.  We fixed it, and so here, we share how to repair electric kettle lid on our 40891 Hamilton Beach teapot. So, we determined how … Continue reading How to Repair Electric Kettle Lid, Hamilton Beach 40891



Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, 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. We offer here the hints, advice, and tips we find work well in getting these heaters installed safely without major issues. How electric heating works is easy to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heaters Installation Help, Tips, Advice



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.  But there are numerous advantages if you use electric baseboard heating.  So we thought that a balanced piece that gives the good and bad of these heaters was in order.  Thus, in this … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heating Pros and Cons



Extension Cord Safety Tips, Help, Advice

Today’s electric extension cords give fast and easy ways of getting power around the home, garage, basement, and outdoors.  They allow you to run leaf blowers, weed whackers, and lawn mowers outdoors.  Plus, they connect  lamps, radios, and televisions inside.  But while these cords give instant power anywhere needed, extension cord safety should never be … Continue reading Extension Cord Safety Tips, Help, Advice