How to Defrost Freezer with Heat Gun Quickly

We’ve found that a   heat gun  significantly speeds up   how quickly   a   freezer defrosts, whether it be frost free or manual defrost. Have rented a few apartments equipped with manual-defrost freezers. Indeed at this very moment, I have a manual-defrost Frigidaire upright freezer in the basement that requires semi-annual defrosting (two or three times per year) … Continue reading How to Defrost Freezer with Heat Gun Quickly





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





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





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





Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review

We bought the Pelonis whole room heater, model HO-0250H to warm the living room in our ground level apartment.  This heater for bedroom and living room costs little at $37.99 on sale at Walmart. Yet it works on par with most other 1500 watt portable heaters we’ve tested. The Pelonis HO-0250H gives a slowly-rising, silent, … Continue reading Pelonis Whole Room Heater HO-0250H Review





Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use

Portable space heaters are quite affordable these days.  So they are popular among college students in cold dorms. Apartment dwellers love them too.  Also, homeowners that haven’t yet insulating all their rooms use them as well. How to Safely Use Portable Space Heaters Intro These units offer rapid spot heating. Also, they can make up … Continue reading Portable Space Heaters, How to Safely Use





Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose

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 Safest Electric Space Heaters, How to Choose





Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages

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, Advantages, Disadvantages





Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix

We’ve dealt with the problem of electric baseboard heater noise for a decade now in our second floor bedrooms. Baseboard heaters are great for adding to the home’s base heating (the furnace). They can fix a room always being cold.  But unless you’ve spent extra money for quiet hydronic heaters, common electric baseboard heaters tend to … Continue reading Electric Baseboard Heater Noise, How to Fix





Installing Baseboard Heaters Tips, Help, Instructions

Installing baseboard heaters can be a fun project.  Why? Because it’s not too advanced (and therefore, not too disheartening). Then after it’s done, you get a much warmer room for your winter time naps. The theory of operation is easy to understand, and even the complexities of digital thermostats has been hidden from the end … Continue reading Installing Baseboard Heaters Tips, Help, Instructions