Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Problems

In this piece we specifically examine Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Problems customers typically see.  While a tankless water heater offers many strong advantages over more traditional hot water tank units, drawbacks and disadvantages exist for them too. Rinnai water heaters Now to be sure, Rinnai tankless water heaters can be a gratifying investment in your … Continue reading Rinnai Tankless Water Heater Problems





Honeywell Thermostat Not Heating Up, How to Fix

A Honeywell thermostat not heating up your home can happen for many reasons. Poor thermostat placement, to a broken heating system. Here, we list some of these causes. We then offer troubleshooting techniques and repair hints to solve these heating issues. First, we look at what might go wrong in the Honeywell thermostat itself. Then … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Heating Up, How to Fix





Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters

We’ve dealt with noisy portable fan heaters for three decades in many dwellings.  We had them in our bedrooms, third floor finished attic rooms, and drafty condos.  So fixing noisy portable fan heaters became a topic of high interest for us.  We wanted to learn how to fix them  for better sleep, better mood, and higher grades … Continue reading Fixing Noisy Portable Fan Heaters





Honeywell RLV310A Baseboard Heat Thermostat Review

We purchased two of the  Honeywell RLV310A Baseboard Heat Thermostat   for the electric baseboard heaters.  We detail our experiences with this line voltage yet digital thermostat here in this review. At a cost of approximately $30 from Lowe’s home improvement center, the price seemed reasonable. The RLV310A Honeywell line voltage thermostat is much quieter. E.g. No clicking … Continue reading Honeywell RLV310A Baseboard Heat Thermostat Review





Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Cons, Issues

There are many tankless water heater disadvantages to think about before plunging in.  So, use caution before buying tankless.  We discuss most of these issues below. Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages High Startup Costs These so-called instant hot water, on demand units indeed offer “fast and endless” hot water.  Plus, they save you on your fuel bill. But … Continue reading Tankless Water Heater Disadvantages, Cons, Issues





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 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





Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages and Disadvantages

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. In this piece, we discuss … Continue reading Electric Heat Pros and Cons, Advantages and Disadvantages