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



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



Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat, Causes, Fixes

A Honeywell thermostat not turning on heat can happen for many reasons. A faulty thermostat, a broken heating system, power losses, damaged wiring, et al. Here, we list some of these causes, and offer repair tips to solve these no-heat issues. First, we look at what might have happened with the Honeywell thermostat itself. Then … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Not Turning On Heat, Causes, Fixes



Rinnai On-Demand Water Heater Problems, Issues, Concerns, Limitations

In this piece we look at Rinnai on-demand water heater problems customers sometime see. A Rinnai on-demand water heater offers many real advantages over traditional hot water tank units.  But drawbacks, limitations, and disadvantages exist for them too. Now to be certain, Rinnai on-demand water heaters can be a great investment in your home’s overall … Continue reading Rinnai On-Demand Water Heater Problems, Issues, Concerns, Limitations



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



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



Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 Review

This Pelonis™ Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 works well for heating a whole room, with its low-profile, thin and tall design, fits into corners, between furniture pieces, under most windows, and functions well as a bathroom heater if appropriate ground fault outlet protection is provided.  It blasts most of its heat upwards, to reduce dangers of … Continue reading Pelonis Electric Radiator Heater, 7 Fin, Oil-Filled, #HO-0260 Review



Baseboard Heater Installation Tips

Installing electric baseboard heating can be a fun project, because it’s not too technically advanced (and therefore, not too disheartening), and 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 user … Continue reading Baseboard Heater Installation Tips



Pelonis™ Whole Room Radiator Heater HO-0250H Review

We purchased the Pelonis™ whole room radiator, model HO-0250H to warm the bedroom in our ground level apartment. Cheap price, at $37.99 on sale at Walmart, this electric heater, performs the same as most other 1500 watt radiators we’ve tried.  It provides a slowly-rising, silent, gentle warming, can roll from spot to spot on its plastic casters to those particularly drafty, chilly areas as needed, … Continue reading Pelonis™ Whole Room Radiator Heater HO-0250H Review



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