Glass Top Stove Pros, Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages

In the past couple decades, the glass cooktop stove has appeared.  It’s a great alternative to the open electric burners of stoves from years past.  Glass cooktop stove models come in gas and electric versions. Indeed, they do have their advantages, like rapid response heat control, and no food dropping inside the stove. Plus, when … Continue reading Glass Top Stove Pros, Cons, Advantages, Disadvantages





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





Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages

A convection oven, as found in the typical home kitchen, is a gas or electrically heated oven.  But it’s not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens feature a convection heating setting. These ovens offer many pros and cons over conventional models.   So in this post, we list some of these convection oven advantages and disadvantages … Continue reading Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages





Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

In today’s energy conscious society, that focuses on max energy efficiency and cutting costs, the programmable t-stat is a key power saving device in home and office.  In this piece we give the list of programmable thermostat pros and cons that we’ve found while using a few of them through the decades. Programmable Thermostat Pros … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons





VoIP Phone Service Pros and Cons

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service relies on digital Internet Protocol (IP) based networks to connect one telephone over another.  Most of these cloud-based systems use the internet. They can place calls to and receive calls from anywhere with high speed internet access. This includes most developed countries around the globe. Ever since the … Continue reading VoIP Phone Service Pros and Cons





Advanced Audio Coding AAC Pros and Cons

Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) is an aural bit stream compression technique that has supplanted other popular, yet older compression algorithms like MP3, and to date, it appears to be the best lossy audio compression standard.  Here, we discuss in detail the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) pros and cons. Advanced Audio Coding AAC Pros and Cons: … Continue reading Advanced Audio Coding AAC Pros and Cons





Convection Vs Conventional Ovens Pros and Cons

Here we list common convection vs conventional ovens pros and cons.  Now a  convection oven, as found in the typical home kitchen, is an electric, or gas heated oven.  It is a fan forced oven but not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens have a convection heating setting. Plus, you can get convection in toaster ovens … Continue reading Convection Vs Conventional Ovens Pros and Cons





Front Loader Washing Machine Pros and Cons

In a front loader washing machine, you get nearly all the conveniences of taking your laundry to a Laundromat.  But you get them in your own laundry room!  How cool is that? You’ll benefit from significant water and energy savings, and in many cases, more effective cleaning.  You can wash all but the biggest washable bedding … Continue reading Front Loader Washing Machine 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





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