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



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



Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages

A convection oven, as found in the typical residential 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 pluses and minuses 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 maximizing energy efficiency and cutting energy costs, the programmable thermostat continues its reign as a significant (potentially large) energy saving device in home as well as office settings.  In this piece we give the list of programmable thermostat pros and cons that we’ve discovered using several of them … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons



Top Load vs Front Load Washers Pros Cons

In this piece we discuss top load vs front load washers pros 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?  A top load washer though, may clean certain clothes better.  … Continue reading Top Load vs Front Load Washers Pros 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 not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens have a convection heating setting. Plus, you can get convection in toaster ovens in countertop and built in … Continue reading Convection Vs Conventional Ovens 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



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 utilize the internet, and can place calls to and receive calls from anywhere with high speed internet access, which includes most developed countries around the globe. Ever since the … Continue reading VoIP Phone Service Pros and Cons



Glass Cooktop Stove Pros and Cons

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 Cooktop Stove 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