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

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 varieties.  Both fixed and portable ovens also offer hot air cooking.  … 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. However, on the contrary, they offer an economical alternative to smelly oil and kerosene, potentially dangerous heating, in a properly prepared environment.  In fact, we’ve utilized electric baseboard heaters in our home for twelve … 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



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. That is, for a given bit rate, you’ll experience the highest quality sound from AAC.  Indeed, it features excellent sound … Continue reading Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) 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



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



Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons

In today’s energy conscious society, that focuses on maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing energy costs, the programmable thermostat continues its reign as a significant (potentially large) energy saving device throughout society, in residential and industrial settings. It will become even more so, as the phase-in of green energy sources progress, and people grow more comfortable and proficient at operating … Continue reading Programmable Thermostat Pros and Cons



Power Off Computer Pros and Cons

As software engineers, personal PC computer hobbyists, and tablet users, we’ve wondered whether or not to power off computers   when not working with them. There’s no correct answer for all situations.  So each computer’s requirements given the specific environment as well as the type of computer involved, should be examined.  Think about the pros and … Continue reading Power Off Computer Pros and Cons