Jeff Flowers

About Jeff Flowers

Jeff Flowers has been a self-described beer geek for over a decade now. When he's not chasing his daughter around, you can usually find him drinking a fresh brew and wasting too much of his time on both Google+ & Twitter.

BUYER’S GUIDE: Power Inverters

A power inverter converts 12 volt DC power to standard household 110-120 volt AC power, which allows you to run AC electrical equipment off your car or marine battery for mobile applications, emergencies or simple convenience. Choosing the Right Inverter Size Power inverters come in many … [Read more...]

6 Feng Shui Tips For Small Living Spaces

Is it difficult to relax in your small home or apartment? Are you having a hard time getting to sleep? How about your energy levels, do you feel drained while inside your small living space? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your living space might be out of sync. When this happens, … [Read more...]

4 Popular Types of Fireplaces for Small Living Spaces

It’s rare that you find a fireplace in an apartment, condo or similar living space. And even if you do, it’s usually located on the top floor for venting purposes, which may be ideal for some but is certainly not the case for all. Those that wish to have the warmth and ambiance that only a fire can … [Read more...]

4 Types of Backyard Fire Pits

Who doesn’t love sitting around a campfire? The comfort and warmth it brings on a brisk night while friends and family gather around to tell stories. Fire pits offer the campfire experience and ambiance in the comfort of your own backyard. They are a great addition as they create a desirable … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Save Money & Energy for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, we published this infographic over on our sister site, LivingDirect.com. Whether you're a homeowner or not, there's no better time to take a closer look at the amount of energy you use on a daily basis. By using less, you'll not only save money on your monthly bills, … [Read more...]

Tips for Cleaning & Caring For Your Washing Machine

Just because your washing machine was created to clean things, doesn’t make it exempt from needing some cleaning and care itself from time to time. Your washing machine is an appliance, and like any appliance it needs a bit of TLC every now and then in order to stay in top form. If you spend a few … [Read more...]

4 Different Types of Freezers and Their Best Uses

The freezer is a relatively modern invention, only becoming widespread after World War II. Today it can be difficult to imagine the home without at least one freezer, though. They have become one of the most common ways for people to preserve meat and other foods. Freezing foods protects them from … [Read more...]

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Dehumidifier

A dehumidifier is a powerful tool that can make your living and working space much healthier. Whether you’re dealing with damp winter weather or sweltering summer humidity, dehumidifiers can keep you comfortable and protect your possessions from mold and mildew. If you’re thinking about buying a … [Read more...]

FAQs: Built-In / Undercounter Ice Makers

Here at CompactAppliance, we know ice makers. We also know that as you look for that perfect match, you may have a few questions. We’re hoping to answer those questions even before you know what to ask. Here are the most frequently asked questions we receive for undercounter ice makers, as … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Save Money with a Mini-Split

Whether you are building a new home and looking for a cost saving efficient way to heat and cool your home, or adding on to your current home with the same idea of heating and cooling in a way that will not cost an arm and a leg, you may be asking yourself "what are mini-splits?" An easy way to … [Read more...]

How to Build an Outdoor Fire Pit

Building a fire pit is a great way to add outdoor ambiance to your backyard. Outdoor fire pits are perfect gathering places and add a rustic charm to your home that could normally only be achieved with a venture out into the woods for a camping trip. Fire pits give you the best of both worlds, and … [Read more...]

Pressure Cooker vs. Slow Cooker: Which One Is Right for You?

Pressure cookers and slow cookers seem similar, but they are actually very different methods of cooking food. A pressure cooker uses hot steam and pressure to quickly cook food, such as dried beans, faster than conventional cooking methods. Slow cookers use lower temperatures and longer cooking … [Read more...]

How One Canadian Man Spent $300 And Lowered His Heating Bill

Meet Randy Buchanan. He lives in Fredericton, the capital of the province of New Brunswick. As you can imagine, it gets pretty cold up there. Along with that cold comes your typical increased energy bills. While there are many things you can do to lower your winter energy bills, he decided to take … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Choosing Paint Colors for Small Living Spaces

As many of you know, living in a small space can make everything in your home seem a bit crowded. The good news is there are several ways to make your small space appear larger than it actually is. In fact, selecting the right furniture for your small space will do wonders for making it appear … [Read more...]

8 Places That Would Benefit From a Countertop Dishwasher

A countertop dishwasher is a portable unit that is meant to be kept on the counter for everyday use. They pack just as much cleaning power as their full-size counterparts, yet use far less water and detergent. Some may ask why people would even think about using a portable unit when full-sized … [Read more...]