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Why Your Heater & Humidifier Go Hand-in-Hand During Winter

Even from the comfort of your home, winter can be brutal, thanks to the chilly, dry air that the season brings. During winter, many homeowners focus on warming up their indoor air without giving any thought to humidity levels.

Humidifier in your Home

Unfortunately, cranking up the heat in your home can leave your home environment feeling decidedly hostile. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to experience dry/cracked skin, throat pain, respiratory problems, and other symptoms as a result of the cold winter air.

So how can you bring your home environment back to its usual balance? The key is to keep healthy levels of moisture in the air by using your humidifier virtually any time that you are using your heater or, better yet, just running your humidifier throughout the colder months.

Why Does Winter Air Need Humidifying?

Dry air becomes a noticeable problem in the winter because the temperature of air determines how much water vapor the air can hold. As temperature increases, water vapor capacity increases as well. The colder the temperature is, the drier the air must be, because of its reduced moisture capacity.
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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 it one step further.

He spent $300 and built his own personal solar furnace. As a result, he instantly decreased the amount he pays for heat. He explains how he did it in the video below:
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Radiator Heaters 101: Your Complete Guide

In the spirit of the season, over the last few weeks we have been breaking down the pros and cons of different types of heaters that you may come across. The next heater on our list is the radiator heater, an old-fashioned way to keep your family warm.

Invented in the mid-1800s, the concept of radiator heaters has a long history of keeping people warm. Over the years, this type of heater has slowly evolved into the low-maintenance, energy-efficient heaters that we know today.

While it’s definitely not the most popular type of heater nowadays, it still works great at keeping you and your family warm. Let’s take a look at how a radiator heater works, the pros and cons of owning one, and whether it’s the right fit for you.
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Infrared Heaters 101: Your Complete Guide

Infrared Heater

For many families, winter is a frigid time of year, full of extreme weather and very low temperatures. Unfortunately, the cost of heating your home using your central air can be rather expensive, especially when you think about all the empty rooms that you’re paying to keep warm, yet aren’t using. These extra energy costs can be worrisome for families on a budget or trying to lower their utility costs. Thankfully all is not lost!

By following a supplemental heating strategy in your home, you will be able to save on your overall energy costs, without sacrificing your overall comfort levels. Infrared heaters are another great choice to help you accomplish this. They are a comparatively inexpensive yet effective way to keep your home or office warm.

How Infrared Heaters Work

In a nutshell, an infrared heater or “heat lamp” uses a process called electromagnetic radiation, in which an entity with a higher temperature transfers heat energy to an entity with a lower temperature. While the term electromagnetic radiation might sound scary or dangerous, it is perfectly safe for use in infrared heaters, which use it on a small scale.

The heater actually projects out infrared light, which we humans lack the ability to see. Though it is invisible, things like our skin, clothes and furniture absorb the light, and heat up.
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4 Benefits of Baseboard Heaters

For many homeowners, keeping themselves and their family warm during the cold winter months is a priority. Relying on a central heating system will work when it comes to works at keeping your home warm, but it can also be expensive and very inefficient.

We’ve previously discussed the benefits of implementing a supplemental heating strategy, and there are many different types of heaters that can help you do this. Today, however, we’re going to discuss the benefits of baseboard heaters, how they work and why you should consider using one to keep you and your family warm.

What is a Baseboard Heater?

Baseboard Heater in Kids Room

Baseboard heaters are highly efficient heaters that sit directly on the floor or a few inches above the floor. Typically, this type of heater is either convection or hydronic-powered. All floor and baseboard heaters must be used with a thermostat to control the overall temperature and usage. If you don’t feel comfortable installing it yourself, then it would be wise to call a professional electrician to ensure that you get the maximum benefits for your home.

Baseboard heaters are designed to envelop the room in warmth without using up a lot of electricity. This allows you to keep the central heating system turned down low during those colder evenings, and turn on your floor heater for more energy-efficient warmth.
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