How to Install a Mini-Split System

A mini-split system is an excellent heating and cooling solution for small areas in the home where running ductwork is not a practical solution. Whether the home has a non-ducted heating and cooling system or there are renovations where additional rooms or living space is being added, a mini-split … [Read more...]

3 Popular Types of Patio Heaters

For many homeowners, their patio is a literal extension of their home complete with areas for relaxation and socializing. Getting the most use out of this space is a culmination of effort to make it more comfortable no matter the season, environment, or current temperature. One great way to make … [Read more...]

The 5 Best Infrared Heaters of 2015

Over the past number of years, infrared heaters have begun to replace tower fan heaters as the space heater of choice. This has become the case for many reasons: They far out perform their fan driven counterparts, providing instant heat up to 1,000 square feet as opposed to only 400 square … [Read more...]

Electric Fireplaces vs. Gas Fireplaces

Everyone loves the ambiance that a wood-burning stove provides, but not everyone wants to deal with the cost associated with purchasing wood as fuel, or the work that goes into cutting large chunks of wood into more manageable, fireplace-appropriate pieces. Many homeowners are balancing their … [Read more...]

4 Types of Space Heaters & Their Ideal Locations

Alright, so you need a space heater and you know there are several types on the market to choose from. But which one will suit your needs the best? This guide will explain the different types of space heaters you’ll run across and where they’ll work best. Convection Heaters Convection heaters … [Read more...]

Which Electric Fireplace is Right for You?

Electric fireplaces are easy to install and provide any room with added ambiance and supplemental heat. Today’s electric fireplaces are not like your grandmother's. They employ advanced technology to provide a life-like flame effects and consistent, effective heating. This guide will help you in … [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...]

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...]

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 … [Read more...]

Infrared Heaters 101: Your Complete Guide

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. … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

18 Space Heater Safety Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

It's that time of year again, as the temperature starts to drop you'll seek out ways to stay warm. Whether you rely solely on the heating system installed in your home or follow a supplemental heating strategy, it's wise to know how to safely use a portable safety heater before you plug it in. … [Read more...]

How to Prep Your Furnace for Winter

The basic functions of your heating system dictate the best approach for pre-season inspections. Heaters have three basic aspects that determine their efficiency: the ventilation system, electrical settings and blower mechanics. All three play key roles in delivering warm air during the cold months. … [Read more...]

Wall Heaters 101: Your Complete Guide

Wall heaters are heating units that are installed in or attached directly to a wall. They are most commonly used in studio apartments, compact living spaces and smaller offices, because they generate a good amount of heat suitable for keeping small areas warm, yet don't take up any valuable floor … [Read more...]

6 Tips to Save Money on Winter Heating Bills

Brace yourselves, winter is coming. As such, it is never too early to start planning ahead for the annual rise in winter heating costs. A common misconception is that the most effective ways to decrease energy costs is by resorting to expensive, large-scale solutions such as installing new … [Read more...]