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  • When Were Fans Invented?

    There are lots of different types of fans today but people still often underestimate how important that invention has been for our civilization. More than just a means to cool us down in the summer, electric fans are what keeps planes in the air by forcing air into the low…

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  • Basics of Cooling Blankets

    Cooling blankets can sound like an oxymoron at first – blankets are supposed to keep you warm, if you want to be cool you simply don’t use a blanket right? Is there a blanket that keeps you cool, however? Cooling blankets have been around for almost 40 years and as…

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  • Basement Humidity and Dehumidifying It: What You Need to Know

    Knowing how to dehumidify a basement is key if you want to keep the air quality there in a certain range. Basements are naturally prone to high humidity levels which many people feel ok with because they rarely use them. Even if you don’t use your basement too much, however,…

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  • Can You Drink Water From a Dehumidifier?

    Wanting to find ways to save water is admirable and recommended – we should all strive to look for ways to save precious resources such as water. And, fortunately, there are some ways to use the water from your dehumidifier to your advantage. Drinking dehumidifier water is NOT one of…

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  • Does a Humidifier Help With Asthma?

    Asthma is a very annoying and sometimes outright dangerous condition that needs to be maintained carefully. Balancing the humidity levels in your home is very important if you have a family member with asthma as both dry and moist air can be irritating for their respiratory system. Disclaimer: Please keep…

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  • Dealing With Some Common Space Heater Problems

    Has your space heater stopped working? Are you experiencing some weird behavior from your heater such as a grating noise or constant on and off cycling? Or, maybe you’re thinking of getting a space heater and you’re wondering what you can expect from it. Below, we’ll go over all the…

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  • How to Dispose of Kerosene Properly?

    If you’ve recently decided to get rid of some of your kerosene from old kerosene lamps or simply because you don’t want to use kerosene for heating anymore, you may be wondering how to dispose of old kerosene. Kerosene disposal is fairly simple but it’s still not as straightforward as…

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  • How Much Does It Cost to Run a Dehumidifier?

    Dehumidifiers are exceptionally useful devices for a plethora of reasons, however, they do come at a price. And unfortunately, in addition to their initial price, they can also have a rather hefty periodical impact on your electricity bill. So, how much electricity does a dehumidifier use? This will largely depend…

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  • Advice on How to Clean a Window Air Conditioner

    Cleaning a window air conditioner may sound like a daunting task but it’s actually relatively easy and can be done without taking down the unit. It’s also smart to do this regularly if you want your air conditioner to have a long and effective life. How to clean a window…

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  • Ceramic vs Oil Heater

    Winter has been raging on for quite a bit and, depending on where you live, will continue to do so for some time. So, making sure that your heating is up to par is quite important, especially if your former/current heating system is not as efficient or as effective as…

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