Blue Flame vs Radiant Heat: Which is Right for You?
With the cost of heating skyrocketing, more people are looking for ways to limit the amount energy they use. One way to add warmth without turning the thermostat all the way up is to use a gas vent-free heater as an additional heating source.
Offered in both natural gas and liquid propane, the two main types of vent-free heaters are blue flame and radiant (infrared). While both types work at 99.9% efficiency, how they deliver heat is a little different. Read on to learn the difference between blue flame vs radiant heaters to help you decide which type is right for you.
Winter may not be everybody’s favorite season, but it’s arguably the coziest. And what could be cozier than a warm fire in the comfort of your own home?
Traditional wood-burning fireplaces are great for heat and ambiance, but many people are turned off by the mess and frustration that comes with them. Gas and electric fireplaces can offer terrific alternatives, but there is still a lot to consider when making such a purchase. What kind of fireplace would best reflect what you want out of a heating/lighting unit, and which model would best suit the existing interior of your home? Let’s discuss the features of the three main types of fireplaces and highlight the pros and cons of each.
If you’ve always wanted that cozy glow of a fire but not the hassle of a wood-burning fireplace, a gas log fireplace may be right for you. Gas logs offer all the ambience and warmth of a real, wood-burning fire without the mess and maintenance. Although they look like real wood, gas logs are usually made of ceramic, which enables them to withstand high temperatures. They can be fashioned to look like virtually any kind of wood, from handsome oak to rustic sassafras to beachy driftwood. We’ll discuss how gas logs work and cover the two types of gas log sets available to help you better understand your options before making a purchase decision.
If you skim through any AC listing, you’ll notice something called a SEER rating or EER rating. Sometimes, you’ll notice both. These numbers can play a big role in the AC shopping process.
But what are SEER ratings, exactly? What do they mean? What is an EER rating and how is it different? Both of these ratings are crucial to choosing an AC, but there are some key differences between them that are important to know before you purchase a new unit. We’ll talk about what these ratings mean and how to determine which air conditioning efficiency rating is right for your home.