Are Electric Fireplaces Energy Efficient?

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Are electric fireplaces energy efficient? The first statement I see when I google for electric fireplace efficiency is that electric fireplaces have 100% efficiency. Sounds quite good, right? Not quite… These statements about efficiencies are always misleading unless you know the physics of electric fireplaces precisely. In this article, I am going to show you … Read more

How to make an Infrared Heater more efficient?

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Increasing the efficiency of an infrared heater is easy, and you don’t have to be a technician to do so. In this article, I will give you some tips for increasing infrared heater efficiency and reducing energy costs. Quick Answer:  You can increase your infrared heater’s perceived efficiency by adequately insulating your room (windows, cracks, … Read more

How to insulate a Window AC (for Efficiency)

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How can you insulate a window air conditioner? Usually, the window kit that comes with a window AC does not fit perfectly and leaves room for heat to enter your room. So, let’s have a look at some improvements you can make to improve your window AC’s insulation (and, therefore, its cost-efficiency)! Quick answer: You … Read more

How to make a Window AC more efficient (9 Methods)

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Window ACs are power-hungry! Even though they are one of the most-efficient AC types, their running cost adds up over time. In this article, I’m going to explain 3 essential things you should do to make your window AC more efficient. Quick Answer: You can make your window AC more efficient by insulating windows and … Read more

How to Improve Oil-filled Radiator Efficiency

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How can you improve the heating and cost-efficiency of an oil-filled radiator? There are three different efficiencies that we want to optimize for: In this article, we are going to cover all three different kinds of efficiencies. For each efficiency type, I am going to give you straight-to-the-point advice on how to optimize your oil-filled … Read more