Things to Keep in Mind When Building Your Dream Deck

Posted by Shaun Stohr on 8/12/2019
Things to Keep in Mind When Building Your Dream Deck
How many times have you driven by that house in your neighborhood with the perfect deck, imagining entertaining family and friends? Find yourself daydreaming at your desk about the perfect patio to watch a sunset from? As any homeowner can tell you, it is a fantasy we all share, but only some take the necessary steps to make it a reality. To make sure your deck not only looks beautiful but fulfills all the practical needs of outdoor real estate.

What Is Carbon Monoxide? Are You Safe Using A Space Heater?

Posted by Julia Gilmore on 8/2/2019
What Is Carbon Monoxide? Are You Safe Using A Space Heater?
Carbon monoxide is a flammable, odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. The gas has earned the name; the “silent killer” due to its unnoticeable and stealth nature. When one inhales the poisonous fumes, their blood’s ability to transport oxygen is hindered. This obstruction to proper oxygen receiving causes harm to organs such as the brain and heart. Carbon poisoning is a result of not retaining adequate levels of oxygen or asphyxiation.

What You Need To Know Before Purchasing a Space Heater

Posted by Julia Gilmore on 7/15/2019
What You Need To Know Before Purchasing a Space Heater
An innovative and economical way to stay warm in your home is through electric room heating technology. Placing a space heater in your most commonly used rooms will allow you to keep your thermostat at a low temperature while still feeling warm and comfortable. With electric heating solutions, you can now heat spaces that central heating cannot warm, such as garages or patios (patio heaters).

There are various ways that room heaters keep rooms cozy.  It is essential to understand how these products work to find the one that best satisfies your needs. Let’s learn about the technology behind electric space heating and the varying types of heater units. 

Tips and Tricks on Dehumidifying Your Living Space

Posted by Haley Biggins on 6/5/2019
Tips and Tricks on Dehumidifying Your Living Space
To tackle a moisture issue within a home, it is useful to know the process behind humidity. An uncomfortable environment to live and breathe in is not fun for anyone, but it can certainly be resolved in a few ways. Humidity is the measurement of water vapor in the air. When the air in your living space is absorbing water more frequently, as it would in warmer climates and the summer months, you will begin to feel the levels of humidity increase. The truth is, several situations can promote the levels of moisture in your home. Warm weather, cooking, showering, even your breath can increase humidity! Wherever there is water and moisture, humidity is likely to follow.

Four Seasons' Guide to Staying Cool This AC Season

Posted by Lindsey Slinger, Brittany McCann, & Cherese Monte on 5/28/2019
Four Seasons' Guide to Staying Cool This AC Season
We have all been there, the spring heat all of a sudden becomes unbearable, and you are running to the computer to order an AC. Before you shop, it is crucial to be well versed on the common questions or concerns that come up when looking to purchase an ac unit. There are many different styles and functions in an air conditioner that it is important to keep in mind to make sure you choose the unit that is best for your home. From venting options to heating capabilities, you will see a wide variety of options online that will leave you questioning which purchase is best for you! Along with style and function, there are many things that most people don’t know about their AC units that we are here to answer! 

The 2019 Guide to Outdoor Patio Heaters

Posted by Lindsey Slinger, Brittany McCann, & Cherese Monte on 5/20/2019
The 2019 Guide to Outdoor Patio Heaters
Who says that entertaining needs to stay indoors during off season month? Patio heaters are an excellent patio product to own if you are looking to entertain all year round with a large or small crowd while providing style and functionality to your outdoor space. With a variety of styles and sizes, you can be sure to find the right fit for your patio.  While commonly used in commercial settings like restaurants and bars, you can use patio heaters in your home or even a small porch or balcony, to entertain a crowd during the spring, fall, and winter.

The Ultimate Guide to Space Heaters

Posted by Lindsey Slinger, Brittany McCann, & Cherese Monte on 5/6/2019
The Ultimate Guide to Space Heaters
Space heaters are a great option to quickly heat a room or compact space without racking up a high energy bill. Whether you need to warm up at the office or keep your dorm room warm, Space heaters are a cost-effective way to keep your room toasty without overheating.

Dehumidifiers… A Modern Necessity

Posted by Lindsey Slinger, Brittany McCann, & Cherese Monte on 4/24/2019
Dehumidifiers… A Modern Necessity

Dehumidifiers are a versatile product that can be used in almost any climate to help improve the quality of the air inside your home. While dehumidifiers are not as popular as an air conditioner or heater, if placed in the right area and on the correct settings, you may see a difference in the temperature in the room. While most homeowners only bring the dehumidifier out during the warmer months, dehumidifiers can be used year-round to prevent allergens or mold, while keeping the space dry. Along with the health benefits, Dehumidifiers also come to aid after water damage or water condensation, and mold prevention.

What Is Going On With My Window Air Conditioner?

Posted by Lindsey Slinger on 4/10/2019
What Is Going On With My Window Air Conditioner?

Air conditioning is considered a necessity in a large part of the United States during those warm summer months. Along with merely cooling down your room, most Air Conditioner units also have a built-in dehumidifier, which will assist in high humidity climates such as the states of Florida or Georgia. But what happens when your AC unit is not working the way it should?

Improper installation, overuse, and control panel issues are some of the common AC problems that most likely can be fixed quickly at home, rather than calling for help. While most air conditioner units require monthly upkeep, it is essential to be familiar with the common issues that can arise in portable or window air conditioners to avoid costly repair. We are going to explore some of these issues and provide some simple solutions to further assist in caring for your unit.

5 Benefits of a Portable Air Conditioner

Posted by on 5/28/2018
5 Benefits of a Portable Air Conditioner

Are you looking for an energy-efficient and easy way to cool your apartment? Are you tired of paying for central air conditioning when it only cools a few rooms in your home? Do you need another cooling solution that isn't a window air conditioner? Do you want to cool the air in your home and also dehumidify it?

If you've answered yes to any of the questions, then a portable air conditioner might be just the solution you need.

Below, we'll explore 5 benefits of owning a portable ac so you can decide whether or not this is the right investment for your needs.

5 Reasons You Need a Dehumidifier in Your Home

Posted by on 5/21/2018
5 Reasons You Need a Dehumidifier in Your Home

ou set the thermostat to 75, but it still feels hot in your home. Increased moisture in the air of your home can make your home feel significantly warmer than it actually is.

Air at a temperature of 75 with high humidity will feel like it's 80 degrees. This means more work for you AC unit, extra moisture seeping into the wood of your home, and the perfect environment for mold and mildew.

Smaller spaces with limited ventilation, like a bathroom or kitchen, can greatly benefit from a home dehumidifier.

7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Garage Dehumidifier

Posted by on 5/8/2018
7 Things to Consider When Choosing a Garage Dehumidifier

Are you concerned that the extra moisture in your garage is damaging the items that you store there?

Are you tired of dealing with uncomfortable conditions as you work within your garage? Are you just worried that high moisture levels are attracting termites, flies, and other kinds of pests?

If so, then it sounds like a dehumidifier is the solution you need.

Your Complete Guide to Buying an Electric Fireplace

Posted by Harrison Luoma on 4/12/2018
Your Complete Guide to Buying an Electric Fireplace
You don't have to rent a log cabin somewhere to enjoy the comfort of a cozy fire. In fact, you don't even need a real fire. An electric fireplace can provide all the comfort and warmth your home is missing.

PatioBrothers.com Reviews Hanover Round Wicker Patio Heater

Posted by on 12/18/2017 to News
PatioBrothers.com Reviews Hanover Round Wicker Patio Heater
Check out this awesome review we received from Patiobrothers.com:

This wicker style full size patio heater is one of the best we’ve seen so far. The wicker propane housing is sturdy, and well made. We’ve seen some other wicker style patio heaters in the past, but they are often either square or use flat edges to create a dome like shape, but this heater does away with all of that, by providing a smooth dome purely from wicker.  Hanover Products specializes in outdoor furniture and accessories, and the quality and experience shines through.

The Pros and Cons of Portable Air Conditioners with Heaters

Posted by on 12/15/2017
The Pros and Cons of Portable Air Conditioners with Heaters

If you spend a lot of money on heating and cooling your home, you're not alone. Heating and cooling account for almost half of the energy use in typical U.S. homes, which makes it the largest energy expense for most people.

A majority of the homes racking up large utility bills rely on central air conditioning for their cooling needs, but there are other, less expensive alternatives to consider.

Rethinking how you control the air in your home could make a significant difference when it comes to your monthly bill.

How to Choose the Best Artificial Christmas Tree For You

Posted by on 12/1/2017
How to Choose the Best Artificial Christmas Tree For You

Choosing a Christmas tree is a fun tradition that many families enjoy participating in.

But while trekking to a farm year after year can be fun, fresh cut trees aren't without drawbacks.

After all, these trees are heavy, prone to shedding, and have to be cared for throughout the season. Once the season is over, you'll have to worry about disposing of it. You'll also be forced to pay for a new tree every year.

Stay Warm This Season With A Patio Propane Heater

Posted by on 11/1/2017
Stay Warm This Season With A Patio Propane Heater

The patio is an excellent extension of your living space. It is a very popular spot during the summer, and most individuals and families enjoy a relaxing or fun-filled evening there. However, it becomes unpopular when the cold weather hits because the low temperature gets quite uncomfortable.

You do not have to give up your patio during the cold seasons. You can still enjoy the same benefits a patio offers as functional space during warmer times of the year. Outdoor patio propane heaters are the answer to this matter.

A heater will allow you to have the entire 12 months or at least three-quarters of your year's worth of indoor comfort in an outdoor living space. You do, however, need to know which one would best suit your needs before you make a decision.

Save Your Outdoor Events From the Cold With an Outdoor Heater

Posted by on 10/16/2017
Save Your Outdoor Events From the Cold With an Outdoor Heater

Your outdoor living area is the perfect venue for summer days in the sun grilling and dancing.

Many homeowners love entertaining in the heat of the summer, yet tend to shy away from keeping the fun going as the weather gets cold.

Cold weather is no excuse to put a pause on the party. It just means you need the proper outdoor heater for everyone to be comfortable. Heaters can easily make your home the place to be all year round.

Here's how outdoor heaters can be your best cold weather solution.

The Best Bathroom Dehumidifier Options of 2017

Posted by on 10/2/2017
The Best Bathroom Dehumidifier Options of 2017

There are lots of reasons to purchase a bathroom dehumidifier for your home.

A dehumidifier can help to keep your bathroom free of moisture, eliminate musty odors, and ward off allergens that thrive in damp conditions such as mold, mildew and dust mites.

It's become a common American trend to have at least one or two dehumidifiers in your home.

Today's dehumidifiers are not the same as they used to be. Now, there are quiet, compact models to suit every layout and budget.

Why You Need to Monitor Your Home Humidity Levels

Posted by on 9/7/2017
Why You Need to Monitor Your Home Humidity Levels

It's estimated that homeowners will spend an equivalent of 1% of the property's total value on maintenance and repairs every year. That may not seem like much, but for a small 6 figure mortgage that can equate to thousands a year.

Weather related repairs are one of the more common home maintenance tasks. Homeowners will protect their homes against flood waters and wind damage, but many don't know about the problems home humidity can cause.

Transform Your Yard with an Outdoor Patio Heater

Posted by on 8/3/2017
Transform Your Yard with an Outdoor Patio Heater

Having an outdoor patio is perfect during the warmer months. However, once the weather turns, your outdoor patio becomes a thing of the past.

Want to use your patio throughout every season? If so, consider purchasing an outdoor patio heater. These heaters provide warmth on the chilliest nights.

No matter if you're entertaining friends or spending a night solo, an outdoor patio heater is an ideal accessory.

Need a little convincing? Read on to learn why you should purchase an outdoor heater.

Dehumidifiers for Basements And The Benefits They Deliver

Posted by on 8/17/2017
Dehumidifiers for Basements And The Benefits They Deliver

Experts recommend maintaining a humidity level of between 30 to 50 percent in your home. During the winter, it should be about 30 to 40 percent to prevent condensation of the windows.

You want to start keeping humidity in check in your basement. This way, you can avoid problems such as mold growth and foul smell. It also helps to make your home safe for people with allergies.

As such, you should consider getting a basement dehumidifier before the signs of humidity start appearing. This post is going to cover some of the reasons why you need one.

Read on to learn more.

What to Know About Installing a Portable Air Conditioner

Posted by on 7/20/2017
What to Know About Installing a Portable Air Conditioner

The dog days of summer are upon us! Just because it's hot outside doesn't mean that the inside of your home has to be. 

A portable air conditioner is an effective way to cool a space. Home or office spaces benefit from these units because they cool areas that are in use instead of empty spaces.

These AC units not only save on energy costs but are environmentally friendly. They have to be vented properly, however, which can make installation tricky. Let's look at everything that you need to know about properly venting your air conditioning unit during installation!

3 Benefits of Having a Portable Dehumidifier

Posted by on 7/7/2017
3 Benefits of Having a Portable Dehumidifier

Our household environment is full of unwelcome guests. Some of these guests are not visible to the naked eye!

If we could see the microorganisms that abound in our home, there is a good chance we would be horrified. (If you've ever seen enlarged photos of mold spores and dust mites you know what we mean.)

Whether we can see these pollutants or not, they tend to be abundant. They can sometimes be toxic.

These microbes thrive in humid environments. Eliminating humidity from the air is one effective way of dealing with microscopic pests.