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Smart Strategies to Prevent Fires Caused by Space Heaters

Fires and Deaths According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 40% of fires that happen in homes are caused by space heaters. In addition, 84% of the associated deaths from fires happened as a result of a mishandling of space heaters. This data surrounds the misuse and inappropriate handling of electric space heaters. This [...]

How To Rock the Heat in Your Basement

Basement History Basements didn’t start out actually needing heat in the early construction of American homes. Basements were often used as storage places for unused equipment, and functioned often as food storage rooms. You could find canned goods, bags of vegetables, and salted or sugar cured meats in basements during the 17,18, and 19th centuries. [...]

This Old House, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Review-Chapter Eight

Direct Heat In this chapter of “This Old House, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning,” Richard Trethewey and Don Best inform the reader of the variety of direct heating systems available. Direct heat systems are space heaters, pipeless wall and floor furnaces, wood and gas fireplaces, wood stoves, radiant electric, and baseboard electric resistance heating. Baseboard [...]