Thursday, November 29, 2007

Use Infrared Heaters, not just Electric Heaters

Our Infrared Heaters are just like the Edenpure Heaters, but beter:-)

Posted by: Admin in Infrared Heaters

Infrared Heaters are Safe, Energy Efficient, Provide Maximum Comfort, and are Built to Last

ComfortZone Infrared Heaters are better than Edenpure Heaters

our Infrared heaters are by Comfortzone, we use to sell Edenpure heaters and SunTwin Heaters through our Earthwise Innovations partners. We believe we provide the best energy saving heaters on the market, so shop with us, we are GreenShop @

The Best Infrared heaters, compare with our Edenpure and Comfortzone Heaters Review blog

Feel the Comfort, Financially and Literally!

Other Infrared Heaters or “Any Heater” Wouldn’t Even Consider Such a Claim, and ours are even better than EdenPure Heaters!


A major cause of residential fires in the United States is portable heaters. Just like the SunTwin/Edenpure heaters, our ComfortZone Heaters cannot cause a fire. That is because the quartz infrared heating element never gets to a temperature that can ignite anything. Just like the outside of the SunTwin/Edenpure heaters, our ComfortZone Heaters only gets warm to the touch in the front, where the heat comes in, so that it will not burn children or pets. Pets can sleep on our infrared heaters when it is operating without harm.

Unlike kerosene, gas or wood heating which must have excessive ventilation (cold air coming into the house), our infrared heaters permit the structure to be closed for efficient heating with no danger of carbon monoxide poisoning or asphyxiation.

our Infrared heaters are by Comfortzone, we use to sell Edenpure heaters and SunTwin Heaters through our Earthwise Innovations partners. We believe we provide the best energy saving heaters on the market, so shop with us, we are GreenShop @

Healthy Heat:

Just like The SunTwin/Edenpure heaters, comfortZone Heaters will also make you healthier. This is because unlike other heating sources, it will not reduce humidity or oxygen in the room. Typical heating sources reduce humidity which dries out your sinuses, makes you more susceptible to disease and makes your skin dry. With other heating sources, you notice that you get sleepy when the heat comes on because they are burning up oxygen.

In addition, just like the SunTwin/Edenpure Quartz Infrared Portable Heaters, ours are equipped with a micron clean air reusable filter system which will remove airborne particles as the air is pulled in the heating system.


Both infrared heaters feature high quality casters for easy mobility and on the back is a newly redesigned permanent washable air filter. Just like The Edenpure heaters comes with a plastic cabinet, whereas the SunTwin Heater has a beautiful wood veneer cabinet, our ComfortZone Infrared heaters come in both styles but one great brand!

The infrared heater itself is constructed of lifetime galvanized steel, copper and aluminum metals for a lifetime of heat and savings.


To replace a heating element or for other repairs or service visit our website or call us at (866) 446-0500

Zoned Heating:

By using individual controlled units, ours do the same as the SunTwin/Edenpure infrared heaters provides heat only where and when it is needed. Portable zone heating produces economical heating for maximum energy savings by heating only the areas you are living in.

As with the SunTwin/Edenpure heater ours come with thermostat controllers, BUT DIGITAL THERMOSTAT, much better, to allow for your own comfort settings while utilizing minimum power to achieve them.

**our Infrared heaters are by Comfortzone, we use to sell Edenpure heaters and SunTwin Heaters through our Earthwise Innovations partners. We believe we provide the best energy saving heaters on the market, so shop with us, we are GreenShop @

As with the SunTwin/Edenpure infrared heater, our Infrared Heaters are less expensive per heated square foot and requires no expensive duct installation. Just like the SunTwin/Edenpure Quartz Infrared Portable heater our Infrared Heaters uses standard 115 volt household current, and requires no special 220 volt wiring or chimney vent.

Ultimate Comfort:

Comfortzone Heaters just like the SunTwin /Edenpure Heaters provides even heat distribution and warm floors. It thermostatically controls, circulates and recycles heated air at the floor for maximum use and comfort. The floor to ceiling temperature differential is minor eliminating the need for a ceiling fan.

As the Infrared heaters operate, you will notice that its heating ability does not depend on a high-speed flow of air. Instead, the gently flow of air promotes more effective heat mixing action and air stability at the floor.


Just plug the power cord into any 115 volt 15 amp receptacle. Push the red rocker switch to the “ON” position and then set the thermostat to the desired temperature. The Quartz infrared heater elements will operate. In about a minute the fan will come on delivering soft heavenly heat for maximum efficiency.

**our Infrared heaters are by Comfortzone, we use to sell Edenpure heaters and SunTwin Heaters through our Earthwise Innovations partners. We believe we provide the best energy saving heaters on the market, so shop with us, we are GreenShop @

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Blogcast your Brand: SEO Blogs + Internet Marketing 2.0

Blogcast your Brand: SEO Blogs + Internet Marketing 2.0

November 28th, 2007 by Vipin Singh

B is for Brand, not just blogging, and it’s more important to build a brand than to just SEO. We want to help you be successful, and that is why our tagline is Blogcast your brand! Beautiful Brands from is everything in marketing, that is everything of everything, after you have developed a great product. So what is a Brand, and why should you care? If you build your brand the right way, you won’t just SEO for subject matter keywords such as Jewelry, but people will SEO for your brand name, such as for “Blue Nile” for jewelry. How do you develop such a powerful brand name, especially on the Internet?

People will actually SEO for your brand name, as consumers are searching for your name, as they want to buy your product or service. And, your competitors will SEO, no matter how much they try, you will always be #1 on Google for your brand right? Being searched for as a keyword is when you have really hit it big, and you than will be the target keyword for your category, and that my friend is the success of a brand and you have arrived. We will show you not only to SEO, but to be Unique, and to always force and reinforce your Unique Brand name.

Back again to, What is a brand, brand building? I am not going to give you a text book definition, because I am not going to refresh my memory with a text book. I am going to tell you everything I have learned and simplify the knowledge of over 15 years. The 15 years come from real life. Isnt’ that what you want, instead of text book answers. After my business degree where one of my favorite subject was marketing, I started a food company, and had billionaires over for dinner at the age of 25 to buy my company. To this day that is still one of my top 10 achievements. The Schwan’s food company, sent me an offer I had to refuse, so I did, back on that lesson later. Be strong lad, have patience and stand up for what you believe, that lesson came later in life.

My love and passion for marketing has never left me, I still love advertisements that make me laugh, brands that stand out, product branding, product marketing is such an amazing and creative field. Strategic Marketing and strategic positioning is not usually thought of as marketing, people usually talk about brand marketing or marketing promotions and advertisements, when speaking of marketing. Hence they miss the boat on it completely. I say if you build a brand the right way from the strategy level, than brand building and SEO are easy. It’s not just about getting ranked at the top of the search engines, but to actually sell products and make money. Let’s never forget that brand building and SEO should aways be about increasing sales.

A lof of my friends in college and after were in the AMA, American Marketing Association, my passion and association never left me. I read Adweek and other marketing + business magazines for years as a hobby, and still love to look at brands with an Awe of success and wonder. My experiences have lead to me to create a few amazing and fun brand names that even Sr. VP’s at companies like Microsoft chuckle at. It’s all in a name as I say, thanks to Larry C, who’s nanny helped me develop, a real estate portal in 2003. That brand is still admired in the Seattle real estate world. I consider my self a Internet Marketing expert, a position which others may not argue with given my background and results in todays internet marketing strategies. Way back in 1999, I co-founded an Internet Company, which turned in to Enthusiasm Technologies, that sold to a public company for $8.6M, Metro One Telecom. Soon there after I founded another company that resulted in $1m in revenues in it’s first 11months and $3.2m in it’s second year, Netisen Group, Inc. at Portrait of Vessey from

We ended up doing business at Netisen with Microsoft, Safeco, Nordstrom, Premera Blue Cross, Amgen, and Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center. Now if you live in Seattle you certainly know about all of these brands. And, while working with all those brands added credibility to Netisen, but it still ended up being sold for pennies on the dollar and us loosing millions. I bring this up as building a great brand can generate millions and if business not taken care of properly. Debacles of bad suppliers from China are starting to impact the Toy brands of today, some might say unreasonably at the fault of the US brand. Remember the issues with Tylenol, and how criminals almost destroyed that great brand. So examples have been around such as Enron, that you can loose your brand in a matter of months or weeks too. S o grow slowly and be cautious of your business partners, great brands are developed over years not in a short time. We can all go through a tough period, and your brand will survive if it stands for solid values of ethics, compassion, honesty and respect. Respect is earned not only by doing things right, but also by managing the things that have gone wrong, so brand building and credibility go hand in hand. This is what Internet Marketing 2.0, search engines have unraveled at an accelerating rate.

Getting ranked and high rankings in search engines such as Google can get your brand Quick Credibility with the consumer. Especially as their are millions of web pages out there, and if you are among the top 10, why you are a leader, aren’t you! Organic SEO and search results actually give you and your Brand more credibility and Equity to your brand than Pay Per Click ads can. Consumers don’t like being sold to, do they, they prefer to buy, but you already knew that! I am very proud of our #1 search result in “Create a blog”, and many top rankings. Our brand was recognized by a friend of a friend recently. As I spoke with this in house SEO expert of a large media company Real Networks, she has an MBA from a major west coast school, so she is very smart, and said she had seen our site at the top of the search engines so she thought highly of it. Wow, but that should not be a shock to you folks, Google and other search engines can make your brand a International phenomenon in a matter of days. The key is not just to SEO, but to build your brand with this strategy in mind.

Back to us, we are #1 for “Wordpress SEO” which is why you are here. #9 on Google for “Free Blog“, #11 for “Blogging“, and the #37 for “SEO“. Wowsa, that high for SEO and we weren’t even targeting it, boy we are good. I am saying these things about results and above paragraph about my/our past success, to not brag or be self righteous, but only to add credibility for all those doubters with MBA’s or not. You see I have had very smart people question my credibility, as they will yours. In this world of rational reasoning, it’s not just what you know, what school you went to, but what have you done. To me the best thing about being an American, is that we tend to judge people by their actions, not just their degrees. In India, and other parts of the world, I am afraid it’s not the case.

At the end of the day, I will judge my success on how many people I can help with my skills rather than how many words I can get ranked on Google, or how many brands I can think of or develop. There is a good list of below, and yes I do own over 70+ keywords. This article is not just about SEO, but rather on the topic of Branding, brand building, brand strategy, and most importantly about blogcasting/promoting your brand for eSuccess! This article may become a series, but for now we will stick with the following questions, gosh it’s so long already, ouch:-(.

1. What is a Brand? It’s the name of a product or company that captures it’s essence to the audience. Some common and newer example: Coke: a soft drink, but the bottle of coke; IBM, the personal computer, everything business computers, big blue, big branding, big shoes to fill:-)

2. What is the most important aspect of building a brand? That it be remembered, as well as capture the essence of it’s products value. Google, is as you can see, remembered. MySpace is remembered, Aveda: a health and beauty brand is remembered as it captures the plant essences. Remember that a brand my get old and tired such as Yahoo, but it’s the fault of it’s management. eBay is not tired, Microsoft is not tired?

3. How do we build a brand? Make it unique, smart-unique words, simple logos, hello Nike swoosh. Use colors or be black and white in today world of color, like Crate and Barrel. Music, any thing to set it up as a product or companies Unique Selling Proposition, can you think of the music or tune of the Vonage commercials? How about the annoying factor of the HeadOn, HeadOn, HeadOn. Make it an emotional grabber, and use it every where, every where, in all of your marketing materials, packaging, website, brochures, keep the colors and words consistent. And than keep it consistent by hammering it over and over again, liven in up every year or so, but not too often, keep it consistent. The main rule of branding, the more different the more it will stand out. In a world of blue, be pink or Orange, well Pink is the new black, as you already know.

4. How do we start building a brand? Ask your self these questions, what, where, how, when, and Why?

What does my product stand for? What do I want my customers to think of the solution? Is it a soft drink that quenches their thirst, or is it “oh what a feeling? What is association of the name and the product? When I was first thinking of a name for my first company, a frozen indian food co., my friend and associate William Mason, thank William for that great lesson. I had not idea, that his insights would get in my book some day:-). He asked me some very interesting questions, I can remember my first brand building conversation back in 1992 vividly.

In a matter of minutes we came up with the name, sitting right outside at a cafe in Minneapolis warehouse district, those were the days before the Target center, Prince, the musician without a name, still had his night club right around the corner. And there we were, at that same exact point, I figured out the art of Branding. Oh by the way, it ended up being called: “Masala, Cuisine of India”. Masala is the name for mixture of spiced used in Indian cooking, it is at the heart of every home, restaurant, everything Indian food. So having a name like Masala is the key, you have to capture the essence of the core of your category, your culture, your industry.

The word “Cuisine” means gourmet, so we added that as a positioning statement, we wanted the Indian food to have a sophisticated place in the palate, rather than peasant food. We knew that Indian food tends to be popular with the educated and cultural type of people who appreciate it’s complex tastes and smells. Not just some visually non-appealing poop style curry, yukh.

The average hamburger eating crowd does not define a connoisseurs of fine gourmet foods. At the same time, the word Gourmet may be too high-end for the average person. Last word “India” was important to say what it was, it is from the ancient land of Yoga and Taj Mahal, but isn’t it easier to just say India? But we could have said Curries, or Taj Mahal, Rubi’s, Turbons, Sacred cow’s etc. etc. Words have a lot to do with branding, and you MUST define your product or brand explicitly with your customers in mind. That is why the blog post on the 5P’s of marketing is so important to visit, well all the blogs and topics in the book are important. So to summarize, we asked and got to the Core of Indian food to come up with a name for product and company. Some times people want the company to be named different than the product, we disagree. Indian-food-photo-blogfromsxc.hut

We believe you should pick a name, a catchy name, a small name, an emotional brand that defines your product that you LOVE, and keep it simple and use that word for everything. Large companies pay thousands to millions of dollars for brand creation and brand positioning. You are a small business person, an entrepreneur or even a large business executive, regardless of who you are if you want to develop a brand from inception to reinforcing, you have to pick a few words to define what you do and hammer that brand name home. So pick a catchy name like “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin. Being different is not enough, capturing an essence is vital to you success. Here are some brand names that I have been associated with and or/have created.

Masala: Cuisine of India a Minnesota Restaurant online directory

Gartner: A global IT leader, any IT exec knows this brand

Microsoft: A software company, ask Bill Gates what they do, they are a software company. I helped managed the relationship between Gartner and Microsoft and I love some of the branding that they have created. A real estate website for Seattle Real Estate that I created and got to the top 10 search result on Yahoo, MSN, Google A real estate IDX(Home Listings) search website A community of bloggers to create and promote their blogs, what do you do with your blog, Type one right? A hosting company website, get it a Pillow a host?

Why did I bring up the not so well known brands that we own? They are not big names, nor does your brand have to super well known by everyone, just with your customers. And remember make them-catchy names, and being catchy is what we are after, well Brands that last, Brands that have equity, and Brands that make us money. I love to see brands at work, and so should your work, not you? A great brand usually means more jobs and more success for not just the company but also the community at large. We will address the other questions of When, where, How and Why in the next few questions.

**this free blog is sponsored by Comfortzone Infrared Heaters, which are better than Edenpure Heaters and Designer Silver Jewelry by Jill Brahms Silver Cross jewelry @

Energy Saving Study: Electric Heaters vs Infrared Heaters

Energy Saving Study for Edenpure and Infrared Heaters

Posted by: in Infrared Heaters

Thought you would find this energy saving study beneficial, especially as energy saving is a top priority of the environmentally conscious.

Below is a copy of a study modified for this Infrared heaters blog, the study was reprinted by Earthwise Innovations, we believe it was done by Earthwise or the founders of Edenpure Heaters. The objective of the Infrared Heaters energy saving heater study is to show how eden pure heaters, (and comparable comfortzone heaters), can save up to 50% in energy saving for heating your home.


The following analysis is presented to document the performance of the SunTwin/EdenPure heater unit. A comparative analysis between an electric furnace and the SunTwin/EdenPure heater unit is obtained through analysis of actual data collected from available sources.

Three engineering techniques are used in calculating the actual and theoretical loads to substantiate the validity of the comparative energy analysis data. (**This study is posted on MyTypes blogs for comparison purposes for the benefit of Comfortzone Heaters, which makes Infrared Heaters that are compared to be better than EdenPure Heaters. )

The data presented is based on the assumption that the residence before and after the installation was maintained at a uniform 70°F db temperature and that there was no change in the Owner’s usage or occupancy style during that period. These assumptions are not verifiable since no actual temperature log or activity log was kept for comparative purposes. The Engineer’s data presented is consistent with the above assumption.

( Reprinted by Earthwise Innovations, Inc. **This study is posted on MyTypes blogs for comparison purposes for the benefit of Comfortzone Heaters, which makes Infrared Heaters that are compared to be better than EdenPure Heaters. )


The SunTwin/EdenPure infrared heaters were tested in eight rural electric homes. Four of these homes had a five-year history with resistant baseboard heat using zone controls. The homes were located in degree day areas ranging from 7,000 to 10,000 degree days. Two test homes had an electric forced air furnace and one utilized a propane hot water system. Zone control baseboard heat has been claimed by the electrical industry as being one of the most efficient forms of non-storage electric heat systems on the market. Whole house forced air heating systems maintain a constant temperature in the house with less individual room control. Test house number 2, in the Mor-Gran-Sou service area, vividly points this out; when compared to the forced air electric furnace, SunTwin/EdenPure heaters were 35% more efficient. When compared to electric baseboard heat. SunTwin/EdenPure heaters were only 16% more

The SunTwin/EdenPure heaters worked well until the temperatures dropped to -10° and lower. When wind chill factors hit -60° to -70° the existing heating systems needed to be turned on in order to maintain a comfort level in the home. This usually happened in the late evenings. In North Dakota there were approximately 62 days when the temperature remained below 0°.

The SunTwin/EdenPure heaters were 16% more efficient than electric baseboard, 35% more efficient than forced air electric furnaces and 56% more efficient than the propane hot water furnace.

The method of testing the infrared heater was as follows: a five-year kilowatt hour/degree day history was collected on five homes in the rural electric service area. The homes chosen were owned by people who had not changed their living habits to any substantial degree.

( Reprinted by Earthwise Innovations, Inc. **This study is posted on MyTypes blogs for comparison purposes for the benefit of Comfortzone Heaters, which makes Infrared Heaters that are compared to be better than EdenPure Heaters. )

In addition to the efficiency factors, the homeowners made these comments on the SunTwin/EdenPure Heater systems:

1. The portability of the unit was an advantage in that it could be moved from location to location.
2. The units could be plugged into a 115 volt 20 amp circuit. Each draws 12.5 amps.
3. A comfortable humidity level was maintained.
4. There was an even distribution of heat. In the test homes there was no more than a five degree differential between the ceiling and the floor.
5. The comfort level was satisfactory.
6. The homeowners liked the way the units looked.
7. The heaters were effective as an add-on room heating system.
8. Users liked to lie in front of the heater, and one homeowner put bread on top of the heater because it helped the bread rise evenly.

( Reprinted by Earthwise Innovations, Inc. **This study is posted on MyTypes blogs for comparison purposes for the benefit of Comfortzone Heaters, which makes Infrared Heaters that are compared to be better than EdenPure Heaters. )


2325 E. Trafficway • Springfield, Missouri 65802
Phone: 417-866-7231

August 26 and 27, 1977

This report covers data recorded from operating four (4) different types of heating equipment. Each unit was operated individually to heat a room area of 503 sq. ft. and volume of 5,077 cu. ft. for a 30 minute period.

The test procedure on each unit was to pre-cool the room and to start the heater in operation at a room temperature of approximately 50° F. The heater was then operated at full capacity for 30 minutes, during which time General Electric Company took thermo-vision photographs and the temperature recorder was activated to record seventeen (17) sensing points.

The temperature sensing points were at 3 different elevations.

Points 1, 3, 7, 10, 12, and 15 were located one (1′) ft. above the floor.

Points 2, 5, 8, 13, and 16 were located four (4′) ft. above the floor

Points 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, and 17 were located eight (8′) above the floor.

The thermo-vision photographs and recordings were taken and recorded at the time the heater was turned on, fifteen (15) minutes later, and thirty (30) minutes later which was the end of the tests. With the results indicated by the outline below:

TEST #C - Gas Fired Wall Furnace, 29,000 BTU Input:


C-l 0 min. 50° to 52° F.
C-2 15 min. 56° to 73° F.
C-3 30 min. 67° to 85° F.

TEST #D - Electric Forced Air Heater - 1650 Watts:


D-l 0 Min. 49° to 51° F.
D-2 15 min. 57° to 64° F.
D-3 30 min. 63° to 70° F.

TEST #E - Baseboard Electric - 1500 Watts:


E-l 0 min. 49° to 51° F
E-2 15 min. 55° to 62° F.
E-3 30 min. 60° to 67° F.

(continued on page 2)

( Reprinted by Earthwise Innovations, Inc. **This study is posted on MyTypes blogs for comparison purposes for the benefit of Comfortzone Heaters, which makes Infrared Heaters that are compared to be better than EdenPure Heaters. )

Page 2
Test Report
8/26 & 8/27, 1977

TEST #F – Alpha I (SunTwin/EdenPure Heater STW-1500) Infrared Forced Air, 1640 Watts:


F-l 0 min. 49° to 53° F
F-2 15 min. 60 ° to 62° F.
F-3 30 min. 65° to 67° F.

We are scheduling additional tests in search of an explanation for the smaller temperature difference from floor to ceiling with the Alpha I Heater as compared to the temperature of the three other heaters.


William E. Bennett, P.E.

( Reprinted by Earthwise Innovations, Inc.)

**This study is posted on MyTypes blogs for comparison purposes for the benefit of Comfortzone Heaters, which makes Infrared Heaters that are compared to be better than EdenPure Heaters.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

101 Money Saving tips or Energy Saving Heater tips?

101 Energy Saving tips, but energy saving Heaters?

Posted by: Admin in Infrared Heaters

Below is a list of 101 energy saving tips, but..

AlliantEnergy the company that provides the information says that they don’t recommend using electric space heaters. To that I would like to say, Wrong Alliant! Energy efficient electric space heaters such as our Infrared Heaters, can actually cut your energy bills and heating cost in 50%. How you say, well it’s easy, you only heat the parts of the home that you spend most of your time in, not your whole home. This way, your infrared Heaters which can heat up to a 1000sqft of space with just one heater can actually save the environment too. As you might remember from my energy saving tips blog from 2 days ago, that the Sierra Club recommended that we should NOT heat the whole house, and our energy consumption from heating and cooling our home is our #1 energy consumption. That is why we created our infrared Heater site to be @, not only because our heaters are better than Edenpure heaters, but because they are truly energy saving heaters that are good for the environment.

Saving Energy: 101 Ways to Save

It may not seem like using a compact fluorescent light bulb or fixing a leaky faucet will do much to reduce your energy costs - or protect the environment.

But if every household practiced just a few simple conservation ideas like the 101 easy ways to save below, we could reduce energy consumption by a significant amount.

All it takes is a few minutes each month, and you’ll notice a difference - and make a difference!

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1. Do a home energy audit. This survey analyzes your home’s structure, appliances and insulation, as well as your family’s lifestyle. Alliant Energy offers customers a free energy audit called My Home Comfort Check Up that provides a personalized report detailing specific ways to save energy throughout your home. Energy Saving heaters such as our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters are for real!

Refrigerator and dollar bill


Heating your home

2. Change or clean your furnace filter once a month. Dust and dirt can quickly clog vital parts, making your furnace run harder and eventually break down. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

3. Have your heating system inspected regularly - especially if it’s natural gas. A $50-100 annual tune-up can help reduce your heating costs by up to five percent.

4. If you have a forced-air furnace, do NOT close heat registers in unused rooms. Your furnace is designed to heat a specific square footage of space and can’t sense a register is closed - it will continue working at the same pace. In addition, the cold air from unheated rooms can escape into the rest of the house, reducing the effectiveness of all your insulating and weatherizing. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

5. Install a programmable thermostat. If you use it to set back the temperature by 10 degrees for eight hours every night, you’ll lower your heating bills by 10 percent. A $50 digital thermostat can pay for itself in energy savings in less than a year.

6. Don’t set the thermostat higher than you actually want it. It won’t heat your home any faster, and it will keep your furnace running longer than necessary. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

7. Vacuum registers and vents regularly, and don’t let furniture and draperies block the air flow. Inexpensive plastic deflectors can direct air under tables and chairs.

8. If your home has a boiler system, avoid covering radiators with screens or blocking them with furniture. It’s also a good idea to add a reflecting panel behind radiators - you can purchase one at a home center or make one yourself with a plywood panel and aluminum foil. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

9. If your home has electric baseboard heating, be sure to keep furniture and draperies away from the heaters, and leave at least a three-inch clearance under the heating unit.

10. Keep curtains and blinds closed at night to keep cold air out, but open them during the day to let the sun warm the room.

11. Avoid using space heaters, including electric, kerosene or propane models. Not only are they expensive to operate, they’re also very dangerous. WRONG: Don’t use traditional space heaters, And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

12. If you have hardwood or tile floors, add area rugs to keep your feet warm.

13. If you’ll be going on vacation, lower the thermostat to 55 degrees. This will save energy while preventing water pipes from freezing. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

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14. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, have the chimney cleaned and inspected regularly, and burn only fully dried hardwoods to produce the most heat output.

15. Check the seal on the damper by closing it off and holding a piece of tissue paper inside the firebox. If drafts blow the tissue around, repair or replace the damper.

16. When using the fireplace, turn down the furnace to 55 degrees. If you don’t, all the warm air from the furnace will go right up the chimney, wasting energy and money. Don’t use it at all, but us our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

17. Add fireproof caulk where the chimney meets the wall, inside and outside.

18. When the fireplace is not in use, make sure fireplace dampers are sealed tight, and keep the glass doors closed. If you never use your fireplace, plug the chimney with fiberglass insulation and seal the doors with silicone caulk.

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Insulating your home

19. Check insulation levels throughout your house. Measure attic insulation with a ruler, and check behind switch plates for sidewall insulation. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

20. Install more attic insulation. Upgrading from three inches to 12 inches can cut heating costs by 20 percent, and cooling costs by 10 percent.

21. Add pieces of batt insulation to the rim joists - the area along the top of the foundation where it meets the exterior walls. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

22. If your basement is unheated, install blanket insulation in between exposed floor joists. Energy Saving heaters such as our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters are for real!

23. Choose the new “no-itch” or poly-wrapped insulation products. They’re much easier to handle and safer to work with - making them worth the extra cost.

24. Install additional attic insulation at right angles to the previous layer. You don’t have to use the same type of insulation - it’s fine to use batts or blankets over loose-fill, or vice versa. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

25. When using loose-fill, be sure to distribute the insulation evenly. Any inconsistencies can reduce the insulating value.

26. While shopping for insulation, remember that R-value measures the amount of thermal resistance. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation.

27. Never cover attic vents or recessed light fixtures with insulation, and allow a three-inch clearance around chimneys and flue pipes to prevent overheating and avoid the risk of fire.

28. Have a leaky roof repaired and make sure your basement is waterproofed. Wet insulation is worthless. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

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Air conditioning your home

29. Maintain your central air conditioner by cleaning the outside compressor with a garden hose (be sure to shut off power at the fuse or breaker first). Keep plantings at least one foot away for adequate airflow.

30. During late afternoon and early evening, turn off unnecessary lights and wait to use heat-producing appliances. It’s also a good idea to shade south- and west- facing windows during the hottest part of the day. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

31. Plant a tree. One well-placed shade tree can reduce your cooling costs by 25 percent. For maximum benefit, place leafy shade trees to the south and west, and evergreens to the north.

32. Use ceiling fans to help circulate air throughout the house, and make sure your attic is properly ventilated. A ceiling fan should run clockwise during the summer, and counter-clockwise during the winter.

33. Set the fan on your central air conditioner to “on” rather than “auto.” This will circulate air continuously, keeping the temperature more even throughout the house and aiding in dehumidification. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

34. Make sure your window air conditioner is the proper size. It’s better to get one that’s too small than too large - a larger unit will start up and turn off more frequently and won’t do as good a job dehumidifying the air.

35. Don’t judge the efficiency of your air conditioner by the sound of the fan shutting on and off. The blower will continue to circulate cooled air throughout your home up to 15 minutes after the compressor has stopped. (The same holds true for the furnace.)

36. Raise the thermostat to about 78 to 80 degrees whenever you go to bed or leave the house. A programmable thermostat will do this for you automatically. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

37. If your home can’t accommodate central air conditioning, try a whole-house attic fan. This device pushes hot air out through attic vents, lowering the temperature throughout your home about five degrees in less than ten minutes. Attic fans cost less than 25 cents per day to operate.

38. During the winter, remove window air conditioners and seal the windows with caulk and weatherstripping. You might also want to cover the central air compressor with a tarp to keep it clean.

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Weatherizing your home

39. Seal doors and windows with caulk, weatherstripping and plastic film. An investment of $50 in weatherizing supplies can reduce heating costs by two to three times that much. Don’t forget the basement windows!

40. Add foam gaskets behind all outlet covers and switch plates, and use safety plugs in all unused outlets. These are prime places for outside air to leak into your home. Be sure to shut off power at the fuse box or circuit panel first. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

41. Check the exterior of your home for air leaks, especially around openings for water spigots, air conditioner hoses, dryer vents and gas pipes. Use caulk or expanding foam to seal spaces.

42. If your home has a large, single-pane picture window, use heavy draperies during the winter to help hold back cold air.

43. Reflective window film can help reduce heat gain during the summer, and it will keep furniture and carpets from fading.
44. Check window panes to see if they need new glazing. If the glass is loose, replace the putty holding the pane in place. Most types of window glazing require painting for a proper seal. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

45. If drafts sneak in under exterior doors, replace the threshold. If that’s not practical, block the drafts with a rolled-up towel or blanket.

46. Seal the edges of unused doors and windows with rope caulk. Don’t seal them shut permanently - you might need quick ventilation or escape during an emergency.

47. Choose the right kind of caulk for the job. Use latex or acrylic caulk inside - it’s easy to clean and more forgiving if you’re a beginner. Silicone caulk is great for outside use because it lasts longer and seals virtually any type of surface.

48. Don’t forget to weatherize the attic access. Secure batt insulation to the back of the hatch or door, and use weatherstripping to seal the opening. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

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Water Heating

49. Set the water heater temperature at 120 degrees - about halfway between low and medium. This will help save energy and prevent scalding, while keeping unhealthy bacteria from growing.

50. Install a water-saving showerhead. Don’t worry - it won’t reduce your water pressure. A family of four, each taking a five-minute shower a day, can save $250 a year in water heating costs by switching to a low-flow showerhead.

51. Fix leaky faucets, especially if it’s a hot water faucet. One drop per second can add up to 165 gallons a month - that’s more than one person uses in two weeks.

52. Use aerators on kitchen and bathroom sink faucets. If you have hard water, clean aerators and showerheads with vinegar regularly to reduce deposits and build-up. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

53. Take showers, not baths. A five-minute shower will use about 7.5 gallons of hot water, while filling a bathtub can use up to 20 gallons.

54. If your water heater is more than 15 years old, install an insulating wrap to reduce “standby” heat loss. It’s also a good idea to insulate hot water pipes where they’re accessible.

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In the kitchen

55. Use smaller kitchen appliances whenever possible. Microwaves, toaster ovens and slow-cookers can use 75 percent less energy than a large electric oven.

56. Vacuum the refrigerator coils about twice a year to keep the compressor running efficiently.

57. As your mother always told you, don’t leave the refrigerator door open. Every time it’s opened, up to 30 percent of the cooled air can escape. The same rule holds for the oven, too.

58. Keep the refrigerator temperature about 36-38 degrees, and the freezer at 0-5 degrees.

59. Don’t overload the refrigerator or freezer. The cold air needs to circulate freely to keep foods at the proper temperature. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

60. Make sure the refrigerator is level, so the door automatically swings shut instead of open. If the floor isn’t level, use shims to prop up the front of the refrigerator.

61. Don’t worry about placing hot leftovers in the refrigerator. It won’t affect energy use significantly, and cooling food to room temperature first can increase the chance of food-borne illnesses.

62. Check the seal on your refrigerator door by closing it on a dollar bill. If you can pull the bill out easily, it’s time to replace the gaskets. You can purchase a replacement kit from an appliance dealer or a home center.

63. Use your oven’s self-cleaning feature immediately after cooking, while the oven is still hot. This will reduce a lengthy warm-up time. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

64. Use lids on pots and pans to reduce cooking times, and don’t put a small pan on a large burner.

65. Keep the grease plates under range burners clean to reflect heat more efficiently.

66. Run the dishwasher only with full loads, and use the air-dry cycle. If your dishwasher has a “booster” water heater, use it; this will heat the water to the 140 degrees recommended by manufacturers, while maintaining an energy-saving 120 degrees on your primary water heater. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

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In the laundry room

67. Wash only full loads of clothes, and be sure to set the water level appropriately.

68. Use hot water only for very dirty loads, and always use cold water for the rinse cycle.

69. Clean the lint screen on the dryer every time you use the machine. A clogged lint screen can make your dryer use up to 30 percent more energy - and it can be a fire hazard.

70. Remove clothes from the dryer while they’re still damp and hang them up. This will save energy, prevent static and reduce wrinkles and shrinkage. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

71. Dry one load of clothes immediately after another. This will minimize heat loss, reducing warm-up and drying times.

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Lighting your home

72. Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs. These bulbs use 75 percent less energy than typical incandescents, and they last 10 times longer.

73. Look for a compact fluorescent wattage that’s about one-third of the incandescent wattage you usually use.

74. Use lighting control devices like dimmers, motion detectors, occupancy sensors, photocells and timers to provide light only when you need it. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

75. Keep lamps away from thermostats; the heat produced can cause your furnace to run less than needed or your air conditioner more than needed.

76. Dust light fixtures regularly. A heavy coat of dust can block up to 50 percent of the light output.

77. Use only a single bulb in a multi-socket fixture. Be sure to check the maximum wattage the fixture allows.

78. Replace an incandescent outdoor light or high-intensity floodlight with a high-pressure sodium fixture. The bulbs will last longer, use less energy, and handle temperature extremes better. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

79. Use low-voltage lighting kits to light walkways, patios and decks. The soft light will also attract fewer annoying insects.

80. Decorate with pale colors on walls, ceilings and floors. Soft tones reflect more light, so you can use lower wattage bulbs and delay turning on lights until later in the day. Using high-gloss paint can help as well.

81. Read light bulb packages carefully. Watts measure the amount of energy needed; lumens measure how much light a bulb produces. Energy-saving bulbs produce more lumens per watt of electricity used.

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Other energy savers

82. Get rid of spare refrigerators or freezers. An extra appliance can add more than $100 to your energy bills every year, and it’s a safety hazard for small children.

83. Keep outdoor hot tubs covered when not in use. If you have a pool, use a solar cover to use the natural warmth of the sun to heat the water.

84. Keep waterbeds covered with quilts or blankets to help retain their heat. You might also want to insulate the bottom with a sheet of rigid foam insulation. And, use our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

85. Keep the garage door closed, especially during the winter.

86. If you need a new lawn mower, consider an electric model. They’re less expensive to operate (about three cents of electricity per use), 75 percent quieter, and they significantly reduce toxic emissions.

87. Instead of air-polluting and expensive charcoal or propane, try an electric or natural gas grill. They’re more economical and more convenient - you’ll never run out of fuel.

88. Unplug any electrical device that’s not being used. Many appliances, especially computers, televisions and VCRs draw power even when turned off.

89. Place humidifiers and dehumidifiers away from walls and bulky furniture. These appliances work best when air circulates freely around them. Be sure to clean the unit often to prevent unhealthy mold and bacteria from developing.

90. If your home has no sidewall insulation, place heavy furniture like bookshelves, armoires and sofas along exterior walls, and use decorative quilts as wall hangings. This will help block cold air.

91. When you take a vacation, don’t forget to give your appliances a rest too. Turn off and unplug everything you can, set your water heater to the lowest setting and shut off the water supply to the dishwasher and washing machine.

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Buying new appliances

92. Remember that it pays to invest in energy efficiency. In some cases, the money you save in energy costs can pay back the purchase price in just a few years. Especially our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters!

93. Always read the Energy Guide label carefully, and make sure you’re comparing “apples to apples.” Energy use can range significantly even within a single brand.

94. Choose the capacity that’s right for your family. Whether it’s a furnace or a refrigerator, it doesn’t pay to purchase a unit that’s too large or too small.

95. In almost every case, a natural gas appliance is more economical to use than an electric model. The $50-75 price difference can be paid back in energy savings in less than a year.

96. Replace inefficient appliances - even if they’re still working. An aging water heater or refrigerator could be costing you much more than you think. If your central air conditioner is more than 10 years old, replacing it with a high-efficiency new unit will cut your summer electric bills by about one-third.

97. Shop during the off-season. Many heating and cooling manufacturers offer significant rebates during seasonal sales promotions, and dealers may charge less for installation.

98. Investigate new technology carefully. Some innovations, like convection ovens or argon-filled windows, may save energy and make life more convenient; others, such as commercial-grade kitchen appliances, might be merely expensive cosmetic enhancements. Energy Saving heaters such as our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters are for real!

99. Look for the “EnergyStar” logo. This designation from the Environmental Protection Agency means that the appliance exceeds minimum federal energy- use standards, usually by a significant amount.

100. Don’t forget to ask about warranties, service contracts, and delivery and installation costs.

101. Be sure to choose a reputable and knowledgeable dealer. A good dealer should be able to help you calculate energy savings and the payback period, and he or she should offer you a range of brands and prices. Choose us at as we care about the Environment! Energy Saving heaters such as our Infrared Heaters which are better than Edenpure Heaters are for real!