Electricity, Lighting & Appliances

Efficient home electrical equipment and design

Guide

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

How to prepare for emergencies and power outages

LED filament bulbs

LED filament bulbs

A great vintage look, reminiscent of Thomas Edison's handmade bulbs but with LED longevity and low energy consumption.

Warm light and dimmable LED bulbs

All about LED bulbs - video

LED light bulbs now come dimmable and with warm colours. Check out our video on choosing bulbs and DIY installation tips.

High efficiency appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

Most home electronics and appliances use energy even while in standby mode, and it is estimated that more than half the overall power consumed can happen whe...

Lights, appliances and all things electrical

These guide pages are intended to help you find the most efficient and affordable options for pretty much anything that runs on power, and the best ways to g...

Hydro towers

Heating with electricity

Electric resistance heating converts almost 100% of its energy into heat. Ultimately though, the true efficiency and environmental impact of heating with ele...

Mixed interior room lighting

Home lighting design

Home lighting impacts safety, function, energy consumption and quality of life. Different lights offer not only different levels of efficiency, but a variety...

The Fincube tin house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

The Fincube tiny house is off-grid, portable and enjoys a 360 degree view of the world

Off-grid home

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

If you are thinking about going off-grid with solar panels and a battery backup, there are lots of good reasons to do so and ways to do it more affordably. W...

Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home

All about off-grid power generation

In this second post in a series on off-grid living, Craig Anderson outlines the energy systems of his house and explains why he chose them.

Resilient design features for new home construction

Design ideas and home-durability measures to help families and homes withstand a changing climate.

Advice

Why do my radiators make a crackling sound?

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 1:48 p.m. Heating with electricity 1 Responses

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