Better Investment: LED vs CFL Lightbulbs

*Update: As commenter Cal Cho mentioned, there is evidence that LED lifespans can be shorter than what manufacturers claim. This means that LEDs, at least how they are currently priced, are not necessarily better investments than CFLs. See this article for more information.

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Greener Winter Heating

by Jo Borras / FIX.com

Most homeowners only think about their home’s heating system twice: during the winter and when it’s broken. Many homeowners eventually replace what was there when they first moved in. But without a little research on the latest in home heating technology, they could be doing their homes (and their wallets) a disservice. Read on to learn more about technology that nearly always promises to save money in the long run yet doesn’t require a huge, up-front investment.

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multiple bare lightbulbs hanging from wooden ceiling
11/01/2015
*Update: As commenter Cal Cho mentioned, there is evidence that LED lifespans can be shorter than what manufacturers claim. This means that LEDs, at least how they are currently priced, are not... read more
FIX.com home heating graphic with radiator
01/19/2015
by Jo Borras / FIX.com Most homeowners only think about their home’s heating system twice: during the winter and when it’s broken. Many homeowners eventually replace what was there when they... read more
multiple bare lightbulbs hanging from wooden ceiling
11/01/2015
*Update: As commenter Cal Cho mentioned, there is evidence that LED lifespans can be shorter than what manufacturers claim. This means that LEDs, at least how they are currently priced, are not... read more
FIX.com home heating graphic with radiator
01/19/2015
by Jo Borras / FIX.com Most homeowners only think about their home’s heating system twice: during the winter and when it’s broken. Many homeowners eventually replace what was there when they... read more