November 08, 2012 by Grant Clauser
It’s getting colder here in the mid-Atlantic states. Over the weekend week I lit my fireplace for the first time this year. It kept that room nice and cozy, but only the one room. ComfortGeni has a solution for that.
Heat distribution is a pretty common problem, especially when fireplaces or pellet stoves are involved. The ComfortGeni is a simple way to help pull air from one place to another without any additional construction.
The product works like this: replace one of your heat registers (those grates that cover your heat vents) with a ComfortGeni. Plug the device in and set to the desired temperature. The Geni’s two fans will kick on, pulling hot air into the room until it reaches the set temperature. It’s a neat idea for inefficient heat distribution in a home. If you have a duct connected to pull heat from your supplementary heat source, this should improve its performance.
The ComfortGeni is only about $150, so it’s probably a better solution then just cranking the thermostat up. The company says it uses no more electricity than a 14 watt bulb and is whisper quiet. It fits a 6” x 10” or 6” x 12” opening
It supposedly works just as well for cool air AC systems too.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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