home heating





2/25/2013
Unit helps homeowners heat more space while slashing high hot water bills
2/25/2013
FCX Oil-Fired Condensing Boilers, designed and manufactured by Geminox, provide a reliable and efficient alternative to non-condensing boilers. FCX Boilers feature a steel, non-condensing primary heat exchanger coupled with a stainless steel, condensing secondary heat exchanger.
6/23/2009
Let's dream a little dream of green home improvement, without worries about funding.
3/31/2009
Have you found helpful ways to cut your energy use at home? Whether it's turning down the thermostat or installing new light bulbs, tell us what you've done to conserve energy and how well it's worked.
4/24/2012
Cam describes the zen-like state he achieves while splitting firewood.
1/16/2013
WiseWay Pellet Stove is the first and only EPA-certified and UL-listed non-electric pellet stove on the market today. This pellet stove eliminates the need for electricity by using a gravity-feed natural draft to accomplish a high efficiency rating of 75 percent. It’s capable of heating up to 2,000 square feet and able to hold a fire up to 31 hours on a 40-pound bag of pellets. The stove is also mobile home approved.  
7/31/2008
Have you thought about adding more insulation to your home to reduce your energy bills? Here are some good places to go for more information.
4/25/2011
Cam loves growing his own heat!
12/20/2010
Being in control of your own home heating.
12/29/2010
Providing the firewood to heat his home has become a pleasurable hobby for Cam Mather.
12/27/2013
A blog about the joys of wood heat that covers comfort, energy savings, ecology and history of the trees and sustainable harvesting
12/9/2011
Cam describes how the seasons progress through one messy task after another at Sunflower Farm.
4/29/2013
When you get home, go to your hot water heater, remove the cover and turn it down to 120 degrees (sometimes labeled “hot” as opposed to “very hot”).
4/29/2009
Having a “green home” means lots of different things. What does it mean to you?
12/14/2007
When it's cold outside, who doesn't love a cozy fireplace or woodstove? Wood heat is a comfortable way to warm your home, and there are many reasons it's a practical choice, too.
2/25/2014
High efficiency air source heat pumps are proving their worth for cold climate heating and cooling.
6/17/2011
Geothermal heating and cooling systems rely on the earth’s constant underground temperature of 45 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit to provide comfortable indoor climates. The technology works in any size or style home, in nearly any setting on earth.
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
2/9/2011
Cam readily admits to being obsessed about his use of energy.
3/19/2014
The basics of using a woodstove to heat your home.
3/31/2014
The best way to start a fire in your woodstove.
1/15/2014
Keep your greenhouse above freezing during short cold periods without paying for a heater.
2/8/2011
Scott Davis’ “Solar Projects, Big and Small” video offers inspiration for both solar energy enthusiasts and folks who are just curious. Tips and advice pertaining to solar energy can be found at the Yahoo! group Simply Solar, and you can make your dream project a reality with Gary Reysa’s instructions.  
11/21/2013
Although forced air is the most common form of home heat in North America it is far from ideal. This article explains why Building Biology regards the masonry heater as the ultimate heating system for health, comfort and ecology.
6/21/2010
When the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act of 2010 passes (as expected) this summer, be prepared by learning what to expect when you buy a water heater, heating system, air-source air conditioner or heat pump.
11/5/2014
Cam Mather tries out a battery-powered chainsaw at his off-grid homestead in Ontario.
3/13/2013
A 3-part series on sustainable comfort systems for heating and cooling homes using passive solar design, solar electric power, system controllers and newly popular heat pump technology.




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