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Guide to Home Heating:
Energy-Efficient, Renewable and Alternative Home Heating Options

Concerned about how high heating costs could climb this winter? No need to shiver in your boots (or indoor footwear of choice): You can take steps right now that will slash the amount of cash you’ll spend to stay warm in your home. MOTHER EARTH NEWS has been reporting on viable strategies and projects for saving money on home-heating costs for more than 40 years, and we’ve assembled our best articles in this online Guide to Home Heating.

Smarter Home Heating

This collection provides all of the how-to for repairs, retrofits and quick adjustments that will instantly improve your abode’s energy efficiency, plus do-it-yourself projects ranging from stitching some homemade thermal shades to incorporating elements of passive solar home design. You’ll learn how to save a bundle by bundling up your home with insulation, seizing the sun’s warmth via a solar collector fashioned from storm windows, choosing the best woodstove, upping the efficiency of your fireplace, and much, much more. It’s your one-stop shop for solid info on dozens of cleaner, greener and more affordable home-heating options.

General Energy Efficiency How-To

Guide to Greener Heating: Your Best and Cheapest Home Heating Options
Cleaner, greener home heating options are abundant, but they’re not all equal. Compare the pros and cons before you decide which should heat your home.



Best Home Energy Efficiency Improvements
PV panels and wind turbines might have a lot of appeal, but they can also be pricey. If you’re on a limited budget, here are some recommendations for affordable home energy efficiency upgrades that will pay for themselves in short order.




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