How to heat your home with solar hot water

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Most people think of solar hot water as the most energy efficient way to fill up the bathtub and the washing machine, but solar hot water home heating is a green idea that is catching on fast. By installing a network of tubes under the floor of a new or existing structure, a good basic

Choosing a floor furnace

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A geothermal heat pump is a system of home heating in the winter and home cooling in the summer that uses the temperature of the earth itself to exchange both hot and cold air. Only volcanic areas of the world tap actual heat from underneath the ground, but because a heat pump uses the relatively

Air to water heat pumps

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The original heat pumps were air source heat pumps for addition to a furnace. Then came ground source heat pumps which could deliver heat to either ducted or in-floor hot water heating systems. These systems are a fair bit more efficient but much more expensive than an air source unit. But what about an air

Clean Coal Technologies and Alternative Heat

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According to the World Coal Institute, reserves of coal worldwide top 847 billion tons; enough to last 130 years at the current rate of production and provide more than enough fuel for alternative coal heat. Contrast that with current oil and gas reserves (currently set to last 42 years and 60 years respectively) and it

Waste Oil Heater Basics

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With today’s rising energy prices, one of the things inventive homeowners and business owners are doing to reduce energy costs and to reclaim our environment is to use a waste oil heater. What is it? A waste oil heater (or waste oil burner) does just what it says. It burns waste oil (often used motor

Find the alternative fuel that suits your needs

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Alternative fuel is the way of the future. If you haven’t begun changing your home over, now is the time to take this into consideration. The dependence that the world has on oil is very worrisome especially with oil reserves beginning to deplete around the globe. But, there are other options out there and contrary

Alternative Home Heating Sources Basics

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There are many alternative home heating sources that are out there for you to consider. Many people are looking for cheaper alternatives to natural gas as well as electricity, and there are many available. Some of them are more feasible than others, but they do take into account the environmental ramifications as well as personal

Home Heating Alternatives Basics

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With today’s rising energy prices, one of the things inventive homeowners and business owners are doing to reduce energy costs and to reclaim our environment is to use a waste oil heater. What is it? A waste oil heater (or waste oil burner) does just what it says. It burns waste oil (often used motor