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Rocket stoves are a great item to have on hand. They’re great in a survival situation, or for camping. They can also be a little pricey. You can find them on Amazon for anywhere from $45-$160. So why not make your own for about $5. This rocket stove you are going to be making is [...]
What Is a Radiant Heating System - Costs, Benefits & Drawbacks
Would you install a radiant heating system in your home to save money on heating?
Did You Know Electric Tankless Water Heaters Are Great For Radiant/Floor Heating?
Radiant in-floor heating is a comfortable way to experience heat evenly throughout a home. Interestingly, with radiant surfaces everywhere, air temperature in a house can actually be lower than what you think is comfortable, and you will still feel warm.A well-designed hydronic heating system can be very economical in terms of energy use. This is especially true when a high-efficiency tankless water heater is used as the main hot water source. For even greater savings, it's possible to…
Heat Your Entire House with a New Radiant Heat System
Despite all the attention radiant heating has received over the last few years, you still might not regard it as a viable alternative to traditional systems, such as hydronic baseboards or forced-air furnaces. Part of the confusion is that radiant heating shares some similarities with floor warming, a stopgap option for small spaces that tend […]
Direct Gain Systems - Global Warming - Global Warming Causes
Direct gain systems are most commonly used in passive solar architecture. The roof, walls and floor are insulated to a high level. Solar radiation enters
Radiant Floor Heating 101
Radiant floor heating is arguably the ideal home heating system. It’s comfortable, efficient, unobtrusive, quiet, and does not blow dust and allergens around the way forced hot air systems do. Instead of overheating the room’s perimeter in the hopes that the warm air will travel throughout the space before rising, subfloor heating serves up heat […]
Power-Pipe Heat Exchanger Could Reduce Water Heating Costs by 40%
Water heating costs can account for a large percentage of the energy demands of a home, but this heat exchanger for recovering waste heat from drain pipes may put a dent in that.
How to Turn on a Hot Water Baseboard Heating System | Hunker
Hot water baseboard heating systems are one of the most efficient heating systems. They can have separate heat zones. Each zone has its own thermostat and zone valve. When the thermostat calls for heat, it tells the zone valve to open, allowing hot water to flow through the pipes.