Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy

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Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy

You enter the house on a winter’s evening, remove your wet boots and coat. In your living room, there are a few pieces of split, dry firewood, ready to burn. You open the ...

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Don't Force Air, Go with the Flow

November 01, 1993

In our efforts to improve forced-air distribution systems, alternatives to forced air are often overlooked, but hydronic heating systems are an attractive option that can deliver superior efficiency and comfort. [continue reading]

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Integrated Heating and Ventilation: Double Duty for Ducts

May 01, 1993

Building codes in Washington state and Bonneville Power Administration's specifications for new residential construction require mechanical ventilation systems. [continue reading]

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East Meets West: Gas-Fired Heat Pumps

Author: Nance Matson
September 01, 1992

As the 1990s unfold, look for a new kind of energy-efficient heating and cooling appliance-a heat pump powered by an internal combustion engine that runs on natural gas. [continue reading]

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Once Heated, Twice Used

Author: David Bohac
July 01, 1992

Dual-integrated appliances-water heaters used to provide both domestic hot water and space heating-have seen increased use in recent years, primarily in the warmer climates of the mid-Atlantic states. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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