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 ...
Building a Better Wood Furnace
Wood has been burned as fuel for thousands of years, and over this time the art of wood burning has been refined from outdoor fires to highly advanced wood ... [continue reading]
Introducing Fresh Air
Q. I am trying to find out how much fresh air is required to be introduced to an apartment by means of a forced-air furnace. I understand that the manufacturer ... [continue reading]
Creating Heat and Light
A Canadian program tests the efficiency and future potential of residential combined heat and power systems at its residential building test center. [continue reading]
Heating with Oil - New Developments
Because of new burner technologies, low sulfur fuels, and bio fuels, North Americans are finding out what Europeans have known for a while - heating with oil makes good sense. [continue reading]
Flow Control Gains in Accuracy
A new flow meter is easier to use than a Duct Blaster, and more accurate than the temperature rise method. [continue reading]
Weatherization Test Drives Spray Sealant
New aerosol spray technology can allow weatherization crews to seal even tiny duct leaks in places that are difficult to reach using conventional methods. [continue reading]
Those Wild Ducts in Your Walls
More than three-fifths of the households in the U.S. heat or cool their homes with ducted forced air systems, so chances are good that air ducts are lurking within your walls, floors, or ceilings. [continue reading]
The Energy Penalty of Poor Duct Design
A home with a poor duct system can't be energy efficient no matter how tight or well-insulated it is. [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.