Peak Oil is very near or has even already started. How can one heat one's house without using oil or one of its derivatives? All the boilers I know depend on derivatives of oil. And the alternatives ...
My house is about 5 years old and our local building codes required a 5-star energy rating (Melbourne, Australia). This means there's solar hot water and both the walls and ceiling are insulated. But ...
We have a two story house, with a small ceiling fan mounted above the main stairway. The house has separate thermostats for heating/cooling the upstairs and downstairs. During the day, we spend 90% ...
I did a google search and came back with industrial products, but no residential prosucts. I have a System 2000 boiler and hot water tank. When the furnace is firing, the temp of the exhaust through ...
My roommate and I have noticed that, since our apartment faces south and we live right by the Hudson, our apartment is starting to be quite chilly in the evenings, and oftentimes is cooler inside than ...
I've heard that wrapping my wood stove's chimney - the parts inside the house that go from the stove the the actual chimney - with copper pipes will increase the amount of heat generated. Has anyone ...
What are some DIY ways to increase the efficiency of a forced air heating system? Please answer in Community wiki fashion: 1 tip per answer. Edit: As @Jay Bazuzi pointed out, tips can also include ...