Recent Efficient Heating Types Articles


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Are You in the Market for a New Boiler?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 04, 2015

Are your boiler and/or radiators creaking and squeaking? Or do you find that your boiler is not heating your home evenly, the way it used to? Maybe it seems to be working harder than...


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How Cold Indoor Temperatures Can Harm Your Health

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 19, 2014

Baby it's cold inside! When winter comes along, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends indoor temperatures of at least 64 degrees F, and raises that to 70 degrees for households...


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Ceiling Fans Are Not Just for Summer. Here's Why.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 19, 2014

Ceiling fans are a great invention. First developed in the 1860s, these fans get the air in your home moving and help cool the atmosphere in summer while consuming much less power than...


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Eco-Friendly Electric Fireplaces: How Do They Stack Up?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 27, 2014

There’s nothing cozier on a crisp fall day than sitting in front of your fireplace, enjoying its warmth and the hypnotizing play of the flames. Add in some good company, your...


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Home Energy Audit: DIY and Save Money

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 30, 2014

Lower your energy bills and keep your family more comfortable. If that sounds good to you, it may well be time to perform a home energy audit. This procedure tracks power consumption...


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Is Geothermal Right for You?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Jan 27, 2014

Geothermal energy is pretty amazing: by circulating water through a series of pipes under your house, you bring the warmth of the earth up in the winter, and force heat and humidity...


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Factcheck: How Wasteful are Steam Boilers?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Oct 31, 2013

Vintage boilers are common in older apartment buildings and homes, complete with their delightful clanking radiators. (As anyone who has tried to sleep in a room with a radiator going...


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Is a Gas Fireplace for You?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Oct 30, 2013

The crackle of flames in a fireplace is especially appealing this time of year. It conjures up images of lounging on comfortable furniture, drinking hot chocolate, and snuggling into...