Recent Efficient Heating Types Articles

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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 | 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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What's the Best Choice of Firewood?

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 02, 2013

Ah, winter. Whether snow is just starting to stick, the skies are threatening rain, or you're basking under a Florida sky, the season is turning, and for many of us, it's going to feature...

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Factcheck: How Wasteful are Steam Boilers?

Posted by Katie Marks | 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 | 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...

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A Year Ago on

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Feb 11, 2013

2010 Basic Interior Paint Maintenance: Learn paint maintenance tips to keep your interior paint in tip top shape, like how to touch up cracks, and when to peel off paint and reprime...

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Converting From Oil Heat to Gas Heat

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 19, 2012

We’re not sure if it is worth it to convert from oil heat to gas heat. Although plumbers and utility companies in the Northeast report record numbers of conversions from oil heat...