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Efficient Soapstone Stoves by Tulikivi

by Justin Thomas •

These soapstone stoves are made by the Finish company Tulikivi. They use radiant heat to warm up your house, which is a highly desirable type of heat because it’s even and non-drying. Radiant heat passes through the air in a room, and warms all of the solid surfaces in the room that it “shines” upon. Tulikivi uses soapstone to build …

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Corn Stoves Are Hot Too

by Justin Thomas •

Corn burning stoves are similar to pellets stoves but use corn kernels as fuel instead. Most corn suppliers are located in the interior states, so these stoves are most useful in those areas. Corn is a fuel that burns clean and does not require a conventional chimney. You can vent corn stoves outdoors by using a type “L” or “B” …

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Radiant Flooring Is Sexy

by Justin Thomas •

Radiant flooring has been in use since the days of the Roman Empire when they channeled hot air under the floors of their villas. Basically, radiant systems heat an entire room evenly — not just in localized spots. It is more efficient than baseboard heating and usually more efficient than forced-air heating because no energy is lost through ducts. Radiant …

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Wood Pellet Stoves Are Hot

by Justin Thomas •

Wood pellet stoves have become very popular this year, due to the fact that heating oil costs have risen 31% and natural gas is up 46%. Pellet stoves are small electric stoves that burn small pieces of recycled sawdust, that have been compressed into pellets. There are a number of advantages to using wood pellet stoves: they are extremely efficient, …

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Efficient Wood Burning Stoves

by Justin Thomas •

Woodstoves can indeed be a metaefficient way to heat your home. Modern woodstoves are an economical and environmentally sound choice for home heating. Wood has a much higher BTU capacity than gas, and wood is a renewable resource. Older, conventional woodstoves emitted between 30 and 80 grams of particulate matter (smoke) per hour, while the new EPA-approved stoves have reduced …

Wood Heating

by Justin Thomas •

If done correctly, a very efficient form of heating. See this guide to efficient wood burning. See also woodheat.org.

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Comfort Glow Blue Flame Vent-Free

by Justin Thomas •

Notes from Manufacturer: Comfort Glow Blue Flame Vent-Free Natural Gas heater with thermostat. Heats an area up to 1000 Sq. Ft. No outside venting required. Has a built in safety-Oxygen Depletion Sensor. Push-button piezo ignition for matchless start. Has 2 heat settings 15000 BTU and 30000 BTU. Purchase from: Buy Online or Heater Shop ($179)

Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy Propane Heater

by Justin Thomas •

Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy radiant heater provides safe heat for chilly garages, tents, patios, porches, cabins, fishing shanties, truck caps, barns — anywhere you want to stay warm. The Buddy may also be used inside your home, in case of a power outage. Certified by CSA International (American Gas Association), Mr. Heater’s Portable Buddy heater uses new heating technology to …

Liquefied Petroleum Gas Convection Heater

by Justin Thomas •

Notes from Manufacturer: Very powerful & cost effective propane convection heater by Dayton Propane Heating – 200,000 BTU. This Powerful high output propane convection heater is perfect for workshops/sheds, outdoors, or construction heating. Variable burning rate – Dimensions: 30/15/16 Uses two 100 pound propane cylinders (not included). Specifications: Net Weight: 16 lbs. Dimensions: 30″ x 15″ x 16″ 200,000 BTU …