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Warm up with a Garage Heater

Garage heaters are an excellent product for combating cold garages and workshops during the winter months. Whether you pass your time in your garage or outbuilding working on old cars, building your own furniture, or simply tackling the day to day chores and projects that come with owning a home, a good garage heater can…

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Yard patio with heater

Outdoor Heaters: a Refuge from the Cold

Outdoor heaters are a great answer to cold fall days, chilly spring evenings and everything in between. They can be powered by electricity, propane or natural gas and are available in a variety of styles to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re a die-hard, year-round grill master or just refuse to give up your morning…

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Radiant floor heating

Radiant Floor Heating – How it Works & Benefits

Radiant floor heat is starting to get noticed as a mainstream heating option for homes across the country. There are a number of reasons for this, though primarily it has to do with the quality of the heat it provides. Compared to just about every other heating option on the market, including gas furnaces, boilers,…

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Forced Air Heating Systems – How They Work & Options

One of the most common central heating systems, forced air heating systems are present in nearly 35 million American homes today. A forced hot air furnace draws the room air through duct work to a furnace, where the air is filtered and heated. The warmed air is then blown back into the rooms through other…

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Radiator Covers

All About Home Radiator Covers

Any home that uses steam heat and has radiators could benefit from installing a few good home radiator covers. This is especially true of very old houses where the radiators might not be very attractive. A home radiator cover is also said to increase heat efficiency, in addition to improving aesthetic appearances. Properly Built Home…

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Bolted swamp cooler

Tips for Maintaining a Swamp Cooler

Ideally, we should be able to turn on our swamp coolers and have them deliver cool air all day long. Most of the time this is the case. What is difficult to discern is when the evaporative cooler is not running efficiently. Sure, it’s on and putting out cold air, but is it working too…

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wall radiator

Comparing Hot Water and Steam Radiators

Hot water and steam radiator systems have been used in many colder climates to heat homes for more than a century. These systems provide excellent heat that is cost-effective and, some say, more comfortable than other more modern systems. The continued use of original steam and hot water radiators today is a testament to their…

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Burning wood

Consider Wood-Burning Furnaces

Maybe you’ve found yourself shaking your head in disbelief at the size of your heating bill. Or maybe you’re worried about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. Whatever the reason, you’re wondering whether a wood furnace is the solution for your home heating needs. Many homeowners are finding that a wood-burning furnace is…

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Wood room

Warmer Flooring

One of the great things about being home is that you can kick off your shoes and relax. You want to be comfortable, but you can only enjoy the comfort of going shoeless when your floors are at a reasonably warm temperature. There are many ways to create warm floors. Radiant floors are the most…

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Gas Heat Pumps

Gas Heat Pumps: Pros and Cons

Sometimes referred to as absorption pumps, gas heat pumps work similarly to any other air-source heat pump, except instead of using electricity to fuel their operation they rely on natural gas like furnaces. This alternative form of power comes with many advantages and disadvantages compared to standard products, so as you shop around for the…

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