High efficiency gas furnaces – less pollution, more heat, part 1

20th Feb 2018 Comments Off on High efficiency gas furnaces – less pollution, more heat, part 1

In the winter time, few things are more essential to comfort in your home than your furnace. When it comes time to buy a new furnace, the options can be dizzying. Let’s learn a bit more about furnaces, and then we’ll take a look at high efficiency gas furnaces, their benefits, how to choose one, and when they are the best option. History of the furnace For most of human history, homes were heated by a fireplace or stove. It […]

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Technology and efficiency – the future of water heaters, part 3

3rd Feb 2018 Comments Off on Technology and efficiency – the future of water heaters, part 3

This post is the third in a 3 part series about high efficiency and solar water heaters. If you haven’t already read parts 1 and 2, I recommend you do before continuing. What is a thermosyphon? In a thermosyphon system, the forces of convection are employed to move the water back and forth from the tank to the collector. Convection is the natural principle by which warm things rise, and cool things sink. The advantage of a passive solar system […]

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