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Geothermal heat pumps, or ground source heat pumps (GSHP) have been around for more than half a century. The technology exploits the constant temperatures we find right below the Earth’s surface, either for heating or cooling purposes, and has significantly higher efficiency than electrical heating, furnaces or even air source he

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Learn how to build a solar furnace and if you have enough sun in your area this could be a perfect off grid heating solution. Made from re-purposed a

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17 Ways to Master Expanding Foam Insulation - Now’s the time to work on insulating your home before the temperatures dip down too low. Insulating gaps now is one of the best ways to ensure you’re not letting heat out or cold air in this winter. Your furnace will thank you and so will your wallet when the heating bill comes!

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This is the heater that I will replace my #dickinson #tinyhouse heater with. Learn how to choose the right heater for your tiny house: http://www.thetinyhouse.net/how-to-choose-the-right-heater-for-your-tiny-house/

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Did you know that new Energy Star furnaces are 15% more efficient than conventional furnaces? Discover more interesting facts and see if it is time to get a new furnace by taking a look at this infographic from a furnace maintenance company in Gaithersburg.

Did you know that new Energy Star furnaces are 15% more efficient than conventional furnaces? Discover more interesting facts and see if it is time to get a new furnace by taking a look at this infographic from a furnace maintenance company in Gaithersburg.

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15 Ways to Stay Warm in Winter Without Turning Up the Heat

How can you stay warm when the temperature is dropping fast? While in the city and even in the country in a home on the grid you can simply turn up the thermostat. That will increase your power costs. Is there a way to maintain your frugal lifestyle and still keep warm on the homestead?

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Really interesting methods of heating for cheap. By using stacked clay pots to create a sort of candle furnace and some really cheap window solar heaters you can bring in some heat to a room or camper or other small space very inexpensivly.The Skinny Witch shows and tells us how to create both of these …

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DIY Homemade Solar Furnace -- Solar energy is free, and is always begging us to make use of it. Here is another great way you could make use of solar in your house. Why not build this diy homemade solar furnace to help heat your home this winter. Most of the materials for this project can be re-purposed or picked up at dump yards. The reminder should not cost you more than $50 at your local hardware store.

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10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the gutters, etc. That’s a good start, but there are jobs that homeowners often forget about, or don’t even know about. Here are some important home maintenance items that may not be on your list—items that may cause a big headache, or worse, cost you big money if you neglect them.

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