Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy

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Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy

You enter the house on a winter’s evening, remove your wet boots and coat. In your living room, there are a few pieces of split, dry firewood, ready to burn. You open the ...

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Masonry Heaters are Massively Comfy

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March 30, 2018

You enter the house on a winter’s evening, remove your wet boots and coat. In your living room, there are a few pieces of split, dry firewood, ready to burn. You open the ... [continue reading]

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All-Electric is the Past and Future

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December 05, 2017

Since 1993 the Federal Energy Information Agency (EIA) has reported a non-stop, national growth trend in all-electric buildings, led by the Southern states at 44% of all their built homes (Figure 1). Why is all-electric growing when conventional ... [continue reading]

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Part 1: Evaluation of Mini-Split Heat Pumps as Supplemental and Full System Retrofits in a Hot-Humid Climate

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November 30, 2017

More stringent energy efficiency standards and the demand for higher efficiency are increasing the popularity of technologies such as mini-split heat pumps (MSHPs). The market for ductless heat pumps is growing 10–30% annually. The U.... [continue reading]

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Heating Loads: Upstairs Versus Downstairs

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September 06, 2017

Some time ago, my colleagues and I at Taitem Engineering observed that two-story buildings with open staircases used significantly more heat downstairs than upstairs. We saw this in two buildings. This led to further investigation ... [continue reading]

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A/C in the Southeast

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March 01, 2014

Part 1: Challenges of Cooling in Hot-Humid Climates [continue reading]

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For HVAC Contractors, Home Performance Delivers a Year-Round Blast

Author: Leah Thayer
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September 25, 2012

Last December’s weather was no more extreme than the norm in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where temperatures can swing from above 100°F in summer to below zero in winter. Yet for Air Solutions Heating &... [continue reading]

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179 Henry Street

Author: Dan Rieber
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August 30, 2012

A Case Study in Converting from Two-Pipe Steam to Hydronic Heating [continue reading]

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Unusual Wood-Burning Insert Installation

Author: John Krigger
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November 07, 2010

Energy expert continues to learn from a deep energy retrofit of his Montana Home. This time he's installing a wood-burning stove to save money, add ambiance, and provide security during emergencies - like when runaway trains knock out a town's power. [continue reading]

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

Kayla Dewitt

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

(This "EERE Success Story" is one of a series of posts from DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office. See ...

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

Milton Matter

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s ...

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