Types of Wood Burning Systems

What are some of the different types of wood burning systems that are available? There are many different types of wood burning systems. Some of the more common types are summarized as follows. Masonry Fireplaces Masonry fireplaces, found in many homes in Canada, are primarily decorative or aesthetic, and are not considered an efficient means

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Furnace Efficiency 101

How is the efficiency of a furnace calculated? The efficiency of a furnace is based on the total amount of fuel energy being used by the unit, relative to the amount of generated heat that actually stays in the home. There are two general methods of calculating efficiency: steady state efficiency and seasonal efficiency, or

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Key Features in New Windows

Iā€™m thinking of upgrading my old windows in order to make them more energy efficient. What are some of the main features that are available in new windows, and what are the costs for these features? The following is a summary of several key features available in new windows: Double or Triple-Glazed Glass (Thermopanes) These

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Water Treatment Systems

What type of water treatment systems are available to me and for what conditions might they be required? Water quality has become a major issue in recent years for homeowners living in both rural and urban areas. This is due to the publicity surrounding contaminated water supplies with fatal consequences, in Walkerton, Ontario and North

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