9 ways to Green Your Heating
To tweak the old Benjamin Franklin adage: "In this world nothing is certain but death, taxes, and skyrocketing heating bills." To help you minimize the bills while reducing your carbon footprint, GreenYour has a few suggestions ranging from simple (use a programmable thermostat) to advanced (heat with biodiesel).
Should you replace your old furnace or boiler or do an upgrade? It depends on its age, condition, and efficiency.
Did you know that heating with sustainably harvested wood in an EPA-certified stove is carbon neutral? Used properly, wood is a renewable fuel that's less polluting—and cheaper—than fossil fuels.
Don't know the difference between a furnace and a boiler? Learn about these and other types of central heating options and which is right for you and the environment.
Just like your car, your furnace or boiler needs a regular tune up. Ask your service person to run these efficiency tests, while taking other energy-saving measures yourself.
Which fuel is best for your home? Compare traditional and new eco-friendly home heating fuel options: the choices may surprise you.
Did you know that you can heat your home with a combination of regular home heating oil and biodiesel—without replacing your current oil-based heating system?
Your home may be using passive solar without you knowing it! Sunlight is free fuel—integrate passive solar features into your new home or home remodel.
A programmable thermostat saves energy: Program it to lower the temperature when you go to work, raise it 20 minutes before you get home, and lower it again before you go to bed.
A heat pump combines an energy-efficient central air conditioner and a furnace. While usually used in warmer climates, heat pumps suitable for colder climates are becoming increasingly available.