A New Generation of Boilers Is Super Efficient

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Boilers burn gas, oil, or wood in a chamber surrounded by water

Heat and hot water, too

Hot-water boilers can burn a variety of fuels, including #2 fuel oil, natural gas, propane, and biomassOrganic waste that can be converted to usable forms of energy such as heat or electricity, or crops grown specifically for that purpose. such as wood or compressed wood pellets. But they aren't popular in the United States: hot-water heating systems accounted for about 2% of all heating systems installed in new houses in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Unlike hot-air furnaces, boilers can’t be used for air conditioning or humidification, and boilers are typically ...

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Biomass: new life for oil-fired boilers
by Alan

Fortunately, there are greener options for people who already have an oil fired boiler installed. I really like Pellergy's conversion system and have seen several homes operating on wood pellets, a locally sourced and renewable biomass. There are thousands of these systems that have been in use for over 20 years in Norther Europe and now they are being made right here in the USA! Check out their websites...

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