Additional Home Heating Bill Savings & Conservation Tips – 2

Flexible Duct Line From Bedroom to Rec Room

Editor's Note: To view the 500+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home we have collected, simply access our free home Energy Saving and Water Saving Guide, 2nd Edition We continue with our review of the many energy consevation tips we have received for households to reduce the consumption of natural gas, home heating oil, electricity and other energy sources consumed in the generation of heat for homes in the winter. Yesterday, we began our review of the money saving, … [Read more...]

Solar Air Heating – Product and Installation Summary

Solar Max 240 Cover Comes Off 1

Last fall, we wrote about our evaluation, purchase and installation of the CanSolair Solar Max 240 solar air heater. Solar air heaters are products which use the direct sun light to generate heat for the home, cottage or any type of building. As they generate heat, the only form of energy they consume is a minor amount of electricity to run the internal fan to take the cool air from inside the home, push it out to the solar air heater on the south facing wall or roof, cause it to  be … [Read more...]

Solar Air Heating – Part 12 – Extending the Blower Duct

Duct Sheet Metal

In Part 11, we illustrated how how the excess length of the 4 screws holding the Cansolair Solar Max 240 blower assembly together was used to extend it's length. However this left us with still an issue. There should be no gap between the end of the square blower duct and the end of the blower assembly containing the fan. However, as the picture below shows, there is a full inch and a half gap because of our extension of the blower assembly. So, what's the fix? Well, we could have … [Read more...]

Solar Air Heating – Part 1 – Another Type of Solar Energy

Concerned about winter heating costs? We are. Through our various energy conservation activities our home is as air tight as it will likely get. We already have a high-efficiency furnace that is relatively new (about 5 years old). Extra attic insulation? Check. ENERGY STAR windows? Check. Exterior wall gaps sealed? Check. And on and on. Last year we consumed 1,000 cubic meters of natural gas to heat our home, cook our food (on the barbecue) and heat our water. In a 1,700 … [Read more...]

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