Woodstove heating / Guides

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

...heating needs, I took the heating load for the year, divided by 100 days to account for the heaviest part of the heating season, divided by 24 hours in a day to...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...heating solution . Burning firewood and other biomass fuels are a way to gain that independence. Heating efficiently with biomass fuel (wood, grain, seeds and...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

...heating and cooling - invest in really good windows, face as many of them south as you can to gain heat, and install heavy duty insulation to keep that free hea...

Slab-on-grade construction technical guide
Slab on Grade

Slab-on-grade technical guide

...Heating below, or discover many more articles about Design, Insulation, Forming, Heating & Pouring of Slab on Grade by Clicking HERE all from the EcoHome Green ...

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...heating system. Some have an optional fan or 'blower' which helps circulate heat in the room, but they're difficult to use as the main heating system unless you...

Earthship in Taos, New Mexico, shame they don't work in cold climates
Concept and design

Do Earthships work in cold climates?

...heating. Rainwater is collected, stored in large plastic cisterns and filtered for residential use; waste water is treated on site and used for growing food. ...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...heating, largely because of how fast it burns. The less dense a wood is, the quicker it burns, meaning the sooner you will need to reload your stove. In areas...