There has been a major shift in the home heating market, as homeowners are moving away from older and conventional heaters in favor of modern technology that helps to provide a higher level of comfort for a family.
The rising number of Americans that are choosing to install energy efficient technology and undertake a sustainable renovation has led to a number of new green home tours across the country.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently spoke about the potential benefits that geothermal systems can provide for the American consumer, as he noted that this heating technology could help them save significant amounts of money on electricity costs.
The free, self-guided Seattle, Washington, Green Home Tour has five stops this year, as it gives residents of the city a chance to see past improvements to sustainable homes that could be used on their own residences.
Many Americans are making a move to a cleaner and more sustainable heating system for their houses, as the rising fuel costs and green energy push has motivated homeowners to look to alternative methods.
Underfloor heating, known by many names and available in a variety of forms, is an extremely efficient and cost-effective way to heat a residence or a building.
Google recently announced how it uses recycled wastewater to cool the servers at its Georgia data center, but a company in Philadelphia is now going to be using runoff and discharge to heat a building.
Following the completion of a "Passive Energy House" in Whistler, British Columbia, the man behind the project noted that this type of construction is not only for the very rich, as families with less money can actually save through long-term energy cost cuts.
A blast of cold air that swept through the East Coast in the U.S. over the past several weeks has stifled hopes of an early spring and summer, as homeowners in the region have had to turn their heating systems back on for the time being.
The high oil, propane and electricity prices that exist for commercial and residential building owners have led many homeowners and companies to explore the use of alternative energy sources.