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Pennsylvania township constructs energy efficient firehouse

Wed, 05/02/2012 - 05:39

The firefighters in London Britain Township, Pennsylvania, will be able to enjoy a new firehouse, as the local government constructed an energy efficient building to house the civil servants and their bright yellow fire trucks, the Southern Chester Weekly reported.

According to the news outlet, on April 1, the West Grove Fire Company moved into the new station, located on Route 986 and surrounded by wilderness. The township, in an effort to save money on operating costs for the center, decided to build the facility in an energy efficient manner.

The station is designed so that water used by the company for firefighting purposes is partially derived from sources that are connected to a wastewater system. This helps to recycle rainwater and use this runoff to help save townspeople in distress.

Along with that energy efficient technology, the new station is warmed entirely by a radiant heating system, as the hot water that is pumped through the floors around the whole building provides warmth to the firefighters, especially during the cold winters that these brave civil servants endure.

Large houses and buildings benefit from the use of radiant heating systems, as these products evenly distribute warmth around a room and help to lower overall energy costs.

Certain products, like a Warmboard radiant heating system, operate in a more efficient way than others. This technology helps to limit heating costs while also providing a homeowner with a high level of comfort due to the even disbursement of heat that results from its highly-conductive aluminum tubing.

Because of this highly-conductive tubing, the water pumped throughout the system does not need to be heated to as high of a temperature as the water in other products, helping to save energy and lower costs.