Tech Tips – Alter Your Energy

Tip #3 Fire Safe Clearance
A clean hearth is a safe hearth....... [more]

Tech Tips


Fireplaces

A clean wood stove is a warm wood stove
Remove soot from your wood stove and the flue pipe once a year. That way, your wood stove will get warmer. A soot layer of even a few ............ [more]

Always more than one log
You should always put two or three logs on the fire at a time – one log on its own will often die out and........ [more]

Burning Wood? Small amounts of smoke is a good sign
You want a minimal amount of smoke coming from your chimney. Smoke is not "exhaust" – it contains high energy gases that were not burned. That's why it is a good idea.......... [more]

Firebox Turbulence helps!
Turbulence is important when lighting the fire because when the temperature is low, the oxygen does not mix with the molecules............... [more]

Tip #1 Zone Heating
Save energy by zone heating your home... [more]

Tip #2 Change Your Batteries
Don't get caught by a bad remote battery....... [more]

Tip #3 Fire Safe Clearance
A clean hearth is a safe hearth....... [more]

Tip #4 Don’t Use Cleaners On Stoves
Don't use furniture cleaners, waxes or sprays on stoves or fireplaces.... [more]

Tip #5 Use Dry Wood
Burning damp or wet wood will "steal" the heat......... ... [more]

Solar Electric

Tip #1 Monitor Your Energy Useage
Be aware of your electric usage, it will save you $... [more]

Tip #6 Monitor Your Systems Output
It is important to monitor the production of power....... [more]