A water heater's energy efficiency is determined by the energy factor (EF), which is based on the amount of hot water produced per unit of fuel consumed over a typical day. The higher the energy factor, the more efficient the water heater.
How To Build a Wood Stove Water-Heating Attachment
How To Build a Wood Stove Water-Heating Attachment - As oil, gas and electricity prices will no doubt rise soon, we get more and more messages asking about how to combat it and asking about heating water with wood stoves. Here is a great project for you.
Attach to the side of your woodstove, then run into your electric water heater. Or a reserve tank for baseboard or radiant floor hot water. Build A Woodstove Water-Heating Attachment - Do It Yourself - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Illustration of an active, closed loop solar water heater. A large, flat panel called a flat plate collector is connected to a tank called a solar storage/backup water heater. Another option in sustainable residential living!
Making time to write more about our green home choices. This week's topic is solar water heating, hopefully presented in straight forward language that doesn't sound like the parents from Peanuts talking.