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What Is the Difference Between Heat & Auxiliary Heat On a Trane Home Heating System?
by RomanMtz in Home & Garden
It's cold outside and your Trane heat pump is using its energy-efficient technology to keep your house warm. When a light on your thermostat comes on signifying your system is using auxiliary heat, your unit is using a supplemental system to generate the heat you need to keep warm. How It WorksA Trane heat pump serves a dual purpose as an air conditioner in warm weather and a heater in colder w

How to Capture the Exhaust Heat From an Electric Dryer to Help Heat a House
by Anderson in Home & Garden
Heating and cooling a home consumes 46 percent of the energy used in the home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, and the typical annual cost of operating a clothes dryer is approximately $75. Many people have seized upon the idea of recapturing the heat from the dryer vent to help heat their homes. The energy used to create the heat is recycled once it has been applied to the primary job

What Forms of Heat Transfer Occur When Heat Is Lost From Homes?
by atomicstack in Hobbies, Games & Toys
In the winter, your home is warmer than the air around it; consequently, your home is not in thermal equilibrium with its surroundings, and it will gradually lose heat. Adding insulation can slow the rate at which heat is lost, and heating your home with gas or firewood can help to maintain it at constant temperature, but heat loss nonetheless remains inevitable. RadiationHomes radiate energy i

How to Troubleshoot a Heat Pump That the Emergency Heat Is Staying On
by sub-80 in Home & Garden
As the name suggests, the emergency heat feature in heat pumps is for emergency situations when climates fall well below 35 degrees Fahrenheit or freezing depending on the unit. It's a supplemental heating source also known as "second-stage" or "backup heating." If your emergency heat isn't turning off, troubleshooting and inspecting common issues such as incorrect thermostat settings and freeze-u

How to Heat a House With Biothermal Heat From a Septic Tank
by AtenRa in Home & Garden
Septic tanks are large concrete tanks buried outside of homes in rural where there is no municipal sewage connection. Waste water goes down through the drain and out to the tank to be broken down by bacteria before being drained out in a drainage field. When the bacteria break down the sewage, they produce heat, which can be captured using a closed loop heat exchange system. This system can comple

How to Use Excess Heat From Clothes Dryer to Heat Spaces
by Traveling around the world in Home & Garden
Every dryer in the drying cycle puts out a lot of heat. However, most of it gets lost as it gets ventilated outside. Although the dryer is certainly performing a function while it is drying your clothing, the excess heat is literally just being wasted. Although you could just detach the vent pipe and allow it to blow wherever you want it directed, the extremely high humidity that comes with that i

My Central Heat & Air Only Blows Cold When I Turn on the Heat
by bhupesh in Home & Garden
Few things that happen around the home are as disappointing and frustrating as when you turn on the furnace and nothing happens. If the day is cold enough, it may even be life threatening. Many furnace repairs are beyond the do-it-yourself skills of the homeowner, but there are some checks you can perform to possibly spot the cause of the failure to heat up.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Check

Radiant Heat Vs. Halogen Heat on Electric Ranges
by knockout-2.0 in Home & Garden
When choosing a cook top for your kitchen, there are several options to consider. One of the most important options is whether to get an electric range that uses halogen bulbs or radiant coils as a heat source. Radiant HeatOn electric ovens, the radiant components are commonly located beneath a sheet of ceramic glass. The radiant components contain conducting elements that heat quickly and even

Heat Pump Efficiency Compared to Other Heat Sources
by BooTeK in Home & Garden
It is difficult to quantify how much more efficient heat pumps are compared to traditional heating systems. Oil, gas and electric resistance heaters are all rated by annual fuel utilization efficiency, and heat pumps are rated by seasonal energy efficiency ratios. Methods of HeatingHeat pumps do not burn fuel to create heat; instead they use electricity move it from inside to outside. A heat pu

How to Heat Your Greenhouse Room With Solar Heat Sinks
by elmagistral in Personal Finance
A greenhouse is a sunny room where the walls and roof are made from transparent materials. In comes the sunshine to warm up the room and help the plants inside the greenhouse to grow. But what happens at night, when the sun sets? Doesn't it cost a fortune to heat a room made from glass panels? Won't the power or electric bill soar? One way to heat the room efficiently is to collect the solar energ


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