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Gas heating is more comfortable — myth or fact?

It's a piece of industry lore that's virtually become conventional wisdom: Gas furnaces provide more comfortable heat in the winter than electric air source heat pumps (ASHPs). But is it true?

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Escaping the oil boiler trap

Boiler technology has come a long way in the past 15 to 25 years. But when homeowners come to you needing to replace their old heating oil boilers, they may simply replace them with similar units, not realizing that there are more efficient options available.

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Nine products you can control with your smartphone

Kohler's propane-fueled Guardian Synergy 20kW standby generator has a Mobile Link feature that enables users to monitor their generator's status from a personalized Web portal or mobile app.

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Which of these energy-saving products actually saves energy?

Some homeowners continue to believe that a single energy-saving product — such as radiant barriers or an attic fan — can significantly reduce their energy use, reports ACHR News. Not so: As many construction professionals know, houses are too complicated for one product to be a game-changer.

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How the Camino Real stays delicious — and profitable

Like many restaurant operators in rural and suburban communities, Camino Real owner Abel Ramos relies on propane to keep his customers warm and well-fed throughout the year.

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Improve your greenhouse efficiency with CHP

Propane-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a particularly good choice for greenhouses, where plants can absorb CO2 from the exhaust gases.

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Do you know the answers to these common propane questions?

How do you measure the efficiency of propane furnaces? How efficient should my furnace be? Builders and remodelers working on projects without access to natural gas should brush up on the answers to these nine heating questions to make sure they’re prepared for any questions clients may have.

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When the Propane Energy Pod Incentive is the obvious choice

At Saratoga Builders' Schuyler Pointe community, a 39-lot subdivision five miles east of Saratoga Springs, New York, four gas systems are 'no-brainers,' says partner Sam Palazzole: The stove, the HVAC, the fireplace, and the water heater. 

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Homeowners give themselves a ‘B’ on energy efficiency report card

Homeowners are interested in saving energy, but they realize they could do better, according to the annual Lennox Home Energy Report Card survey. Half of homeowners gave their household a 'B' in efficiency, and 19 percent gave themselves a 'C'.

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How much will homebuyers actually pay for green features?

The Oregonian reports on work by green building advocates to highlight the value of green products and techniques by making sure brokers are taking note of those features when they market homes.

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