News : Green Tips: EcoFirebox

Nov 27, 2012

From Portsmouth Herald

This week's Green Tips come from EcoFirebox, an Eliot, Maine, company that specializes in hyper-efficient, green radiant heat for your home.

1. Heat reflectors are an affordable way to help keep the heat in your home. These thin sheets fit behind your radiators and reflect heat away from the wall and into the room, maximizing each radiator's efficiency.

2. Consider bringing a living tree into your home this holiday season. These trees will usually have their roots tucked neatly beneath, meaning you can keep it outside until you're ready to use it. Be sure to dig a nice-sized hole before the ground gets too cold. That way, when you're done using the tree, you can plant it in your yard to enjoy for years to come.

3. Maximize your fireplace's efficiency by making sure the seal on the flue damper is as tight as possible.

4. Reduce heat loss through the fireplace by opening the damper in the bottom of the firebox, or by opening the nearest window slightly and closing all doors into the room.

5. Better yet, why not invest in an EcoFirebox? Using a combination of centuries-old know-how and 21st century technology, the EcoFirebox provides virtually emissions-free radiant wood heat, endless design flexibility and down-the-road savings.

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