Choose A Wood Heating System For Your Home, The Environment Will Thank You


With the ever-increasing price of oil, natural gas and electricity, many homeowners are now considering using wood to heat their homes and workshops. Along with the potential cost savings that an outdoor wood furnace or other type of wood burning stove can provide on home heating bills, using wood as your home heating fuel of choice is great for the environment. Here's why:   … [Read more...]

New Home Building Costs: Things That Affect The Price Of Your New Log Home

There are a number of factors which can ultimately increase (or decrease) the costs associated with building a new home. Many of those are things that you, personally, can choose to include (or not include) when designing and constructing your new log home. Here are some things to keep in mind that will ultimately affect the cost to build a log home... Square or rectangular homes are less expensive to build than irregularly shaped homes, or rooms with lots of angles and areas … [Read more...]

Pros & Cons Of Gas, Electric, And Wood Burning Fireplaces

Wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces all have one thing in common: they each bring unique qualities into your home! That said, each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Figuring out which type of fireplace is going to be the best one for you requires a closer look at each one. Following are the basic differences between wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces...     … [Read more...]

How Using An Electric Blanket Can Lower Your Heating Bills

Through my teenage years and all through college, I used to sleep with an electric blanket. Why? Because it's always been hard for me to get warm once I catch a chill. And there's nothing more uncomfortable than going to bed when you're chilly and not being able to get warm enough to fall asleep. Well, I recently read an article entitled "Will Using An Electric Blanket Save Energy?" and I think I might be going back to an electric blanket once again! Here's why... … [Read more...]