Do Battery Powered Space Heaters or Emergency Heaters Exist?

Do Battery Powered Space Heaters or Emergency Heaters Exist?

The Battery Powered Heater – Mythical Heating System There are thousands of online searches each month for “battery operated heaters” and “battery powered heaters”. Small individual battery powered heaters for jackets, blankets, gloves, boots and 500BTU 12v car battery heaters do exist. The bad news? A large portable battery powered space heater does not exist….

Aging in Place – Making Your Home Livable for a Lifetime

Aging in Place – Making Your Home Livable for a Lifetime

We built our home to be a “lifetime” house, serving our changing needs throughout our lives. We planned to have the option of aging in place. From children, to injured family, to possibly multiple families or live in relatives, we tried to cover likely scenarios. In this post we’ll present our Aging in Place Design…

What You Need to Know About Masonry Heaters for Radiant Heat

What You Need to Know About Masonry Heaters for Radiant Heat

Masonry heaters store heat from wood, gas or electricity in brick, concrete, ceramics or stone, and releases the stored heat via radiant heat transfer over time. Our unit burns at over 1500°F, but the flue gases that go up the chimney are only around 300-350°F. That heat is absorbed by the thermal mass of the…