Category: Heating

Off on vacation - winterize your home

Off on vacation - winterize your home

Um Safeguarding your holiday during the winter or driving holiday apartments without damage over the cold period requires protection. Preventing frost damage to the building services - heaters, water and electricity If the apartment or holiday home is empty during the winter season must protect the building services against frost damage.

Replace old water heater and get premium

Replace old water heater and get premium

The replacement of the old water heater is worthwhile. Around 20 percent of energy can be saved, without a change in use is necessary. Hot water is needed daily and who has an old water heater in the basement, can make meaningful saving measures, which are supported with a premium. Old devices often consume a lot of energy.

Connecting a water-bearing furnace

Connecting a water-bearing furnace

A water-bearing stove is suitable to support a heating system or to heat it on its own. But the connection must be made professionally. What to pay attention to when buying and connecting The idea of ​​heating a room with the radiant heat of the stove and at the same time heating water that flows into the heating system via a buffer store has something impressive , An existing wood-burning stove can be retrofitted with a water bag, but here it must be remembered that this drains heat from the installation room.

Building codes for fireplace and stove

Building codes for fireplace and stove

Who does not know that? It's winter, it's dark and cold outside, maybe even snowing. Inside, a fire is flickering in the fireplace, it is pleasantly warm - so the icy season can comfortably survive. What must be considered for safe use of chimney In spite of the coziness, chimneys and stoves are subject to precisely regulated building regulations, which pretend in which houses a chimney may be built, how it must be procured and with what it may be heated at all.

Do not forget to switch electricity suppliers when moving

Do not forget to switch electricity suppliers when moving

Only about one in six households makes use of the opportunity to change the electricity provider when they move. With favorable tariffs, it is often possible to save several hundred euros a year. Almost six million households move in Germany every year. Those who change their place of residence usually also have the option of choosing a new electricity supplier and reducing their energy costs.

Blickpunkt Ökostrom: This is how the EEG surcharge

Blickpunkt Ökostrom: This is how the EEG surcharge

Sounds not only complicated, it is also unfortunately: The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). What the legislator initiated in 2000 as part of the energy turnaround is intended to finance the expansion of renewable energies. The core of the EEG is green electricity from the sun, wind, biogas or geothermal energy, which is why the so-called green electricity surcharge applies an important part of the law.

Combined heat and power plant as heat and electricity supplier

Combined heat and power plant as heat and electricity supplier

Combined heat and power plants work according to the principle of combined heat and power. They are very efficient and adaptable due to their modular design. The most expensive is the energy that is wasted. Combined heat and power plants (CHP) are excellent energy recyclers because they supply two types of energy from the fuel used: heat and electricity.

Toilet water - Use rainwater

Toilet water - Use rainwater

It is completely unnecessary to use drinking water for toilet flushing. The required process water does not have to be of food quality. Collecting process water for the garden and toilet If water is only used to irrigate the garden, smaller vessels such as rain barrels are generally sufficient. These should be filled via a filling machine in the downpipe of the roof drainage.

Cutting Firewood - Tips

Cutting Firewood - Tips

Cutting firewood yourself not only saves money but is also fun. For safety at work, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Today, the forester requires everyone sawing firewood in his forest to get a chainsaw certificate for self-props (private firewood saws). Such a course costs between 50 and 100 euros.

Firewood and more for your stove

Firewood and more for your stove

Fireplaces and stoves ensure a cozy and comfortable indoor climate. In addition, they are also suitable for permanently saving heating costs. An Overview of the Different Fuels Firewood and wood pellets belong to the group of biogenic solid fuels. Their big advantage over fossil fuels is that they burn CO2 neutral.