Living the Country Life

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Regular maintenance helps fuel economy
In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Lori in Alabama. She admits she hasn't been vigilant changing her utility tractor's engine filters. But what's...
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If you want to cut heating costs, consider installing a wood furnace
A wood furnace can be the sole source of heat or used as a supplement. Chuck Gagner is the president of Woodmaster. He says first determine what size furnace you need. Look at the BTU output value of...
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Finding ways to save on energy costs to heat a home or farm building at a reasonably small investment will translate into savings in the long run.
Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension agricultural engineer and energy specialist, offers the following energy-saving tips: 1. Insulate your home. "A home should be well-insulated. It...
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Gray water has multiple uses
With growing populations and shrinking water supplies, it's necessary to use less water, and use it for more than one purpose. Some people are installing systems in their homes to capture used...
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Try an alternative method of heating your space this winter. Waste oil and mixed-fuel burners use cheap, accessible fuels to create a warm workshop.
The days are now growing colder, and you may be thinking about the increasing cost of heating your shop. But heating your shop doesn't have to catch your checking account on fire. Heating...
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Our ancestors knew about the energy benefits of wood, and now we're taking it a step further. With biomass technology, your car may run on fuel made from trees. Radio interview source: Daniel...
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A good, inexpensive lighting option
If you need a security light for an outbuilding but don't want to run electricity out to it, there's another option. Solar security lights are a good alternative and only come on when needed...
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With all the of green power, it's easy to get confused over the options. Every state offers different renewable energy initiatives, so it's worth the effort to do some research. Radio...
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A resourceful alternative energy option
WoodMaster has introduced a Flex Fuel indoor furnace as part of their 2010 lineup. The furnace is part of the company's new line of indoor and outdoor flex fuel furnaces, engineered with clean...
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Why not make a few quick changes to help warm up your outbuildings a little and cut down on those energy bills?
There's almost no worse feeling than going out to the barn or shop on a bitterly cold winter's day only to find it's just as miserable inside as it is outside. So why not make a few quick...

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