Efficient and reliable - uses wood for heating, cooking, and baking.
or more of space heating
- Kathryn Rifkin
- Single-Family Residence
- 18 Meadowbrook Road, Bedford, MA 01730
- 1,400 sq ft
- Energy need met:
- 100% or more of space heating
- Deep energy retrofit
- Event Participation:
- NESEA Green Buildings Open House 2012 Host
- January 2012
- For space heating
- Gross Cost of System:
- Annual Savings:
Professionals & Suppliers
- Hillcrest Masonry
- Jeremy Brown
What You Need to Know
soapstone masonry heater
empty ashes, load with wood, wash soot off glass doors
Efficiency or Sustainability Improvements:
added insulation, new windows
benefit the environment, not freeze in my bed when the grid goes down.
My site was unsuited for solar panels as I have trees in the way. Also, the small stream was unsuited for microhydro. So, wood seemed to be the only alternative. The system is beautiful, actually.
Open House Info:
Will host an open house Oct 13, 2012.
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