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  • Tapping the Earth for Cheap Heat

    The stable temperature of the earth makes ground-coupled heat pumps a viable choice for cold climates. Here’s a look at cost-effective approaches.

  • What's the Best Heating System?

    A veteran heating-system designer offers some pointers based on his experience in the field.

  • About the House: Heating Systems, Part II

    Electric, solar and solid-fuel heating systems

  • The Swedish Solution

    Housing consultant Richard Karg takes a close look at the latest in ventilation technology: the Swedish exhaust-air heat pump. How does this system work, what are the pros and cons, and how much will it cost?

JLC Field Guide to Decking