All Videos Tagged wood (Home Energy Pros) - Home Energy Pros 2017-09-23T05:36:28Z http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/video/listTagged?tag=wood&rss=yes&xn_auth=no How Technology and Innovation Are Making Outdoor Wood Burning Stoves More Efficient and Environmentally Friendly tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2017-09-14:6069565:Video:221893 2017-09-14T03:32:20.528Z Derrick Koehn http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/DerrickKoehn <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/how-technology-and-innovation-are-making-outdoor-wood-burning"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/7uq07US2ifSpuvMTTkJVw-dzD7el*IlpXQDt76ICMriTXAnQQ01BCtls*xulhx*jGD8Qze4bQBOkyixh2VT8KO*OB89O1Hl3/1577183532.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Introduction<br></br> Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most economical ways to heat. In this blog I want to discuss how technology is making wood heating more… <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/how-technology-and-innovation-are-making-outdoor-wood-burning"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/7uq07US2ifSpuvMTTkJVw-dzD7el*IlpXQDt76ICMriTXAnQQ01BCtls*xulhx*jGD8Qze4bQBOkyixh2VT8KO*OB89O1Hl3/1577183532.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Introduction<br /> Since ancient times, wood burning has been used for heating in some capacity or other. Although, of late, wood stoves are thought of more as a decorative appliance than a heat source, in truth wood heat is still one of the most economical ways to heat. In this blog I want to discuss how technology is making wood heating more efficient, more practical, and ultimately more environmentally friendly.<br /> Technology<br /> In this era of technical advancement it will come as no surprise that even something as simple and traditional as a wood burning has been improved by it. Most modern wood stoves, both indoor models and outdoor wood-fired boilers utilize some form of electronic temperature controller.Initially this was just a simple thermostat that opened the damper and turned on a fan to fan the flames when the temperature is low and turn it back off when the desired temperature is reached. As time progressed, companies began experimenting with more advanced electronics. One such leading edge technology is a variable rate damper, which, together with the controller, supplies just enough oxygen to the fire to burn as efficiently as possible while producing as little smoke as possible. Another area in the outdoor wood burning boiler industry where technology is on the rise is that of remote monitoring. Some companies are developing technology which will allow you to monitor your outdoor wood boiler’s temperature from anywhere in the world on your mobile device.<br /> Wood Gasification In Wood Stoves<br /> Wood gasification is the process of covering the elements present in wood into their gaseous state. Wood gas consists mainly of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen: a flammable concoction. This technology has been utilized in several major industries to power engines and during World War II most nations experimented with it as a way by which to gain more energy independence.<br /> The History of Wood Gasification<br /> In wood stoves wood gasification did not become popular until the 21st century. Today, most companies manufacturing wood stoves or outdoor wood boilers have a line of boilers that employ this process.<br /> How Gasifier Outdoor Wood Boilers Work<br /> As a result of the benefits of wood gasification, and as a result of decades of hard work and research by manufacturers, wood stoves today can burn up to 50% less wood and are a much greener and cleaner heating option than ever before in history. Tips on Wood Preparation & Use - Heatmaster SS G-Series tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2016-07-28:6069565:Video:206554 2016-07-28T23:04:25.261Z Derrick Koehn http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/DerrickKoehn <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/tips-on-wood-preparation-use-heatmaster-ss-g-series"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/xe-ETyWEowOTr6IDW5KTVKi8p7YE2AlIUIo-7mKu3YJi8CxYBLGBCD281zAIG5*f3URfQ8tdjnqRISdZZHZ14jUx525Pbcwj/1225627357.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A few tips to get the most energy out of your wood using an outdoor wood stove.<br></br> <a href="http://www.pineviewwoodstoves.com">http://www.pineviewwoodstoves.com…</a><br></br> <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/tips-on-wood-preparation-use-heatmaster-ss-g-series"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/xe-ETyWEowOTr6IDW5KTVKi8p7YE2AlIUIo-7mKu3YJi8CxYBLGBCD281zAIG5*f3URfQ8tdjnqRISdZZHZ14jUx525Pbcwj/1225627357.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A few tips to get the most energy out of your wood using an outdoor wood stove.<br /> <a href="http://www.pineviewwoodstoves.com">http://www.pineviewwoodstoves.com</a><br /> <a href="http://www.heatmasterss.com">http://www.heatmasterss.com</a> How Wood Gasification Works - Heatmaster SS G-Series tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2016-07-07:6069565:Video:205376 2016-07-07T18:26:52.464Z Derrick Koehn http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/DerrickKoehn <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/how-wood-gasification-works-heatmaster-ss-g-series"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/2mxGt-70BGHaDex*bW5g*pgTPzEeL9B76FPmw2uQnde4Ifv3S6LNTxNLm36wc8xdh0ZtLDnLYOzzRRPgqF4Qmpyvj-qlE-Ad/1220694822.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Wood gasification is a relatively new concept in which wood is turned to gases and then burned, creating greater efficiency and less emissions/smoke than traditional wood burning… <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/how-wood-gasification-works-heatmaster-ss-g-series"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/2mxGt-70BGHaDex*bW5g*pgTPzEeL9B76FPmw2uQnde4Ifv3S6LNTxNLm36wc8xdh0ZtLDnLYOzzRRPgqF4Qmpyvj-qlE-Ad/1220694822.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Wood gasification is a relatively new concept in which wood is turned to gases and then burned, creating greater efficiency and less emissions/smoke than traditional wood burning stoves Michael Green: The Need for Building Code Evolution. tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2014-11-21:6069565:Video:170322 2014-11-21T06:57:17.460Z Tom White http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/TomWhite <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/michael-green-the-need-for-building-code-evolution"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/dM6a4AYRwJOtv-YwZJKTBuf7AZEdBaQ3Oubh88InyBYM-zEwQABTeVCJrXT2q-DyucCxOcxiHBjRp1gtJeZADaoqsGzXNCIb/1094733983.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Using wood in high rise buildings will require new codes. <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/michael-green-the-need-for-building-code-evolution"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/dM6a4AYRwJOtv-YwZJKTBuf7AZEdBaQ3Oubh88InyBYM-zEwQABTeVCJrXT2q-DyucCxOcxiHBjRp1gtJeZADaoqsGzXNCIb/1094733983.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Using wood in high rise buildings will require new codes. Water and Moisture Management: Mac Pearce - Part 4 tag:homeenergypros.lbl.gov,2011-03-03:6069565:Video:19390 2011-03-03T22:17:55.652Z BMI - Tami Svarfvar http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/profile/TamiSvarfvar <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/water-and-moisture-management-5"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-41cvWIs1Tp9nsfM*oeZ7WIdIwdFjAVzOeUpahjaWqF2BAt2BRj-JijRdetDCq4SNEaBUhROWjZFkdGwDGZIKWj6vG0AjarQ/507242052.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Wood's drying time; humidity, drainage planes for windows; ventilated cladding; the two most important things to think about; choosing to flaunt the laws of ... <a href="http://homeenergypros.lbl.gov/video/water-and-moisture-management-5"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com:80/files/-41cvWIs1Tp9nsfM*oeZ7WIdIwdFjAVzOeUpahjaWqF2BAt2BRj-JijRdetDCq4SNEaBUhROWjZFkdGwDGZIKWj6vG0AjarQ/507242052.jpeg?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Wood's drying time; humidity, drainage planes for windows; ventilated cladding; the two most important things to think about; choosing to flaunt the laws of ...