Trees and Self Sufficiency

I think most would agree that the self sufficiency scene is incomplete without the inclusion of a tree or, if space permits, a number of trees. Perhaps the most noble of all nature’s creations, trees add stature and grace to the garden as well as remarkable interest and variation of both colour and form in … Read more

Types of Fuel For Home Heating

Consider the following points when making your choice of a central heating system: (i) What can be afforded for the initial installation and, even more important, for subsequent running costs? (ii) What are your heating requirements, full, background, partial or selective? This will be controlled by the size of the house, your living habits, size … Read more

The Efficiency of Different Fuels

Basic energy units The electrical and mechanical energy we use daily for heating is measured in many ways but I will ignore all those British Thermal Units, horsepower and therms, and deal instead in kilowatt-hours (kWh). To be scientifically correct all measurements of energy should be in Joules, Kilojoules, Megajoules and Gigajoules. But we are … Read more