This bulletin examines the pros and cons of home heating options including fossil fuels (oil, propane, and natural gas), renewable fuels (fire wood, pellets), heat pumps, and solar thermal heating. Alternatives and additions to public electric power in Maine, including photovoltaics, wind, and hydropower, are also discussed. Includes a detailed chart that ranks home energy options in terms of required installation costs and expertise, availability of service technicians, maintenance and operation, and many other factors. 8 pages, © 2009, 2012, 2014 by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Download it for free
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