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Alternative heating fuel

By Charles Hopkins Published 03/13/2006 | Environment

Alternative heating fuels are needed to replace your dependency on oils, and oil related products. What we know about oil is that it is only made by the earth. There is no real way to speed up the process on how oil is made, and how the earths method of making oil really happens. Natural oil is one that is only made in nature, and synthetic or man-made oils still rely on some form of oils to begin with. Natural oils, taken from the depths of the earth will run out at some point, because we as a people are using more than what is being replenished by the earth.  It takes a process of years, hundreds of years, for the earth to make oil, and that is just way too much time for the world to wait for additional oils to be made. To combat this, alternative heating fuels are being tested and investigated to aid the world in our quest for heating our homes.

In choosing an alternative heating system, you first want to think about what you currently heat your home with. If you are heating your home with natural gas, but you have hot water baseboards, you want to be able to purchase a boiler or furnace that is going to be able to heat the water, and connect with the pipes you have.  You do not want to think about an alternative fuel system that is going to heat air, and force air, if you do not have the ductwork to support that type of system.  An alternative would be one that burns wood, or that would burn vegetable oils, or that would even burn soybean oil instead of gas or a propane to heat the water.  Alternative fuels are being investigated every day, and are not limited to only the suggestions that we are offering you in this article.

Alternative fuels are going to involve the use of natural resources, such as electric.  You can heat your home with electric, the whole house all the time.  Electricity is going to be available through power plants.  Sure there are power plants that will burn coal, but this fossil fuel sometime in the future is going to run out as well.  Electricity can be made by using nuclear power, and by harnessing the wind, water and even by burning garbage. Electricity will be harnessed and distributed for all those who need it most for heating and cooling of the home all around the world. Where ever power lines are located, and where ever power grids will reach, electricity can be used to heat the home, even in the coldest areas of the country and in the world.

Alternative heating fuels are also being tested along the lines of burning and recycling the oils that are already used and found in our everyday lives. Alternative heating is also available with the use of used oils that are used in the restaurants where we eat all the time. Have you ever noticed how much oil is being used in the restaurant where you eat? The leftover oils can be used to heat your home. Of course, this does require a few changes to the boiler and for heating the home or business, but it is one option that is going to recycle while creating an alternative source. The more people recycle and find alternative sources for fuel, the longer the existing reserves of oil are going to last us for running our cars and machinery.