How do Icelanders heat their homes?

Answer With only 300,000 inhabitants, Iceland does not have a lot of homes. However, the nation's arctic temperatures make heating an essential part of life.Geothermal PowerIceland rests on a series of vo... Read More »

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Can geothermal heat be used in residential homes?

Geothermal heat pumps can be used to heat and cool residential homes. Conventional methods use 40 percent to 70 percent more energy than geothermal pumps. Even old homes can use geothermal heat thr... Read More »

When did steam heat get installed in existing homes?

Steam heat installation in existing homes began in the late 1800s. Central steam heating systems usually depended on coal and were more efficient than separate stoves that burned wood and coal.Refe... Read More »

How Do Wasps Make Their Homes?

Social wasps produce nests for incubating their young and protection against predators and the elements. Unlike bees, wasps do not produce wax to build their homes; instead, they scavenge the envir... Read More »

How often do people refinance their homes?

When mortgage interest rates are low, homeowners tend to refinance their mortgage loans more often. This became an issue in the early 2000s; Fannie Mae in 2003, instituted a policy forbidding homeo... Read More »