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Gas or electric power

Discussion in 'Biohacking 101' started by Solkysset, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Solkysset

    Solkysset New Member

    Having the option we can use gas to power dryers, fireplaces, hot water heaters, furnaces and space heaters, ovens, stoves and refrigerators but we risk inhaling: methane, radon and other radioactive materials, BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene), organometallic compounds such as methylmercury organoarsenic and organolead, mercaptan odorants, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, organic compounds (including formaldehyde), fine particulates, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, ect.

    But there's more.


    So should we create more magnetic fields and pay more for electricity instead?


    One of these would only reduce some risks associated with gas.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
  2. ElectricUniverse

    ElectricUniverse New Member

    For heating requirements I would vote for gas (utility natural gas or propane) hands down.

    The only exception is unvented cooking (gas ovens and stovetops). Cooking should be done with electric appliances or wood (wood stove).

    I fail to see an indoor pollution hazard using modern gas appliances and heating systems. Modern venting systems apply positive venting/drafting mechanisms to ensure combustion exhaust is fully vented to outside.

    From personal experience, I know electric heating systems are the most expensive man-made heat on planet. Unless you have a super duper insulated dwelling installing an electric furnace is going to rob you blind in energy costs for years to come. Utility electric rates can only go much higher.

    Don't count on solar to save the day-- it may work for heat in mild winters in sunny desert areas but in temperate climes with extremely cold and cloudy days it comes up short.

    Avoiding more household dirty electricity is another advantage of ditching electric heating appliances.

    Of course, heating with wood in super-efficient wood stoves is a gold standard, but there is only so much fire wood available, unless you have a thickly wooded property and you are willing to do all the heavy labor involved in harvesting and preparing it.
  3. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    One can also heat water in outside furnaces like the one on the right in picture.
    Hot water can then be used as a heat source to heat:
    hot water for kitchen, showers etc
    house heat
    swimming pool heat

    In this house there is also backup oil system to heat heating water (when old lumber jack quit or was fired and new is not yet hired).


    Last edited: Nov 4, 2018

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