Honda and Climate Energy announces freewatt Micro-CHP Home Heating and Power System

Micro-CHP Home Heating and Power System

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Climate Energy, LLC announced the official start of retail sales of freewatt Micro-sized Combined Heat and Power (Micro-CHP) cogeneration system for homes, which features advanced and highly efficient energy management technologies. The freewatt Micro-CHP system provides heat for the home with the added benefit of electricity production. The ultra-quiet MCHP unit produces 3.26 kilowatts of heat and 1.2 kilowatts of electric power. The electric power produced displaces electricity that consumers would otherwise purchase from the local electric utility, saving $500 to $1000 per year on their electric bill. An additional unique financial savings benefit of utilizing the freewatt system is realized through the process of net metering. In states where legislated, net metering allows homeowners to literally sell unused electric power back to the power grid in their community, providing additional savings. In addition, the system produces 30% less carbon dioxide emissions than a conventional heating system with electricity provided from the grid.

[via Fareastgizmos]

Automate Your Baseboard Heater With a Programmable Thermostat

Baseboard ThermostatHere is an interesting gadget for electric baseboard heaters, convectors, or radiant floor heating owners – 1800W Baseboard Thermostat. It supports up to four daily heating schedules: warm your house in the morning, drop the temperature when everyone leaves for work and school, raise it again when everyone comes home, and drop it again when everyone’s off to bed. Sure, you’ll still be able to control this thermostat manually, if desired. The thermostat is use a non-volatile memory to keep the programming settings. So, when the power comes back on, the thermostat will return to the same operating mode it was in before power was lost. The thermostat also features an on/standy switch to put the thermostat in sleep mode when its use is no longer required (e.g. summer).

A built-in ground-fault circuit interruptor (GFCI) will save the thermostat from power surges. Using together the Baseboard thermostat and telephone controller allows to you control your home temperature via phone line.

You can buy the baseboard thermostat with GFCI for $174.99 and without GFCI for $59.99.