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2009-12-22 14:55:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families look for ways to save money in tough economic times, there is an increased risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings and fire deaths associated with the use of alternative heating and power sources. The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to check all home heating systems from fireplaces to furnaces, including any back-up power systems. (Logo:...

2009-12-11 02:06:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcome to the Isokern GreenTech Catalytic Fireplace solution for residential and commercial clean wood burning. As the first only US EPA approved modular wood burning fireplace the GreenTech is poised to become the new standard for all open wood burning fireplaces as part of the global initiative to reduce green house emissions. Earthcore is unveiling this innovation at the Bright Green Exhibition in conjunction with the United Nations...

2009-10-27 10:11:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CenterPoint Energy is passing on lower wholesale natural gas prices to customers in Oklahoma. Through the Gas Supply Rate (GSR), an allowed adjustment to the gas supply charge portion of a customer bill, CenterPoint Energy passes on the cost of natural gas with no markup. The GSR typically makes up 60-70 percent of a customer bill. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020930/CNPLOGO) With this lower GSR, an average residential bill in...

2009-10-16 10:32:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The first day of autumn has come and gone, bringing with it colder days and crisp nights. Airtron Heating & Air Conditioning suggests Indianapolis homeowners take a few hours to prepare their homes for the upcoming winter before the snow begins to fall. Homeowners across Indianapolis are performing the various autumn rituals including winterizing the windows, firing up the furnace and otherwise preparing their homes for the changing seasons....

2009-10-01 07:02:00

GONGYI, China, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Gengsheng Minerals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CHGS) ("Gengsheng" or "the Company"), a materials technology company in China with products capable of withstanding high temperature, saving energy and boosting productivity in certain industries such as steel and oil, today announced that it has made a major breakthrough in industrial material technology with the invention of a new type of castables. The new castable product,...

2009-09-18 13:45:20

Federal officials announced a voluntary recall of WoodMaster AFS 900 outdoor furnaces because of fire hazards caused by faulty temperature gauges. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission said the furnaces were made by Northwest Manufacturing Inc. of Red Lake Falls, Minn., which has received 12 reports of fire in the fuel storage hopper of the furnaces. The furnaces, which come in red, green, taupe, camouflage, brown, black and gray, were sold between July 2006 and last February for about...

2009-09-15 07:00:00

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubbed "the healthiest way to heat a home" and garnering a "four out of four" rating by the Degree Of Green(TM) website, FireCrystals(R) tempered glass replacement for burning wood or faux log fireplaces and fire pits are quickly becoming the centerpiece of green home and sustainable commercial building design. Entirely environmentally friendly, the sleek, sexy and economical glass crystals eliminate smoke emissions, soot and ash debris, and...

2009-09-14 09:18:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dominion East Ohio reminds customers that an annual furnace inspection by a qualified, reputable heating contractor can ensure that they receive maximum heating comfort and minimize costs this winter. An annual inspection also can prevent any potential carbon monoxide problems. Along with an annual inspection, customers should change furnace filters according to the manufacturer's instructions, to generate the best possible value from their...

2009-09-04 10:16:00

Additional $31,650 Will Go Toward Community Environmental Asthma Screening Project NORRISTOWN, Pa., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PQ Corp. will pay $31,650 in civil penalties for exceeding allowable emission rates at its glass manufacturing facility located in Chester, Delaware County. As part of its Sept. 1 agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection, PQ will provide an additional $31,650 toward the completion of a community asthma screening project by Crozer-Chester...

2009-07-27 16:30:17

England's honorary mayor of Barton is asking Chicagoans to check if their home fireplaces were ever owned by Queen Elizabeth I. Martin Kirby, a newspaper columnist from Barton, England, who was awarded the mayor title -- an honorific Barton traditionally reserves for the biggest fool in town -- said the 500-year-old fireplace was last seen in 1907, when it was purchased for $1,200 by a Chicago collector, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Kirby said homeowners in Chicago should check their...


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2010-09-24 16:20:41

A gas stove is a cooking device which uses natural gas, propane, butane, Liquefied petroleum gas or other flammable gas as a fuel source. Since the gas pipe network was slow to develop, the success of the gas stove on a commercial level took some time to happen. Gas stoves were invented as early as the 1820's as isolated experiments but it was not until the 1880's that manufactured stoves were sold commercially. The first stoves were large and bulky, but over time they were reduced to fit...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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