Alternative Heat Heating Up

By: Craig Andres
By: Craig Andres

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Many Kansans are looking for ways to cut their heating costs. Shelly Rogers from Heart and Home says more customers are looking at wood pellet stoves. The stove is efficient and burns clean, with pressed wood feeding into a blower.

Other customers are turning to ceramic logs. Ceramic soaks up the heat, and releases it, making the gas more efficient. "You're getting natural heat from gas, but heat also from the logs", Rogers said.

Delbert Eden has come up with his own source of alternative heat. The Peabody man uses corn in his stove. He says his heating bill is about one-tenth of what it was two years ago. He's also helping the local economy. He buys his "fuel" at the Peabody Co-op, at $2.50 a bushel.

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