The need to heat our homes cheaply and efficiently is back on the agenda now with the summer nights gone and the cold October chills are with us.
So this is the first article of the Fall here on Frugal Zeitgeist that looks to save a little cash on the heating bills.
One way in which many people are now cutting back on using gas or electricity to heat their homes is by going back to burning fuel. Many people have installed stoves or just renovated their old fireplaces. A modern stove or fireplace and low pollution fuel (that means no coal!) can keep your house warm and cozy for much less, especially if you use recycled paper as the fuel…..
Considering that the average family of four trashes up to 50lbs of paper each week (*1) and just one compressed newspaper can burn for an hour, we are wasting a lot of free fuel.
A small machine can be used to compress your waste newspaper or plain cardboard into low pollution highly efficient burning briquettes.
One machine involves wetting the paper and compressing it into a briquette and then drying for three months…. As it’s October already you probably don’t have three months to wait, so for those not thinking ahead a device that can compress dry paper into a more attractive log shape.
Here are a few of the log / brick making products available on Amazon:
Or alternatively eHow shows you how to roll recycled newspaper logs without special equipment:
Make Your Own Paper Logs
Let me know of your successes or failures with using recycled paper bricks / logs.
Original Content by: FrugalZeitgeist.com