Eco-friendly home furnace that also generates electricity!

12kw of thermal output 9The furnace using micro-combined-heat-and-power (CHP) units, will not just be environment friendly, but also will be capable of generating electricity in the burning process!

The CHPs turns natural gas into hot water. It generates up to $800 a year in electricity, according to a Christian Science Monitor report.

A forced-hot-air system has been developed by Climate Energy of Medfield, Mass. It links a Honda quiet generator to a high-efficiency furnace.

With at least five companies building micro-CHP systems worldwide, the world would soon consume less energy, generating equally in the process. In the United States, Marathon Engine Systems of East Troy, Wis., will be bringing a 4-kilowatt hot-water system to the United States next year.