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A look at heat reclaimers, new units that are mounted into the exhaust stack of a furnace to capture heat from the exhaust and return it to supplement overall heat.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 53

Is your indoor air safe to breath. Part 2. Solving the problem. A look at air-to-air heat exchangers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 128

Heat-recovery ventilators (air-to-air heat exchangers) replace stale air with fresh. What is available and and how they operate.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 4, 10

Quieting a noisy heat exchanger (heat-recovery ventilator).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 16

Two ways of cutting fuel consumption. (1) Heat reclaimers for a furnace or stove. (2) Automatic flue dampers.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 40

How to build an energy-efficient, air-to-air heat exchanger for household use.
HARROWSMITH #64 Dec 1985 (v.10#4) pg. 74

Airways. An introduction to mechanical heat-recovery ventilation systems and their importance in a modern house.
HARROWSMITH #95 Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#5) pg. 49

Heat stopper. Drain-water heat-recovery unit uses the heat from waste water to pre-heat cold water going into a water heater. This simple heat exchanger is constructed from various sizes of copper pipe. Est. cost: $150.
HARROWSMITH #102 Mar-Apr 1992 (v.16#6) pg. 81
Added Info HARROWSMITH #104 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.17#2) pg. 8

Making your furnace more energy-efficient. Install a heat reclaimer on your smoke pipe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #643 Dec 1981 (v.77) pg. 72

Should you install an air-to-air heat exchanger, a mechanical device to increase the amount of fresh outdoor air circulated into a house while keeping the cost of heating or cooling the fresh air to a minimum.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #667 Dec 1983 (v.79) pg. 70

Tips for using a central air-to-air heat exchanger. Included in an article which tests air-to-air heat exchangers.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 58, 63

Free heat from your drains. How to recover some of the heat from greywater and use it to help heat your home.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1984 (v.5#1) pg. 68

Tips on installing a "heat pipe" in your furnace exhaust pipe so that some of this wasted heat can be utilized.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1974 (v.142#4) pg. 152

How to use air exchangers to bring in fresh air without losing heat.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 138

Capturing waste heat which would normally go out the furnace flue is the object of this homebuilt heat-exchanger which circulates hot water into the regular hot water heating system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1975 (v.207#5) pg. 109

Simple heat exchanger for use on the flue pipe of your furnace. Consists of a larger diameter sheet metal pipe which goes around your existing flue pipe. Air passing between the two pipes is heated and pulled into the room with a small fan.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1977 (v.210#3) pg. 192

Heat exchangers you build or buy allow you to introduce fresh air from the outside and exhaust stale air to the outside with a minimum of heat loss.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1980 (v.217#4) pg. 77

Heat-saving vents (air-to-air heat exchangers). What is available and typical designs and costs for these units designed to remove stale air from inside and replace it with fresh outdoor air without losing too much heat.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1983 (v.222#1) pg. 78

Build your own air-to-air heat exchanger. Exchange "foul" indoor air for fresh outdoor air without losing too much heat. Est. cost: $200.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1986 (v.228#3) pg. 90

Building your own air-to-air heat exchanger of the "counterflow" design.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 56