November 2014

In This Issue

A Banner Year

By Bill Sendelback

In the last two years, the U.S. solar market has more than doubled as solar power has become more price competitive.



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Gas: Heart of the Hearth Part III

By James E. Houck

This is the third of a three-part series on gas-fueled appliances in the residential hearths of North America. It focuses on the history of gas in the hearth, the market size and character of the various categories of gas hearth appliances.

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2014 September Business Climate

In early October, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,400 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare September 2014 sales to September 2013. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 193 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: A Calming Room

We all have too much “stuff” as George Carlin used to say, and he was right. Let your mind wander through a few rooms in your home and you should quickly see what we mean.

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