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Heating With Wood Safely and Efficiently

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 18, 2012 01:00 AM
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by Alex Wilson last modified Oct 17, 2012

Author name:  Alex Wilson Blog Category:  Energy Solutions Understanding wood stoves and wood heat so that you can educate your clients. Vermont Castings Encore-NC wood stove with an EPA emissions rating of 0.7 grams per hour. Click to enlarge. Photo Credit: Vermont Castings I’ve been heating primarily with wood since I bought our house 31 years ago, though there were a few years following our installation of an oil boiler when wood consumption dropped considerably. Wood heat has a mixed record, though. It’s a renewable fuel and, assuming that new trees grow up to replace those cut for firewood, it is carbon-neutral, meaning that it doesn’t have a net contribution to global warming. But burning firewood produces a lot of air pollution; in fact, it’s usually our dirtiest fuel. Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to reduce the pollution generated by wood burning—and boost the efficiency. read more






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