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Have Your Wood or Pellet Stove and Cleaner Air Too

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 05, 2012 01:00 AM
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by Brent Ehrlich last modified Oct 03, 2012

Author name:  Brent Ehrlich Blog Category:  GreenSpec Insights Wood smoke is still a guilty pleasure in the northern U.S. and Canada. But newer wood stove technologies produce less smoke—and less guilt. This gravity-fed pellet stove from Wiseway produces few emissions and uses no electricity. Photo Credit: Wiseway Pellet Stoves I love fall and the start of heating season here in Vermont: the leaves are changing colors, there’s frost on the grass, and the morning fog mingles with smoke from wood stoves, its scent triggering memories of home, family, warmth, and the pending winter. There must be some primeval connection to smoke that I find comforting, yet I know that wood smoke is also a significant source of pollution in the form of fine particulates that are lung irritants and asthmagens; sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides that cause acid rain ; and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), benzene, formaldehyde , and dioxin that are carcinogenic. Fortunately, there are a number of newer wood stoves available that significantly reduce these emissions. read more






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