Choosing firewood / Guides

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...firewood early in the season is often helpful for getting a quality product at the right price. By the late fall when people without a secured supply are nervous and scrambling for firewood, the price often goes up and the quality goes down. It might be worth getting a moisture meter to check your firewood, especiall...

Wood Combustion - How it works and the different stages
Wood stove and biomass heat

Wood Combustion – How Firewood Burns & How to get the best heat while being eco-friendly

...choosing the right wood burning stove or fireplace is essential (read more here) , as is choosing the right type of wood for burning (read more here) - both pages from the EcoHome Green Building Guides section Alternatively, if consistent and dependable heat is the primary deciding factor, consider choosing a high ef...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...firewood and how it has been seasoned or dried and stored is also a big factor in the potential heat output. Read a guide here on choosing the best firewood for the highest heat output , or see our guide on choosing the best wood-buring stoves or fireplace inserts here , both from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

High efficiency fireplaces and how to choose one
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood-burning stove or fireplace for both heat output & the environment

...choosing a stove for a sustainable lifestyle and for the minimum environmental impact. When choosing a stove or fireplace, below is an example of some of the numbers that you will need to look at, their value lies mostly in being able to compare one wood burning stove against another: Maximum output capacity with...

Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...choosing a woodburning stove, see here , or even, for help in choosing the right type of firewood, see here . For the Nerds amongst us - there's also a really interesting page here, all about the Combustion process of wood . These Guides for Green Building brought you by the team at EcoHome.

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...choosing the best firewood for high heat output in stoves and fireplaces, see here Burning wood pellets is an efficient way to produce sustainable heat in a green home

Choosing a building lot
Excavation

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...firewood if you are installing a woodstove. Mature healthy trees make for an enjoyable outdoor living space and can add value at a time of resale.