Choosing the right fireplace / 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

...the accurate temperature of your stove, so you'll need a thermometer. There are magnetic thermometers available but as they read the exterior pipe temperature and not the interior, they aren't as reliable. A probe thermometer is a better option, you drill a small hole in the flue pipe (at the manufacturers suggested he...

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

...the bottom line being that having selected the right wood, you then need to accurately control the burn temperature and oxygen level to optimize the combustion process. This means that choosing the right wood burning stove or fireplace is essential (read more here) , as is choosing the right type of wood for burning ...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...the right fuel with the right moisture content. Details below. Open fireplaces: An open fireplace in a home is about as inefficient a heat source as can be imagined. While open fireplaces provide warmth to the immediate area, most of the heat generated goes up the chimney, taking with it inside air warmed by othe...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...fireplace for the most eco-friendly way to burn wood for heat and be sure to maintain your stove or fireplace for optimal combustion. Buying the right stove in the first place allows us to run them at the optimum efficiency level while giving the level of heat required to heat the home - it's a balancing act, too big a...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...fireplace Make what you will of this list - we wouldn't recommend rushing to remove all the above, but at the same time it's good information to have in case installing any of these was on your to do list. Read more about finding the right neighbourhood , downsizing homes for seniors , evaluating ahome before buy...