Choosing the right firewood / Guides

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...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 balan...

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 more air that mixes with the secondary gases, the greater the quantity of heat absorbed by the nitrogen, and the lower the temperature of the secondary gas-...

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

...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 the...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

...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 sto...

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

...there all the time to run the wood stove, meaning that the boiler system really needed to carry the load. The issue is that the system requires a constant, and ...

Choosing a building lot

Things to look for when purchasing land for building a house

...they have the right to do so. It's very possible that the lot has changed hands in the past without all the appropriate paperwork being completed. Consider havi...