Stacking firewood / Guides

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

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

...stacking and storing your firewood correctly. Stacking firewood properly: Stacked firewood ready for burning © Ecohome Keep your wood high enough off the ground to avoid absorbing moisture. Protect it from rain, but keep the sides open so air can flow through and dry it. Avoid stacking your wood...

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

...stacking and carrying. The idea that softwood causes much more creosote buildup in chimneys and the magnitude of that as a problem is somewhat debatable. More on that here, where we also explain how to choose the right firewood for burning! As a wood stove user, I very much like using pine in the fall and spring fo...

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

...firewood efficiently, see here . Fine particle emission comparisons between different stoves & Furnaces The downsides of regular wood burning stoves: It can be hard to regulate temperatures; you can't go too far away because they constantly need to be fed; they mostly rely on split woo...