Wood stove and biomass heat

High efficiency fireplace
Wood stove and biomass heat

Choosing the right wood stove or fireplace

Making sense of fireplace and wood stove specifications and knowing how to choose the right one for you.… Reading the specifications of a wood stove can be rather complicated. So let's shake loose the important points from all the technical jargon and make the process a bit more enjoyable. Below is an example of ...

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

Short of a wood stove, pretty much all heating systems require power to operate. So in the event of an apocalypse (zombie, climate, asteroid, etc) these two pellet stoves can keep you warm when the power goes out.… These Wood Pellet Stoves need no electric! Burning wood to heat a home does not make you an eco-ter...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood

Dense hardwoods like maple, oak, birch and cherry are some of the better woods for heating. Different species of wood are available in different areas, so the best firewood will vary by location.… Using softwood is less than ideal for home heating, largely because of how fast it burns. The less dense a wood is, the ...

High efficiency wood stoves
Wood stove and biomass heat

Heating with wood and biomass fuel

Improvements in stove technology have made wood and biomass fuel a more popular and efficient heat source.… For more than a decade, there has been an increase in the use of biomass fuel for heating homes. This trend was largely triggered by one storm in Eastern Canada. In 1999, there was a noticeable spike in woo...