Practical Tips for Efficient Wood Heating

Choosing to heat your home with wood is a great, green option. Not only is wood a renewable fuel, but in many places it’s also local; you may even be able to harvest firewood from your own property. Here are a few basic techniques that can help you get the most out of a woodstove.

It’s a good idea to take advantage of thermal mass by placing your woodstove near dense building materials such as bricks, stone or concrete. These materials slowly absorb and then release heat.
It’s a good idea to take advantage of thermal mass by placing your woodstove near dense building materials such as bricks, stone or concrete. These materials slowly absorb and then release heat.
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