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.

Tips for efficient wood heating. Why not heat your home with a woodstove? Wood is a renewable fuel, and it’s often cheap and local, too.
Tips for efficient wood heating. Why not heat your home with a woodstove? Wood is a renewable fuel, and it’s often cheap and local, too.
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