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.

There’s more than one way to build a fire, but not all fires are equally efficient. It’s worth taking some time to learn how to build more efficient fires: It makes wood heating more convenient, keeps your home more comfortable, and if you’re buying firewood, it can save you money, too.
There’s more than one way to build a fire, but not all fires are equally efficient. It’s worth taking some time to learn how to build more efficient fires: It makes wood heating more convenient, keeps your home more comfortable, and if you’re buying firewood, it can save you money, too.
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