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.

A straight-up chimney installation is a much better choice for efficient fires.
A straight-up chimney installation is a much better choice for efficient fires.
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