What you need to know about efficient wood stoves and government regulations for wood burning stoves and indoor air quality. Covers new-generation wood stoves, high-tech wood stoves, pellet burners, thermal-mass firestoves and coal stoves.
Beyond the cozy charm of a wood stove lies the practicality of an increasingly needed heat source.
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Diagram of a pellet stove.
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First-generation, modern, airtight wood stoves were little more than well-sealed boxes.
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Warming up some tea on top of an old wood-burning stove is one of the coziest ways to start a winter morning.