Dan Melcon, industry gadfly and fellow alarmist, discusses the factors contributing to the declining popularity of wood heat and wood stove sales.
Dan Melcon, by his wood stove in White River Junction, VT, remains devoted to wood heat.
PHOTO: JOSEPH MEHLING
Four modern wood stoves from Jotul and Waterford. L to R: Jotul 3CB, Waterford Ashley, Jotul 602, and Waterford 104 MK II. The 3CB costs $1,100 and will heat 1,300 sq. ft., while the 602 costs $600 and heats 800 sq. ft. The Ashley is costly at $1,649 but will heat 11,500 sq. ft. The 104 MK II is more affordable at $595 but heats only 750 sq. ft.
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Dan and his son Jordan go over the fine points of firewood.