When to Choose Wood Heat

For some households, heating with wood is a smart, sustainable option. Learn about the benefits and costs of using a woodstove to heat your home.

wood heat is a clean, renewable and efficient energy source
In a world of touch-screen convenience, pocket-sized computers and climate-controlled environments, wood heating is, in every way, rough, basic and steadfastly hands-on. 
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a man splits logs for the pile
The process of gathering and splitting fuelwood supports self-reliance and fosters energy security. 
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stacked logs in a woodlot
The ability of a woodlot to regenerate is the secret to its status as a renewable energy resource. 
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heating with wood is a good option
Heating with wood can offer homeowners both tangible and intangible benefits, including the comfortable warmth and mesmerizing beauty of a burning fire. 
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a woodstove heats this cabin
Newer woodstoves produce less smoke and are far more efficient than their older counterparts. 
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