Plenty of us recall nestling around the cozy warmth of wood stoves, whiling away the winter-evening hours among family and friends. But now, thanks to a combination of factors-rising fossil-fuel costs on the one hand, improved technology on the other-many homeowners have begun to see the wood stove not only as a source of ambiance, but also as a viable means of everyday home heating.
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Need proof that wood stoves are no longer the polluters they once were? Consider this: Today's stoves put out between two to seven grams of smoke per hour, whereas older, non EPA-certified models produced anywhere from fifteen to thirty grams. Something else to consider: Many of the best wood stoves operate eight times more cost effectively than a heating appliance reliant on fossil fuels.
Stoves come in all sorts of configurations. Some are freestanding and sit in the corner; others are built-in and mount to the wall. In addition to new designs, wood stoves also offer new features. For decades, there was no such as automatic operation of a wood stove, but today, features like automatic-loading wood hoppers, programmable timers, and remote controls all make life easier for the homeowner.
Another plus of this time-tested heating method: buying wood from your neighbors helps support the local economy!
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