This isn't your grandfather's pot bellied stove
that we're talking about.
Let's start right out by admitting that wood is
not the ideal heating fuel for all situations. However, as technology
has improved over the years the arguments for heating with wood
have become more compelling economically, environmentally, and
New technology has made it environmentally advantageous
to utilize wood as a fuel in public buildings as well as homes.
Where current heating systems are old and ready to be replaced
or when new buildings are being planned, wood should definitely
be considered as a fuel source. The savings in monthly heating
expense can often pay for the capital expense to install the
technology in short order. See...9
good reasonsand Wood
Biomass for Energy
Wood used as fuel in new EPA certified stoves
and high tech gasification units has environmental advantages
over fossil fuels like coal and oil and can even compete head
on with natural gas.
Wood Heating Option
When you consider that slash and small diameter waste is now
often disposed of by burning in the open air, using this wood
as heating fuel is even more environmentally sound.
Also, consider the idea that wood can provide
a sustainable and renewable domestic energy source that can
reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy.
Check out the links to articles and websites on
the left side of this page for more information on the technology
behind heating with wood.