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Wood remains cheapest heating option in Pocahontas County

Heating fuel prices vary widely from year to year, as supply and demand constantly fluctuates. Common heating options in Pocahontas County include wood, wood pellets, oil, kerosene, propane and electricity. The following analysis calculates the cost of each fuel necessary to produce one million British Thermal Units of heat in a typical heating appliance. Read More

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Should you buy a wood stove new or used?

When thinking about home heating, it can be easy to want to cut corners. Why spend extra money on a device that will only be used for half the year? Is it REALLY that important to purchase a new stove instead of just buying a used one? These concerns are valid, but trading efficiency and long-term cost for the sake of a short-term savings makes this decision a simple one. Read More

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Hottest fireplace trends for 2014

Over the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth. 2014 is heating up to be a very different year for the fireplace. Fireplaces are becoming the design focus for many rooms in the house and with new technological advances it's now possible to do more with the fireplace than ever before. Read More

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Washington wood stove replacement program again offered

A program to replace old wood stoves in homes with more efficient ones that emit less pollutants has started up again. After receiving a $600,000 grant, the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency resumed the program this month. The program runs until June 2015, or whenever grant funds run out. Read More

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Wood stove replacements continue in Seeley Lake, Mon.

It's been a year since the Seeley lake Wood Stove Change Out Program got underway. A U.S. Forest Service grant allowed the Missoula City-County Health Department to replace old inefficient wood stoves with new EPA approved stoves in the neighborhood surrounding the elementary school. Some 60 wood stoves had been replaced by last winter, and that's already having an effect on air quality.

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Pellet stoves look old school, but are exactly what you need

A quiet revolution is taking place across Rhode Island's Acela corridor: heating with wood finds broad new acceptance. Applications range from residential wood pellet stoves and boilers, to institutional and industrial pellet and chip heating of schools and factories, to district heating of downtown centers and college campuses. Fully automated pellet systems of all sizes, bulk wood pellet delivery, refined and semi-dried wood chip fuels, advanced technology boilers with engineered emissions controls that bring down harmful pollutants and combined heat and electric power systems are steadily making inroads and on the cusp of mainstream acceptance.  READ MORE
 

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Replace that old woodstove

Residents of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties in California who are currently relying on old woodstoves or open fireplaces to heat their homes may qualify for a new program recently launched by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District. Targeting old wood burning devices that burn inefficiently and emit high levels of unhealthy smoke throughout the region, the Air District's new "Woodstove Replacement Program" is aggressively targeting these old heating systems with funding for new, EPA-compliant replacements.

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Firewood and efficient burning

I thought I was obsessive about firewood - finding, cutting, splitting and stacking - because I heat my home with wood. After reading Lars Mytting's "Solid Wood: All About Chopping, Drying and Stacking Wood - and the Soul of Wood-Burning" about Norwegians' love affair with wood, I discovered I'm not alone. I'm not talking about hundreds or thousands of people, but more than a million. Read more

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Fireplace and wood stove procedures

How many days until spring? With cold damp nights upon us, the cozy warmth provided by your fireplace or wood burning stove is a snug feeling. Here are a few tips to remember about wood burning safety.

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Expanded wood stove changeout program aims to help improve air quality

Northern Indiana Public Service Company has partnered with the American Lung Association and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to provide up to $5,000 in instant rebates to northern Indiana residents who change out or retrofit their older, high-emissions wood burning stoves or boilers with cleaner and more efficient space heating appliances. The Northern Indiana Wood Stove Changeout Program was designed to help improve air quality and reduce pollution by encouraging adoption of cleaner-burning appliances.

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Wood Stoves

Heating fuel prices vary widely from year to year, as supply and demand constantly fluctuates. Common heating options in Pocahontas County include wood, wood pellets, oil, kerosene, propane and electricity. The following analysis calculates the cost of each fuel necessary to produce one million British Thermal Units of heat in a typical heating appliance. Read More

When thinking about home heating, it can be easy to want to cut corners. Why spend extra money on a device that will only be used for half the year? Is it REALLY that important to purchase a new stove instead of just buying a used one? These concerns are valid, but trading efficiency and long-term cost for the sake of a short-term savings makes this decision a simple one. Read More

Over the years, fireplaces have been a familiar feature in many homes, however until very recently, they have undergone very little change from the traditional hearth. 2014 is heating up to be a very different year for the fireplace. Fireplaces are becoming the design focus for many rooms in the house and with new technological advances it's now possible to do more with the fireplace than ever before. Read More

A program to replace old wood stoves in homes with more efficient ones that emit less pollutants has started up again. After receiving a $600,000 grant, the Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency resumed the program this month. The program runs until June 2015, or whenever grant funds run out. Read More

It's been a year since the Seeley lake Wood Stove Change Out Program got underway. A U.S. Forest Service grant allowed the Missoula City-County Health Department to replace old inefficient wood stoves with new EPA approved stoves in the neighborhood surrounding the elementary school. Some 60 wood stoves had been replaced by last winter, and that's already having an effect on air quality.

READ MORE
 

A quiet revolution is taking place across Rhode Island's Acela corridor: heating with wood finds broad new acceptance. Applications range from residential wood pellet stoves and boilers, to institutional and industrial pellet and chip heating of schools and factories, to district heating of downtown centers and college campuses. Fully automated pellet systems of all sizes, bulk wood pellet delivery, refined and semi-dried wood chip fuels, advanced technology boilers with engineered emissions controls that bring down harmful pollutants and combined heat and electric power systems are steadily making inroads and on the cusp of mainstream acceptance.  READ MORE
 

Residents of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties in California who are currently relying on old woodstoves or open fireplaces to heat their homes may qualify for a new program recently launched by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District. Targeting old wood burning devices that burn inefficiently and emit high levels of unhealthy smoke throughout the region, the Air District's new "Woodstove Replacement Program" is aggressively targeting these old heating systems with funding for new, EPA-compliant replacements.

I thought I was obsessive about firewood - finding, cutting, splitting and stacking - because I heat my home with wood. After reading Lars Mytting's "Solid Wood: All About Chopping, Drying and Stacking Wood - and the Soul of Wood-Burning" about Norwegians' love affair with wood, I discovered I'm not alone. I'm not talking about hundreds or thousands of people, but more than a million. Read more

How many days until spring? With cold damp nights upon us, the cozy warmth provided by your fireplace or wood burning stove is a snug feeling. Here are a few tips to remember about wood burning safety. More

Northern Indiana Public Service Company has partnered with the American Lung Association and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority to provide up to $5,000 in instant rebates to northern Indiana residents who change out or retrofit their older, high-emissions wood burning stoves or boilers with cleaner and more efficient space heating appliances. The Northern Indiana Wood Stove Changeout Program was designed to help improve air quality and reduce pollution by encouraging adoption of cleaner-burning appliances. More

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