Modern stoves are designed to burn cleanly and efficiently, which makes heating your home with wood an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to oil, gas, or electricity. Offering an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of catalytic, noncatalytic, and pellet stoves, Stephen Bushway also provides plenty of advice on masonry heaters, insulation, and creating an energy-efficient home. You’ll stay warm and cozy all winter long as you learn everything you need to know to safely and successfully heat your home with wood.
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About the Author
Stephen Bushway, author of The New Woodburner’s Handbook, is a former chimney sweep who designs and builds custom masonry heaters. He lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Why Burn Wood?
Chapter 2: Wood: A Renewable Energy Resource
Chapter 3: Energy Conservation
Chapter 4: Choosing a Heater
Chapter 5: A New Era: EPA-Certified Wood Stoves
Chapter 6: Chimneys and Wood Stoves: An Intimate Relationship
Chapter 7: Combustion Theory: What Happens in the Firebox
Chapter 8: Fire Safety
Chapter 9: Stove Location and the House Heating System
Chapter 10: Wood Fuel
Chapter 11: Wood Stove Use
Chapter 12: Fireplaces Still Have a Place