Page 2 of the Wood archive.

States attempt to update outdoor wood boiler laws to conform to new federal policies

Posted by Earth Stove on February 15, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , ,

The EPA’s new wooden heater regulations has left far more than ten states with outside boiler restrictions that now want updating. Most point out rules refer to Stage 1 and Stage 2 boilers, a voluntary plan that has now been superseded by certified boilers in new EPA rules.&nbsp&nbspAt the moment, at the very least New […]

Residential heating with wood and coal in the US and Europe (excerpts)

Posted by Earth Stove on January 6, 2017 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

This site contains excerpts from a very crucial and readable report released by the Planet Health Organization (WHO) in 2015. &nbspIt is mainly from a wellness and policy perspective and is extremely useful for North American as it provides more of a European point of view and is balanced in its technique. The complete 58-page […]

Mapping wooden heating and wood smoke in the United States

Posted by Earth Stove on December 9, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

Wood heating has created a comeback in the United States and has been the quickest expanding heating gasoline for most several years given that 2005, according to US Census figures. Currently, 2.36 million houses in the United States use wood as a primary heating gas (ACS, 2015, 1-year estimates). And 8.eight U.S. million houses use […]

The Shifting Experience of Wood Stove Change-out Packages

Posted by Earth Stove on November 27, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

Online Useful resource Center released to aid software professionals &amp buyers States and counties are progressively seeking to wood stove adjust out applications to inspire people to give up previous, polluting wooden stoves for cleaner options.&nbsp In 2016, there ended up 34 stove adjust-out programs. The average incentive was about $ 900 to change and […]

Wood and pellet stove businesses that you can trust – and these you can not

Posted by Earth Stove on February 20, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

When it comes to listing accurate efficiency and BTU output on their websites, there are only a handful of companies that you can trust. The Enviro EF2 pelletstove is one exampleof misleading advertising. If a consumer calculates the pay back period of am Enviro EF2 pellet stove based on the 87% efficiency listed on the Enviro […]

Review of wood pellets for BTU, moisture and ash content

Posted by Earth Stove on January 12, 2016 with No Commentsas , , , ,

The Internet is full of opinions and reviews of wood pellet brands.  However, data of actual properties of various wood pellet brands is hard to locate.  It cost under $ 100 for a lab to test ash, moisture and BTU content of a pellet. We tested 4 popular brands, along with corn kernels, to see […]

Congress to Extend Wood Heater Tax Credit through 2016

Posted by Earth Stove on December 19, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

Labs test wood and pellet heaters forefficiency and ones that are 75% efficiency or  higher  can qualifyfor the $ 300 tax credit. The United States Congress is on the verge on finalizing a massive omnibus spending bill that would fund the government and provide tax breaks to businesses and individuals.  Among them is the $ 300 […]

Legislation repealing EPA wood heater regulations passes House of Representatives; Obama promises veto

Posted by Earth Stove on December 9, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , ,

29 Republican House memberssponsored the bill to repeal the newEPA heater regulations An energy bill passed the House of Representatives with an amendment that repeals the EPA’s new residential wood heater regulations.  The bill is not likely to pass the Senate and President Obama vowed to veto it, if it comes to his desk.  The […]

EPA takes step towards a “green label” for wood and pellet heaters

Posted by Earth Stove on November 16, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

The EPA issued its long-awaited voluntary hangtag, which will help consumers identify the cleanest burning wood and pellet heaters on the market. Only manufacturers who make stoves and boilers that already meet the stricter 2020 emissions standards can use the hangtag. The hangtag is a major step towards a “green” or “eco-label” for wood and […]

US government projects continued increase in wood and pellet heating

Posted by Earth Stove on October 10, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , ,

On October 6, the US government agency responsible for tracking energy supply and usage released its annual winter fuels outlook. The report predicted that next winter will be warmer than average but energy prices will be lower. Consequently, consumers are expected to pay 10 – 20% less on their household heating than last winter.  The […]