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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 […]

Government Report Says Wood & Pellet Heat Dominates Residential Renewables

Posted by Earth Stove on August 7, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , ,

The 2014 Winter Fuel Outlook released by the US Energy Information Agency on Oct. 7, predicted that wood and pellet heating would continue the trend of being the nation’s fasting growing heat source.  Overall, wood and pellet heating grew 38% from 2004 to 2013, and now accounts for 2.5% of all home primary heating. The […]

Automated Wood Stove Features Entering the Marketplace

Posted by Earth Stove on July 27, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , ,

This year there are at least half a dozen stoves on the market that have some automated feature that didn’t exist on the market a few years ago. Many of these features help the stove burn somewhat cleaner, and are aiming at a demographic looking for easier operation. It’s still too early to tell how […]

Dec. 4 Webinar: Best Practices in Wood and Pellet Stove Programs

Posted by Earth Stove on July 24, 2015 with No Commentsas , , , , , , ,

The University of Maryland Extension Woodland Stewardship Education program will host a one-hour webinar on Thursday, December 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to provide an overview of the “best practices” in wood and pellet stove incentive programs across the United States.  Sign up here. As renewable energy programs grow around the country, more […]