Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More Homes Adopt Wood heat


Data from the 2010 Census has confirmed a shift in home heating. According to an Associated Press article title -
Wood heat heats up as homeowners give boot to oil
- “Oil consumption has fallen as homeowners have found other sources of fuel, with wood being the fastest-growing alternative, according to census figures.”

The fact that energy efficient wood stoves have been gaining favor to lower home heating costs has been a quiet under-the-radar movement. With the publication of the 2010 census stats we can now see that households with primary wood heating increased 1/3 to close to 2.4 million.

This is really not surprising as many rural and suburban families have less money to spend and can no longer afford higher-than-expected heating bills. Locally-grown wood can be purchased in advance at a lower cost than oil.

Another motivator is that home-energy conservation, green building and weatherization improvements are now considered a priority. Nonetheless, let's not forget that a wood stove fire is also a really cozy and enjoyable heating experience.

4 comments:

  1. Operating costs are, indeed, an important consideration when choosing a home HVAC system. Home heating and air conditioning is a fixed household expense. In this light, it is best to pick an HVAC system that is energy-efficient and easy to maintain.

    Mechteld Abelli

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  2. Wood stoves are wood-burning appliances that sit on the floor of the room, usually away from the wall. Some of the newer models may now be placed as close as 8 inches from the wall. Because they must be certified by the EPA, most newer wood stoves are clean burning and have relatively high heating efficiencies that range from 63 to 80 percent.
    Camp Stove

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  3. Yes, as the Abbi Jordan said, most current wood stoves are clean burning and have relatively high heating efficiency than before.

    Love wood burning stoves.

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  4. what a cute fireplace..before i am having a hard time where to look for a wood but my freiend recommend me to wood stoves pittsburgh. they offer everything that where looking for

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