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Understanding Wood Boiler Efficiency and EPA Ratings

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When it comes to wood boiler efficiency, too many are “high efficiency” boilers.  How could practically all wood boilers be considered highly efficient?  Is the term meaningless?  Even informed buyers must find the landscape very confusing.  One might think that a government website could help solve the confusion.  However, even the EPA site listing approved […]

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Modern Wood Heat vs. Cold Climate Heat Pumps, Which is Better?

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Climate change and environmental concerns drive many of today’s consumer decisions. One of the biggest environmental decisions homeowners can make is how to heat. Tucked away in basements and utility rooms, boilers and furnaces are quietly emitting about 75% of household carbon dioxide emissions. Making large reductions in household carbon footprints, therefore, requires de-fossilizing home […]

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A “Climate Emergency” Does not Make Heating with Wood Less Sustainable

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Using wood for heating is not only smart carbon policy, but should also become an essential component of pro-forestation land management. Some believe the countdown timer on a 10 year planetary climate time bomb has begun.  They believe we have ten years to figure out how to clip the carbon “wires” or human-induced carbon emissions […]

Modern Wood Boilers – The Benefits of Batch Burning

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What is a “Modern Wood Boiler”?  Modern wood boilers use sensors, such as oxygen sensors like those found in modern automobile engines, to provide real-time combustion adjustment with separate primary and secondary air controls.  Sometimes these boilers are called “lambda controlled wood boilers”.  Modern wood boilers almost always use induced draft fans rather than forced […]