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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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Tax Credit and Huge Incentives Available for Tarm Biomass Pellet Boilers

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As of December 2020, installations of wood-fueled boilers and stoves for home heating with an efficiency of 75% or better qualify for a 26% federal tax credit. The Investment Tax Credit or ITC, which has been available for other renewable energy installations for years, was finally granted for efficient wood heating after almost a decade […]

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Green wood chips or dry wood chips, what is the right choice?

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Green wood chips or dry wood chips, what is the best fuel for heating boilers? Generally the answer depends upon scale.  Green wood chip boilers and fuel handling systems require more infrastructure, which means both a larger investment and larger requirements for floor space.  Green wood chips do not require as much processing and handling […]