Posts Tagged ‘woodstoves’

Friday, December 22, 2023

Is Something Hiding in Your Firewood?

Cooking on the Woodstove

Heat from the Hearth

I grew up in a home with a fireplace in the living room. My folks used it only on really cold nights, in addition to the furnace, or when the power went out. It was reassuring to know that even during power outages, we could build a fire to stay warm and comfortable.

Throughout my adult life, I’ve heated all of my homes with wood; either as a primary or a supplementary heating fuel. In fact, my wood stove is an integral part of my life and an indispensable emergency heat source. In a region as cold and prone to power outages as this, I simply wouldn’t be without one.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Heating With Wood This Winter 

I need to preface this article by assuring readers that, contrary to what many people are saying, New York State is not considering passing legislation that would prohibit burning wood or woody biomass products (pellets, scrap wood, sawmill and forest residues) at this time. There is a draft-plan, however, in which the state Climate Action Council’s advisory panel sets out scenarios for an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with overall wood use decreasing within that time frame.

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