Pros and Cons to Wood Burning Stoves

Pros and Cons to Wood Burning Stoves

Whether you’re
trying to be more proactive in being prepared for oil shortages or electricity
outages, want to save money on heating expenses, are looking to be more ecologically
friendly, or you just love the smell and feel of a real wood burning fireplace
or wood stove, there’s a lot to consider before switching over to one
completely. There are pros and cons to wood burning systems and you’ll want to
get all the information so you can make your decision about whether or not to
have a wood burning fireplace. We found some great articles that really give
you the low down on just what having a wood fireplace or wood stove will
require from you and will provide for you.

Pros and Cons of Wood Burning Systems

In this
article by Wendy Lyons, Sunshine Energy Expert, written for energy.about.com,
she goes into some detail on the pros and cons of having a wood burning heating
system instead of using coal or gas. With today’s more efficient and clean
burning wood burning or biomass pellet burning systems, pollution from the
burning is much less of an issue and often much cleaner than coal or gas. In
addition, the fuel costs are much less and the fuel is renewable, and therefore
much kinder to the environment. However, the costs associated with larger pellet
or wood burning systems are higher if they are going to meet government and EPA
standards for air quality. In addition, in a co-generation set up where the wood
or pellet burning device also provides electricity, the initial costs are quite
high, though an overall savings over the life of the system. To get all the
great information, make sure you
read the full article here.


Pros and Cons of a Wood Burning Stove

Whether you
are supplementing your heating with a wood burning fireplace or wood stove, or
you are using it for your main source of heat, you’ll want to read this article
by Roma Lightsey for ehow.com, on the pros and cons of using a wood burning set
up. While using wood with a sophisticated system built today is much cheaper
and overall much better on the environment, it still has a messy side. From
having to clean out and dispose of your ash, to making sure you have a chimney sweep
come once a year, there are going to be costs associated with wood burning
appliances that you may not have thought of. You’ll want to
read the full article here to get all of the great information.

Natural Gas vs. Wood Burning
Fireplaces: Pros and Cons

If you’re
bound and determined to have a fireplace in your home, but aren’t sure if you
want a wood burning fireplace or a natural gas burning fireplace, then you’ll
definitely want to read this article posted on Projectgeenify.com. The article
goes into detail on the differences in heating capability of fireplaces, and
wood stoves as well. It also provides some great information on the effects of
burning wood, versus the effects of burning natural gas on the environment.
Before you make your choice, make sure you
read the full article here.

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