Wood Stoves

Wood Stove Change-Out Rebates Available Again for A Limited Time in Carson City and Douglas County

Are you home more during the pandemic? Do you have an older wood stove or zero clearance wood fireplace insert that isn’t getting the job done anymore or is using too much wood? Improve the heat and comfort of your home, use less wood each winter, and save some money by replacing your old pre-1992 wood stove with a new US EPA-certified wood stove, pellet stove, or natural gas stove. You will also be helping your local community keep the …

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Wood and pellet stoves with actual efficiency numbers

Friday, June 17, 2016 The following 71 wood and pellet stoves have been tested by accredited laboratories for efficiency. Consumers should consider buying one of these stoves if they want a stove that has a reliable efficiency value.  However, with wood stoves, the listed efficiency represents what consumers can get if they use dry wood and give the stove sufficient air.  With pellet stoves, the efficiency reported by the lab is a good approximation of the efficiency the consumer can …

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All About Gas Fireplaces

Posted: November 6, 2014 Source: THIS OLD HOUSE.COM Wood is good, but you can’t beat the ease of a fire that lights with the push of a button. The experts at This Old House explain what it takes to put a gas-fueled hearth in your home There’s only one thing better than a roaring fire on a wintry night: a roaring fire that needs no tending, requires minimal cleanup, and doesn’t leave the rest of the house freezing cold. That’s …

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All About Pellet Stoves

Posted: November 6, 2014 Source: This Old House.com These high-efficiency heaters let you turn down the household thermostat while warming your rooms, providing ambience, and reducing your energy bills: In colder climates, heating accounts for about one-third of a homeowner’s annual utility bill, which is why many are seeking thriftier ways to stay toasty. Freestanding pellet stoves and inserts that fit inside an existing fireplace are an increasingly popular solution. They look like traditional woodstoves but operate more like a …

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10 Uses for Wood Ashes

Posted: November 6, 2014 Source: This Old House Get fired up about putting that pile of soot to work A cord of firewood can produce 50 pounds of ashes—a formidable heap of soot but also a great source for mineral-rich dust that has practical uses. Just be careful to store them in a fireproof container with the lid shut to choke any embers. Unlike ashes, you can’t use flames any place except in the fireplace. Use wood ashes to: De-skunk …

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