More Wood Stove Factsheets Available from University of Maryland Extension

Friday, October 19, 2012

The University of Maryland Extension in collaboration with the Alliance for Green Heat has developed several fact sheets on the topic of residential wood heating in the state of Maryland.

Three of the fact sheets in this five-part Wood Energy series were published last month (see our previous blog post for more information). The final two are available for download now on the Extension’s Forest Stewardship Education web-portal.

How to Buy a Wood Stove delves into the typical questions consumers have when beginning to shop for a wood-fired heater.  It covers what qualities to look for when purchasing a wood stove, such as sizing and EPA certification, as well as the differences between the various types of wood stoves (cat, non-cat, pellet and masonry), how to buy a wood or pellet boiler, and more.

Considerations for Your Wood or Pellet Stove Installation explains the importance of having your stove installed professionally and pulling the required permits from both a safety and insurance perspective. It also discusses the appropriate clearances needed for combustibles, chimney, hearth pad and stove pipe options, and differences in pellet stove installation.  

Posted by Melissa Bollman at 9:28 AM
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