House Logic Discusses the Advantages of a Wood Stove

News, Wood Stove
[gallery columns="2" type="slideshow" ids="356,357,358,359" orderby="rand"] 'Although wood stoves might conjure up images of a smoke-belching potbelly in a backwoods cabin, today’s models are efficient heaters that meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission guidelines and reduce heating bills by nearly half when energy prices are high. Unlike fireplaces, wood stoves can heat a whole room or possibly even your whole house, depending on its layout. And their prefabricated chimney pipes let you install them practically anywhere—even in front of an existing hearth. But even if you invest in multiple wood stoves to heat your entire house, you’re wise to keep your furnace winter ready. There’s no 24-hour service for wood stoves, and you don’t want to chance a bad cold snap that’ll freeze your pipes. What do they cost? A good…
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NCSG

About, Certifications, News
What is The National Chimney Sweep Guild? Their Mission: It is the mission of the NCSG to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade. Their Code of ethics: I fully acknowledge that membership in the National Chimney Sweep Guild carries with it certain responsibilities and obligations which may hold me to a higher standard of performance and professional behavior than applicable laws, rules or regulations. In this regard, I pledge: To represent myself and my company in a professional manner by providing services, education and skills that are in compliance with all codes and regulations applicable to the chimney service industry that are in effect in my service area.…
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The Best Wood

chimney tips, News
  'It is far more important that the fuel be dry as compared to the species. Do not burn any construction scraps of treated or painted wood, especially treated wood from decks or landscaping ties. The chemicals used can release dangerous amounts of arsenic and other very toxic compounds into your house. If the "seasoned wood" you bought turned out to be pretty green and you elected to try to burn it anyway, be sure to have the chimney checked more often than usual, you may build up creosote very quickly. You don't have to burn only premium hardwoods. Less dense woods like elm and even soft maple are abundant and make fine firewood as long as you're willing to make a few extra trips to the woodpile. If you…
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