Stove heating is a traditional way,but also be one of the most popular modern lifestyle.Do have fireplaces installed even become a reference condition for people to choice their house. The survey shows that sales of wood stove are up 55% over last year in America, and pellet stoves are up 135%.This is really a good news for fireplaces industry.
But there are other viewpoints.To concerning the large increase of stoves usage, environmentalists and health officials think it’s not a good thing.In their opinion,burning wood in old or poorly designed stoves could add significantly to air pollution. Even the very cleanest-burning and best-maintained wood or pellet stoves release a much high level of emissions.
To consider the environment,it seems wood burning stoves and pellet stoves should be banned,but it’s unpractically in the present.A lot of people still need them to get through a cold winter.Therefore we must find some ways to reduce the pollution.
Here are 10 tips of how to use the wood burning stoves:
1.Use a properly installed and vented EPA-certified wood stove.
2.Use good wood.Properly seasoned wood is darker, has cracks in the end grain, and sounds hollow when smacked against another piece of wood.
3.Use clean newspaper and dry kindling to start fires.
4.Clean and inspect the wood stove regularly
5.Use heat powered stove fan,expanding heats with less wood burned.
6.Do not burn coated, painted wood with toxic chemicals.
7.Do not burn wet, rotted, diseased, or moldy wood.
8.Do not use processed wood such as ocean driftwood, plywood, particle board,etc.
9.Don’t burn household trashes.
10.Store seasoned woods in optimum conditions