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Heating Your Home: Why Woodstoves Aren’t the Answer

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:23 am
by Wilberforce
Heating Your Home: Why Woodstoves Aren’t the Answer
http://greenbuildingelements.com/2008/0 ... he-answer/

"...they heat only the air in the home, which can store very little of the heat. To compensate,
woodstove users – like most fireplace users – opt for a slower, cooler fire that yields a
modest amount of heat for longer. In doing this, they get less heat from their wood and
send the rest, as smoke, up the chimney."

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:44 am
by turning_blue
This guy is for radiant wood heating?

What is Radiant wood heating? I can't imagine it's GREEN.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:34 am
by turning_blue
It's those masonry heaters.

I know some people that are building them.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:09 pm
by Wilberforce
Let me say that I do not endorse masonry heaters.

I just liked the article about incomplete combustion,
and the fact that wood stoves usually run at these
relatively low operating temperatures. (hence smoke)

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:30 am
by turning_blue
That is a good article.