Clean burning wood stoves- Sudbury’s popular form of supplementary wood heating, are now more than ever, a great choice to meet the needs of environmentally conscious home owners.
According to the most recent information available from the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR), the average winter temperature in Sudbury grew by 2.4 degrees Celsius between 1956 and 2008 (data available here)
Additionally, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization) released a report in 2013 stating with overwhelming certainty that climate change is intimately linked to human activity.
Click here for the report, summary, and notes
AHEAD OF THE CURVE
Being proactive in the 1980s, the US government Environmental Protection Agency issued a mandate requiring all new wood stoves to emit less than 7.5 grams per hour (g/hr) of smoke. Comparatively, fireplaces can emit up to 700 g/hr. Smoke particles are unused fuel-so seeing smoke means less efficiency.
More food for thought:
- Most old stoves operate around 40 % efficiency.
- Newer wood stoves run greater than 63% efficiency.
- Moisture content of wood is a factor in efficiency.
- Higher efficiencies can be attained with catalytic stoves with
A high quality stove with dry fuel can emit as little as 1 g/hr of smoke. This both maximizes the value you gain in terms of energy generated per dollar spent and minimizes your environmental impact.
POWERFUL ENOUGH FOR YOU
Medium sized wood stoves can produce enough heat to warm more than 2000 square feet of living space, and a ceiling fan installed in the same room as your wood stove will assist with heat flow through the house.
INVESTING IN EFFICIENCY DECREASES YOUR MAINTENANCE
Keep in mind wood stoves must adhere to safety standards that vary by stove. A good chimney design and supply of wood is all you need.. Snap a few inside and outside pictures of the space you plan to use for your wood stove and come by our showroom at 2324 Long Lake rd, Sudbury.