Old Wood Stoves are Dusty, Smoky & Inefficient - Does your wood stove have a dirty little secret?
HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOUR STOVE IS OLD? According to the EPA, all wood stoves manufactured before 1990 are inefficient because they waste firewood, pollute the air and create dust inside your home. These stoves will have solid metal doors and are generally older. The EPA recommends replacing old wood stoves with modern heating appliances. This can reduce smoke and dust, cut heating expenses and help make your home healthier and safer. There are many cleaner-burning options, ranging from gas to high-tech wood stoves. One of the greatest benefits of a new stove, is that you SAVE MONEY! New stoves are 50% more efficient then older models and use 1/3 less wood for the same amount of heat.
What is the next step? Have your stove inspected to see what condition it is in. Or if you already know that you would like to purchase a new stove, call to have an estimator come out and meet with you and discuss your options!