Woodstoves: A Resource of Renewable Energy

13 Nov

For those looking to decrease their carbon footprint, they could start in the kitchen with their stove. Elmira Stove Works offers a solution: the Fireview is a high-efficiency wood-burning cookstove that can be used as a cooking appliance, a high-output room heater and, with an optional water jacket, a source of hot water.

According to John Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat, in his article on  PopularMechanics.com, “woodstoves should play a major part in America’s renewable energy future.” Clean-burning woodstoves can be a resource of renewable energy for your home that could reduce your carbon output by up to ten tons. Woodstoves are a major and largely unrecognized source of heat that produces three times more residential heat than other renewable technologies such as solar PV, solar thermal, geothermal, and wind technologies.

Data from The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration reports, homes in the mid-Atlantic can eliminate five tons of their carbon output simply by replacing less efficient oil-fired heating systems with a clean-burning woodstoves and furnaces. In the colder New England region, the reduction of carbon output of a home could double.

With a growing market of environmentally-conscious consumers, the Fireview could be a perfect addition to their kitchens. What’s even better? Along with the Fireview’s beautiful antique styling, it also provides up to 60,000 BTU’s of heat, enough to heat a 1,400 to 2,100 square foot space.

For more on Elmira’s Fireview, visit http://www.elmirastoveworks.com/fireview.aspx

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