Wood Heat: A Practical Guide to Heating Your Home With Wood

Wood Heat

A Practical Guide to Heating Your Home With Wood

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ISBN10: 1770852999 ISBN13: 9781770852990 Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd Published: Sep 11 2014 Pages: 175 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

While wood was the main source of domestic heat in North America until about 150 years ago and remained virtually the only heating option for those in rural areas until after World War II, its use dropped in the 1950s and 1960s. Interest was rekindled during the energy crisis of the 1970s, which brought a resurgence of the woodstove and the development of safety standards. Interest slacked again until the ice storms of 1998, and talk of peak oil brought about a second renaissance for wood burning. Jones argues that by combining innovation with tradition, wood burning is at least in a position to offer the best of the past (albeit not realistic on an urban scale), and while there is a financial, physical, and lifestyle investment in heating a home with wood, it is a sustainable resource that requires little processing, and offers self-sufficiency when the power goes out. Seven chapters are: who burns wood?; wood; appliances; the chimney; installing a wood-burning appliance; fire; product guide. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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