Introduction to woodstoves

The wood stove industry has made huge technological strides in recent years. EPA emission standards have resulted in new designs for cleaner, safer, more efficient wood burning. 

But we aren't quite there yet. There are thousands of old, inefficient systems still in operation, and there is a new list of potential difficulties associated with the new technology. 

Here we will cover both the old and the new, including:

Wood Stove Problems

The hassle of an improperly-working stove will quickly seem to outweigh the benefits. Therefore, we will also discuss how to solve wood stove problems. We will cover:

  • Smoky Wood Stoves
  • Mechanical/Maintenance Problems
  • Creosote
  • Odors
  • Animal Infestation 

The Troubleshooting Guide section on wood stoves provides a quick reference for stove problems and solutions. If you have a specific problem you want to address, you might start there.

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