Sunday, December 13, 2009
How green is my wood stove.
I am not sure how "green" my wood stove is? The wood stove insert in the basement is kicking out a bundle of warmth right now, but when it is not burning, it is a conduit for cold air from outside. It is an older stove and the flue is not tight fitting, and the fire box is small, so can't leave a big log burning. I have to burn small scraps of wood. Last summer I collected l that would have been thrown away from various construction projects, so the fuel is somewhat green. Probably the best practice would be to insulate the basement walls. The problem is that it is hard to be motivated in July to insulate