Wood Burning Stoves
Fireplaces are typically gaping holes in a house’s envelope. They’re not particularly effective at heating a house either. That’s why we recommend using a standard wood stove or a fireplace/ stove hybrid built to perform like a wood stove and look like a fire place. A variety of such stoves are available.
Typically these stoves are 75% efficient, meaning that about 75% of the heat they produce goes into the house instead of out the chimney. Even if used only occasionally, these stoves will contribute to the overall performance of the house.