Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Can an EPA-certified stove save consumers money?



The answer is "Yes". Lets say for example, you have a typical unregulated stove and consume three cords of wood per season (estimated at $100/cord) and have at least two chimney cleanings per season (at $50 each), you will spend $400 per season in heating costs.
By purchasing a new EPA-certified catalytic stove,  you will save one cord of wood out of every three cords you had been burning before. That along is $100 savings.

Your actual savings will vary according to how often you use your stove and several other factors.

Nationwide, the net savings from reduced firewood consumption and fewer chimney cleanings is estimated to be $30 million annually. In addition, the health and welfare benefits resulting from fewer smoke-related illnesses and from reduced materials damage is estimated at about $1.5 billion annually.

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