Modern Wood Boilers – The Benefits of Batch Burning

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Emissions Efficiency and Safety, Featured Posts, General Information, News Articles, Technology

What is a “Modern Wood Boiler”?  Modern wood boilers use sensors, such as oxygen sensors like those found in modern automobile engines, to provide real-time combustion adjustment with separate primary and secondary air controls.  Sometimes these boilers are called “lambda controlled wood boilers”.  Modern wood boilers almost always use induced draft fans rather than forced […]

Wood Burning is Carbon Neutral

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Featured Posts, News Articles, Public Policy, Stories

Wood burning is carbon neutral.  For thousands of years, wood burning has been carbon neutral. Now that we face a climate crisis, some people have concluded that wood burning is no longer carbon neutral.  What changed? Here’s what hasn’t changed:  People believe the science they want to believe.   Some think all forestry is unsustainable.  Other’s […]

indoor wood boiler firewood

Understanding Wood Boiler Efficiency and EPA Ratings

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Featured Posts, General Information, News Articles, Stories, Technology, Uncategorized

When it comes to wood boiler efficiency, there is no end to the number of wood boilers advertised as being “high efficiency” boilers.  How could practically all wood boilers be considered highly efficient?  Is the term meaningless?  Buyers, even those who are well informed, must find the landscape very confusing.  One might think that a […]