University of Maryland Extension

Learning How to Heat With Wood & Pellets… Be Warm & Save $!

Children with wood stove
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
University of Maryland Extension locations in Allegany, Cecil, Charles and Somerset counties
University of Maryland Extension
18330 Keedysville Rd
Keedysville, MD 21756
United States
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Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension and Richard Thomas, Courtland Hearth & Hardware

The University of Maryland Extension is offering a two-hour evening webinar program on Tuesday, January 12 2016 from 7 to 9 p.m. on Learning How to Heat with Wood and Pellets. The webinar will be downlinked to locations in Allegany, Cecil, Charles, and Somerset counties so you can view it with others, get a packet of resource materials, learn about the Maryland Wood Grant program, and share information with others. It can also be viewed online in your home over the Internet with no special software to load.

The workshop will start with an overview of advancements in wood and pellet technology and the nuts and bolts of what you need to know. Advances made in wood burning technology have dramatically improved efficiency and reduced emissions of residential stoves. Firewood is one of the most economical forms of renewable energy available today and the use of wood pellets is increasing because they are readily available and pellet stoves are easily installed without the need of an expensive chimney.

You will learn about the wood grant program offered by the MD Energy Administration that will pay $500 toward the cost of a clean-burning wood stove and $700 toward pellet stove.  An experienced wood stove retailer will then address the common questions asked by customers in his stores followed by the opportunity for you to ask your questions and get them answered. Finally, a brief presentation on best practices for outdoor wood boilers will get you up to date on current regulations and issues.

Whether you are new to heating with wood or experienced, this program has something to offer. To register go to: Register by Friday, January 8, 2016. For further information about the workshop content, click the link below or contact Jonathan Kays at or call 301-432-2767 x323.

$5.00 per person
Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension
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