Heating with Wood (FS-926)

Wood is a plentiful and accessible fuel for many Marylanders. Wood burns relatively clean and comes from a renewable resource —the rural or urban forest. Coal and oil supplies are limited, are not renewable, and the cost of these fuels continue to increase. Heating costs consume a significant percentage of earnings of low‐ to moderate‐income families. Heating with fuelwood can greatly reduce utility bills for these households.

Buying & Storing Firewood & Pellets (FS-937)

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are sold substandard cord wood. This sheet will help you avoid getting a raw deal next time you buy firewood. And if you heat with pellets, there are a number of tips you should follow that will impact your fuel choices.

Buying a Secondhand Wood Stove (FS-938)

Wood stoves are one of the appliances that generally should be purchased new. This fact sheet reviews why and why not to buy a used stove, and how and where to buy one. For example, if you’re going to use the stove more than twice a week during the winter, get a new one. You will end up paying less in fuel and getting more heat with less fuss and mess.

Considerations for your Wood or Pellet Stove Installation (FS-940)

Unless you’re an expert and have been trained in wood stove installation, it’s better to have your stove put in by a certified hearth professional. Attempting to do the job yourself, while it may seem cheaper, is full of safety risks. Needless to say, it’s not recommended. And, there is a chance that your insurance policy will not cover any firerelated damage. This fact sheet will provide important considerations to follow.

Directory of Maryland Firewood Dealers (FS-941)

This directory was developed from a January 2013 survey of firewood dealers that serve Maryland residents.

More Heat, Less Firewood

Thursday, Apr. 18, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Grantsville Park Pavilion # 1
This program will give an overview of improvements in wood energy technology (pellet, stove, and boiler) and to share researched best management practices to get the most heat out of firewood. Cost: $2.00 per person or family at the pavilion, light refreshments will be provided. Register Deadline:...
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