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Directory of Maryland Firewood Dealers

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

Best Management Practices for Installing and Firing Outdoor Wood Boilers

Outdoor wood boilers, known technically as hydronic heaters, can be found across much of rural America. They are popular among the wood burning community because they provide a way to heat with wood while keeping dirt and ash out of the home. Although air quality problems can arise with outdoor...

Considerations for your Wood or Pellet Stove Installation

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...

Buying a Clean Burning Wood Stove

People chose to heat with wood for many different reasons. Your own personal priorities will help you decide what type of heater is best for you. Are you mainly looking to save money or decrease your fossil fuel consumption? Do you have a large or small space to heat? Do you value automation or...

Buying a Secondhand Wood Stove

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...

Buying & Storing Firewood & Pellets

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.

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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