University of Maryland Extension

Learning How to Heat With Wood & Pellets ... Save Money & Be Warm!

Wood stove
Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
University of Maryland Extension Calvert County Conference Room
30 Duke St
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
United States
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Jonathan Kays, University of Maryland Extension

Are you someone who heats with oil, propane, or a heat pump, but needs to know more before heating with wood or pellets? Is the high price of oil or the cold air from your heat pump getting you down? Perhaps you are interested in an inside stove or an outdoor wood boiler. Advances made in wood burning technology have dramatically improved efficiency and reduced emissions of residential stoves. This isn’t Grandpa’s smoky old wood stove!  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.  

Better yet, the Maryland Energy Administration has a wood grant program that will pay $500 toward the cost of a clean-burning wood stove and $700 toward pellet stove. This workshop will provide you the resources to help the beginner or the experienced wood user.

Below are some of the topics to be covered, but bring your questions and they will be answered!

  • Advances in wood energy technology
  • How to buy and install a new wood stove or boiler
  • Buying and storing firewood and pellet
  • How to properly season (dry) firewood
  • Increasing the efficiency of wood burning units
  • Wood stove audit checklist
  • Improvements in wood boiler technology with EPA Phase 2 boilers.
  • Best practices to maximize the efficiency of outdoor wood boilers - sizing, underground waterline insulation, & firewood moisture.

Registration: Cost $5 per person to cover cost of materials. Make checks payable to the University of Maryland and mail to: UM Extension, Box 486, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.  Please register by December 5, 2013.

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