Benefits of a Wood Burner Energy Solution

Green energy production is expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry by 2013 and the general outlook of the future appears to be green due to pressure by lobby groups and investors would do well to invest wisely in this trend.

Wood burners, in particular, can lower dependency on conventional energy installations as the cheapest form of biofuel is notably wood which costs less. Wood logs are most commonly used but pellets and chips are also available. The "zone heating" of these burners also allows users to heat an area and let the rest of the house be cooler. In effect, you don't waste energy heating areas you are not using.

The manufacturers of wood burners spend huge amounts of resources on designers and that engineers to ensure that they get maximum heating efficiency, as well as maintaining particle emissions at all-time lows. Many households with heating systems are aware that even though the thermostats say we are supposed to be comfortable, the contrary is proven to be true. The radiant heat of a wood burner warms in a way that hot air systems cannot emulate.

The green aspect is self explanatory. Wood is a renewable and easily obtainable source for burning. Wood is carbon neutral. It absorbs as much carbon dioxide in its growth as it releases when its burnt. Medical Research by the Solid Fuel Association have demonstrated that people living in houses with solid fuel heating are significantly less likely to suffer from asthma and hay fever compared to those living in houses with other forms of heating.

Wood burning water heaters can be incredibly energy efficient as well. It is estimated that traditional electric of gas heaters devour 25 - 50% of an average home's energy consumption. The water tank capacity allows less water to be processed through the unit at any given time. While conventional geysers store up and heat large quantities of water, a wood burning option creates less hot water and lessens the need for a higher amount of conventional energy. The heated water produced by the wood burner typically runs hotter than more standard varieties. Since the tank is usually fairly small, it does not take a long time to heat and a constant stream of wood is not necessary to maintain the temperature. Furthermore, wood burners can be installed as a primary or secondary heat source for a home. Now if only this basic technology be functional with the minimal use of wood.

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