Wood Stove Checklist: Don’t Buy a Wood Burning Stove Before Completing These 8 Essential Steps

September 13th, 2017 How To Comments

Picking the wrong wood stove is the single biggest reason wood stove customers get buyer’s remorse. Many buyers, when looking for wood stoves for sale, miss important details and purchase an inefficient wood stove because they are anxious to finish shopping and get burning. A happy winter and a beautiful fire is the result of […]

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A Wood Stove to Prevent Chimney Fires

August 18th, 2017 Fire Friday, Safety Comments

As you relax in front of your fire, the last thing you are probably thinking about is your chimney. If you don’t pick the right wood stove before you light those winter fires, your enjoyment may be very short-lived. Dirty chimneys and old unsafe wood stoves can cause chimney fires, which destroy homes and injure people. […]

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How do you make a clean wood burning stove? Swirl it.

June 30th, 2017 Catalyst Comments

A roaring fire is great – except for all of the smoke and the soot. But did you know that changing the shape of the flames in a fire can make it cleaner? When you swirl the flames, like we do in our Catalyst clean wood burning stove, there is less smoke and less soot. […]

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The easy way to start a wood stove

June 23rd, 2017 Catalyst, Safety Comments

A few years back I had a pretty typical wood burning stove. My wife and I loved the fire, we loved burning wood, but boy was it a pain to start. Starting our wood stove in a smoke filled room In our old wood stove, a brand that shall not be named, getting a fire […]

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4 Facts on the Future of Modern Wood Stoves

March 10th, 2017 Industry News Comments

Wood stoves made big news recently because of the new two-step emissions regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The first step of the regulations, which went into effect in May 2016, prohibits the sale of any wood stove that emits greater than 4.5 grams per hour of particulate matter (or soot). The second, and far tougher, step of […]

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What Makes a Smart Wood Stove?

February 23rd, 2017 Catalyst Comments

The word smart is thrown around a lot lately – smart cars, smart phones, smart homes. Even a few wood stoves claim to be “smart”.  These stoves essentially all do the same thing. They use simple tactics to open and close a single opening at a fixed temperature. This can be nice feature, but it […]

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Safe Wood Stove Advancements Protect Your Family

February 15th, 2017 Catalyst, Safety Comments

Safety advancements in modern wood stoves One of my favorite winter activities is building a fire. I love setting the logs, stoking the flames, and settling in for quality family time around it. This is nothing new. Fires have been a center piece of family life since we blocked the cave entrance with a fire at night for […]

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