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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A How-to Guide to Using Seasoned Firewood

February 10th, 2017 How To Comments

How big of a difference does using seasoned firewood make? A big one. We define seasoned firewood as any hardwood having less than a 20% moisture content. Ensuring that the wood you use is below this moisture threshold will dramatically increase the performance of your wood burning stove. Why use seasoned firewood? Increased efficiency. By […]

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Up in Smoke: How to Save Money with a Smart, Efficient Wood Stove

February 8th, 2017 Catalyst Comments

There are lots of ways to save money on energy. You can upgrade to new light bulbs, buy more efficient appliances, or unplug your gadgets when you leave the room. But none of these savings compare to the money you spend on heating your home and the money you could save by switching to an […]

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