Soapstone: Hearthstone
Soapstone: Hearthstone

The Hearthstone Select Collection features an extensive line of beautifully carved and finished soapstone stoves.

Soapstone: Woodstock
Soapstone: Woodstock

Another leading company in making the most efficient soapstone wood burning stoves is Woodstock. Woodstock is proud to tell everyone that each and every Woodstock soapstone stove is hand crafted by expertly skilled craftsmen

Soapstone: Vermont
Soapstone: Vermont

Vermont wood stoves have already been in the scene for years, and along its long history, they have provided one of the most trusted wood stoves -even famous author Mark Twain (author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer),

Wood Stoves: Why choose one?

Wood Stoves
Benefits of Having a Wood Stove at Home

Wood stoves are well remembered for being popular in the 19th century. Of course heaters and air conditioners weren’t there during that time. Heat was primarily emitted by these stoves. Hence, wooden stoves became a very popular heating appliance among people of the middle class and upper class. But do not be under the assumption that wooden stoves are useless today. They are still in frequent use by a large group of people.

Yes! Up the Heat with Wood Stoves

The basic concept of a wood stove is that heat is received by burning wood and the other gases released during their combustion would exit through a chimney. Usually wood stoves were built out of steel or iron. These stoves are chambers where inside the fire is burning. These chambers vary in size. One may find extremely big stove chambers or even small ones. Whatever their size is, they appear extremely heavy, and they were because a lot of iron or steel was used for their construction.

Inside the chambers burns the flame. The flame is of course burned with a flammable item. In the case of wood stoves, wood was used. Wood burns easily. That’s why wooden stoves were popular. And during the 19th century (long before we realized that global warming existed there might be a point where there may be lack of trees) wood was abundantly available. It was also the cheapest type of fuel. Thus the wood was brought and burned inside the chamber. When the flame was low, more wood was added to the chamber. The types of wood that were most commonly used were soft wood and hard wood. Both however differed in their availability and rate of burning. Hard wood burned slower than soft wood. But soft wood was found in places coniferous trees were present.

The wood that was used to burn in wooden stoves also depended on the moisture content. Freshly cut wood contains 30-200% moisture. The greater the moisture the slower the wood burns. Hence, there were certain kinds of woods that were never used for Wooden Stoves. Greenwood was one of them. Firewood should always have moisture content less than 20%.

The chimney is the exit path connected to the Wooden Stove. A chimney is necessary because, when wood burns, gases being extremely hot rise up and if there is not separate and isolated path for them, the gases remain in the enclosing where the Wooden Stove is and those present in there may inhale it which is dangerous for their lungs and other parts of the body.

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Today, people have been more conscious about the environment. Each and every day, Mother Nature’s health is worsening. Tremendous amounts of pollution is present in the air, land, or sea, and sooner or later or planet as we know, may not be able to support us anymore.
There are various elements that contribute to the degradation of the Earth, one if which are toxic emissions that fill up our atmosphere, even our lungs.
One of the primary contributors to the air pollution would be emissions from fossil fuels such as natural gas …

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