Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Rep. Craig Issues Grousing Political Statement with no Particulars

Legislators Request Sen. Baldwin’s Action on New EPA Woodstove Standards.  (Press release, 12/22/2014)

Wood pellet stoves helps some stave off rising heating costs.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/8/2014)

Some particulars about wood pellet stoves
  • Costs run from $1200 to $4000
  • Installation, including chimney (insulated metal, masonry) is additional
  • Fan(s) required to heat adjacent rooms
  • Higher home owner insurance premiums likely
  • Many models require electricity; backup heating source required
  • Regular cleaning by homeowner required
  • Pellets cost about $4 for a 40-pound bag; stoves generally have a bag-a-day habit
Many people use a pellet stove to supplement or replace their main heating source until propane, natural gas or fuel oil prices go down.

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