Confused about stove efficiencies? You’re not alone. Even most people in the industry are confused – or don’t want to really let consumers know what is going on. Granted, it’s complicated and tough to explain stove efficiencies to people who are not experts, but stove manufacturers also have their own incentives for obfuscating what the numbers actually mean. Heating with wood and pellets can be an excellent way to affordably heat your home with a local, renewable fuel. But the sooner the EPA requires manufacturers to disclose accurate efficiencies, the better it will be for consumers.
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