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Historically, Winter Lingers in New England

February is the time to finalize mild weather vacations and start thinking of purchasing shorts. Not so fast on the shorts, if anything, history has shown us that winter has a hard time letting go. When the weather is mild and the need for a heavy overcoat is not needed one day, rest assured, the next day will require boots and an ice scraper for the …

Is Your Wood Burning Stove Efficient?

Own a wood burning stove? Is it used as the primary source of heat? If so, it’s important to assess whether it is working to the best of its’ ability. There are three main areas to consider to when determining if your wood burning stove is capable of being as efficient as possible. Size Matters Whether the stove is new, EPA certified, or inherited …

Wonderful Ways to Use Wood Ash

Experiencing a harsh winter? If you have been keeping cozy by a wood burning stove or fireplace, you also have a lot of wood ash from spent firewood. Wood ash is the powdery remains of firewood that is left in the wood stove collection tray or beneath the firewood grate in a fireplace after wood is burnt. Did you know a cord of wood produces around …