Eco Design Stoves, Electric Furnaces, Fireplaces and Wood Heater
Wood heaters offer inexpensive, safe and effective household heating. Wood heaters burn natural, safe fuel which is biodegradable and releases no toxic gases or smoke. They are easy to maintain, often operate by remote control and are ideal for providing heat to cold homes. If you don't use them properly, wood heaters still emit a significant amount of carbon dioxide, but less so than open fires. They're also better for the environment than electric stoves and fireplaces.
One problem that some people have with wood heaters is that they tend to generate a lot of noise. This may not be a problem for you if you live in an isolated area where there is no other noise, however if you live in a busy household with young children or are trying to minimize the amount of noise pollution caused by your fireplace, you may want to consider purchasing one of the many Eco Design stoves available. With wood heaters, the sound pollution often results in the neighbors complaining and the police becoming involved - quite ironically as a result of the very thing you are trying to reduce.
Eco Design stoves, electric stoves and fireplaces are all certified by the Energy Star organization. They meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) air quality standards for energy efficiency. They also meet the specifications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires that such appliances to be designed to make them as accessible as possible to disabled individuals. By purchasing an eco-friendly appliance, you can ensure that your home or office remains conducive to your physical and emotional well-being.