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Transforming Wood Heat in America:

Appliance Types and Policy Goals

Residential biomass heating appliances come in many different variations. Each technology presents unique issues and benefits, and not all technologies are suited for every geographic area or incentive program. Some wood burning appliance classes are better suited for the needs of low-income households, some are designed to burn very cleanly and eliminate user error so to be well suited for areas with air quality issues, while others are better able to optimally displace fossil fuels by heating the whole home.

 
Toolkit
    Executive Summary
    Background
    Why Wood Heat Should     be Incentivized
    Wood Heat Concerns
    Residential Appliance     Incentives
    Appliance Types and     Policy Goals
       Pellet Stoves
       Catalytic and        Non-catalytic Wood        Stoves
       Masonry Stoves
       Indoor        Boilers/Furnaces
       Outdoor Wood Boilers
       EPA Exempt Wood        Stoves
       Fireplaces
    Evaluation and     Monitoring
    Appendix