A wood- or pellet-burning stove can be an economical and efficient way to heat a room or house, but which model and size of stove should you purchase? First, look for stoves that are EPA-certified for being the most efficient models. Second, understand that the size of the stove is critically important. If it's too big, you'll end up burning at a "low smolder" to avoid overheating, which wastes fuel. If a stove is rated 60,000 BTUs, it can heat a 2,000-square-foot home. Choose less BTUs for a smaller home and more for larger.
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