During the 1870s, wood produced 75% America’s energy. But over the years, coal and then oil, reduced wood use until by 1972, wood accounted for only 1% of the energy used in the United States. In the 1970s, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the energy crisis helped make wood an attractive alternative again.
Environmental concerns and strict regulations have helped wood stoves really come into their own. Certified stoves now burn with 72-88% efficiencies…… making wood fuel’s former reputation as a dirty fuel obsolete. Wood has a much higher BTU capacity than gas, and wood is also a renewable resource. Trees are being replanted at an unprecedented rate, which also helps improve air quality, as trees use carbon dioxide to produce more oxygen. Additionally, buying firewood keeps your energy dollars in the local economy.
Mason Place offers the best in wood burning brands with many wood stoves, fireplaces and inserts in our showroom. Installations are done by WETT certified and qualified technicians each with decades of experience in wood burning.