Why You Should Consider Heating With Renewable Wood Energy

People have been using wood to heat their domiciles ever since . . . well, ever since people started heating their domiciles. Today, we still heat with wood, although the way we do it is a little more advanced (and safe) than it was many centuries ago.

If you’re thinking about adding a new fireplace, fireplace insert or stove to your home, consider some of the benefits and facts about heating with wood.

wood-stove repair in Amherst, NH Wood is a renewable energy source

As long as trees grow, wood will be available to heat our homes. We can plant new trees and replenish forests without having to construct air-polluting power plants, as is the case with some other types of fuel.

There’s something about the ambience of burning wood

On a cold winter’s night, it’s hard to beat a roaring wood fire in the fireplace around which to gather with friends and family. Wood fires, with their stunning, unmatched visuals, are definite mood-setters.

Wood is economically sensible

While the price of natural gas and other fuels tend to be erratic (and quite high), the cost of firewood tends to move along with the economy in general.



You’re not going to pay one price for a cord of firewood one day and then watch the price shoot through the roof the next day because of the decision of some offshore conglomerate.

Customize your fires with the right wood

Unlike with any other heating fuel, wood lets you customize your fires. For example, softwoods like hickory, fir, spruce, pine and redwood are perfect when you want a quick blaze for a shorter time span. Whereas hardwoods like oak, elm, ash, beech and maple will produce long fires with intense heat.

Distinct aromas

Each type of wood produces its own distinct aroma. Hickory, for instance, delivers a classic aroma that reminds one of fresh-baked ham. Hardwood oak has an aroma that’s unique and nostalgic and a little milder and less sweet than hickory. Cedar firewood attributes its pleasant and unmistakable aroma to its abundance of natural oils that help to protect it from pests and insects in the forest.

Positive for the local economy

If you source your firewood locally, you’re helping the small business owners who chop, haul and sell the wood. This benefit of firewood is especially important to folks who live in wooded areas and see the value of nature all around them.

Wood is considered “environmentally friendly”

Wood Burning Stove install in Keene, NHMany scientists refer to wood as a “carbon-neutral” fuel because burning wood adds no more carbon to the atmosphere than wood that rots and decays in a forest, without being used for anything.

Power outage? No problem.

When the power goes out, utilities can shut down. If you’re using wood for your heating fuel, you’ll never get shut down.

Modern ways to use wood as a fuel

In today’s world, we have a variety of ways to enjoy wood fires, for example:

  • Zero-clearance wood-burning fireplaces: Ultra-insulated, high-performing
  • Wood-burning heating stoves: Elegant designs and lots of heat
  • Wood-burning fireplace inserts: Transform your masonry fireplace for efficient heating


Black Moose Chimney & Stove of Antrim, NH, can help you decide on the perfect wood heating appliance to bring greater heat and plenty of elegance to your home. We also provide expert installation of fireplaces, stoves and inserts. Call us today at (603) 525-7905.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
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23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
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Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)