If you haven't checked out wood stoves and manufactured
fireplace inserts in the last five years, you may be surprised.
Not only has there been a drastic reduction in smoke
and emissions, but there has been a corresponding improvement
in efficiency. In this article I'll describe some technological
advances you may not be aware of, and review the
types of woodburning equipment now available. If your
clients ask your advice when shopping for a stove or insert,
you may be able to help them avoid a costly mistake.
Back in the 1970s, the best stoves were called "airtight."
While these had gasketed doors that helped hold a fire
overnight, they were