Q&A: Outdoor boilers – dispelling some common myths!

heating with wood doesn’t always offer environmental benefits, it certainly can. Burning natural gas or oil (or using fossil fuel-generated electricity) always results in greenhouse gas emissions, no matter how cleanly these fuels are burned. Fossil fuels are also expensive enough to cause hardships, and they make our economy susceptible to political unrest on the other side of the world.

Wood heating isn’t the answer for everyone, but in the right circumstances, done in the right way, it’s definitely part of a green way to live, especially here in Canada. Scandinavian countries are way ahead of us in the greenhouse gas issue, and many of them use wood heating extensively, even in urban situations where wood pellets are burned for domestic and industrial uses.