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- Published: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missourians planning to heat their homes with wood this winter should check their chimneys now, said a University of Missouri Extension safety specialist. “Safety precautions should be taken to prevent the threat of chimney ...
Publications Date: Nov. 1, 2017
One of the first questions a person buying firewood asks is “How much per cord?” Price is important, but just as important is agreement on a standard way to measure and transfer the wood. Both the buyer and seller must agree and ...
Publications Date: Aug. 1, 2017
People who are dissatisfied with wood stoves say they’re dissatisfied because of the hassles and problems they have when starting fires in them. Starting a fire in a wood stove is a considerable undertaking when compared to starting a fire in a ...
Publications Date: July 1, 2017
This guide describes one strategy for people who cut and burn one or more cords of wood yearly. If you cut and prepare wood, have a plan, whether it be this one, a modification, or one of your own. A well-planned, one-person operation reduces the ...
Publications Date: May 1, 2017
Increasing energy costs have resulted in resurgence in the use of wood as a fuel for home heating. But heating with wood is not for everyone. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before investing in a wood-burning unit:Does it make ...
Publications Date: Oct. 3, 2014
You can reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs through proper insulation and weatherization (air sealing) techniques. Any air sealing efforts will complement your insulation efforts, and vice versa. These techniques will also make your ...
Publications Date: June 1, 2012
Some consumers are stockpiling incandescent bulbs while the phase-out of out energy-inefficient incandescent light bulbs continues. Even though Congress recently eliminated funding for enforcement of minimum efficiency standards for new light bulbs, ...
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