How to Select the Right Wood for Your Stove, Insert or Fireplace

(StatePoint) An EPA-certified wood stove, insert or fireplace can offer your home greater comfort and efficiency and add a rustic look and natural ambiance to any room.

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Keep in mind that the type of wood you select to burn does matter, and understanding what your priorities are can be helpful in selecting wood varieties for your stove. For example, ash and sugar maple are both great choices if you want hotter heat, whereas cherry and oak may be lower maintenance, as they provide a slower burn. For more guidance on EPA-certified wood stoves, inserts or fireplaces visit

Before firing up your wood stove, take a look at your options and select the right fuel for your needs.

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