Wood as Fuel
Burning wood in your Heat Design stove produces less net carbon emissions per unit of energy than any other domestic fuel.
Fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas evolve from natural materials that absorbed carbon dioxide from the atmosphere millions of years ago. When burnt, the carbon dioxide is released, leading to increased concentrations within the atmosphere.
The difference between wood and fossil fuels is one of time scale. Burning wood also releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. However, the same amount of carbon di-oxide is absorbed by the tree, whilst growing over the previous few months or years, creating a balance between carbon emitted and absorbed. Therefore burning wood as a fuel is considered to be carbon neutral.
For the best effect, dry seasoned wood should be used. Wet wood may form creosote which will deposit in your chimney, resulting in maintenance of the chimney lining. Dry wood will provide more heat, and cause fewer problems than green wood.