Growing up my parents had a wood stove. I remember it being a very hot source of heat. The kitchen was always warm. When we came inside from playing outside on a cold winter day I remember standing in front of the stove to get warm. My mother would hang all our winter wear up to dry near that stove as it dried really fast!
We don't have a wood stove or even a fireplace in our rental home or townhouse. However, our daughters have expressed an interest in having one. Just yesterday one of them said it would be nice to have a wood stove in an outdoor kitchen for the express purpose of canning!
If we ever decide to build a home or an outdoor kitchen a popular heating alternative we would consider is Harman Pellet Stoves. Take a look at the infographic below for some specs and facts about their pellet stoves. Too bad we didn't own one now or else we would be staying warm this winter with Harman Pellet Stoves, instead of snuggling down with extra blankets as I am doing now with my laptop on my lap. Biomass fuel is incredible as it helps reduce your carbon footprint!
The good news is the federal tax credit on 75 percent efficient biomass heating appliances, which expired at the end of December 2011, was reinstated last month. This bill includes a "tax extender" for Internal Revenue Service Section 25C, which provides a tax credit for qualifying biomass-burning stoves! The extender provides a 10 percent tax credit of up to $300 on a qualifying biomass heating appliance purchased between Jan. 1, 2012 and De. 31, 2013! How's that for incentive?
Harman Notebook Giveaway
Harman is giving away a notebook. *The notebook is a journal sized book made from recycled materials that has a pen with it.* Enter below!