Here’s a great video produced by a fellow Morso dealer in Madison, WI.
Here’s a useful chart Bill Wing, one of our sales reps shared with us that helps to compare fuel costs for customers.
It’s important to note, however, that these are averages. Most of our wood stoves actually burn at a minimum of 75% efficiency, and some are pushing 90% efficiency. But this chart serves as a good, general comparison.
Here in the Columbia River Gorge, we experienced the kind of Winter that gave many of us an insight to life from the Little House on the Prairie. Out went the electricity, warmth, and for many, even water. The first couple of night were adventurous. Family time in the living room, with candles as an only source. Finding new creative ways to prepare dinner. But for some, this power outage lasted up to 9 days! This harsh reality check reminded many of the good folks in Hood River, White Salmon, and surrounding towns that it’s a good idea to have a back-up source of heat in their homes.
Wood and gas stoves both function without electricity.
Because the ice storm brought down so many trees in the Columbia Gorge, many people are opting for wood stoves – now that they have plenty of wood in their yards to split and season in preparation for this next Winter…. (may it be long in returning)…
For those that are looking to purchase wood, perhaps on craigslist, or from a neighbor, here’s a chart we’ve borrowed (from woodburning.com) to show what to expect when buying a cord of wood.
If you have a stove with a smaller firebox size, like one of our gorgeous Morso stoves, the 12″ logs would be a good purchase. Our Regency, Hampton, and Hearthstone stoves take a 16″-18″ log but some of the biggest stoves and fireplaces can hold up to a 24″ log. Know the dimensions of your firebox when cutting your wood or purchasing a cord to prevent yourself a lot more work come Winter!
If you have any questions, you can always call Ashley at True Gorge Artisans @ 509-637-2600!