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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

2 Things To Think About When Choosing A Home Heating Stove

by Pedro Taylor

If you are looking for alternate forms of heating, you might be interested in getting some kind of heating stove. There are a lot of choices out there, and you want to make sure that you get the one that is going to work best for you and your needs. If you aren't familiar with stoves, how are you supposed to pick out the right one?

Fuel Costs

One of the ways that you can choose which stove is going to be the right for you is to look at the costs of the different kinds of fuel. There are gas stoves, wood stoves, and pellet stoves, and they all have different fuel sources. A pellet stove burns small wooden pellets that are made out of compressed sawdust, held together by something called lignin, which the sawdust produces when the sawdust is compressed. When you are trying to figure out which stove you want, figure out how much fuel you will need to heat your house for the winter, and then look at the cost of that amount of fuel. Keep in mind when you are figuring out the fuel cost for gas that if you don't have a natural gas line to your house, you will either have to pay for one to be installed or get something like propane or kerosene, which will need a tank installed outside and piping run into your house to where the stove will be. 

Heating Area

You also need to think about how much area you need to have heated. If you want the stove to heat up only a small section of your house or you have a small house, your heating needs are going to be different than if you are going to use the stove to heat your entire house. For example, if you only want it to heat a small amount of space, then you can get a small, freestanding unit that can be installed in the area you want to heat. But, if you want a stove that will heat your entire house, you are looking for a larger one that can be installed on the lowest floor of your house, and possibly linked to a duct system to let the heat spread throughout your house. 

If you are thinking about getting a residential heating stove to help heat your house, there are a lot of choices out there. Figuring out some of the variables to choosing a stove before you go to the store to get one can help you narrow down your choices.