Is wood burning for heat a good or bad thing for the environment?

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asked Dec 23, 2017 in Global Warming by Vigenlona (250 points)
Is wood burning for heat a good or bad thing for the environment?

Does burning wood in a wood burning stove to heat your home cause any environmental problems such as Global Warming?

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answered Dec 24, 2017 by Mechanic21 (18,550 points)
A properly used wood stove burning good seasoned firewood shouldn't smoke that much except when getting the fire going.

Once my wood stove is burning good and hot I don't see any smoke coming out of my chimney.

Wood is also a renewable source of heating fuel so Wood heat is better for the environment than natural gas or other heating fuels.

I mostly burn downed trees that were taken down in storms so they would be taken to the dump and burned there anyway wasting all that heat.

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