The installation and operation of wood heating units are both very important factors in the safe, efficient use of wood as a heating fuel. There are several considerations which should be taken into account when wood is used, that are not involved in common oil, gas, or electric systems. These include obtaining the wood; loading, starting and tending the fire; removing ashes; and inspection and cleaning of the chimney. Placement of the unit is also important in the distribution of heat and safe operation. The following guidelines should be helpful in planning, installing, and operating your wood heating system.
Turner, Larry W. and Collier, Kathy, "Installation & Operation of Wood Heating Systems: Part Three in a Series on Wood as a Fuel Source" (1979). Agricultural Engineering Energy Series. 22.