September 22, 2005
With oil prices on the rise, many homeowners are switching to alternative heating sources.
The wood-burning stove market is hot. Consumers are looking to lower their oil bills by adding additional heat in their home. Experts said using wood-burning stoves can reduce heating costs by 40 to 50 percent over the length of the winter.
"If you have access to wood, you really won't pay a heating bill all winter...That wood is going to be your fuel to heat your house," said Bryan Parlee, of the Acme Stove Company.
Acme Stove Company in Albemarle County is so busy they're delivery dates are already booked up until the end of October.