Wood insert without electricity and eligible for tax credit

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dtholloway28

New Member
Feb 24, 2022
4
Boston
Hi all - I’m in the market for a wood burning insert but I don’t want to install one that needs electricity. I’d also like to take advantage of the 26% tax credit. Are there favored models that fit this criteria?
I like Lopi but the dealer says only evergreen qualifies.
any advice is highly appreciated!
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
30,315
central pa
Hi all - I’m in the market for a wood burning insert but I don’t want to install one that needs electricity. I’d also like to take advantage of the 26% tax credit. Are there favored models that fit this criteria?
I like Lopi but the dealer says only evergreen qualifies.
any advice is highly appreciated!
No wood inserts need electricity. But all will be operating at a reduced BTU output without the fans.
 

dtholloway28

New Member
Feb 24, 2022
4
Boston
Ok that is good to know. Only some manufacturers advertise specifically that no electricity is needed. It makes me concerned that some models will be nearly useless without blowers while others might still radiate useful heat.
 

stoveliker

Minister of Fire
Nov 17, 2019
6,348
Long Island NY
I'd say to look at ones that stick out the most into your room so as to have the largest radiating surface area, if you want to get more heat without using fans.
 
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