"Feature Story" piece on home owners who heat with wood and their inability to f
"Feature Story" piece on home owners who heat with wood and their inability to find an insurance company that will insure their home. Agents say this is a nationwide shift. For any home, anywhere, to obtain insurance, they say, it must have thermostatically controlled heat. While agents might grudgingly accept a woodstove backup, many will refuse a home with backup gas or electric if the owners admit that wood is their primary heat source. Agents are also scrutinizing historic homes with the traditional architecture of attached barns and sheds, which increase the fire risk, because they often harbor combustibles, some of which, like hay, can ignite spontaneously. With woodstove and barn safety statistics for the period 1992-96.
Insurance, Fire, Stoves
Gold, Donna, ""Feature Story" piece on home owners who heat with wood and their inability to f" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4184.