Fresh Air Supply for New Wood Stove
This topic has been discussed here and in other places online but I’m still having a hard time deciphering people’s opinion vs. good scientific reasoning.
I have a brand new woodstove and bought the kit to supply it directly with fresh air. I am wondering if this item is a good idea or a bad idea in a new, pretty tight home.
The first article that comes up when searching is this one:
With so much knowledge on this site about air movement, pressures, and pollutants in buildings I am wondering what people here think about this topic?
Is a Woodstoves likely drawing very little CFM? Do we have any data? If I have a small ERV isn’t that supplying ample oxygen to the stove? Would another hole in the envelope create more problem than it’s designed to solve? If the stove functions well without the supply air( I have already tested it and it seems to work just fine) should I just leave it alone?
This stove in particular is not a “guzzler” of air. It’s designed to burn slow and long, if that makes any difference.
Thanks for the thoughts
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