This is a post by Geoff Hedges on PTC site.

Ah, the rustic beauty of a wood-burning fire. Despite all our 2013 conveniences—public utilities, hot showers, and a warm kitchen on an early January morning—we lost something when we gave up the traditional hearth. A moment’s meditation? A connection with nature?

I’m not sure. But the reality is that day-to-day wood-fired heat hasn’t been able to compete with oil and gas for home climate control. In fact, many cities forbid wood burning all together, and most new homes no longer include even a basic fireplace. Compared to modern systems, wood is dirty and inefficient.

But PTC Creo customer Specht is now challenging those assumptions.

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