What does "adequate source of heat" mean?

An “adequate source of heat” is a heating system that is designed to maintain a temperature of 70 degrees F at a point three feet above the floor in each normally inhabited room. We base our assessments on the adequacy of the whole system’s heating capacity, including any parts of the heating system that may have been disconnected, damaged or simply aren’t working. If your heating system is disconnected, damaged or simply not working, please still include this information otherwise your application will be incomplete and the Agency will not be able to process your application.  

Most homes in our counties have another adequate source of heat (furnace, electric baseboards etc) beyond wood stoves, because of building code requirements.

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1. What does "adequate source of heat" mean?
2. How do you know if my wood stove or pellet stove is my only adequate source of heat?
3. What if I haven’t applied for a "no other adequate source of heat" exemption from the Agency and I’ve received a Notice of Violation (NOV)?
4. What if I rely on my wood stove because my primary electric/oil/propane heat is too expensive?
5. My furnace is broken and I can’t afford to fix it – do I qualify for the “no other adequate source of heat” exemption?
6. What section do I fill out if I am renting?
7. What section do I fill out if I am the home owner?
8. What section do I fill out if I am not the primary user, resident, or property owner?
9. What happens if I don’t know the size of the circuit breaker for the electric furnace?
10. What happens if I don’t know the output rating of the gas or oil furnace?
11. What happens if I don’t know the type of insulation or the windows and frames?
12. My application for a “no other adequate source of heat” was approved. What now?
13. My application for a “No Other Adequate Source of Heat” was denied. What now?
14. I can't stay warm in my home without burning wood- where can I go for assistance?
15. Why is it important to know if my wood burning device is certified or not?
16. How can I tell if my wood burning device is certified or not?