Due to the war in Ukraine, wood-burning stoves and firewood have become scarce throughout the country. Furnace builders and installers can hardly save themselves from orders from caring customers who want to install an additional heating option in their house or apartment.
“When the war broke out, demand skyrocketed,” a spokesman for the Central Association for Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning (ZVSHK) in St. Augustine says on request. But even a stove won’t guarantee a warm home next winter: because wood merchants are also facing a nationwide influx of buyers and in many places can no longer keep up with the exorbitant demand.
“The market is empty,” says Gerd Müller, head of the office of the German Firewood Producers Association.
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