Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Wood Stove for Your Home
Whether you’re building a new house or trying to improve on the efficiency of your current heating system, a wood stove may be the best choice for your home. Modern-day wood stoves are a far cry from those used by your great grandparents. Below are the top five reasons to buy a wood stove.
1 – Wood Stoves are in Fashion
Do wood stoves fit with the décor of modern homes? Absolutely! Contemporary wood stoves have glass doors which allow you to see the flames inside, and there are many beautiful styles to choose from. The other top reasons to buy a wood stove provide further explanation for the trending popularity of these updated appliances.
2 – Wood Stoves are Eco-Friendly
Power companies don’t supply green energy, but wood stoves do. These clean-burning appliances surpass the standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when you choose from among the products we offer.
Utility companies provide electricity using expendable resources such as oil or coal. Wood is a renewable resource which only releases a small amount of smoke when it’s properly dried before being burned.
The carbon footprint left by the wood consumed in a wood-burning stove is no greater than the one left by a log that rots in the forest.
3 – Wood Stoves Cut Energy Costs
You can trim the size of your utility bills during winter months by depending partially upon a wood stove to heat your home. Energy bills are always highest during winter months; it’s expensive to heat a home with a central heating system.
Because of their excellent design, modern wood-burning stoves are surprisingly efficient. Cut down the cost of your electricity bill by turning down the central system’s thermostat and depending upon the warmth supplied by a wood stove in one or two rooms; it’s possible to reduce your energy costs by 20% to 40% in this way.
The heat supplied by a wood stove far surpasses what a fireplace alone can provide, by the way. The fact is that fireplaces are more about ambiance than heating efficiency. A lot of the warmth produced by a fireplace goes right up the chimney, whereas a wood stove is a reliable and effective heat source.
4 – Wood Stoves Provide a Cooking Surface
Never is a wood stove more appreciated than when there’s a blackout during a winter storm. When the electricity is knocked out, you can stay warm and do all the cooking you want, if you’re heating your home with a wood stove. Heat soup, boil water, fry up some bacon, or cook whatever you want on your wood stove when the power goes out.
5 – Wood Stoves Offer Great Accessories
One helpful accessory that you can use on your wood stove is a surface-mount magnetic thermometer. This is a gadget that will let you know that the air-intake settings on the stove need to be adjusted or that it’s time to close the damper or add more fuel.
You can also get warming shelves for many models of wood stoves. This handy accessory is both decorative and functional. The shelves include mitten racks which are specially designed to warm clothing and other items by the heat from the stove.
Make sure to always hire a professional chimney sweep to install the appliance. This will extend the life of your modern wood burning stove. It’s easy to see why wood stoves are back in fashion, when you think about all the great benefits of owning one.
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