If this winter turns out to be as robust in weather as this summer was with heat, then we can all expect to do a good bit of shivering and shaking in the next few months. Although everyone can benefit from weatherproofing and insulation, many people are taking their cost-savings initiatives a step further—looking for alternative forms of home heating. Stoves and Fireplace Inserts that burn wood have given rise to a wide range of new home heating options to keep homes warm during storms and outages.
With more and more people interested in home heating options more homeowners are installing modern wood-burning stoves and fireplace inserts. But saving money isn’t the only reason to consider this time-honored method of heating your home. There is also an intangible quality of having a wood-burning stove as the center of your home. What could be more welcoming on a cold winter day than the warmth and glow of a crackling fire?
The benefits of heating with wood are many: It is environmentally responsible because you are using a renewable resource instead of fossil fuels; it supports the local economy; it lowers your heating bills; and it puts you in control. Wood stoves and inserts for fireplaces have come a long way in the past decade. They are more attractive, with styles to fit just about every décor. They are more efficient and cleaner burning than old models. They’re also easier to operate and safer.
Aside from the charm of a crackling fire, there is no similarity between wood-burning stoves today and those found in homes 20 years ago. Today’s stoves are clean-burning and efficient—most of what goes up the chimney is just carbon dioxide and water vapor. There is virtually no smoke or odor.
For more information on wood burning fireplaces, stoves or inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.