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Wood Stoves and Inserts for a Warmer Winter

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

The temperature is dropping. The easiest way to improve your home heating this winter is with a new wood stove. Wood stoves are easy to install because they can be vented through any outside wall, they don’t need an existing chimney or a high-tech expensive chimney.

Wood burning stoves are cleaner burning, more efficient, and powerful enough to heat an average-sized home. For a renewable source of energy and relief from fluctuating fuel costs, Wood stoves are the better way to stay warmer this winter.

When you are choosing a wood-burning stove, it's important to select one that is the right size for the space you are heating. When an appliance is too big, homeowners burn fires at a lower temperature in order to keep from overheating the space. This wasted fuel and causes air pollution. If the wood stove is too small, homeowners will use too much fuel and won’t be able to heat the space efficiently or adequately.

A good rule-of-thumb is that a stove rated at 60,000 Btu’s can heat a 2,000-square-foot home. Your local fireplace retailer can help you determine the right size wood stove for your space and your lifestyle.

Traditional open fireplaces are nice for ambiance but should not be used to heat your home; they are inefficient and can actually draw the heat out of your home and up your chimney. Wood stoves and inserts increase the efficiency of your fireplace by allowing you to burn a hotter fire and that heat is forced out into the room. Wood inserts function like wood stoves and use the existing chimney. A properly fitted fireplace insert can function nearly as efficiently as a wood stove.

If you would like to be warmer this winter, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop and we can help you choose the right Wood stove or wood stove or insert for your home.