Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Wood Stove for Your Home

Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Wood Stove for Your Home

January 17, 2014 0 By Jane

Whether you are renovating your current home and want to improve the heating system or are building a new house and want to start off with an efficient system for heating the property, you should consider buying a wood burning stove.  If you are still on the fence, then you should find the follow article featuring 5 great reasons to buy a wood burning stove.

They Are In Fashion

In recent years wood burning stoves have become more and more popular and very much a trendy addition to your home.  Newer and contemporary designs have glass doors so that you can see the flames burning, while keeping them safely contained.  There are many different colours and styles to choose from so you will always be able to find one that suits your decor, even if you have a very modern looking home.

They Are Incredibly Eco-Friendly

Whereas electricity and gas companies don’t provide green energy, wood burning stoves do.  These are clean burning appliances that rely on wood, which is a renewable energy source that only releases a very small amount of smoke if it has been dried properly before being used in the stove.  Whereas electricity companies use expendable and costly sources such as coal and oil which are running out and as they become harder to find the cost will rise even more.

They Cut Energy Costs And Bills Dramatically

Wood burning stoves can also dramatically cut your utility bills, particularly if you rely mostly on the heat provided by them during the winter months.  The reason why is that energy bills are always much higher during winter months, so it is more expensive to use your energy company provided electricity during the winter.

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They Also Provide A Cooking Surface

During a blackout is the time when wood burning stoves really become useful. If you do not have access to electricity but have a working stove you can use the stove to not only heat your home but do as much cooking as you like on.  Whether you want to bake a cake, cook a stew or soup or fry some bacon and eggs, this is all very easy to do with a wood burning stove, meaning you can stay warm and nourished during a bad storm or a power cut.

They Offer Some Great Accessories

Another useful aspect of wood burning stoves is that you can use surface-mount magnetic thermometers with them.  These helpful little gadgets let you know whether the air-intake settings on your stove need to be adjusted or if it’s time to add more fuel or close the damper.  You can also get special shelves and racks for wood burning stoves which can be used to carefully warm or dry clothes on.

There are many other reasons why you should consider buying a wood burning stove for your home, but hopefully the list above has given you something to think about.