Very few things in this world can beat positioning yourself next to a roaring fire in winter while reading a book or simply spending some much-needed time relaxing with family. Traditional fireplaces radiate unique warmth, adding to this staring at open flames can be quite mesmerizing. In fact, the entire experience of an open fire leaves one feeling comfortable and relaxed.
Another great benefit is that heating a home with wood is a classic way to ensure warmth and comfort. The modern designs of wood burning stoves have ensured that they are not only very stylish but that they are also eco-friendly ensuring that keeping you warm in winter doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg while taking care of the environment.
Most fireplaces loose heat, quickly
Many homes including those with more modern finishes features open fireplaces. These are often considered to be assets when buying a home. What you may not know is that when it comes to actual heat production and efficiency, a wood stove wins hands down. While fireplaces release heat they also produce large amounts of smoke. Fireplaces create ambiance but are not ideal as the main heat source.
An easy way to get around this heat loss is to install a high-efficiency wood burning stove into an existing fireplace. The heat created from wood is economical and it is an efficient way of heating a home. Homeowners who do not have an existing fireplace could always opt for a freestanding wood burning stove.
Lower Carbon Footprint
Burning wood as a source of heat in any home is essentially a carbon neutral process especially when compared to the released carbon dioxide which is released during the burning process.
When a tree naturally decomposes, carbon dioxide is released, and this is actually much higher than when wood from the tree is burned. When firewood has been greenly harvested and transported there is virtually no carbon fingerprint.
Worried about smoke?
Wood burning stoves made in the past would often create large amounts of smoke not only outside the home but also inside. As technology evolved around the creation of these stoves, so did the reduction of air pollutants. Many of the newer wood burning stoves feature reduced emissions. Most people do not know that a properly burning fire in a wood burning stove will produce little to no smoke at all in their home. Almost all the newer stoves have been created and built to meet new legislation surrounding the stoves. These guidelines ensure that there are very little emissions, even outside the home.
Perfect solution for emergency situations
Power outages are a very real problem for many homes and family across the globe. In many of the winter months, foul weather can cause large-scale rolling back-outs, and this leaves many frustrated families. One of the ideal solutions in these cases is the installation of a wood burning stove. Many of the newer models also allow for emergency stovetop cooking.