Are cold winters getting you down? Do you feel like you’re paying too much to heat your home? A lot of people who answer yes to these questions find the perfect solution in a handsome and highly efficient wood-burning stove.
If you’ve never had a wood stove – or if the one you have is old and not performing optimally – you’ll be amazed at the variety of high-quality stoves available from leading manufacturers such as Regency, Hampton, Pacific Energy, Napoleon and Vermont Castings. Let’s take a look at some benefits homeowners enjoy when they purchase a wood burning stove.
Burning wood as a fuel is less expensive per BTU than other fuel sources such as oil, electricity and gas. By heating the most-used rooms in your home with a wood burning stove, you can save hundreds per year in heating costs.
Powerful radiant heat
If you’ve lived in a home that was heated with forced heat, you know how it can feel cooler inside than it really is. That’s because air is blowing. With a wood burning stove, you get radiant heat, meaning heat radiates from the unit to permeate the room with warmth. Because heat comes from all sides and the top of a wood stove, you’ll experience quicker and more effective warming.
Today’s wood stoves are different in many ways from the older, inefficient stoves you may remember sitting around as a kid. Modern stoves are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to be eco-friendly. They produce very little smoke and cause logs to burn more completely.
All burning substances produce carbon dioxide. But when wood is in its natural state (tree), it actually absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Therefore, when burned, wood adds no “new” or additional carbon dioxide to the environment.
Homes come in all sizes, and therefore so do wood burning stoves. When selecting a stove for your home, consider the area you want to heat. Smaller stoves are often all that’s needed for a home with just a few rooms. Larger stoves (and possibly more than one) are perfect for heating homes with expansive floor plans. Your hearth store professional can advise you on the size of stove that will best meet your needs.
Many styles available
When adding a heating unit to your home, you want something that not only heats well but an appliance that looks good in the process too! Modern wood stoves are available in a variety of styles and finishes to perfectly accent your décor. There’s no “one style fits all” where today’s wood stoves are concerned.
These are just some of the benefits homeowners enjoy when they purchase a new wood burning stove from Nayaug Chimney Services. We specialize in the sale and installation of top wood stove brands as well as fireplaces and fireplace inserts. And to keep your home safe, we provide complete chimney sweep and chimney cleaning services done by certified professionals. Give us a call at (860) 659-0937, and let’s talk wood stoves.
Northeastern Chimney, Inc.
formerly Nayaug Chimney Services, LLC
37 Cody Street, West Hartford, CT 06110