Wood Stoves Have Kept Up with the Times
Are you considering updating the fireplace or heating system in your home? Before you make your final decision on what to build or install, it would be a good idea to check out wood burning stoves. You may be surprised when you learn about the modern-day features of contemporary wood-burning stoves. For a number of reasons, they are far superior to what your great-grandfather may have used.
Beautiful Glass Doors
Basic wood stoves from the past only gave you a glimpse of the flame inside when adding firewood or checking to see if more logs were needed. These appliances in their early design lacked the enjoyment provided by being able to warm up while watching the dance of the fire inside. Glass doors are part of the enhanced aesthetic appeal of today’s wood-burning stoves; the other benefits are far more practical.
The cost of gas and electricity has sky rocketed, and prices aren’t expected to drop in the foreseeable future. The good news is that a wood-burning stove can help you reduce your utility bill. And it’s possible to get free firewood. Sometimes when a tree is cut down, you can get the wood for free by simply hauling off the logs from the property; check the classifieds in your area.
Manufacturers have designed modern wood-burning stoves to be remarkably efficient. You could turn down the thermostat on your home’s central heating system and stay in the room or rooms heated by the wood-burning stove. Since a significant portion of utility expenses go toward heating, switching to a wood stove for heat or to supplement you energy use can make a dent in lowering your overall costs.
If you’re trying to make better use out of an old fireplace, you can install a wood-burning stove in front of the fireplace and use the chimney as the exhaust system. The stove will provide substantially more heat than a fireplace, using the same amount of wood.
A Built-in Backup Plan
Have you ever had the uncomfortable experience of losing power when the temperature outside is freezing cold? It’s not an uncommon occurrence. You probably already know that everything is more difficult when there’s no electricity, including the challenge of preparing food. But if you have a wood stove during a blackout, you’ve got a wonderful way to cook, not to mention a way to stay warm.
Not only in an emergency situation but anytime you want to, you can use a wood stove to cook just about anything you prepare on a regular stove. It’s mostly a matter of developing the skill of getting the heat level where you want it in order to prepare particular foods. For anyone who loves the feel of being on an old-fashioned camp-out, cooking on the wood stove could be a fun hobby.
All of the wood-burning stoves we offer exceed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards set for clean-burning appliances. Whereas heat supplied through power companies uses expendable resources such as oil or coal, wood is a renewable resource.
With an EPA-certified wood stove, less wood is used, more heat is produced, and a minimal amount of smoke affects your neighbors.
If you want a heat source that’s in fashion, efficient, and leaves a minimal carbon footprint, a wood burning stove may be the perfect choice for your home. Get your wood-burning stove installed by a certified professional chimney sweep to ensure maximum efficiency of the appliance.
Northeastern Chimney, Inc.
formerly Nayaug Chimney Services, LLC
37 Cody Street, West Hartford, CT 06110