Heating with a wood stove

In areas where wood is dependably available at low cost, wood stove heating can save money over a gas or oil system; That’s never more true than for those who harvest their own firewood, and heating the house with a wood stove takes real commitment, however every afternoon, you need to start a new fire, but in the absence of a backup heating system, there must typically be someone at house to tend to fire… For people who prefer a modern lifestyle, heating with a wood stove would be a monumental inconvenience, then of course, unlike fossil fuels, wood is a renewable resource.

For some, that has reason enough to know seriously about making the switch from a traditional oil ir fuel gas fueled system, then a wood stove cannot simply be matched by a system that has controlled by a thermostat on the wall.

A wood stove based heating system presents several challenges. The science of dispersing the heat that the stove produces can be challenging because you want the air to be circulated and created, then using a wood stove fan helps create a more comfortable environment in the dog mornings of summer; Rising heat causes the fan blades to turn, and the fan pushes that heat created by the stove, outward into the room more evenly dispersing it! You could also buy a plug in blower and position is beneath or next to the wood stove. The blower pushes heat away from the unit, maximizing heat flow. A wood stove offers much benefit. It’s something great to look at and is great for your home’s overall energy efficiency. It all depends on what you want to get out of a wood stove and what you are willing to put into it. It’s one of those things when you get out what you put in.

 

 

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