Wood is cheaper than electricity.
Electricity has always been one of the most costly ways to heat your home and propane gas is the one of the most expensive fuels you can buy. With the hike in oil prices and the rising costs of gas and electricity suppliers, it goes without question that heating your home with wood has a great economical advantage.
Radiates heat more efficiently.
A log burning stove can radiate heat more efficiently than any other heat source;-meaning more heat is radiated into the room than lost through the chimney, therefore feeling the heat warmer and quicker. A wood burner also radiates the heat for many hour after it has been extinguished.
In comparison, an open fireplace does not heat very efficiently, it draws in a lot of oxygen and the heat that is produced is sucked up quickly into the chimney. This means only the area around the fireplace feels warm while the rest of the house stays cold.
A Renewable resource.
Wood logs are a renewable fuel source. Providing that you have the correct type of wood, burning it is very Carbon Neutral. The logs of wood available nowadays are refined and contain very little moisture content. This means the emissions that they produce are are not harmful to the environment. In addition, each tree that is cut down to make firewood is replaced by at least one seed for another tree to grow. This continues the cycle, making the wood a completely renewable energy source
Wood burning stoves are fairly easy to maintain, providing you take basic steps to keep it efficient and safe. It is advised to have your chimney cleaned once or twice a year to eliminate blockages. A chimney sweep should cost approximately £40-£60. Another step to keep your log burner safe is to use the correct type of wood, free of moisture and regularly clean the ash from the pan.
A stylish feature in the home.
Log burners can create a stylish and contemporary feature to any home. They can give a room great atmosphere and more appeal. They come in different shapes, sizes, styles and colours that will suit and fit your homes décor. Wood stoves have a beauty to make your home feel warm, snug and cosy on those bitter cold days.
You can see that there are many benefits to owning a wood burning stove. They come in handy for them unexpected power cuts or blackouts during a storm and will keep burning to keep your home warm. Formerly people have been on the fence about owning a wood burning stove; but with newer technologies, wood burning stoves have become more energy efficient and more cleaner burning than they used to be.
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