The first wood stove was patented in the 1500s. With centuries of technological advances between then and now, wood stoves remain useful, charming, and eminently practical for a host of living situations. With efficient heat, versatility, and ability to create a cozy, rustic ambiance, it’s no wonder wood stoves have continued to captivate homeowners throughout the years. And time has only improved what they have to offer via smart designs and good engineering.
Why is a wood stove a beneficial addition to your average home? There are many reasons.
✔ Efficient Heat Output
Let’s begin with the primary functional reason for installing a wood stove – the heat! One of the most compelling reasons for the enduring popularity of the wood stove is its exceptional heat output. Wood stoves are capable of warming sizable areas, at times entire homes.
And while stoves generate a lot of heat, unlike a traditional open fireplace, they don’t lose significant amounts of that heat through the chimney. Instead, they’re engineered to efficiently radiate that warmth into your living space to keep it comfortable when the temperature drops outside.
✔ Cozy Ambiance
Moving beyond mere function, wood stoves bring the crackling of wood and gentle flicker or flames that evokes a timeless ambiance that invites you to relax and get comfortable. This makes your wood stove an ideal focal point for gatherings or quiet evenings spent indoors, and contributes to the atmosphere of your home in a way that electronic heating systems just can’t replicate.
✔ Flexibility of Placement
Not requiring a full traditional chimney also means that wood stoves offer tremendous flexibility in terms of placement within the home. Wood stoves can be positioned to maximize both heat distribution and aesthetic appeal. Want to place your stove centrally to provide even heat throughout the house? Want it to be the heart of your living room or bring coziness to a basement den? Wood stoves give you freedom to customize your heating solution to your preferences and home layout.
✔ Flexibility in Design
Speaking of options, wood stoves also come in varied styles and sizes to suit your vision for the room in terms of appearance and features. We offer a wide selection of quality designs, and if you have questions about what each can bring to your home, we’re only a quick phone call away.
✔ Energy Independence
Utility costs are rising and energy sustainability is a concern. Wood stoves speak to both of these concerns by offering a degree of energy independence that’s both appealing and practical. Not only are they efficient, they rely on a widely available fuel source. If you have wood readily available, this could significantly lower your primary heating expenses.
And the ability to harvest and season your own firewood adds an element of self-sufficiency to meeting the need for warmth, as well. When electrical grids fail or gas supply is interrupted, your wood stove can continue to provide a consistent heat source that helps maintain the comfort of your home.
✔ No Chimney = Less Invasive Installation
Like a wood stove, a wood-burning fireplace will bring that old-world charm and focal point into your home. But adding a heating appliance that requires a masonry chimney is a major project. One notable advantage of a wood stove is that it doesn’t rely on a functional chimney for proper ventilation like a traditional brick fireplace does.
Through the use of insulated stove vent pipes, free standing wood stoves can be safely vented through walls or ceilings, so they can be installed with relative ease – even in homes without an existing masonry chimney. This makes them a versatile option for a variety of spaces, including homes that lack the infrastructure needed for a fireplace installation.
✔ Environmental Concerns
While the timeless appeal of a wood stove remains unchanged, its environmental friendliness has increased throughout the years. Modern stoves are designed to burn fuel more efficiently, producing minimal smoke and emissions. Advanced combustion technologies and stringent emissions testing has led to wood stoves that are efficient and increasingly environmentally responsible. And when harvested sustainably, wood can be a carbon neutral fuel, with the carbon dioxide released during burning being comparable to that absorbed by the tree during its growth.
We Install & Maintain Wood Stoves
There’s a reason that wood stoves have enjoyed enduring popularity. When something works, people continue to work with it! With efficient heat output, attractive presentation, and flexibility in design and placement, wood stoves continue to stand out as a timeless and appealing option.
We’re proud to offer not only a number of excellent wood stove products, but also our industry knowledge, experience and professionalism when it comes to home heating solutions. With their ability to transform a house into a cozy, inviting home, wood stoves harmoniously blend tradition and innovation to offer you a practical and appealing heating option.
And with our expertise and customer service orientation, we’ll be happy to help you understand your options and work out how a wood stove can best serve you and bring warmth to your home. Call us at 585-638-0300 or book online with us today.