Wood burning stoves are a great way to provide heat for you and your family. Woodstoves allow you to turn your furnace down and enjoy comforting warmth in your main living area. Today’s woodstoves are much more efficient and have a much longer burn time than older models,
A wood burning stove is a heating appliance capable of burning wood and wood-derived bio-mass fuels, such as bio-bricks. Since they require very little attention many of our customers are upgrading their older units with new 75% or higher efficiency units. Wood is also a renewable natural resource and makes us less dependent on oil and gas.
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Wood Burning Stove Information
Generally it consists of a solid metal, steel or cast iron, closed fire chamber, an adjustable air control. If the appliance is a wood burning stove that is an insert, most manufacturers recommend a blower with the unit. Freestanding wood burning stoves do not necessarily need a blower. Wood burning stoves work on radiant heat rather than convection heat. If you are heating your home or a particular area with a wood burning stove it is highly recommended that you have a thermometer on the door of the appliance. Burning the stove without such an item can cause the appliance to over-fire which can be a safety hazard and in most cases will void out any manufacturer warranty.
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Wood Stoves for Heating
Wood burning stoves are excellent ways for saving on heating costs while adding a fantastic charm to any room. Whether you choose to install a stove in a family room, kitchen, dining room, or bedroom, the entire household will enjoy the beauty and warmth provided by a quality stove. In addition to using renewable resources — wood — to provide heat instead of non-renewable fuels like liquefied propane gas or natural gas, the physical beauty of wood burning in a controlled area is remarkable.
Shopping for or Buying a Wood Stove
When looking for a stove to install in your home, there are a few things to consider before you make your decision. The first aspect to consider when evaluating wood stoves is the size. Stoves are available in several different sizes, each one directly dependent on the size of the space it will be installed and the amount of heat you expect the stove to produce. Matching up the proper BTU’s (British Thermal Units) with the area you’re going to heat is very important, keeping in mind that heat rises and if there is an area upstairs that can’t be closed off you must incorporate that square footage when calculating your heating area.
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Wood Stove Installation
When it comes time for installation of your wood burning stove or insert it is recommended by the manufacturer that it is professionally installed by a licensed and insured company. Proper installation is imperative for not only the proper operation of the appliance, but for safety. There are many factors involved with the installation that a homeowner may not be aware of. The proper length of pipe is important for the drafting of the appliance and increasing your length of piping if there are any elbows that are factored in. Meeting the proper clearances from combustible material is also a necessity. Using the proper piping when needed is also key. For example, you can not use single wall black pipe to pass through a wall or ceiling. Making sure you are using the proper size diameter of piping such as 6″ or 8″ is also very important. If you are installing a wood-stove insert a full stainless steel liner must be run from the top of the appliance to the top of the chimney. In older homes, the chimneys are not necessarily straight and it does take experience and finesse to not crush the liner and do the install properly.