3 Advantages of a Wood Burning Stove
There is a growing number of people using wood-burners in their own homes as their main source of heating, here are 3 advantages of a wood-burner:
Decorative and Provides Heat
One of the main benefits of a wood-burner is that it provides heat, but it can also be a remarkable decorative focal point in the centre of your home. When not in use during the summer season, just add a few plants around the wood-burner or a large vase next to it, to give it a sense of freshness and brightness to the area. If you are not a fan of plants, then consider putting up a painting above the stove so it will draw your visitor’s attention to the area. A decorated wood-burner will make the home feel warm and when lit, it makes the room even more inviting and a great place to socialise as many people like to gather by a warm fire with friends and family.
Eco-Friendly & Economical
Wood is a renewable resource and burning seasoned wood is carbon neutral, meaning wood burning stoves do not increase the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Although wood does release carbon dioxide when they are burned, it will then be absorbed and counterbalanced by the growing replacement trees.
Another advantage of a wood-burner is that it works even without electricity… so this means you do not have to worry not being able to keep warm when there is a power cut or worry about increasing gas bills! Wood-burners are not dependent on electricity and they make a good reliable heating system, just ensure your wood-burning is installed correctly by a qualified stove installer and have your chimney swept regularly to prevent chimney fires.
We hope you enjoy all the benefits your wood-burning stove has to offer. We would love to hear the benefits of your stove… feel free to add your advantages below…
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I did not realize that burning seasoned wood would not increase the levels of carbon dioxide in the air. My father has been thinking of getting a wood stove, but doesn’t want to pollute the air. I think he’ll really love reading this article.
I appreciate how you mentioned that a wood burning stove doesn’t increase carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. My wife and I are trying to reduce our carbon footprint. We’ll have to look into wood pellet stoves or something like that so we can warm our food and house without releasing more carbon dioxide.
I didn’t realize that with a wood stove you wouldn’t have to pay electricity bills. I think wood stoves are so charming. I would love to get one, but my husband would need to be convinced.
My mom is thinking about getting a wood furnace. She really wants to get an outside one for smores and fun treats. I’ll be sure to tell her that burning wood doesn’t add to the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.