As the days start getting shorter and the cold months set in, its time to start thinking about a heat source to keep your home warm this winter.
Fire is the original heat source as all ancient civilizations used fire to cook and keep themselves warm. Today, fire has many competitors, but it is still one of the best methods to heat your home. In fact, according to 2010 US Census data, more than 12 million homes are heated with wood burning stoves and there has been a 34% increase in its use from 2000 to 2010, with a continuation in its popularity..
Here are the four benefits to using a wood burning stove to heat your home.
Wood Heat is Environmentally Friendly
Wood is a renewable resource and easily attainable. When you burn wood, it has the same reaction it would in your fireplace or on an open flame – it gives off heat, water, and CO2. Nothing “extra” is emitted into the atmosphere. Wood is purchased locally thus making it a very sustainable choice as well.
Other heating sources, such as coal and gas, have to be extracted from the ground and processed before they can be used. And they usually are not found locally.
Wood Heat is Economically Friendly
Wood heat is a low-cost heat. It costs less per BTU than other fuels or electricity. However, wood stoves are most efficient when you use kiln-dried firewood.Premier Firewood Company’s kiln dried firewood consists of 100% mixed hardwoods and gives you up to 35% more heat output than seasoned wood, giving you more bang for your buck. Another reason it cuts cost is due to zoned heating. Unlike oil and propane heat, you can easily heat one area of your home and leave unused rooms cooler.
Wood Heat is Always Available
When the rest of your neighborhood is without power during a storm, know that you will be safe and warm with a wood stove. Wood stoves allow you to heat your home and cook food when there is no power. Heating with a wood stove can give you a sense of security and independence unlike any other heat source. Without having to rely on a heat source that requires power, you can be sure your family and home remain cozy and comfortable during the harshest winter months.
Wood Heat is Beautiful
Today, wood stoves are designed with beauty in mind and can be designed to be the focal point of a room. They also provide more comfort than other heating sources. There is no romantic way to cuddle up next to a heating duct or propane tank. Nothing is better than curling up next to a warm, wood stove with a cup of cocoa on a cold, snowy day.
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