A wood burning stove is simply a home appliance that is used to heat the home (or rooms in a home). It is usually made of a metal such as cast iron or steel and generates heat by burning wood fuel in an enclosed fire chamber.
They can be placed in most rooms of a house and need to allow fumes and gases to be drawn away from the room and out through a chimney or flue.
Wood burners have been around for many years but have risen in popularity in recent times.
So, what are the benefits of wood burning stoves?
Very effective Heat Output
One of the most desirable features and benefits of a wood burner is the heat output it provides. A wood burning stove provides a powerful heat source for your home, meaning that the room gets warm quickly and effectively.
There are wood burners available in a range of sizes and with varying energy output levels, so you can choose a model that is appropriate for the size of your home or the room that it will be used in.
Unique and stylish
As well as giving you a wonderful source of heat which is ideal during those colder months, wood burning stoves also look great. When you add one to your room, you’ll find that the wood burner becomes a new focal point, adding character and style to the living space.
Whether it’s in use or not, the burner will look great in any room. With styles ranging from classic to contemporary, there are plenty of options available for you to buy a wood burning stove which matches the décor of your home.
When it’s cold and miserable outside, many people love to get snug in the comfort of their own home. A wood burning stove is a great way to provide this homely ambience, with its combination of cosy heat and also the visual impact of roaring flames dancing in the room.
Whether it’s to spend quality family time together, or even if you live alone, a wood burner can really make your house feel more homely.
As a heat source, wood burning stoves are very energy efficient. While an open fireplace is around 20-25% efficient, a wood burner can be as much as 80% efficient.