Even not knowing what they were it’s likely you have seen more than one woodstove in your life. They have been heating homes since the 16th century! They can They can be used as a primary or backup heating source, and some people even use them for cooking.
There are a lot of reasons why wood stoves are a great choice. They are an efficient and affordable way to heat your home but also they are stylish: they add warmth and charm to you home.
Also, some classical models have retro vibes that can evoke memories of another era. Its unique mix of rustic appeal and modern designs blends perfectly with new contemporary styles.
And it’s cheaper wood is a more economical alternative when it comes about fuels and not only economical but easy to access, you can find firewood about anywhere and reliable: you can use your stove also during a power outage, you don’t need electricity to run your stove.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE BUYING A WOOD STOVE
When talking about wood stoves the most common terms used are “performance” or “heating volume.” But what do those terms actually mean?
THE PERFORMANCE OF A WOOD STOVE
When we say that the eco-design wood stoves have an efficiency from 75% it means you can use from 75% of the heat capacity the wood used.
For example, the INCA WALL model stove has an efficiency of 77%. This means that 77% of the heat produced by the wood stove will heat your home which is a greater benefit compared to traditional stoves whose only achieve 15-30% efficiency.
WHAT SURFACE AREA DOES A WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE HEAT?
Is very important to keep in mind the heating volume when choosing the model because it refers to that space that the wood stove can heat.
Wood stoves usually come in three sizes: small, medium and large. If you get a stove that is too small, your home will probably not reach the desired temperature. Therefore, you should find out beforehand what type of model you need by following these simple steps:
First, measure the length and width of the surface you want to heat.
Then multiply the length by the width. If your living space is less than 140 square meters, a small stove would be a good choice for your home.
If your living space is 140 to 200 square meters, consider purchasing a medium wood stove.
Any space larger than 200 square meters will need a large stove size.
Just remember, a wood stove with a venting system will not heat additional square footage. However, it will help heat the surface of your home more quickly.
How do I choose the right wood stove for my home?
When choosing the right wood stove for your home we must consider the size of the room you want to heat and the energy efficiency of the stove.
What are the advantages of using a wood stove?
Wood stoves are a natural and renewable source of heat, and wood is a renewable and sustainable source of energy when managed properly.
Another advantage is that they can be an efficient way to heat your home, as high-performance wood stoves are designed to maximize energy efficiency.
On the other hand, they help reduce heating costs in your home. Also, wood stoves can be a cozy addition to your home.
What type of wood is best to use in a wood stove?
You must only use dry wood with a moisture content of less than 20%, and should be non-resinous. Damp firewood can create creosote buildup and produce incomplete combustion.
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