Wood burning stoves are a popular choice for home heating, offering a number of benefits over other heating systems. They’re extremely eco-friendly, cost-effective and extremely reliable. Add to this that they create a beautiful ambience to any interior and it’s not difficult to see why they’re so popular in UK households. Here are some of the key benefits of a wood burning stove:
Eco-Friendly Heating: A Sustainable Choice
Wood burning stoves utilise a renewable and carbon-neutral energy source: wood. Wood is a biomass fuel that is produced by trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they grow. The carbon dioxide is released back into the atmosphere when wood is burned to complete the carbon cycle.
Wood burning stoves produce less pollution and are more efficient than open fireplaces. Modern Eco Design wood burning stoves are equipped with features that help to reduce emissions, such as secondary combustion chambers and catalytic converters.
Cost-Effective Heating Solution
One of the key benefits of a wood burning stove is that they can significantly reduce home heating costs – especially in areas with easy access to firewood. Although the cost of firewood varies depending on the region it is typically much cheaper than fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
Wood burning stoves also provide an independent heating source, which means that you are not reliant on fluctuating energy prices. This can be a major advantage in areas where energy prices are volatile.
Efficient Heat Output & Distribution
Modern Eco Design wood burning stoves are highly efficient, meaning that they produce a lot of heat for the amount of wood that they burn. This makes them a good option for heating large areas.
Wood stoves can also provide radiant and convective heat. Radiant heat is emitted directly from the fire, while convection stoves have a double skin creating an air gap, the air in this gap heats up and is pushed out into the room by natural convection. This combination of heat types provides a comfortable and consistent level of warmth throughout the home.
Ambience & Aesthetics
Wood burning stoves can add a touch of warmth and charm to any home. The sight and sound of a crackling fire can be very soothing and relaxing and wood stoves are a beautiful addition to any room. You can find one that fits your home’s décor as there are many different styles of wood stoves available.
Energy Independence & Reliability
Wood burning stoves provide a reliable source of heat at all times because they do not require electricity to operate. Stoves are great as a backup heating option in case your primary heating system fails. Wood burning stoves are a great partner to modern air and ground source heating systems, a wood burner can be used to react to sudden drops in weather temperatures. You’ll never be cold again with a wood burning stove!
Choose Beautiful Wood Burning Stoves Today
As we can see, wood burning stoves offer a number of benefits over other heating systems. They are eco-friendly, cost-effective, efficient, and can add ambiance and value to your home.
If you are looking for sustainable home heating, why not choose Iron and Wood today? We offer a wide range of beautiful traditional, contemporary and double sided stoves.
Contact Iron and Wood today to find out more.