We all know that there are many benefits to installing a wood stove in your home. Today’s stove designs make it possible to enjoy the light of the fire while also enjoying the warmth. It’s like having the ambiance of a fireplace with the warmth of a wood burning stove; the best of both worlds. Here are the top eight benefits of installing a wood stove.
Increased Home Value: A wood stove can add up to $2,000 to your home’s value. That’s a nice little chunk when it comes time to sell the house.
Energy Savings: Many homeowners use a wood stove to supplement the heat their heat pump creates during the winter. Heat supplementation reduces energy bills over time.
Off-Grid Potential: You may choose to use your wood stove as your only form of heat and use other methods to generate power for your home, such as solar or wind. Technological advances in energy have made it possible for homeowners to enjoy living in populated areas while living off the grid.
Eco Friendly: Wood is a sustainable resource, and wood leaves absolutely no carbon footprint, making it carbon neutral. If everyone planted a tree for each tree they used, our forests would not suffer the consequences of our warmth as much. Many nonprofit organizations plant trees to replace the one that are cut for heat during winter. If you’re unable to plant trees to replace those you use, consider donating to a nonprofit that will plant them in the appropriate places for you.
Romantic Evenings: Many couples enjoy a nice romantic evening by the fireplace with a glass of wine and maybe a good movie. Now you can achieve that same romantic ambiance with some of the more modern wood stove styles with glass doors.
Warm Nights: The heat produced by a wood stove is warmer and dryer than heat produced by a heat pump. You will be able to enjoy several hours of uninterrupted sleep with a high efficiency wood stove.
Backup Heat: We all know that the power goes out occasionally during winter, due to heavy snow storms. Stay warm this winter by installing a high efficiency wood stove and stocking up on a good amount of wood.
Food Preparation: Power outages also make it difficult to prepare food that you would normally cook. A wood stove allows the ability to use a skillet, pots and pans, and even a Dutch oven to prepare food while the power is out. Don’t worry about everything in the refrigerator and freezer spoiling; cook it as needed.
A wood stove is a wonderful way to add warmth and a nice romantic ambiance to any room in your home. Please keep in mind that your chimney and flue need to be inspected and cleaned at least once per year, even when you follow best-burning procedures.