5 Reasons To Invest In A Wood Stove
If you can’t decide what fuel type to choose for heating your home, wood-burning is a great option and here’s why.
1. Energy Costs On The Rise
With many recent increases in costs for natural gas, oil, and electricity in the United States, wood is the best option for cutting costs and also providing great heat in your home.
In 2022 alone the current cost of energy went up to 7.5% in the United States. By adding a wood stove, your energy bill will be cut significantly, because it takes less BTUs than oil, gas, or electric.
2. Efficiency & Heat Output
One of the biggest advantages of wood-burning stoves is the simple fact that they put off an exceptional amount of heat. Wood stoves perform on the principal of radiant heat, which heats an area quicker and more efficiently than warm air being blown through a home’s vent system. The powerful heat from a wood stove radiates from all sides of the unit as well as the top, sending warmth into each and every direction. Higher efficiency plus more heat, equals a happy family and essentially lower heating bills.
Our trusted brand Pacific Energy, is a clean-burning, easy to use, wood-stove brand that’s warrantied for a lifetime. They are the ultimate in wood heating comfort and performance.
Did you know that a wood-stove can actually be placed about anywhere in your home? As long as there is a way to run the vent pipe to the exterior of the house, you are good to go.
This means that you can zone-heat any room or area in the house! A few well-placed wood-burning stoves can easily replace an old central heating system.
3. Works During Power Outages
We all know that horrible feeling when the electric all-of-the-sudden goes out in our homes. Especially when it is the late months of the winter season in Ohio and it’s cold. One of the first things that come to mind, is staying warm and also having light to see.
With a wood-stove, you can keep it going even when the power is out. This is where having lots of cut-wood on hand comes handy. Just grab more wood and place it in the wood-burner to keep the heat going in the house.
By choosing to have a dependable wood stove, you’ll stay warm around the clock, regardless of your home’s supply of gas or electricity.
4. Better For The Environment
Compared to using all the different fossil fuels for heating, wood is much more eco-friendly and better for our environment. All of Pacific Energy’s wood-stove are EPA Certified and fuel-tested, making them better for the environment.
Wood-stoves are actually considered “carbon neutral”, meaning that when they do burn, they don’t add any extra carbon dioxide to the environment. This is because in its natural state as a tree, wood absorbs carbon dioxide that’s in the atmosphere. During combustion, a balance is maintained.
5. Convenience of Cooking
A major overlooked benefit of owning a wood stove is the convenience of being able to cook on some of them. That’s right, various stoves come with a cook-top for heating and cooking all types of food.
For example, Pacific Energy’s Alderlea T6 LE stove, is crafted for maximum heating capacity, with Extended Burn Technology (EBT) for all-night burn times, and features a family-sized cooktop!
With some practice in temperature adjustment and cookware placement, you’ll find that the top surface of your wood stove is perfect for cooking and warming an endless variety of foods and meals.
These are just a few of the many reasons we even suggest investing in a wood stove. With many different heating options available, this is one we prefer in 2023 and find it a lot more efficient overall.
If you are unsure what unit you want installed, in the article “9 Amazing Heating Options For You“, we have recommended a few. Lastly, with Fall slowly approaching, make sure you’re living area and fireplace décor is up to par.
Read the “10 Fireplace Décor Ideas For Fall“, and see how nice you can decorate your fireplace for the autumn season!