One of my favorite heating devices is certainly the wood stove. The power and area warmed up is unrivaled in my opinion. Unlike the olden days, where you had to keep collecting firewood to keep a fire going, you can simply stock up down your local hardware store. Usually that will last a good couple of months, but that will be dependent on usage.
The only downside of going for a wood burning stove is that you need to ensure your product is compliant with state efficiency requirements, which is usually 75%. Outside that, you have a lot of freedom in choice. Most modern units comes meeting that percentage anyway.
The BTU output gives you an indication of how powerful and how far the heat goes for the firebox. If you compare them to smaller, portable space heaters, the difference is huge. Which is one of the reasons they are fast becoming one of the favored ways of heating up your household.
However, with the extra power comes some extra considerations. First of all, the maintenance tens to be more extensive, and the additional wood that needs to be collected each month can often be seen as a hassle to many. Second of all, if it’s a indoor style stove, you will need to make sure the correct ventilation is installed within the room you’re planning to install it. Always read the instruction manual before you decide to buy, and make sure you have the requirements built in. This step is important as you are ensuring you are kept out of harmful gasses way. Then you will need to check state regulations with regards to pollution output.
Overall though, the best rated wood stoves tend to do their job very well. Reading reviews on warmhomeguide.com could be a great place to start if you’re new, as their buying guides tend to cover a whole lot more than the basics. They tend to tall you through various meanings and how each stove can be used effectively within the household.
Keep in mind, you can expect to pay quite a bit more than several other style heating appliances due to the heavier output. So, in some cases, they are not well suited for those with a lower than average budget.