Wood Stoves vs. Gas Stoves

With cold weather approaching fast, perhaps it's time to consider your home's heating options. If you're keen on installing a wood or gas heat stove, you must consider various characteristics so you can make an informed choice. Remember, various differences exist between the two kinds of stoves but understanding the difference in heating efficiency and combustion is helpful in identifying the most beneficial stove. If you wish to fit a new stove or upgrade the existing one, our professionals will enlighten you on our heating stoves so you can establish the one that suits you best. Our comprehensive guide will help you make the right choice.

Aesthetics and Ambiance

When it comes to entertaining friends and cozying up with your favorite book, nothing sets the tone more than a smoldering fire. Our wood heat stoves offer a rustic smell and crackling sound that will immediately inject character into your home, giving your room a warm and welcoming feel. Over time, gas heating stoves have undergone developments, resulting in more realistic flames. The new genuine logs make these stoves resemble the actual thing for a general lifelike glow without being messy.

Energy Efficiency

Gas Heating StovesWe live in climate-conscious times, so the focus has moved onto energy efficiency when it comes to household appliances and how they can save money and enhance green credentials. In spite of the conventional aesthetics of a wood-burning fire, in comparison to gas stoves, they perform poorly when it comes to energy efficiency.

Actually, gas is the cheapest energy form, so selecting a high-efficiency gas fire will decrease running costs and heating bills, and heating the whole room. When you compare this with wood burning as an option of energy supply, gas is more than 90% cheaper.

Maintenance

During operation, wood heating stoves produce smoke and dirt from the firewood, which will need regular cleaning. In some instances, chimney maintenance is necessary to prevent an accumulation of chemicals or soot, which could become hazardous. You'll discover the general maintenance of the burner is also necessary. On the other hand, the design of gas stoves implies that you don't need to worry about cleaning any remaining ash or smoke, making them a low maintenance choice. Their flame effect implies that actual burning doesn't take place during use. Therefore, all we recommend is a yearly service to maintain efficiency and safety.

Safety

This consideration is important in all households, particularly when it comes to potentially dangerous appliances. A gas stove doesn't emit particles and fumes into the atmosphere during operation, making it a safer choice. Moreover, the absence of a real flame and sparks in a gas stove produces a more controlled environment, which is especially significant for homes with pets and young children.

Cost and Convenience

Both gas stoves and wood burners provide convenient ways of heating up our homes, giving immediate heat for affordable costs. The freestanding appliances have a flue system, so the external release of gases can take place through a current chimney or directly through an exterior wall. This implies that you can install them virtually anywhere in your home, depending on your prerequisites. The running and installation costs related to gas stoves make them popular if you're seeking an effective and affordable source of heat. Unlike wood burners, gas stoves provide the option of modifying the heat at the touch of a button. Therefore, you only pay for the energy you need.

Different Kinds of Stoves

Stoves are available in various fuel types including wood, gas, and pellet. Pellet and wood stoves are excellent for the environment and the home since they're renewable sources. If you own a reasonable amount of space or land on your property, wood stoves would be ideal because you'll need to store wood that will last an entire season. Gas stoves are available in vent free and direct vent options although the latter aren't permitted in some states. Nevertheless, gas stoves are an excellent option because they require less maintenance. Fortunately, our wide range of stoves is available in various sizes to suit your home's square footage. Medium and small stoves are suitable for cozier cottages or homes, for the goal of zone heating rooms, enabling you to turn down the furnace. Huge stoves, on the other hand, are excellent for huge open concept houses where you can put the stove in the home's main area. They're powerful enough to heat the entire home, eradicating the high bills and the need for a furnace. Numerous kinds of stoves exist in the market, so it's important you choose the best one depending on your needs.  

October 22, 2018
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