Many homes have fireplaces that are seldom used because they are inefficient, they can be expensive to maintain, and they are messy. However, most of these issues can be eliminated by installing a woodburning stove as an insert into the fireplace. Here are three reasons for choosing a stove to install into a fireplace.
A woodburning stove provides more heat to your home because it burns more efficiently than an open fireplace. Stoves provide 75% to 80% efficiency when they burn so you will be comfortable when it is cold outside. On the other hand, open fireplaces often waste up to 90% of their heat because it goes up the chimney, leaving the room feeling cold despite having a roaring fire burning.
Stoves Are Long-Lasting
When you keep the stove maintained by cleaning out the ashes and removing soot residue from the glass and other areas, woodburning stoves in Hampshire can last 20 years or more. You should also schedule a professional technician to inspect and clean the stove and chimney once a year to make sure that it keeps operating efficiently. As the woodburning stove gets older, keep an eye out for cracks, holes, or other problems that may need to be repaired.
When you add a woodburning stove to a fireplace, you can give your home ambience. The look and smell of a woodburning fireplace can be romantic or it can create a cosy atmosphere on a winter’s night for you and your family. However, since it burns more efficiently, the stove provides the heat that you need to be warm while enjoying the appearance of the fire in your living or family room.
A woodburning fireplace can be easily installed in most open fireplaces, which allows you to enjoy the heat and ambience of a burning fire in your home.