With energy prices being so high, people are continually looking for more efficient ways to heat their homes. If you’re considering making a purchase of a wood burning stove for your home, here’s what you need to consider ensuring that you end up with the perfect match for your needs:
How to Pick A Wood Burning Stove For Your Home
First off you’ll most likely have a primary reason why you want to purchase a wood burning stove. Perhaps it’s because one particular room is very cold in the winter. Alternatively you may just want some eye candy to brighten up the décor.
If it’s because you want to heat up the room, then consider whether it’s just for the room or for the entire house. You’ll need to measure up the area that you want to be heated so that you can get the right stove for the space. Also measure where you will put the stove so that there is enough room for the installation.
Now that you’ve got the measurements of the area that needs heating, head over to this stove output calculator so that you can understand what BTUs (British Thermal Units) you need the stove to produce in order to heat your home.
Now is the fun part. It’s time to browse the wood burning stoves to find the one that you feel will match the room. There are many models to choose from including the more traditional looking, the double-sided and the multi-fuel models. Here at Leeds Stove Centre we pride ourselves on being helpful to customers and will answer any questions that you have.
The last point that you’ll need to consider is whether your region is listed as a ‘smokeless area’. It’s these areas that will put a limit on what type of fuel you can burn in your stove. If you are unclear whether your home is located in one of these smoke controlled zones then you can call your local environmental department and ask them.
Although we haven’t covered everything here about buying, you’ll have a much clearer idea to get started with your research and shopping. Also, take your time to browse through our other stove blog posts that will provide you with further information on what you need to know in order to make your mind up.
Come back and let us know how you get on.