Buying a new woodstove
Before going out to purchase a new woodstove some calculations are necessary.
Look around the home to be heated. Determine the size of room where the stove will be used. Take into consideration whether the stove will be heating the entire home or just a portion, and how hard the stove will have to work to do its job. This helps to determine the size of the stove to be purchased. Also, windows must be taken into consideration. More windows means the stove will work harder to heat the house if the windows aren't new or efficient.
Where will the stove be in relation to the rest of the home and where will the chimney be?
Inquire as to economical stoves that burn less wood are certified clean burning for less risk of chimney fires.
Types of Fireplaces
Fireplaces are made in many different types. There are traditional fireplaces that are built in to the home right into the wall. These fireplaces have a hearth and a masonry chimney. read more
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