There are a variety of ways to heat your home, including central heating, electric fireplaces, and open fireplaces. But a high quality wood burning, or multi-fuel stove, is often the best and most effective option. We recently explored the advantages of using a stove, instead of an electric fire place, but why should you choose a wood-burning stove instead of an open fireplace? Well, here at JMS Wood Burning and Multi-Fuel Stoves, we are leading stove experts. From multi-fuel stoves, to wood-burning stoves, we have a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. And this is our guide to everything you should know about wood burning stoves compared to open fireplaces.
What are the top reasons to choose a wood-burning stove instead of an open fireplace?
There are a number of very good reasons to choose a wood-burning stove, instead of an open fire, for your property. These include:
- Maximum efficiency- a wood burning stove will increase heat efficiency in your home, directing 90% of heat, or more, into the room. In contrast, an open fire will lose around 25% of its heat, directly up the chimney. This can result in burning more fuel, and spending more time to achieve the heat or temperature you need. So a wood burning stove is definitely more efficient.
- Increased safety- a wood burning stove is designed to allow a safe controlled fire, and at night, you can relax in peace knowing that the door to the stove is closed, preventing any sparks or embers from reaching any flammable material. With an open fireplace, you do not have this peace of mind or security.
- Styles and designs- wood burning stoves are available in a range of styles and designs that are sure to suit any home, contemporary or traditional. An open fire place in contrast can look out of place in a contemporary setting.
For more information or advice, or to choose your new multi-fuel or wood burning stove, get in touch with the experts today, here at JMS Stoves.