5 Advantages of Owning a Wood Stove (and How to Pick the Perfect One!)

5 Advantages of Owning a Wood Stove (and How to Pick the Perfect One!)

Did you know that 98% of Americans prefer to cook meals at home rather than eating out?

If you want to add a rustic touch to your home, then building or purchasing an outdoor wood stove is the way. Here are some of the benefits that come with installing one in your kitchen and outside:

1. They're Aesthetically Pleasing

One advantage of wood stoves is that they are aesthetically pleasing. They provide the lovely image of a confined, cozy fire as well as activating other senses, such as smell and sound. For many people who prefer to live in an eco-conscious way, this means being able to enjoy these pleasures without having any negative effects on their environment or budget!

This aesthetic isn't just wonderful for its own sake. Studies show that sitting by a fire reduces blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular problems. This makes it a good investment in both the short and long term!

2. They're Perfect for Cooking

Wood stoves are often confused with fireplaces, but they're so much more than just a pretty fireplace! They can be used for cooking too- the stovetop is perfect for steaming up your favorite dishes.

No matter what room you choose to put your wood stove in, you can heat up your favorite soups, pasta dishes, and more. Essentially, the appliance is a 2-in-1 item that can fulfill many purposes. This makes it much cheaper than having both a fireplace and a stove, particularly because the stove is likely to increase the gas or energy bill!

3. They Provide Warmth and Comfort

There is no shame in installing a wood stove anywhere you want to. In fact, some people feel it's the primary function of one; providing warmth and comfort for as long as possible during cold nights without having to worry about falling asleep nearby due to safety concerns. With installation comes convenience too!

You can cook on your new indoor fireplace if need be with ease while also enjoying all its other features such as reading or TV time right by it when desired thanks to placement versatility options.

They operate on the idea of radiant heat, which means that they release heat from each side of it. This distributes warmth quickly and evenly throughout your space and makes you comfortable much more quickly than heating through your HVAC vents would.

4. They're Environmental and Economical

The way many homes and businesses cook food is not environmentally sustainable: most use gas, which harms the atmosphere. In comparison to this method for cooking, wood is a carbon-neutral resource--harvesting from dead or dying trees doesn't inflict extreme environmental damage on forests that shield against climate change with their consumption of CO2.

5. They're Easily Portable

For all of you who love camping, firing up a campfire, or hosting an outdoor barbecue on summer nights; get ready for the next best thing. Wood stoves are durable and perfect for these occasions because they give off heat while cooking food with ease.

You don't have to worry about us getting cold this winter since we can bring our wood stove indoors too!

So, How Can You Choose a Wood Stove?

All of our wood stoves are freestanding, so choosing the right model really comes down to size and preference.

If you want your space to warm up a lot (or simply are putting your appliance in a larger room), you likely will want a larger wood stove. If you have one that's too small, you're going to be forced to huddle right next to it to feel some amount of comfort. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does get old after a while if you don't have the option to swap positions while keeping it warm.

If you want to use your stove as a heat source, its size might not matter. However, if you consider that the more surface space on top of the oven is better for cooking with pans and pots in different directions than just one way at once, then it's best to purchase an appliance that offers more room up-top.

It'll also be important come time for decorating; some stoves are perfectly circular boxes while others have much rounder edges--the ones closer to organic shapes will look nicer when paired against heavy antique furniture characterized by predominantly natural lines.

Assess the overall vibe of your space and pick whatever you want to fit!

Cook Up Some Comfort

While a wood stove requires a bit of maintenance, it's more than worth the benefits that you get once you have one installed.

Now that you know the benefits of owning a wood-burning stove, it's time to get the perfect model for your home. Contact us with any remaining questions that you may have about our line of wood stoves. Our experts are happy to help you select the perfect option for your home so that you can feel warm and cozy this winter!

Nov 12th 2020 DFO

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