Once thought to be old fashioned or exclusively for use in log cabins, wood burning stoves have begun to gain popularity in recent years. Now more modern and efficient than ever before, more and more homeowners are opting to install wood stoves in their homes. Wood stoves can create a warm and welcoming ambiance while also providing enough heat for a single room or your entire house. However, many believe that unless they have an existing stove or fireplace they cannot have one installed in their homes.
Even if you don’t have an existing fireplace, there are ways to get a stove installed! It is possible to have a stove installed without going through the major construction involved with creating a chimney. Free standing wood stoves can offer many of the same benefits as other stoves without the hassle and expense of building a chimney.
About free standing wood stoves
In the past, many homeowners were prevented from using wood stoves in their homes without an existing fireplace due to the high cost of building a chimney. However, modern advances in the fireplace industry have led to the creation of free standing wood stoves.
Free standing wood stoves allow you to put the heat where you want it without being restricted by the location of your chimney. Not only does this save you money for the construction of a new chimney, but it also allows you to save for years to come on chimney sweepings and inspections! Likewise, this also allows you to install a new stove regardless of the condition of your existing chimney.
Benefits of wood stoves
There are a number of benefits to installing a wood stove in your home. Whether you use it as a supplemental heater or as your home’s primary heat source, a wood stove can create a welcoming atmosphere in both rustic and modern spaces. Unlike their older counterparts, modern wood stoves are extremely efficient and environmentally friendly heating appliances. Many free standing wood stoves have earned their EPA certification for the minimal amounts of particulate emissions and smoke they create. Likewise, because wood is a renewable resource using a wood burning stove is considered a more “green” heating option that burning fossil fuels such as gas.
Wood stoves are also an excellent way to keep your family warm and fed during power outages. Because they do not require utilities to operate, your wood stove can run as long as you have firewood. This also means that you are not at the mercy of the utility company during peak energy use times. Likewise, as many free standing stoves are also equipped with cook tops they can be used as an alternative cooking source in case the power goes out.
Installing a new stove in your home has never been easier, even if you don’t have an existing chimney. Contact Magic Broom today to learn about how a free standing wood stove can benefit you and your family!