Wood-burning stoves have got a lot of press in recent times. This is primarily because traditional ways of heating the home are increasing in price, and their inefficiency and negative impact on the environment are more notorious. But are wood-burning stoves all they’re fired up to be? It’s time to explode a few myths.
You don’t need a pre-existing chimney. Because wood burners produce smoke, although there are smokeless options available, it’s essential that the smoke has somewhere to go. Essentially, you do need some kind of chimney. However, if you don’t have a pre-existing chimney you can install a chimney flue, which is less expensive but does the job.
Where there’s smoke there’s not necessarily CO2. What we mean here is that although a wood burner does produce carbon dioxide when it burns wood, carbon output is counterbalanced because when the trees that you’re burning where alive they absorbed exactly the amount of CO2 that’s being produced. This makes wood burners truly carbon neutral.
On a more simple level, many people don’t want a wood burner because they think it looks to rustic, even old fashioned. In reality, there are a wide range of designs, many of which will fit nicely into a modern interior. Manufacturers are waking up to the fact that wood-burners can meet many modern predilections.
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