Heating Efficiently with Wood
Jun 17th 2020
No other heating source comes close to comparing to the beauty, warmth, and efficiency of a wood burning fire. Heating with wood is already a savvy way to save money on home heating costs however, there are tricks and trades to making your wood heating appliance even more fuel and cost efficient.
Different species of firewood produce different heat values and play a big role in how efficiently a wood burning appliance operates. Dry, well seasoned, hardwoods burn the hottest with less smoke, and contain the least amount of moisture so they produce less creosote deposits. A low temperature fire and soft woods that are full of moisture will produce condensation in the venting system and allow creosote to build up on the interior of the chimney causing draft problems and other issues that can interfere with the efficiency of your heating appliance.
Blower fans, motors, and grate heaters are a great way to make your wood heating appliance operate more efficiently. These items are designed to draw room temperature air into the firebox where it is heated and then returned into the room. The fan will push heat throughout the home to heat a larger area in a short amount of time. Blowers, motors, and grate heaters not only increase efficiency, They also maintain the aesthetics of your fireplace.
Glass doors are an economical, decorative way to boost wood stove and fireplace efficiency. When left open in the winter, warm air escapes up the chimney and in the summer conditioned air is also lost.Glass doors minimize air loss in both cases and save you money. Aside from an economical and efficiency stand point, glass doors will allow you to enjoy beautiful flame presentation as well as monitor the fire for refueling.
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