The Advantages Of A Wood Burning Stove

When the weather turns cold outside, one of the first things we think about is staying warm. A wood burning stove can do just that for you and your family.

While there are many ways of heating your home, gas and electric being two of the most common, a wood burning stove or fireplace has many advantages over both of them. Here is a look at a few of the ways that a wood burning stove can make for a great heating option.

1. Cost

Gas heat is expensive to say the least. And it just keeps getting higher each year. The same can be said for electricity.

Wood on the other hand is much less expensive. At a cost of $ 150 a cord, using 3 cords a season is only $ 450. You certainly can not heat your home for a winter season like that with gas.

2. No Electricity

With a wood burning stove you do not have to worry about no heat during a power outage in a winter storm. You'll stay warm and safe instead.

3. Safety

Gas, and gas lines, always presents a risk of leaking or even blowing up. That will never be an issue with a wood burning stove.

4. Atmosphere

Let's face it; there is nothing warm and inviting with a gas or electric furnace. On the other hand, a wood stove or fireplace is relaxing and peaceful. It is a conversation piece as well and everyone enjoys it.

It is for these reasons amongst others that make a wood burning stove the perfect way to heat your home this winter.