For thousands of years, wood has been used both for warmth and for cooking, and classic wood stoves are making a big comeback. Usually produced with a perforated combustion chamber and chimney exhaust to bring fresh air into the room and efficiently produce heat, some of the newer models even come with cooking features. In an age of fuel shortages and high prices, cooking and heating at the same time is an appealing option. To make these options even more desirable, newer stoves are being designed with an emphasis on aesthetics, in addition to function. Furthermore, they are created to use multiple fuel sources and reduce reliance on traditional resources, saving money while adding charm and comfort.
WOOD BURNING STOVES
For centuries, wood has been the primary source of heating fuel. Not only has it been readily available in the past, but it, also, puts out a lot of heat. Wood-burning stoves, usually constructed of solid metal, are built with adjustable air flow controls and burn both soft and hard woods with similar results. However, in new stove installations, dry wood should always be used. Because moisture-rich logs leave deposits that can cause chimney fires, using un-dried wood is a significant safety hazard.
Over the past few years, innovative wood stoves that burn a variety of fuels, such as compacted charcoal, wood pellets, wood logs, and even corn kernels, have become increasingly popular. Not only does using these substances help to eliminate dependence on gas, oil, or electricity; but it has the potential to drastically reduce utility bills. Besides, wood stoves have become stylish, as well as functional, designs.
With the rising cost of living and increased emphasis on eco-friendly living, using wood stoves can be both a trendy and practical alternative. Good ideas never ever go out of style.