Benefits of Having a Stove in Your Home

Written by Henry Young. Posted in Home & Garden

 

In Yorkshire, thousands of people have had stoves installed. It is safe to say that this is their favourite amenity. One might wonder why the British insist on having a fireplace in their homes in the first place. If you are really asking yourself this, then you have never set foot in a UK home. Yorkshire is not cold only in the winter. The weather on the island is cold all year round, so having a heating appliance nearby is helpful. Stoves Yorkshire are the most efficient types of heating appliances, no matter what central heating system the home has. They offer great efficiency as well as control, so it is not difficult to understand why stoves are a hot topic in the UK. You live in Yorkshire and you have seen just how much stoves have risen in popularity. You spend most of your free time in the room, yet it has never crossed your mind to have a heating appliance installed. If you are on the fence about having a fireplace in your home, read on to learn about the benefits that one brings. You might just be surprised.

Benefits of having a stove in your home

· Cosy fire that does not pollute

 If you spend more time indoors than you spend outdoors, chances are that you are an introverted person. You are not fond of going out or making meaningless conversation. What you like is stay at home and read a good book. That when you are not catching up on your favourite shows. If you do not get out of the house very much, at least make sure that your home is warm and welcoming. Nothing makes your home cosier than a stove. The fire burning in the handsome stove will provide your home the warmth that it needs. Regardless of the type of heating appliance that you invest in, whether wood-burning or gas-powered, you will be able to enjoy a cosy fire. A fire is as relaxing as it is delightful. When you look at the flames, all your fears and worries disappear, literally. The great thing about Yorkshire stoves is that they do not pollute. New models are not like old ones, meaning that they do not release emissions. So, you can buy with confidence.

· Cut down on energy bills

Contrary to popular opinion, stoves do not increase energy bills. What these heating appliances do is help you cut down on your energy bills. How is this possible? Well, the explanation is simple: the bills are smaller than usual because the fireplace is efficient. By efficiency, it is understood that a stove des not consume a great deal of energy in order to warm the home. You can rest assured that a stove can decrease your energy bills. However, you have to pay attention to the fact that not all heating appliances are equal. When it comes to acquiring a stove, you have to do your homework. More precisely, see how much energy you have consumed lately and establish the volume of space that needs to be heated. This will give you a clue about the fireplace size that you need.

· Independence that comes from energy security

Energy independence is something that many homeowners strive to achieve. It is possible to attain energy security even if you live in the suburbs. The question now is how. By installing a stove. What have we been talking about all this time? A stove, fireplace, heating appliance (whatever you like to call it) offers you the unique opportunity to rely less upon heating companies. Basically, you take care of your home’s heating appetite. You have complete control over the fuel source and you decide how much to pay. The result is that you are able to take control of your energy future. While this will not happen overnight, with time you will be less and less dependent on heating companies.

Gas vs. wood-burning stoves: What is better?

After having read about the multiple benefits of having a stove in your home, you are sold on the idea. The only problem is that you cannot decide on the type of fireplace. You have done some online research and you have learned that the best options are gas and wood-burning stoves. If you want a positive experience from your heating appliance, you need to take into account both the pros and the cons.

Gas stove

A gas stove is a heating appliance that uses natural gas in heating. When you use such a fireplace, the gas gets into the stove from the main gas supply to the house. Then the gas is carried to the burner, being mixed with air inside the tube. This combination is released through the holes of the burner and the ignition is tuned on.

Pros: Gas stoves are largely considered efficient heating technologies. The clear winner in the efficiency competition is the gas stove.  You do not need a lot to get the fire going. What you will appreciate, besides efficiency, is the fact that you do not have to clean the fireplace. There is no mess and you do not have to worry about where you are going to deposit the logs. Gas fireplaces are easy to clean and to maintain.

Cons: Unfortunately, you will not become energy independent with a gas stove. Propane is expensive, so it does not really matter how little fuel the heating appliance uses. You are better off spending your hard-earned money on wood.

Wood-burning stove

A wood-burning stove is a fireplace that is able to burn wood fuel. To operate this traditional heating appliance, you have to pick the right fuel, in other words wood that provides a great deal of heat, and start the fire.

Pros: Wood is an environmentally-friendly resource that heats up your home. You can find sustainable fuel just about everywhere in Yorkshire. You just have to look hard enough. The natural flames will give your place a warmer feel. There is no experience like the one provided by a traditional fireplace

Cons: Cleaning up the ashes. Whether you burn wood or pellets, you have to clean up the residue quite frequently.