When the summer started, it was easy to put the cooler nights of winter out of your mind and focus on all the fun activities of summer. But now that it’s the beginning of August, it’s not so easy to put those thoughts of cooler weather out of your mind. If you’re remembering that you wanted a new heating source, a wood stove could be just the right option for you. And now is the perfect time to start researching so that you’ll be ready to cozy up in front of your new wood stove by the time the cool breezes of autumn start to blow!
What You Should Know About Wood Stoves
If you’re looking at alternate heating sources, wood stoves hold many benefits. First, and probably most importantly to many people, is the pure aesthetic value that a wood stove offers. It conjures up visions of cozy, romantic evenings cuddled up with the one you love in front of a crackling fire, or nights spent playing games with loved ones, warm from the heat of the glowing fire. Another benefit is that wood is a renewable natural resource. It feels great knowing that you can just go out and chop your own wood, season it, and store it until you’ll need it. But even if you don’t chop the wood yourself, logs for your wood stove shouldn’t be too hard to find, and they are relatively inexpensive as well. Wood sometimes gets a bad rap for having a negative impact on the environment, if proper techniques are used, this is not the case.
An important thing to remember with a wood stove, however, is that it’s important that your wood stove be properly vented. If you have a chimney, this is an ideal way to vent your new wood stove. It is important that the flue size matches the stove’s vent pipe size to make sure that the byproducts of your fire are being carried out and away from your living space.
Check Out Our Options
If you’re looking to buy a new wood stove, check out the inventory at Owens Chimney Systems. Whether you have a larger area or smaller area that you want heated, we have a stove to fit your needs. And wood stoves are no longer just serviceable; new styles of wood stoves add style and ambiance to any room. At Owens Chimney Systems, we want you to be completely satisfied with your choice of a stove, so we’ll spend all the time you need to help you look for just the right option for your home.
Remember, if you’re burning wood, it’s important to have your chimney inspected on an annual basis by a CSIA certified professional. That’s just one reason that Owens Chimney Systems is the chimney care company to call, whether you’re looking to install a new wood stove or to have your current system inspected.