As we begin to enter the season of cold gradually, we have to prepare diligently for what is to come. We know how winter gets. You just can’t over-prepare for it. However, having a heating system in place is going to save you a lot. It begs the question, though—what’s the best heating system to plan for? A wood stove or an electric heat?
In this article, I’m going to show you some of the significant benefits of having a wood stove in place in your house in preparation for winter. Below are the benefits
1. It’s a great decoration tool
A wood stove is a fantastic tool for decoration. It can even make for a beautiful centerpiece when everyone is at home at night. It comes in different shapes, sizes, colors, and designs. You only have to be careful not to let the kids near it because it is made of metal, which can be hazardous if touched.
2. It produces more heat
Compared to electric heat, a wood stove provides more heat. It is even more impressive because you can control how much heat you want to get by throwing more wood into the fire.
3. It saves you more money
Using electric heat means you have to increase your light bill. Wood stoves help you reduce cost while still giving you more heat. This is, in fact, the main reason why so many people choose wood stoves. Although you might need electric heat in smaller rooms, having a wood stove in your main living room is going to be an excellent investment.
4. Environmentally friendly
Wood burning stoves are carbon neutral. This is because they give off carbon dioxide when burnt, but the amount of carbon dioxide that they give off is the same amount that the trees take in to release oxygen into the air.
If you think about it, wood burning doesn’t leave any excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. To ensure that you don’t have a smoke-filled house, wood stoves have an opening that can be connected to your chimney to take the smoke outside.
5. Fun for the family
It’s a fantastic time when everyone can simply sit around the fire and tell beautiful stories, especially on snowy nights. It gives you that camping feel. Another awesome thing about wood stoves is that you can have an outdoor (backyard) camp with your family and friends.
Although electricity may be stable when the weather is good, terrible snowy and rainy weather can result in power loss. When this happens, your electric heat goes off, and the terrible cold visits your home.
Having a good wood stove in place will save you the stress of covering ten blankets whenever the power goes out.
Having an electric heater in place can be a good idea, but nothing beats a good old wood stove that only needs wood and gives your home a more homely ambiance and comfort.