The Benefits of Installing a Stove in Your Home
Romantic visions of the past often include a family gathered around a wood-burning stove, talking and telling stories or simply basking in the warm glow. Wood-burning stoves are anything but a relic of the past however, as their installation and use is on the rise. The simple truth is that they have a timeless aesthetic appeal, and are surprisingly functional when compared to their modern cousins.
Wood-burning stoves are often considered a design element. They are distinctive and stylish, and instantly raise the tone of a room, while at the same time creating a warm and welcoming mood. They are often used as the centrepiece of a living room or kitchen.
People instinctively gather around a wood-burning stove, but the same cannot be said of an electric or gas-burning model. The sound of the crackling wood, the collapse of the logs and the warm and natural glow create a rustic mood that simply cannot be matched.
Stunning Design With Real Benefits To Your Home
The quality of light from a wood-burning stove is different from artificial light as well. Designers often use rosy-hued lights to try and replicate firelight, and impart a feeling of warmth and peace. With a wood-burning stove, you will enjoy this atmosphere by default. A dimly lit room with the embers of a fire dying down in one corner is a profoundly peaceful place, perfect for curling up with a book or relaxing in the evening.
The best thing about using a wood-burning stove to heat your house is that it is actually cheaper than gas or electricity. Installing a wood-burning stove can dramatically decrease your utility bills, and the source of the heat will be centred in the areas you use the most, ensuring that you aren't blasting warm air into an unused storage room.
The prices of gas and electricity have soared in recent years, but the price of wood has remained low. Joineries will even give away waste wood for free, or you can gather dead wood on excursions through the countryside.
A wood-burning stove is also a sustainable option, and reduces your carbon footprint. Fossil fuels are rapidly being depleted, whereas wood is a renewable resource, and the CO2 being released by burning wood is absorbed by new trees that replace the ones that were cut down.
If you would like to benefit from the installation of a wood burning stove firsthand, get in touch with us here at Opulence Stoves on 01284 768542 or using our online contact form to found out more about our stunning selection.