Getting The Most Out Of Your Wood Stove

Getting the Most Out of Your Wood Stove

Wood StoveDoes your wood stove give you enough heat? Are you using the right kind of wood to burn?  Aside from using it as a source of heat, can it also be used for other things? Is it safe? These are just some of many questions a wise wood stove owner would start asking once he or she gets a wood stove installed in the home. But the more important question is this: Are you getting the most out of your wood stove?

Here at Pozzi Chimney Sweep, Inc., we want to talk to you about how you can best utilize your wood stove and basically answer all the frequently asked questions above. Rest assured that not only did you make a great choice by having a wood stove installed but you’ll also save you a lot of money.

To start with, wood stoves give supplemental heat in the home using firewood. There are two kinds of firewood you can burn, softwood and hardwood, which need to be properly seasoned for at least six months up to two years.

Wood stoves also come in different variations. There are those manufactured to have a space on top where you can cook easy-to-eat breakfast meals like bacon and eggs. You can also use it to boil water. Some even have an oven. Some are just simple enough to give just the right amount of crackle and heat in the home. These are also easy to clean. After burning the wood, you can collect the residue put it in a container and safely put it outside for disposal.

Also, it can endure the toughest season — winter. As long as there are no damages or problems occurring inside the chimney and the wood stove itself, it’s absolutely ready for the freezing temperatures.

Lastly, it is safe. There are screens to cover it and doors to close the wood stove so that the wood used does not go into the living room and start a fire. It is properly connected to chimney flues which lead the smoke outside safely and efficiently. So it’s also necessary to make sure that your chimney is annually inspected and cleaned to avoid accidents or hazards in the home.

You’ll be getting the most out of your wood stove if it is functioning well and it gives enough heat inside the home. Leave that to us. We can and will absolutely help you in maintaining your wood stove.