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Advantages of Modern Wood Heating & Wood Stoves in Victorian Homes

Wood heating is well suited to Victorian homes, our homes were built to be heated by wood with many older – and newer – homes already installed with a wood fireplace. Wood is a readily available, sustainable and carbon-neutral resource. Heating your home with wood can be cost-effective as well as providing a warm and cosy atmosphere. So, whether you’re thinking about updating your fireplace or installing a new wood heater, here are the top advantages of wood heating in your Victorian home.

Cheaper to run than gas or electric heaters

Wood burners are notoriously cheaper to run than their gas or electric counterparts, especially for those with readily available wood, making them a great option for those on a budget. The initial cost of installation can be offset by the savings you’ll make on your energy bills in the long run.

Warmer and more comfortable

Nothing beats the warmth of a wood fire on a cold winter night. A wood fire heater not only provides more comfort than other types of heating, but it also helps to improve indoor air quality by circulating fresh, moist air. Modern flue systems also provide the ability to be fully insulated, and even take outside air for combustion, which is extremely important in the newer well insulated homes. As a more refined form of heating, wood heating will also add a touch of luxury and style to your home. Make chilly nights a thing of the past as you embrace the esse wood stove.

Easy to maintain and affordable 

Wood burners are simple to maintain and only require cleaning once a year. They are also far safer than other types of heating since there is no danger of gas leaks or electrical fires. Wood burner maintenance is still required, but the process is much less complicated. Another advantage of wood fire heaters is their low operating costs. You only need a supply of dry, seasoned wood to get started. You can even save money by reusing or sourcing your own wood.

Reduces your carbon footprint

When it comes to environmental friendliness, wood outperforms all other forms of heating. Most gas and electric heaters emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere, whereas wood-burning stoves are a completely renewable resource. Modern wood heaters are highly efficient and emit very little carbon dioxide, in contrast to gas and electric heaters, which emit large amounts of greenhouse gases. Indoor wood heaters burn slowly and evenly, producing less smoke and emitting fewer pollutants; you can even use recycled wood to fuel your fire.

Creates a cozy atmosphere

Nothing beats the crackle and aroma of a wood fire burning in the fireplace. A firewood stove can heat an entire room and is an extremely efficient way to heat a home. Wood stoves also create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making them ideal for any home, whether you’re planning a romantic evening with your special someone or entertaining guests. Unlike gas and electric heaters, which can create hot and cold spots, wood stoves distribute heat evenly throughout the room, allowing you to enjoy the temperature comfortably all night. Transform your space into a winter wonderland with the esse wood stove.

Hot and Cold Shop is a locally-owned and operated business that has been serving the Goulburn Valley and surrounding areas for over 30 years. We supply all of your heating, cooling, hot water, solar power and lifestyle requirements, as well as a wide range of other products for both residential and commercial applications. We love the warmth and ambience of a wood fire and we have a variety of styles and sizes available for both inbuilt and freestanding models. Contact us today to learn more about our wood heating options!

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