Despite gas fires reining in popularity among homeowners, developers, and even in the hospitality industry, wood fires still have their appeal. With the newest technologies available to manufacturers, wood fires are more efficient than ever. At New Buck Chimney Services, we sell and install the best brands of wood-burning fireplaces, inserts, and stoves. Each has its own benefits and our technician can help you determine what is best for you. Since fireplaces, inserts, and stoves are also available in pellet and gas fuel types, it’s important to choose wisely. Despite all the advances made in manufacturing these products, there are still disadvantages to burning wood that may outweigh the benefits for some homeowners.
Benefits of Burning Wood
- Accessibility – Wood is a great fuel type for people with their own wooded property. If you have accessible wood either from your own land or a local supplier, then wood is a great fuel to burn all winter long. It’s even better if you also have the space to store your firewood until it is properly seasoned.
- Eco-Friendly – Your wood fire is environmentally-friendly, using a renewable resource and returning the byproducts (ashes/smoke) back to the environment. The high-efficiency products on the market today mean that the wood fires work better than ever while having less of a negative impact on the environment than ever before. High-efficiency wood stoves ensure the fuel burns completely, creating less ash, particulate pollution, and creosote than older appliances.
- High Heat Output – Your new wood appliance will use your wood better than ever before. High-efficiency appliances use as much heat as possible to heat the home with better temperature control.
- Variety of Styles – Manufacturers have perfected the technology that makes high-efficiency wood fires possible. These fireplaces, stoves, and inserts come in a variety of sizes, styles, and models. We can help you find one that matches your landscape, your home, your personality, and the smallest or largest of spaces available. If it’s contemporary you want, we’ve got it. If it’s rustic and traditional that suits you, we have that too. Plan your new fire appliance with us, and we’ll find one that fits you exactly.
The Downside to Choosing Wood
Gas and pellet appliances are easy to light and maintain. Though wood appliances are better than ever, they still require a bit more work than other fuel types. They also require more maintenance, since wood fires produce more soot and creosote than other fuels. In order to burn wood fires, you also have to cut or buy firewood, store, carry, light, and maintain it, and then clean up after the mess the fire leaves behind. Wood chips, bark pieces, dust, and ashes will have to be cleaned on a regular basis. This is the biggest downside for the person who maintains the home.
If you’re looking for a new appliance, we can help you with a great wood-burning fireplace. If you’re looking for all the warmth and ambiance of a wood fire but without all the hassle, we can set you up with another type of appliance.
Call New Buck Chimney Services at 318-674-2825 and let a fireplace expert help you today.