Heating the home needs more energy than any other system in the house. Woodfire heaters have become popular because they are efficient and reliable heat sources. Wood heaters produce more heat and less pollution than any other type of heater. Even an intense fire can cause only minimal pollution, and creosote build-up and complete combustion prevent creosote build-up. The wood heaters are efficient and powerful enough to heat an entire moderate-sized house. It is best to put it in a room that is the most used in the house. Wood heaters increase the home’s appeal and give it a contemporary look.
Types of wood heaters
Freestanding wood heaters have high efficiency, and most of them provide wide view doors to view the beautiful wood fire. They heat the entire home, and their performance is unparalleled. In winter, the heater enables long-term use without paying high electricity bills. The rustic design and the superior warmth of the heater are enjoyed by all people who use it.
The most common types of freestanding heaters are convection heaters and radiant heaters. Convection heaters create heat by circulating warm air around the room, and the radiant heater releases heat directly from its outer surface onto the surrounding area. Convection heaters are best for spaces that require heat and warmth for an extended period. Radiant heaters heat the objects and people directly. Freestanding heaters are more efficient than open fireplaces because the entire surface of the heater radiates heat into the room.
Pellet heaters use wood pellets which are economical compared to wood logs, heating oils, or electricity. They burn very clearly and are easy to maintain. The heater is energy efficient and can be used for a long time. Wood pellets are loaded into the heater and are pushed under immense pressure to create a hot flame due to high density and low pressure. The heater heats the room through convection. The wood pellets are manufactured easily, and the process involved is affordable and makes it an eco-friendly heater. The two types of wood pellet heaters are insert heaters and freestanding heaters. The heaters are convenient, clean, and environmentally friendly.
The insert heaters do not stand on their own like the freestanding heaters, but they fit into a fireplace opening. The fireplace opening can be an existing masonry or a prefabricated fireplace. They are cost-effective and highly efficient heaters as they automatically control the fuel intake to maintain the preferred temperature range. The heaters are easy to operate and allow a wide range of burn rates. Some inserts have an automatic cleaning feature that includes an auto-purge cycle for every hour. A built-in agitator in the burn pot helps keep it clean during operation. The pellet insert heater provides enhanced control, increased performance, and improved aesthetics.
Life of a woodfire heater
A woodfire heater can last anywhere between 10 to 20 years, and it can last for more than 20 years when it is well constructed, well maintained, and properly used. Using dry seasoned wood can make a heater last longer. Wood required depends on heater size, length of the flue, moisture content of the wood, and the size of the area to be heated.
Woodfire heaters produce enough heat to warm up the house quickly and effectively during the winter months. They are available in different sizes, and it is best to choose a size that will suit the size of the house and the area to be heated. Wood is a cheap resource, and wood heaters are cost-effective and efficient. A wood heater creates a comforting and more homely feel and keeps the place warm for a longer time.