Why choose a wood-burning fireplace?
There were some common mis-conceptions that prevailed for long over burning of wood and ultimately on having a wood burning fireplace installed in your house. Concerns were raised about the environment, depletion of wood (trees) felling of trees and the like. A hard push was therefore made goading people to move from ‘conventional fuel’ to ‘eco-friendly fuel’ such as gas, ethanol etc., Recent research on the burning of wood has dispelled all these notions and proved once again that wood is infact, an eco-friendly fuel. Burning of wood does not deteriorate the atmosphere as it is carbon-neutral. Also modern wood stoves have become more energy efficient with their excellent heating capacity. As we dwell upon the subject in depth, one could realize that wood burning fireplace offers the following advantages over other heating sources, outshining various other modes of heating.
Busting the myth over the difficulties in getting a wood fireplace installed in rented house and the so-called elaborate masonry arrangements, it can be safely said that a wood stove can be installed virtually in any home, just in case you find a way to run the vent pipe outside the house. This also means that you can heat any room or space or create your own zone for heating. What is required is just the acumen.
Modern (even traditional) wood fireplaces work on the principle of radiation. As we know, fireplaces are mainly used to drive away cold. Heat transfer takes place not just by radiation but also by convection and conduction. When the air outside gets cooler, the efficiency of the fireplace diminishes as the fireplace starts to draw the heat from the home which escapes through the chimney. This results in the home getting cooler than the outer temperature. Modern wood fireplaces have the mechanism to prevent downdraft thus enhancing the quality of heat. Moreover, the heat generated radiates on all sides of the unit spreading the warmth in all directions.
As we said earlier, burning of wood does not hurt the environment since wood burning is considered carbon-neutral. Wood in its natural state as tree absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the release of carbon during the burning process, helps maintain equilibrium. Obviously there is no apparent deterioration to the environment.
Wood is rather inexpensive compared to fossil fuels and electricity. A country like India has abundant supply of wood helping village folks save on their energy bills. Strategic heating can cut the costs even better.
Power outages, scheduled and unscheduled are a frequent affair in India. Rain or shine, summer or winter, what remains common is the unpredictable nature of power supply. Going for the electric option will leave your evenings to be spent in frustration. Wood stoves on the other hand offer a dependable source of heat, helping you keep warm through the day, week, month and year.
It is needless to point out that wood fireplaces can double up as a wood stove for your cooking needs. They sit elegantly matching your room’s internal architecture and occupy a pride of place in your interior decoration efforts. As we get modern, our designs have also turned trendy accentuating the beauty of the house.
Master Fireplace is home to some of the best variety of wood burning stoves in the market. Our installation team makes a visit to study the interior of your home before suggesting upon the best suited model. Professionalism and safety are our prime goals which is displayed by our regular maintenance and cleaning schedules. Please visit https://masterfireplaces.in for more details.