Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Some things you have to consider before installing stoves

Which kind of stove are you using at your present house, gas, electric, wood or multi-fuel burning stove? First, I want to announce that, I am using the wood stove at home. How about you?

If you're considering an electric fireplace, or wood burner in your living room, or in any room in your house, here are some things you have to consider before installing stoves.

If you live in an apartment or a condominium, or are simply limited for space, an electric fireplace is a smart, stylish choice. Electric fireplaces do not require chimneys or gas lines. At this time, electric stove is your best choice. What you need to do is simply plug them in. There's no need for a major remodeling job or costly installation.

Moreover, maybe, you know that an electric fireplace is portable, and can be moved from room to room. This is an advantage of electric stoves comparing with cast iron stoves, or other multi-fuel stove. Measure the fireplace, and measure your space. Some fireplaces are ultra compact and will fit anywhere. Others are large wall units.

In addition, an electric fireplace can and will provide warmth, but when shopping for an electric fireplace, consider the size of the room you are looking to heat as well as the fireplace's wattage.

Typically, electric fireplaces range between 700 and 1,500 watts. The former will heat a small room sufficiently, while a larger room will require 1,500 watts or more.

However, electric fireplaces utilize the electricity. You must pay the bills for the electricity you used. At this time, if you use the wood stove, you can obviously make the money on your electricity bill sharply decrease.

Other wonderful posts about wood stoves, please read more: Tips And Advice For Your Wood Stove

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