You might already have a preferred way to heat your home during the colder months, maybe you use central heating, electric heating or perhaps you’re looking for a more sustainable option.
If that’s the case, a wood heater could not only be a great addition to your home’s carbon footprint, but it could also offer up several unique benefits. This is why wood heaters continue being a popular heating choice amongst many Australian households. The team at the Australian Home Heating Association are committed to providing everyone with relevant industry tips and recommendations, to ensure that every home not only looks aesthetically pleasing, but is also being heated effectively.
Let us break down the top 5 reasons why you should consider adding a wood heater to your home…
1. Exceptional heating
One of the most significant advantages of owning a wood heater is the exceptional quality of heat that’s provided to your entire home. Many wood heaters operate using radiant heat, which means that the powerful heat from the system radiates from all sides of the unit and the top, sending warmth in all directions. This not only heats the objects close to the unit, such as walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture, but you’ll feel the heat from the unit even if the whole room hasn’t warmed up yet.
2. Environmentally friendly
With more households becoming aware of their eco-footprint, many people are exploring more sustainable heating options that will be kinder to the environment. A wood heater can help towards this goal because burning wood is considered “carbon-neutral.” Even though carbon dioxide is produced during the light-up process, the amount given off is equal to the amount consumed by replacement trees, which absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Wood heaters are therefore carbon neutral because they do not increase the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
3. Placement flexibility
Did you know that you can install a wood heater almost anywhere in your home? This means you can zone-heat any room or space. A well-placed wood heater that’s installed correctly can completely replace a central heating system in your home, with various unit sizes available offering different energy levels. It’s easy for you to choose a system that will work best in your desired space.
4. Cooking convenience
One benefit of wood heaters that are often overlooked is the ability for some models to double as a stovetop.
You will find that the top surface of your wood heater is perfect for cooking and warming an endless variety of foods and meals. Although cooking on a wood heater requires a bit of patience at first, it will allow you the convenience of heating your home and cooking for the family at the same time.
5. Aesthetically appealing
Finally, even with all the other advantages, you want a wood heater that will look fabulous no matter where it is placed in your home. Whether you install your heater indoors or outdoors, the suitable model can act as a focal point and elevate any space.
With styles ranging from classic to contemporary, in-built, or freestanding, there are plenty of options available for you to choose a fireplace that matches the décor of your home.
So, there you have it! Looking for a stylish, versatile, and environmentally friendly way to heat your home this winter? Look no further than a wood heater.