Winter is coming.

Benefits of a modern wood heater

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Wood heating is one of the most popular domestic heating options available to Australians. It is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to heat your home during the upcoming colder months. Let us explore some of the benefits of wood heating, the types of wood heaters available, and some tips on how to use your wood heater safely and efficiently.

Benefits of Wood Heating

There are several benefits to using a wood heater to heat your home. Here are some of the most significant advantages:

  • Wood heating is an affordable way to heat your home, especially if you have a ready supply of firewood on your property. You can also purchase wood from many of our AHHA certified members!
  • Wood is a renewable resource, which means that it is an environmentally friendly option for heating your home. Unlike fossil fuels, which release carbon emissions into the atmosphere when burned, wood is a carbon-neutral fuel.
  • Wood heaters are designed to be energy-efficient, which means that they use less fuel to produce the same amount of heat as other types of heaters. This can help to reduce your overall heating costs.

There is something inherently cosy and homely about the warmth and glow of a wood fire. A wood heater can help to create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere in your home.

Types of Wood Heaters

There are several types of wood heaters available in Australia, each with its own unique features and benefits. Here are some of the most common types:

  • Freestanding wood heaters are the most popular type of wood heater in Australia. They are designed to be placed in the middle of a room and can heat a large area. They come in a range of sizes and styles, from traditional cast iron models to modern, sleek designs.
  • In-built wood heaters are designed to be installed into an existing fireplace or cavity. They are a good option if you want to maintain the look of your existing fireplace, whilst still enjoying the benefits of wood heating.
  • Pellet heaters burn wood pellets, which are made from compressed sawdust and wood shavings. They are a good option if you want a more automated wood heating system, as they can be programmed to turn on and off automatically.

    Tips for Using Your Wood Heater Safely and Efficiently
  • Use dry, seasoned firewood to avoid creating excess smoke and creosote build-up in your flue. We recommend storing your wood in a cool, dry place for at least six months before use.
  • Clean your flue regularly. Creosote build-up can be a fire hazard. So, make sure you have your flue cleaned by a professional at least once a year. Ask your nearest AHHA dealer for their recommendations!

Wood heating is the cleanest domestic heating option available and can be a very cost-effective way to heat your home. With the right wood heater and some simple safety precautions, you can enjoy the warmth and cosiness of a real wood fire all winter long.