How to Move Heat Around When Using a Wood Stove or Fireplace Insert
Some people are hesitant to invest in a wood stove or fireplace insert as their primary source of heat. But with the rising costs of oil and natural gas it's making more and more sense to convert completely to wood heat. Moving the heat around your home is key to a comfortable atmosphere. And when using wood stoves or fireplace inserts, there are a few tricks to get that warmth moving.
The best idea is to use the convection already created with the hearth appliance. Fireplace inserts come with fans that move the warm air around and out of the firebox (and along the sides of it as well). Ask about whether this is an option available with your new wood stove.
When in the right location, fans will help to create movement and better heat distribution. Experts suggest using ceiling fans and doorway fans to keep that heat moving down hallways and through large common rooms. Also, opening up the transoms above your doorways or installing cold air return vents on the ceilings will allow for better airflow. Designing your home for wood heating is a smart move in today's economy. Your family will love the comfort and you can look forward to a dependable and affordable source of warmth.
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