Reasons Every Home Should Have a Wood-Burning Stove
It’s hard to beat the cozy, warm atmosphere provided by a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Not only do they offer a focal point to any room, but they are also a practical and valuable addition to your home. There are many reasons to consider a fireplace for your living room, kitchen or bedroom.
Read on to discover the top five benefits of installing a wood-burning stove or fireplace in your home!
1. Energy Efficient Heating
A modern, wood-burning fireplace costs less to operate than a gas fireplace and, when used regularly during cool weather, results in lower utility bills.
If you have a home with an old wood fireplace that wastes heat and costs you money, a high-efficiency insert is just what you need. It enables you to not only update the look of your fireplace, but to burn less wood and enjoy more efficient heating.
2. Increased Home Value
Fireplaces have gained popularity over the years. In fact, according to the National Association of Home Builders, 60% of homes now have at least one fireplace, compared to 30% in 1970.
And that increase in popularity means a fireplace on the wishlist of many a homebuyer and can translate into a whopping 12 per cent bump to the value of your house.
3. Offers Warmth During Power Outages
Kalispell winters are notorious for snow — and lots of it. And all too often, blizzards, high winds and freezing rain bring power outages that can leave you without heat. If you have a wood-burning stove, however, you can stay warm and cozy while waiting for electricity to be restored. Wood-burning stoves and fireplaces are never impacted by the loss of power, making them a good choice for Montana where the weather can be unpredictable.
4. Adds Ambience
If you want an instant atmosphere, nothing can accomplish that like a roaring wood fire. Whether you have a country home or an urban dwelling, a wood fireplace gives any room in your house an instant ambience. Styles run the gamut from traditional to modern, so finding the right fit for your home is never a problem if you shop with the right retailer.
5. Sets the Mood
Whether you're in the mood to snuggle up in front of the fire with a good book or to enjoy a glass of wine in front of the hearth with your significant other, your wood fireplace will always get the job done. It’s also great for family movie night. Turn out the lights and allow the fire and the TV to provide the perfect atmosphere.
No matter what you are doing, a wood fire adds instant comfort and coziness for everyone to enjoy.
Wood-Burning Stoves at Big John’s
The best selection of wood-burning stoves can always be found at Big John’s. As northwest Montana’s top supplier of high-quality stoves, we supply only the top brands in the industry. Send us a message or drop into our showroom to see what we have in-store. Our experts are always on hand to help you find the right stove for your home.