Wood stoves today are returning in popularity thanks to more than a decade of research and development by stove manufacturers. Porcelain, soapstone and cast iron are a few of the materials they are using to create unique and functional wood stoves. They also come in a medium gloss porcelain enamel finish that allows a wide variety of designer colors. They are an acceptable alternative to fireplaces and have some added features and benefits.
Today Wood Stoves come in all shapes and sizes and can be used for indoor and outdoor installations. Antique wood stoves especially, have enjoyed a rebirth in popularity due to their low cost and stylish designs. They burn wood more efficiently and cleanly than traditional types of wood stoves. In fact, most wood stoves developed even as early as the 1990s can provide a near smokeless burn, producing maximum heat while using less firewood. U.S. EPA standards in the 90s have ensured that modern products produce less than 7.5 grams of smoke per hour. That's more than 5 times less than the smoke emitted by similar products in the 1970s and 1980s!
Wood Stoves provide a host of benefits:
- They can be a cost-effective heating system in the cold months.
- They offer independence and security when the power goes out.
- Firewood is readily available in most North American communities.
- And they add a touch of old-world design elegance to any setting.
Online shopping is probably not the first thing that would cross your mind when considering the purchase of a wood burning stove. However, there are a growing list of online stores that offer a wide selection of the most popular makes and models. A quick search will return a list of sites with very competitive pricing and listings of their models online. This is a smart route to take if you're thinking about size or room color matching. The list of links above will get you started.
Who could deny how the flickering ambiance of a real wood fire brings hearth and home alive! For more information on popular products, including wood burning fireplaces, browse through the shopping links in the box at the top of this page. Don't forget to bookmark this site so you can return to continue shopping for the finest gas fireplaces, chimney caps, fireplace mantels, gas log inserts, and screens, along with the best fire starters for your wood burning appliance.