A wood burning stove is something you can install in a room in your home to use as a heating mechanism. Wood burning stoves were very popular in the nineteenth century. Today, they are more commonly used as decorative heating mechanisms rather than their original purpose for cooking. There are several things that you should consider if you want to install a wood burning stove.
Read and follow these tips and instructions when installing a wood burning stove:
- Research and purchase. There are many types of wood burning stoves today. You can purchase antique or modern wood burning stoves. Choose one that is right for the theme of the room where you are going to put it in. Some are free-standing and others are installed into the fireplace. Know where you are going to place the stove so that you can get the right size. You can measure the location for the wood burning stove so that you know the dimensions when you buy.
- Consult insurance. Having a wood burning stove in your house can cause fires if you are not cautious. For this reason, it is best to consult your insurance company if accidents caused by the stove are included with the insurance. In some cases, insurance companies do not cover damages for these accidents unless the stoves are set up by licensed professionals.
- Call a professional. It is advisable to call in a professional for the installation process since you are dealing with many components. If you install the wood burning stove by yourself and do not install it properly, you might experience problems in the future and this may cause accidents. Check your local phone book to hire someone who has a license for this kind of installation.
- Inspection of location. Have the professional inspect the place where you want to install the stove. This is important so that you are sure that you have everything you need and that it is safe to install the wood burning stove in that room. You need to comply with safety standards to ensure the safety of everyone living in your home. The location where you will install it must have good ventilation for safety reasons.
- Maintenance of the stove. Proper maintenance of the wood burning stove is important so that you do not have to spend money for costly repairs in the future, especially if you have an antique wood burning stove. Clean the surface of the stove after each use and hire a chimney sweeper to do a general cleaning at least once a month to ensure that the pipes and components are free of dirt and soot.
Now you can use the wood burning stove as a heater for your home. The wood burning stove does not provide heat for the entire house. It just heats up the room where it is installed. Clear the area near the wood burning stove and avoid putting up curtains and other flammable materials near it to avoid fires.