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Warm up Your Home With These Great Wood-Burning Stoves

Country Living Logo By Katie Bowlby of Country Living | Slide 1 of 7: Whether you love cozy interiors or your decor leans more toward farmhouse style, you can't beat the chill-busting warmth of a wood-burning stove. Thinking about making a room a little warmer? Nothing says "snug" like a crackling fire. Of course, we love nothing more than a perfectly decorated fireplace mantel, but if your home doesn't have a fireplace, don't fret. You can get much of the same feel with a wood-burning stove, and you don't even need a chimney. You can place a wood-burning stove just about anywhere in the home, as long as you can run a vent pipe to the outside. Wood-burning stoves are rated by square footage, so you can pick the one that's best for you based on the amount of space you need to heat. Wood-burning stoves can help save you money on your heating bill, and burning wood as a heat source can be easier on the environment than gas or coal. But keep in mind that the wood-burning stove will need to be installed, and this can add thousands of dollars to the price of the stove. Can you do it yourself? Possibly. But this is a job that is best left to the professionals. There are lots of requirements regarding how close the stove can be to the wall, the placement of the vent, and more, depending on the model you choose. And considering this job involves fire in your home, it's worth hiring a chimney professional who can install the stove and then maintain it in years to come. Your future cozy self will thank you.

Whether you love cozy interiors or your decor leans more toward farmhouse style, you can't beat the chill-busting warmth of a wood-burning stove. Thinking about making a room a little warmer? Nothing says "snug" like a crackling fire. Of course, we love nothing more than a perfectly decorated fireplace mantel, but if your home doesn't have a fireplace, don't fret. You can get much of the same feel with a wood-burning stove, and you don't even need a chimney. You can place a wood-burning stove just about anywhere in the home, as long as you can run a vent pipe to the outside. Wood-burning stoves are rated by square footage, so you can pick the one that's best for you based on the amount of space you need to heat.

Wood-burning stoves can help save you money on your heating bill, and burning wood as a heat source can be easier on the environment than gas or coal. But keep in mind that the wood-burning stove will need to be installed, and this can add thousands of dollars to the price of the stove. Can you do it yourself? Possibly. But this is a job that is best left to the professionals. There are lots of requirements regarding how close the stove can be to the wall, the placement of the vent, and more, depending on the model you choose. And considering this job involves fire in your home, it's worth hiring a chimney professional who can install the stove and then maintain it in years to come. Your future cozy self will thank you.

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