Wood stoves are an efficient way to heat your business. Unlike traditional wood burning fireplaces, wood stoves direct the heat into the room, with less chance of heat escaping out the chimney. Instead of the heat going right out the flue, a wood stove completely heats up and radiates heat into the room.
There are many styles of wood stoves. Some fit directly into your fireplace, others can be vented through any exterior wall of your business. Determine whether you’d like a top vented stove or a rear vented stove. Many models can transform from one design to the other relatively easily.
When purchasing a wood stove for your business, keep in mind:
1. There are many options available, depending on how you want to heat your office.
2. Revamp your heating system with an outdoor wood stove.
3. Consider the specifications and efficiency rate when purchasing a wood stove.
Choose a wood stove that complements the business environmentWood burning stoves range in appearance from porcelain to metal, adding to the decor of your office as they heat. Because of the varying styles, you can find wood burning stoves for sale that fit into any office setting, whether it's a cozy Bed and Breakfast you're running or a professional office space. Other options include wood burning fireplace inserts that fit right into your masonry fireplace to reduce energy costs and increase efficiency. Wood pellet stoves use wood pellets which are tightly compacted and dense to provide long lasting, efficient heat.
Send it all outside and heat with outdoor wood burning stovesOutdoor wood stoves range from small fire pit-type stoves to outdoor wood furnaces that can heat your entire building. Wood furnaces pump heated water into your building through insulated underground pipes.
Check the specifications and efficiency rate before buying a wood stoveIt's essential to buy a wood stove that's approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If you expect the wood stove to heat your business throughout the day, choose one with a large capacity in the firebox for logs. It's also a good idea to have a secondary air feed for complete combustion and a hidden ash drawer for easy cleaning.
- Add some wood stove accessories if you have reduced clearances, in order to add heat circulation. A blower kit, which has variable speed and thermostatic control, will cost you another $300 on top of the price of the woodstove.