Everyone has seen old heating stoves that were used before furnices. In cold areas in the US, people would gather around the stove in the winter to stay warm. These stoves were effective for keeping warm, and in many ways were better than fireplaces since the round body of the stove kept the heating inside and allowed the heat to build. Today, there are many stove options on the market to choose from and these stoves can still produce heat, but look a lot different than a fireplace. In addition, stoves can be placed in the middle of the room a lot easier than fireplaces since they can vent through a pathway to the outdoors. This article will outline some of the stove types available on the market.
Like fireplaces, stoves can be classified based on the type of fuel that they consume to produce heat. Accordingly, there are four major types of heating stoves on the market today based on fuel consumption. These four types of stoves are the gas stove, the electric stove, the wood stove, and the pellet stove. Each of these stove types has advantages and disadvantages over other types. The type of stove you select will also impact your experience with the stove as well as its impact on the home. To learn more about each of these types, browse the other articles in this section.
Another way to categorize stoves is by their shape and look. There are as many stove types as there are designs under this categorization system. There are antique looking rounded stoves. There are stoves that are almost boxlike and look like a space heater. There are stoves that resemble a fireplace. There are also stoves that are unique in design and have a gold or silver look as well. These stoves are striving to obatin a more modern look and feel.
Whichever stove that you decide to go with, remember that stoves can be a great way to add extra heat to a home. They also preserve the affect that stoves had many years ago with real fire or with coals and pellets. Please browse the other articles in this are to learn about the heating efficiency of stoves as well as additional facts on various other stove types.