How Technology Has Improved Wood Stoves

If you have been noticing that your home needs more heat this winter, Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists can help you with a new wood stove that can heat your home more efficiently and more economically. Over the past decade, new technology has allowed manufacturers to design wood stoves that burn so cleanly and efficiently that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies many models of this heating appliance. If you are used to using an older, traditional fireplace, you will appreciate how much better a wood stove burns and provides heat. At Chim Cheree Chimney Specialties, we sell and install a variety of popular brands of wood stoves, including Regency, Hampton, RSF, and Osburn. Along with our installation services, our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney technicians can inspect and repair wood stoves. We would like to tell you some more about the technology and innovation involved in these wood stoves.

Forget anything you have heard about old wood stoves.

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1988 was an important year for wood stoves, according to LiveScience, because this is when the EPA started issuing performance standards to encourage consumers to replace their older wood stoves, which would greatly reduce pollution. In fact, wood stoves manufactured before 1988 produce up to 70 percent more smoke and pollution than the newer models. You may also remember a lot of smoke involved inside your home whenever you used these older stoves. Furthermore, not only were older stoves so inefficient in heating, they could also be inconvenient to use as they required a bit of tending to the fire to feed it fresh firewood.

You have different options as to how wood stoves operate.

If you are considering adding a wood stove to your home, Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists can show you the different operational methods available. Depending on your own preferences, we can install a wood stove with computer technology or one equipped with a catalytic converter. This new wood-burning technology improves every year, and we have even seen a wood stove with a thermoelectric generator. All of these different technology options have been carefully designed to reduce emissions and increase the heating efficiency.

Have you been disappointed with the performance of your old masonry fireplace this winter? Contact us at Chim Cheree Chimney Specialists to learn how you can still enjoy all of the sensory experiences of burning wood as well as stay cozy and warm with more efficient heating from a new wood stove.