Fireplaces: The advantages of electric stoves vs. traditional log burners

Wood burning stoves offer an affordable and tastefully satisfying approach to warming your home while lessening your carbon impression. They are clean an classy on the eye, easy to work, energy efficient and absolutely beautiful, brimming with character.

Today houses are equipped with central heating, so it’s not entirely necessary to have a wood burning stove, and they’re instead chosen for their style, character and classy appeal. This is the same for traditional wood burning stoves and electric log burners. Some people just want to have a stove in their living room, which they may, or may not use. If on a rare winter’s day they want to create a cosy ambience they may light it up, but it may not be completely necessary. Electric log burners are very cheap and easy to setup, you simply plug them into a wall, and how they work is rather simple. They use a fan to push out warm air into the room, whilst an LCD flame or 3D effect flame with a ribbon creates the look of a real flickering flame. Some models are better than others in terms of realism, but of course if you really want the classic feel and ambience that you would have had in homes centuries ago, you will want to chose a real log burner.

With an electric log burner you do not have to worry about your own carbon outflow. There is only electricity, like you have with a kettle, games console or lamp, so as long as you don’t have a power cut in your home, the stove will be able to function. With wood burning stoves or gas stoves, you do have to make sure you have a carbon monoxide alarm in your room as well as a vent to ensure there is no build up of smoke. Technically, a well-fitted flue will solve any problems, but you do need to hire a professional to do this for you, whilst this is obviously not the case with an electric stove. What we should also mention is that with an electric stove, the power is very low when compared the heat you get from burning real logs, so if you need a practical fireplace which is designed to give off real heat in a cold room, then we would say the traditional option is best.

Unlike coal, oil and gas, wood gives an inexhaustible wellspring of vitality too. Most kindling originates from manageable sources where a tree is planted for each tree that’s cut down, and we’re seeing big improvement made in this respect. There no doubt about it, wood-burning stoves can deliver significantly more warmth and fewer emanations than burning wood in a mesh. This is on the grounds that wood burning stoves are up to three times more powerful in this way and use less fuel. Moreover, in a few models, gases radiated by the burning wood can be circled again into the stove and consumed off, so it’s not actually a problem. Wood burning stoves can also have some practical advantages such as being able to warm water through a back evaporator, meaning less coal, gas, oil or power will be expected to warm the water and radiators all through whatever is left of your home.