I'm not keen on heated bedrooms and even in winter have a window open, but we have a wood burning stove for heating the living room as although people love their stuffa's I can't abide them, they're efficient but in my opinion noisy. (at least everyone I've ever come into contact with has been)
Just for clarification, Baz is talking about a pellet stufa (which makes a noise) and prefers a stufa a legna (which burns real wood, silently). They are both stufe
If you have a "real" wood stufa you need a place to store the logs. Loose logs cost by far the least, though you can get palletted logs, and in desperation you can even buy bags of logs in the supermarket.
Wood pellets are cheaper in bigger quantities, but they always come in plastic bags, and they are less of a problem to store and move about.
Thanks for clarification. I definitely couldn't do wood one. And I'm not crazy about more noise. Since I also don't like heat at night I think I'll see how this winter goes. If i can survive a Newfoundland winter, I'm pretty sure this won't be a problem
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Wood burning stoves are definitely brilliant, quiet and HOT! I would also use the top 'plate' of mine to cook soups and heartwarming casseroles in the winter! Mmmmmmmm! lovely! just need a rocking chair and my knitting! xx
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Newer pellet burners can be very quiet and just give out a gentle clinking of pellets as they drop and a soft burning flame noise (sorry about the poor description) which is quite cosifying on chilly winter days. They need less frequent cleaning than wood burners and you'll most likely want to buy a cheap vac specifically for this purpose. Wood burners-involves lots of hoiking wood around, buying in advance so that it's aged enough for Winter-quite time consuming and heavy work! You'll need a couple of axes, storage space outdoors to let the wood age through rain and sun, indoor storage when it's aged to keep it dry for Winter use-and never underestimate how much you'll get through. We have one of each. If I was starting from scratch (which wasn't the case) I'd just have modern programmable pellet burners-they can heat your water and radiators also. It takes 1 second to switch on in the morning-compare that to cleaning out and restarting a wood stove when all you want is a coffee and some warmth asap !
here here conny my days of being the axman forager ar over now program or flick a switch no strain involved pick up a few bags bof pellets bwhen you out shopping job done long live the pellet stove and stuff the gas 650 eros two months main gas that is boboloni very cheap gas thatis conyry to other posters its half the price of town gas I have the t shirt to prove it
Can see the advantages of a pellet stove, I suppose - but they always seem such soul-less things - we have a wood burning stove in both the UK and Abruzzo - and one of the main advantages because with the glass door you have all the atmosphere and beauty of a real wood fire. What can be cosier on a cold day. And the smell of wood burning on the air is probably my favourite smell in the world.
Can't say I've ever wielded an axe or done much heavy work either - it's not so much work if you just get some logs delivered and store them out of the way for the winter.
Hi, I would add a little suggestion to the debate on the topic "heating", concerning wood stove or fireplace fired through wood. Well, I make clear on the price: the wood is estimated by quintal; 1 quintal costed 13 euros last year ( it was a fair price). So, 13 euros X 30 quintal of wood (the average need of a family made up of 4 persons) is 390 euros. If you are interested to buy it next fall, focus on your attention around the weight (see it)... the wood could be wet (it costs much more). Sincerely, your friend.