For centuries, wood has been used as a heating fuel. With the concerns about the prices of fuels in the 1970’s, many home owners began to use wood burning stoves as heating supplies. Today more than 400,000 of all single family homes in Canada use wood as their primary source of heat and more than 950,000 use it as a supplementary source of heat.
With the increased use of wood, manufacturers have made wood stoves more effective, efficient and convenient. Today’s wood stoves are very attractive and can be placed almost anywhere in the home, given proper clearances and chimney location. Most often, they are placed within the main living area of the house. Basement locations are not recommended unless the area is used frequently.