Today’s wood-burning stoves are excellent investments and they provide one of the most cost-effective ways to heat your home. A wood stove can be located almost anywhere there is enough space and where its chimney can be properly routed.
The ideal wood stove is located centrally in the main floor living area of the house, with the flue pipe running straight up from the stove flue collar into the chimney. This installation provides the best performance and needs the least maintenance.
Wood stoves range in output from small ones designed to heat a single room, to large stoves able to heat whole houses. Large stoves can be used most effectively in houses of open plan design where the heat readily circulates to other areas.