No one can deny the romantic ambiance created by the flicker of an open fire, it is an image that has been conjured up in romance novels and period dramas alike.
Open Fire vs. Stove
However, living with the reality of an open fire can be quite different, which is why so many people are now opting for a wood burning stove or wood burning fire instead.
Enclosed stoves an fires can be up to 60% more efficient than an open fire basket, as a lot of the heat generated by the fuel escapes up the chimney instead of warming your room. When using a modern wood burning fire or wood burning stove you are estimated to be generating 4 times more heat than an open fire.
There is also the convenience factor. When left with a bed of ash, a wood burning stove or wood burning fire can be easily re lit by opening up the air vents and loading in more fuel.
Wood burning fires and wood burning stoves also produce less smoke and ash than open fires and there is never a worry about stray sparks or hot coals.
If you would like more information about open fires, wood burning stoves and wood burning fires please contact your local Stovax retailer.