The winters in Maryland can get pretty cold, and if you’ve been out working in it or even just traveling back and forth from work in that cold weather, there’s nothing that sounds as good as snuggling in and getting cozy warm at night. The best way to do that? In front of a snapping, crackling fire burning in your wood-burning fireplace. If this idea appeals to you, then give the experts at The Stove Store a call soon so we can get started on making that dream a reality for you!
You may wonder if a wood-burning fireplace is the right way to go. The benefits of warming your home in this way are many. First of all, burning wood means that you will be using a readily accessible, relatively inexpensive burning material. In fact, if you own land that has trees or know someone else who does, all it may cost you is the labor to go out and cut down those trees. Sometimes people will need trees removed from their property and will give you the wood in return for removing it from the premises. Just remember that fresh-cut wood does need to be cured for at least six months or longer, so you’ll need to think of replenishing your wood source on a regular basis, using the cured wood while allowing the fresh-cut wood to set and cure so extra moisture is released. This will ensure a hot, steady burning fire without much smoke.
Another positive about a wood-burning fireplace is the ambiance it creates. Although there are now other good replicas, such as gas burning logs or pellet-burning appliances, there’s really nothing quite like an actual wood-burning fire to create a fire that is inviting and comforting. There’s just something natural about building and maintaining a fire in a wood-burning fireplace. Today’s fireplaces are nothing like the drafty fireplace of the past, and a wood-burning fireplace can provide an efficient heat source that helps warm your home during those cold winter months.
Who to Call
If you’re considering adding a wood-burning fireplace to your home, the place to call is The Stove Store. Our technicians are National Fireplace Institute (NFI) certified, and we’re also members of the Northeast Association of Chimney & Hearth Professionals (NEACHP), which means we have the education and training to meet all of your chimney and fireplace needs. We are an extension of Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc., so if you have a fireplace that needs work to get it up to maximum efficiency or if you just need your current fireplace inspected and cleaned before the snowy weather hits, we can help get you hooked up with those services as well. We have over thirty years of experience in the fireplace and chimney profession, and meeting the needs of our community is a matter of great pride for our workers. We have the tools and the expertise to take care of any of your chimney or fireplace appliance needs, so give us a call now before that first snow hits!