With energy prices slowly rising, everyone is becoming more cost-conscious. A wood burning fireplace is a great way to keep costs down, however, not every wood fireplace is created equal. If you have a wood burning fireplace, how can you be sure it is burning wood efficiently?
A slow combustion wood fire is probably the most effective wood fire on the market and is a lot more efficient than an open wood fire due to advancing technology which improves how the wood burns. Here is why you should you should consider a slow combustion wood fire over an open wood fire.
Burning wood for fire doesn’t mean you need to burn a hole in your pocket. Slow burners, on average, use one third less wood than open fires for the same heat.
- Excellent Efficiency
Slow combustion wood burners have an excellent efficiency rating because they make optimal use of fuel. Air feeds directly into the coal bed which provides a quick start-up and a complex burn. With an open wood fire, air is readily available meaning your fire will burn quicker. In a slow combustion fireplace, jets of pre-heated air provide oxygen to the area just above the baffle, igniting impurities from the wood and capturing heat that normally escapes up the chimney.
- Less Mess and Maintenance
Using less firewood means less ash is produced and it also means less cleaning. Open wood fires also have the potential to spit out ash whereas a slow combustion wood fire has a closed door, keeping all the ash safely inside.
- Fewer Carbon Emissions
Wood burners use significantly less fuel, and so creates fewer carbon emissions, which makes them an excellent, environmentally-friendly choice. The airtight design of wood burners minimises the escape of smoke and other polluting emissions, while you have no control over this with an open fire.
- Perfect for any room
As freestanding structures, Quadra-Fire’s slow wood burners will fit perfectly into any part of the home. From the classic fireplace to a more contemporary placement in a study or even a bathroom our products are designed to work in any room, and with any decor style.
A slow combustion wood fireplace is the best choice for your home. Discover the range of fireplaces and fire inserts at Quadra-Fire. Find a distributor near you today.