Nov 1st 2021

Standalone Wood Burning Fireplaces for Winter Days

standalone woodburning fireplace by Regency Fireplaces in a living room

Are you looking for a standalone wood burning fireplace to help heat your living space and keep your home warm and cozy? Consider a wood burning stove for a supplemental or primary heat source. Here are some of the best wood burning heaters for your house to prepare for winter.

Freestanding Wood Stoves

A freestanding wood stove is a fantastic source of heat for your home. The installation is uncomplicated and the operation of the stove is fairly simple. 

Freestanding, wood burning stoves can put out a tremendous amount of heat, making them an excellent choice for both supplemental heating and a main heat source for your space. 

Benefits of Freestanding Wood Stoves

Wood stoves have a timeless appearance and can be installed in multiple locations in your living area, as long as you are able to properly vent the wood stove through an exterior wall. No chimney is needed for a freestanding stove.

Wood stoves also give off excellent heat because the heat radiates from all sides of the stove. This means that they can heat an entire space and, if placed well, they can even replace the central heating system of a home.

wood burning stove for heat in home

Another advantage of a freestanding wood stove is that it can still provide the heat you need in your home should you lose power. As long as you have wood available, the stove can keep pumping out heat.

And one final benefit that some people overlook is that you can actually cook on top of many wood stoves. Heat water for a relaxing cup of tea or simmer that pot of soup while you heat your home, helping you feel that much cozier throughout the colder months.

Freestanding Wood Stove Options

If you’re looking for convenience, the Lopi Answer Nexgen-Fyre offers a push button start. Just load in your logs and press a button, eliminating the need to keep the door open while you use paper to ignite the fire and then nurse it to a roar. This stove can heat up to 2000 square feet of living space.

For a small but mighty wood stove, consider the Jøtul F 602 V2. You can heat up to 800 square feet with extremely low emissions, making it a green heating option for you.

Another more environmentally-conscious option is the Lopi Cape Cod, one of the cleanest burning stoves you can buy. Heat up to 2500 square feet of space with this hybrid wood stove, and feel good about the lower emissions.

Wood Pellet Stoves

If you don’t want to store large quantities of firewood at your home, yet still want the warmth and look of a freestanding wood stove, try a wood pellet stove. For these, the fuel source is pellets that are made from wood. These pellets are released into the stove automatically to maintain the heat level that you set for the stove. 

While pellet stoves do not provide as many BTUs as a traditional wood stove, they are a favorite for people who enjoy the ease of use. Just fill the hopper with wood pellets, and let the stove do the rest of the work.

For a pellet stove that can heat up to 2500 square feet, the Lopi Foxfire is the perfect option. The hopper holds 80 pounds of wood pellets and the stove burns efficiently, with extremely low emissions.

Regency Fireplaces offers a modern looking, compact pellet stove in its GF40 model. Clean-up is easy and the stove heats your room evenly and efficiently with its multi-tube heat exchanger.

Indoor Wood Burning Fireplaces

While these stoves are great options for wood burning heaters for your house, you may prefer an indoor wood burning fireplace in your living room. Especially if you already have an opening and a working chimney in your home, a fireplace is a great option.

Wood burning fireplace

Many wood burning fireplaces are quite efficient and can heat a large area in your living space. Similar to stand alone wood burning fireplaces, they are a source of heat for your home even if the power goes out. 

You have several options for wood burning fireplace inserts for your existing fireplace opening. The Large Flush Wood NexGen-Fyre insert mounts flush to the opening of the firebox and heats up to 2500 square feet, while the Napoleon S20i is a good choice for a smaller home, heating up to 1800 square feet.

Make Your Winters Comfortable with Indoor Heating Appliances at Fireside Appliance

Whether you choose a stand alone wood burning stove for heat, a stand alone pellet stove, or a wood burning fireplace insert, they all make great options to help you stay warm and cozy in your home this winter. The weather may be cold outside, but your house will remain well heated with any of these efficient options. 

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