There are hundreds of different wood burning stoves available to you. How do you decide which on is the right one for you. Here are some of the very basic things that you need to consider before you buy.
The very first thing to figure out is whether you are going inside or outside. Which ever you choose there are distinct advantages to both.
If you go outside then you will be keeping the mess of the wood and smoke outside of the house. The down side is that you will have to run plumbing from the outside of the house to the inside. With many wood burning appliances the size and weight of the stove will make it almost impossible to get it inside the house.
If you go inside, then you have the mess of the wood and sometimes smoke when you load the stove in the house. The plumbing part will be made easier. If you are going with a hot air wood furnace then you will almost have to go inside, because there are not very many good options to get hot air into the house from the outside. Simply getting the wood furnace into the house can be very difficult because of the physical size and weight of the unit.
As you begin to think about which wood burner you are going to buy, you need to narrow the basics down first. Will you be using hot air or hot water? Are you going inside the house or outside the house? Are you hooking to a central heating system or just heating an area? And maybe, you need to question whether wood is the primary fuel that you want to burn? Wood pellets, corn, sawdust, or coal may also be viable options.
Searching for the right heating for your home can be a difficult process. Make sure that you explore all of the many options that you have to make sure that you purchase the right wood burning stove for you home.