The season for snuggling up on the sofa in front of a crackling fire is upon us and through the installation of a wood burning stove, your conservatory could be the perfect location to get cosy. In the autumn and winter months conservatories can sometimes become a little under used. The darker days reduce the amount of daylight the structures receive and the colder weather makes the idea of sitting with the outdoors a little unappealing to some. Wood burning stoves are the perfect solution for these seasonal problems, transforming a rather uninviting room into a cosy place to relax in – enjoy nature whilst still keeping warm and toasty.
How would a wood burner work in a conservatory?
The best place for a stove in your conservatory is as close as possible to the host property. This will ensure that the flue can be secured to the building, and that it can attain enough height to reach the clean air. Unless you have concealed the flue within an existing wall or chimney, it will be put through the roof of your conservatory to ensure that no fumes or smoke will escape.
Benefits of a log burning stove
Log burners are a brilliant choice for your home as they are very energy efficient. Many brands produce stoves that achieve over 80% efficiency, which will be fantastic for reducing your heating costs. Many have also found that you can save up to 50% on energy bills. These stoves are so efficient because they make sure that the burner uses up as much combustible material as possible and the amount of heat they produce can be controlled through the use of air vents. Wood burning stoves can also be used to power boilers, which will make your home even more self-sufficient. To power your stove you can use either regular wood, or wood pellets, which are made from recycled or waste wood.
There are many different brands that produce stoves, which means that you will definitely be able to find one to match the design of your home. Traditional stoves would go perfectly with a period house, particularly if it was placed in an existing fireplace in the wall of the host property. On the other hand, more contemporary stoves are also very popular and can produce a much more modern, sleek look. Additionally, leaving the flue of the stove exposed rather than hiding it within a wall or chimney, will further the contemporary look.