HOW THE WOOD STOVE WORKS
To light the wood stove, use a crumpled piece of paper on which to place thin pieces of wood and open the air damper in order to facilitate combustion as much as possible during the ignition phase. Once the fire has started you can close the air register, which allows for slower combustion making the fire last longer.
ADVANTAGES OF THE WOOD STOVE
The wood stove is one of the few heating systems that does not require electricity. Even in the event of an electrical blackout, if you have a wood-burning stove, you can continue to heat up.
HOW THE PELLET STOVE WORKS
The pellet stove is an electronic device and as such it first of all needs electricity.
The main electronic components are: the control unit, the fan and the smoke extractor.
So let's see how the pellet stove works in practice:
When we turn on the stove, the resistance placed under the brazier turns on, after a few seconds the pellets are sent down into the brazier by means of an auger powered by a motor. The fire lights up and the smoke extractor extracts the smoke and pushes it towards the chimney.
On its way out of the stove, the hot fumes lose heat and the exchanger pushes the hot air into the room.
THE ADVANTAGES OF THE PELLET STOVE
The first reason why many decide to buy a pellet stove is definitely the comfort to take advantage of technology without having to give up the ancient pleasure of fire. In fact, the pellet stove is fitted with an electronic control unit on which it is possible to define many parameters including the on and off times and days of use.
Another strong point is undoubtedly the savings which is obtained from the use of pellets instead of traditional fuels such as methane and diesel.
Finally, for those undecided between wood and pellets, another point in favor of the latter is the cleaning. In fact, you don't need to load the stove several times a day, you don't need to open the door risking ash coming out, nor do you need to have wood in the house which inevitably leaves residues.
HOW THE HEATING STOVE WORKS
The thermo-stove is very similar to a pellet stove in appearance but technically it is more like a boiler. In fact, in addition to radiating heat into the room in which it is installed, the thermo-stove heats the water more, feeding the domestic heating system.
It can be connected directly to the radiators and only have the function of heating the room or also heating the domestic hot water. Using a puffer, or water tank, it is possible to keep the water hot and use it even when the thermo-stove is off, guaranteeing the availability of domestic hot water at all times.
THE ADVANTAGES OF THE HEATING STOVE
The first advantage is the production of heating and hot water with a single combustion process, but there are also other factors that affect the installation such as:
- the thermo-stove does not require a special room, but can be installed in any room of your home and often, if the cladding, shape and dimensions allow it, it becomes a real piece of furniture;
- the thermo-stove allows perfect integration in any room of your home, without having to hide the heating system;
- the thermo-stove allows the combustion air to be controlled;
- the thermo-stove allows you to program the on and off times.