Wood heating systems are a smart way to help reduce your heating expenses.
Homeowners who heat with wood or pellets often use a wood stove or fireplace insert as a supplementary heat source. In return for feeding the fire, periodically removing the ashes, and cleaning the chimney, they are able to spend less on oil or gas that fuels the main heating system.
PCB Insulators can help you determine if a wood heating system is a good option for your home and provide you with an expert installation. Our energy professionals know how to help you get the right solutions for your heating problems and maximize your home's efficiency and comfort. Call us today at 1-844-741-4023 or click below to get started with a free estimate in Peoria, East Peoria, Morton and the nearby areas.
Firewood and pellets derived from wood waste or corn all qualify as biofuels, which are fuels made from renewable natural resources. A biofuel-based heating system can take the form of a freestanding stove, a fireplace insert or a larger furnace that supplies hot water or hot air to a central heating system. Some wood and pellet heating systems are "multi-fuel" furnaces that can burn wood or pellets as well as oil or gas, giving the homeowner a choice of fuels to use.
It's important that wood burning stoves have a dedicated air supply for combustion, directly from the outside. Wood stoves give off a tremendous amount of hot air close to the stove, but distribution throughout the house is not as even as other heating systems. A small number of households have wood or pellet furnaces in use as the main heating system, but this is not ideal unless you have a very limited space to heat.
The value of heating with biofuels depends a great deal on homeowner behavior. A wood stove can be very beneficial to homeowners who spend most of their time in rooms near the stove. If the family is frequently spread out throughout the home, the system may not provide enough heat for the cost.
If you're interested in supplementing your heating system with a wood or pellet stove, the local heating experts at PCB Insulators are here to help. We provide a quality wood stove and wood furnace installation, and we'll help you get the right solution for your home heating needs. Call us today at 1-844-741-4023 or contact us online to get a free estimate in Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Pekin, Washington, Bloomington, Armington, Atlanta, Beason, Benson and the nearby areas!