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Conventional fireplaces provide atmosphere for the home, but add very little in the way of heat, plus they are costly and take up lots of space.
Wood stoves are designed to efficiently deliver heat evenly all through the room.  Plus they offer the visual benefits of an open hearth.
Prevent Waste  Wood burning stoves are an attractive addition to the home.  The pastoral atmosphere they offer suggests simpler time.  The initial cost of a wood stove is not cheap, but over time, they will save you money because they are efficient.  Wood burning stoves are freestanding and they do not depend on the fire.  They warm the room through radiation.  Made of cast iron or steel, these hearths emanate heat through the material.  This results in a continuous current.  The thick metal is black and encloses the fire.  These stoves burn slow and require less fuel than an open air furnace.
Installation and Maintenance   Proper installation and maintenance is important to avoid fire risks and ventilation problems.  Sonrise Construction can help you select the right model to meet your needs.  Once Sonrise has the information, i.e., location for the unit, how much heat you want, and price range, we can help you select the right size for best efficiency.  We will know which units are up to code and EPA certified.  Installation will include the correct form of ventilation and correct placement to achieve effective heat distribution.  After installation, Sonrise can be contracted to perform  annual inspections, maintenance, and sweeps - - all to keep the system running smoothly.
Safety Tips  When you hire professionals such as Sonrise to do installation, problems can be avoided.  Once you have a contained fire burning in the home, keep these things in mind.  
  • Clean It  Wood burning stoves can have a creosote buildup in the ventilation system; this will impede the efficiency and also increase fire hazards.  Additionally, debris may form in the chimney.  So, an annual inspection and sweeping is in order to keep safe.
  • Leave Door Closed  The door should be closed except when loading or cleaning.  This increases efficiency and avoids flying sparks.
  • Starting Fire  Kindling such as newspaper is best to start the fire.  Next, use fresh, evenly split dry firewood.  This will ensure the fire is strong and hot.  Excess ashes should be removed frequently and placed in a separate container, then stored in a safe place.  
  • Emergency  Combustible or flammable materials should be stored away from the wood stove at all times.  Plus, have a extinguisher close by, install a smoke detector in the room, create a no-kid zone in the room to keep children away, and always call a professional in case there is an emergency.

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