I just don’t understand it! I installed my Corn Stove expecting it to heat my entire home and save me a ton of money. I went through fuel like crazy this winter and have not seen the savings. What am I doing wrong?
Statements like this do not come along very often, but when they do it is fairly easy to find a solution. Let’s take a look at a few important things to consider before purchasing your corn stove.
First, a few important questions to ask:
- What do I expect to achieve when purchasing a renewable energy appliance for my home?
- Can I place the unit in the right location to get the most out of the appliance or is it going to be restricted by doors, small rooms or a lack of air circulation?
- Is my home in need of a little or a lot of insulation so that the heat is not going out the window?
- Can I enjoy my Corn Stove where I need to place it?
It is important that a qualified expert qualify your home and place your new Corn Stove where it will be able to distribute the heat evenly and give you the most benefit. Ceiling fans and running your central furnace blower will circulate the heat throughout your home and into those back rooms that need a little heat.
Most people do not realize that they are heating areas of their home that were normally shut down because of high heat bills. Typically the home temperature is up to 10 degrees warmer with your Corn Stove so it takes a little more fuel to get it there. You will enjoy the radiant heat and once again can sit in your home toasty warm and not covered with layers of clothes and blankets to save on those high heat bills.
Typical savings are in excess of 60 percent but even a 15-30 percent return on your investment in a environmentally green energy appliance is well worth it.
Proper placement, correct installation, fuel quality and scheduled maintenance will result in your Corn Stove operating at peak performance and efficiency. It is best to run the appliance on the lower heat settings like 2 or 3 rather than up at 4 or 5. The higher heat settings result in lower efficiency and the appliance cycling from high to pilot fire too often. A lower steady heat setting will bring the home up to the desired temperature and will keep it there for longer periods of time. The appliance will stay cleaner and you will not go through as much fuel.
Enjoy warm cozy days and nights while putting heating dollars back into your pocket!
Here are TWO great videos that will help on heating efficencies; selecting the correct appliance for your home and choosing the right fuel for your appliance.
photo credit: Zach Klein
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