Using a wood burning fireplace to heat a home is a great option for many people. Fireplace efficiencies have come a long way, and while some people prefer the modern conveniences of pellet stoves, others still like to burn wood the “old fashioned way”. If splitting wood still appeals to you or smelling the sweet sent of a wood fire, then The Inglenook, The Smart Fireplace, or the Magnum ZC wood burning fireplaces are some great wood burning options.
If you buy before the end of 2010, you can still take advantage of the Energy Tax Credit which you can read about here.
According to Kirk Stover, a MagnumZC owner, the fireplace has exceeded his expectations. “I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with our Magnum ZC fireplace! This unit has exceeded our expectations regarding its quality, performance and appearance. Since installation, our LP furnace has not run at all. The fireplace keeps our 2000 square foot Northern Minnesota home well over 70 degrees, even when it has been 30 below zero. Although we are burning predominately softwood (aspen, some birch), we have enough coals in the morning to start a new fire.”