There are many homeowners who consider purchasing a cast iron stove to help heat their home. These stoves are a great alternative heating source during winter or fall. They are also effective, environment friendly, and a charming addition to your home. They require only minimal maintenance, and you are sure to love yours for many years to come.
If you’re looking for a way to warm your home with an attractive and vintage inspired design, then a cast iron stove may be just what you’re in the market for. These stoves are neat and compact, but have the ability to keep your home efficiently warm.
Why Cast Iron Stoves?
Cast iron is a highly desired material due to its durability and excellent heat-retaining properties. Cast iron has a deep-rooted tradition in history as being one of the classic materials used in stoves built for cooking and for heating. Because of this, the style of cast iron stoves hasn’t changed much. Add a touch of history to your home with a classically attractive stove that can heat the hearth of your house for hours. There is no better quality and no other material as timeless as cast iron.
Along with this, the simple and traditional appearance will blend well with any home décor, and its ability to heat your home will lower your fuel costs to keep you cozy during frigid winter months. Invest in durable quality and timeless design with a beautiful cast iron stove.
Maximizing Fuel Efficiency With Your Stove
The following are some tips on how you can maximize the fuel efficiency of a cast iron stove, as well as how to make them last a long time:
- Try to install fans and air ducts so the heat can circulate within your entire home.
- Use air ventilators to get rid of smoke.
- Protect your stove by installing a trivet that will help prevent rust from developing.
- A thermostat will not only maintain the temperature, but it will also promote safety.
- Like a fireplace, consider having a hearth to protect your floor from the heat of the stove.
- Too much heat can chip or even peel the paint off the stove. When repainting the stove, use a high temperature resistant paint to keep the stove looking good.
- Purchase a cast iron stove kit to restore worn out parts, and to keep your stove in peak condition.
- Steel parts should also be replaced if they are damaged or worn.
- Enamel coated stoves are extremely tough but if they do chip, buy filler kits for touch ups.
Reach Out Today With Questions
Call the CSIA-certified pros at Ashbusters Chimney Service at 615-833-0349 to learn more about the options that we provide for cast iron stoves. Looking to schedule an appointment for other maintenance? Call today.
And if you have any other questions about cast iron stoves or their function, don’t hesitate to reach out!