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Aging Homeowners: Learn How An HVAC System And Wood Stove Can Work Together To Heat Your Home

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As you get older, you may find it has become challenging to cut and haul wood every year for your wood stove. If you have spent several years heating your home with a wood stove, you know how hot it can get in the room with the stove while remaining cooler in other areas of your home. You may run electric space heaters for many hours at a time in the rooms farthest from your wood stove for maintaining an even temperature. Electric space heaters can cause your energy bills to be higher. Check out how your wood stove and an HVAC system can work together for you saving money and a lot of hard work while increasing the comfort of your home during winter.

Reducing The Cold Air In Your Home Matters To Your Comfort

When you heat your home with just a wood stove, you more than likely feel cold air pockets in the rooms farthest from the stove. Maintaining an even temperature in your home is beneficial for your comfort, especially when the temperatures drop extremely low outdoors and you are struggling with conditions associated with growing older, like arthritis. Nothing can be worse than stepping out of the shower into a cold draft floating across your bathroom floor and feeling the aching in your joints later because of it. However, if you have an HVAC system installed in your home, you can enjoy even heating, and fewer aches caused by cold air due to poor heat distribution throughout your home.

Your Wood Stove Can Help Reduce Wear And Tear On Your HVAC System

Just because you have a new HVAC system installed in your home does not mean you have to stop using your wood stove. In fact, maintaining a low fire in your wood stove can produce enough heat to prevent your HVAC system from running too much for maintaining a certain temperature. While your HVAC system provides heat in every room, it can become worn out over time and require repairs. By using your wood stove, you can provide heat to back up your HVAC system so it will not have the entire load all the time, a risk to greater and faster wear and tear.

You may have gotten used to the hard work involved in maintaining and keeping up enough wood to last you through every winter. However, as you grow older, the work for a wood stove can become tougher, making it challenging to heat your home. Discuss with an HVAC contractor, like one from Biggerstaff Plumbing Heating & Air, today about how you can benefit from a new heating and cooling system.