Is a Napoleon Wood Stove Really Worth The Investment For Your Home?
Wood stoves have been around for centuries, dating way back to the 1700s! Over the years, homeowners have used them for heating, cleaning, laundry and cooking. And for quite a few years, they were the only heat source in the home - even during frigid Northern Canadian winters!
Today, wood stoves have become one of the most cost-effective home heating methods. They are also renowned for their innovative designs, efficiency and emission control.
Since 1976, Napoleon has designed and enhanced wood stoves for peak performance and efficiency. Today, the Napoleon wood stove offers industry-leading technology that has revolutionized the market.
These stoves help you save on energy bills, lower your carbon footprint and ensure quality heat in your home.
Is the Napoleon wood stove a good investment for your Sudbury home or cottage? Keep reading to find out!
What is a Wood Stove? How Does It Work?
Wood stoves are an incredible invention requiring zero fossil fuels or electrical power. Instead, the user has to manually input wood and stoke the fire to keep it burning.
Wood stoves also provide zone heating instead of whole-home heating. While a typical home heating system uses ductwork and vents to heat an entire home, wood stoves rely on radiant heat to warm a smaller area or single room.
That’s why you can typically find wood stoves in small cottages, living rooms or basements.
How does a wood stove work?
A wood stove has 5 main parts, including the,
- Stove pipe
- Flue collar
- Air vent control
Each of these parts works together to,
a) Contain a well-burning wood fire,
b) Provide oxygen to help feed the fire,
c) Regulate airflow within the stove, and
e) Deposit smoke outdoors.
The result is efficient, clean heat for your home or cottage!
4 Reasons To Invest In a Napoleon Wood Stove This Winter
Installing a wood stove is a long-term investment that can actually pay you back in the long run. But is it really worth it?
Let’s find out!
Some homeowners choose to install a wood stove solely to fulfil their cozy cottage dreams. But others switch to wood for more practical reasons.
Mainly, the value they add to a home.
Besides their aesthetic appeal, wood stoves actually add incredible value to your home and lifestyle.
Below are 4 reasons why a Napoleon wood stove is a good investment:
1. They Use Clean, Renewable Energy To Operate
Wood is a clean, renewable fuel source that can lower your carbon footprint.
Many fuel sources used for home heating today are actually categorized as fossil fuels. This includes fuels like natural gas and oil. These non-renewable energy sources emit harmful air pollutants that can damage the environment.
Here in Northern Ontario, winters aren’t a gentle season. And many homes still rely on fossil fuels to provide that much-needed, reliable heating.
In fact, in 2019, 55% of Canadians used natural gas as their main source of heating fuel. And that same year, natural gas emissions caused a GHG intensity of 26.1 Mt of CO2e. In contrast, wood only caused 2.6!
This is because wood burning emits fewer pollutants than these other fossil fuel sources.
The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) also began certifying wood stoves back in 1988. This ensured that wood stoves met specific efficiency and emission standards. Their goal today is to lessen the amount of wood needed to produce the most heat while reducing emissions.
Our S20 Napoleon wood stove features EPA 2020-certified wood-burning technology. This means it produces only 2.0 grams of smoke per hour!
2. They Lower Your Heating Bills.
Besides producing cleaner heat in your home, wood is also one of the cheapest energy sources.
It’s no secret that home heating is expensive.
Depending on the type of fuel you use, you could be spending thousands of dollars throughout a typical Northern Ontario winter.
A Napoleon wood stove can help lower your heating costs while still providing effective heat.
For one, wood is a much cheaper fuel alternative to oil, electricity, propane and even natural gas. And it’s even cheaper if you have access to a forest on your personal property.
Secondly, and as mentioned above, the EPA ensures more heat with less wood. So you can spend less on fuel and experience the same cozy warmth!
3. They Offer HIGHER-QUALITY Heat
The quality of heat you get from a Napoleon wood stove is unlike any other! Nothing beats the warm comfort and smell of a cozy wood fire on a cold winter’s evening!
As mentioned before, wood stoves rely on radiant heat rather than forced air. So as the wood stove heats up, it emits warmth from the front, sides and top - sending it out into the room for surrounding surfaces to absorb.
This heat is typically more efficient and direct than forced air heating. It eliminates the potential heat loss experienced in ductwork as warm air travels from room to room in your home.
Radiant heating also helps reduce the spread of allergens in your home, as forced air is not blowing these allergens around your indoor air.
4. They Ensure 24/7 Home Heating - Even During a Power Outage!
One of the most beneficial features of the Napoleon wood stove is that it doesn’t need electricity.
We explained earlier that wood stoves actually require manual input and upkeep to maintain a strong flame. And while this might seem less convenient to some, it’s actually quite the opposite!
If you live in Sudbury, Ontario, you know how extreme our winter seasons can get - with bitter winds, frigid temperatures and snow storms galore. The number of unexpected power outages we experience up North is crazy!
That’s where the wood stove comes in.
Because it doesn’t require electricity, your wood stove will continue to heat your home even if the power goes out.
This ensures your family stays warm and cozy all winter long!
Learn More About The Napoleon Wood Stove From Our Team at Campeau Heating!
Invest in your family’s warmth and comfort this winter with a Napoleon wood stove!
At Campeau Heating, we offer only the best in home heating. To learn more about our wood-burning options, give us a call!
You can reach our office at (705) 560-2441 or message us online!