You wonder how you keep them warm wooden houses in the winter, are you trying to save on bills?
If the answer to this question turns out to be positive, know that you are in the right place! In this guide, we help you figure out how to keep wooden houses warm during the coldest period of the year so you avoid worrying about the cost of your bills!
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How to heat wooden houses in winter?
There are several ways to heat and keep wooden houses warm in the winter, for convenience we have chosen the three methods that we believe are the best in terms of efficiency and energy savings.
The three methods we will talk about in the next lines for heating modern wooden houses are:
- Pellet stove,
- Heat pump.
Let’s find out together the details, advantages and disadvantages of these three types that are used to better heat the interior spaces of wooden houses in winter.
The cheapest way to heat a house is to use wood; therefore, a fireplace would be ideal for heating the interior space of the house.
A fireplace makes the house more inviting and provides an atmosphere of intimacy, it can be installed in the living room rather than in a bedroom, in the garden or in the pub and has several benefits.
We can summarize the benefits of a fireplace as follows:
- Rapid heat dissipation,
- Energy savingbecause it will be enough to have some wood to heat the interior spaces in a short time,
- Calmit is possible to spend hours watching the fire sitting in front of a hot beverage and in the company of friends or family.
However, the fire can be dangerous, especially if there are children in the house, and for this it is necessary to keep the fireplace under control and check that the wood used to keep the fireplace burning remains in place, without leaving the perimeter.
In addition, it can be expensive to install a fireplace and it is necessary to have a space to store the wood next to it, which can otherwise get dirty or absorb moisture (in the latter case, if the wood turns out to be wet, it will no longer be good at lighting the fire.).
A pill guy
A valid alternative to the fireplace is a wood stove, which can “go” to pillars or wood.
The pellet stove is a heat source that actually works with pellets, a fuel that is extracted from new wood and sometimes extracted from the treatment of waste from the inner trunk of the wood (cutting, sawdust, planing, etc.) and which it has spread over the last 15 years because it appears to be an alternative heating system to fuels such as methane or LPG.
The advantages of the pellet stove are as follows:
- The practicality of transport And storage of the pills; bags of pills are very convenient to transport and are less bulky than wood;
- Amount less than ash compared to a fireplace;
- Amount of heat very high;
- Kronothermostat, which allows to have an automatic on and off program for the temperature. The latest models of pellet stoves allow remote control through the use of the stove and a Wi-Fi connection;
- Automatic supply of pellets, which are taken from a funnel and automatically poured into the burner. This action takes place automatically and it is possible to program the payout frequency.
Despite these advantages, even pellet stoves for wooden houses have some disadvantages such as:
- Air qualitythe ventilation duct, which allows heat distribution and which transfers the exhaust gases to the exhaust, can dry out the air too much and raise dust,
- Cleaningwhich must be carried out at least once a month and used to remove excess ash, as well as for the proper operation of the furnace itself.
Without forgetting the availability and cost of pellets, as the pill itself has a higher price than wood and is subject to seasonal and market fluctuations.
The heat pump
Finally, let’s talk about the heat pump, which represents one of the most innovative systems for heating the interior of wooden houses and more.
The main advantage of this system is the high energy efficiency as well as the relationship between quality and price. In fact, a heat pump can be used to heat rooms and water for radiators.
In addition, it is good to know that it is possible to make a simple system for heating and production of hot water for sanitary use. All this translates into greater comfort and a system that adapts perfectly to the individual’s needs.
Attention to maintenance
Keep in mind that it does not make much sense to install a fireplace, pellet stove or heat pump to heat your home if your walls or windows have holes or cracks. In fact, most of the heat (and we’re talking about 20-30%) is dissipated through the walls, ceiling and fixtures, which can actually cause small losses.
To check that the wooden house does not have leaks and keeps the heat inside the structure, it is necessary to perform proper maintenance and check of the condition of the house at least twice a year.
It is therefore advisable to take a slow turn around the entire structure to check that there are no leaks, as well as moisture, infiltrations and mold or holes. If you notice anything strange, it is recommended to intervene immediately and replace the damaged part, or, if the hole is small, repair it with wood putty.
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In addition to the wide range of products, it allows you to insulate the walls of the building you need to buy, allowing you to keep warm and prevent air leaks as well as have an ideal internal microclimate all year round. .