Wood stove changeout programs have become increasingly popular over the course of the last decade. Many states even have a rebate program that encourages residents to upgrade their home’s old wood burning stoves, replacing them with newer, more environmentally friendly models. While most wood stove changeout programs are voluntary, many homeowners are choosing to take advantage of the perks and the benefits offered by taking part in a wood burning stove changeout program.
If you are reading this, you more than likely have an older stove in your home. You might be trying to decide whether or not it is worth the time and money to replace it with a new one. Changing out a wood burning stove does not have to be a huge hassle. Our team at Armand’s Discount is here to make the transition as seamless as possible. Keep reading to learn more about how you can change our your wood burning stove and why it is a good idea to do just that.
Consider Changeout Programs
Wood burning stoves are a popular alternative method for heating your home in the winter. Unfortunately, an out of date wood burning stove can seriously impact the air quality in not just your home but your entire community. Because of this, many communities with a high concentration of homes with older wood burning stoves have set up wood stove changeout programs. These programs drastically range in scope, with some being far more profitable or beneficial for their residents than others. Check your local laws to find out what kind of changeout programs might be available in your area.
Some wood stove changeout programs offer residents of the community discounted prices on a new stove or a rebate in the form of a tax credit. Others offer homeowners low interest loans that they can use to replace their old wood burning stove with a newer model. These programs are designed to encourage residents to upgrade their stoves while limiting the financial impact that this change will have on the family.
Has your old stove been inspected and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA? This can be a good indicator of whether or not you should be looking to upgrade your stove in the coming months. Newer models are both safer and more efficient. The EPA publishes guidelines and recommendations for masonry heaters and fireplaces as well as for traditional wood burning stoves.
If you are in the market for a new fireplace or wood burning stove, you can rest assured that our stock of heaters and fireplaces are all of the highest quality, ensuring that you and your family will stay safe and warm throughout the winter.
How will you dispose of the old one?
Once you have decided to replace your wood burning stove with a newer model, you will need to decide how you will dispose of the older stove. Many areas have a recycling program for all the older stoves that are removed from residential areas. In a growing number of places, the recycling groups will even come and pick up the old stove from a central location or, in some cases, from your home. Look into the nonprofit or advocacy groups in your area to learn more about the options available to your specific community.
Having a wood burning stove in your home can be useful for more than just heating the space. Many people feel that food cooked over an open flame is far superior when compared to dishes cooked in a traditional electric or gas powered oven. If you love to cook, consider adding a wood burning stove to your kitchen. This is a great option for those that live in colder climates, making it difficult to cook dinner on an outdoor oven or traditional barbeque grill. A wood burning stove makes it easy to cook meals over an open flame from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Shop your options
In addition to being a great tool in the kitchen, a wood burning stove will effectively heat up the whole room in the winter, helping to reduce the energy costs associated with your home’s gas or electric heater. In many areas, it is easy to find affordable sources for wood pellets or other types of firewood.
If you are interested in purchasing a new indoor stove for your home, make sure that you check out the great selection at Armand’s Discount. We have a wide range of options both in store and online and we would be happy to help you choose the right wood burning stove to replace the older model in your home.