We have been talking about getting a wood stove. Winter is coming, and with climate change one never knows what will happen. Last Halloween we had snow and lost power for three days. It wasn’t much fun. We have a fire place but it is not very efficient. We have an electric stove so losing power means no cooking. A wood stove would keep us warm and we could cook on it.
It seems like a good idea. Brookwood Shire is a small cottage ands could easily be heated with a wood stove. We have an oil furnace but the price of oil is high and likely to get higher. It seems we need to do something so we have a bit more control of the situation.
We have a room that we winterized a few years ago. It had been a screened porch. It is a lovely room but it is on the north side of the house and it has no cellar, so it can be a bit chilly. I think a wood stove would make it very cozy.
Unfortunately we would have to lose this table. The wood stove would go right there.
So what size? A small one for sure. Our chimney sweep, who would install it for us, likes Jotul stoves. We have narrowed it down to two.
What seemed like a simple idea is getting more and more complicated! I guess that is the way of things. They are never as simple as they seem.
So we are still thinking about it. And winter is still coming. If anyone has experience with woodstoves or ideas about them, I would welcome suggestions.