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We had a wood fired combustion stove in our previous home. What a wonderful investment it was keeping the house toasty warm all through the night. My husband left for work in the early hours of the morning and got up to a cozy house with no cold spots. Also provided a lovely ambience to sit near the fire. We had a purpose built wood storage area at the back of the garage which kept the wood clean and dry. Beware though, even in the midst of suburbia with no bushland around, wood piles attract snakes. For me that was a huge downside.

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Ai Jaedee

Apart from wood fire heaters, how about gas or is there no comparison between the two as for warming up large areas? Or is wood fire or pellet heaters a better option for larger areas that have tiles & does (gas heating) not help with increasing the heat/warmth in the house fast enough?

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josey griffin

For another option, try hydronic heating. It’s fantastic, cleaner, and can be set on a timer. It’s not cheap to install, but it’s worth it. That’s for gas. Apparently there is another type of hydronic heating, it’s electric, and very cheap to run. Comes from Switzerland. Half the cost to install.


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