Strange Wood Heater Location
This photograph shows an attractive antique looking wood heater which I found on hearth.com. . . . but its location looks very odd to me:
- As it has been placed in front of varnished timber it has had to be placed well away from the corner meaning it’s taking a lot of space away from the room.
- A large proportion of the radiant heat from the stove, and the stove pipe, will be lost through those windows behind it.
- Any attempt to reduce the heat loss through those windows by curtains will increase the fire risk.
You need to remember that wood heater efficiency isn’t just about the stove. . . . it’s also about the location.