Wood burning stove definition:
A wood burning stove consists of a metal container with a chimney for the smoke to escape. Also present is a door, (it may also have a place on top to cook on) whereby you can burn wood which provides heat.
Most wood burning stoves are approx. 40-50% more efficient than open fires and allow the owner to regulate the heat output and the rate of burn. The setting up of a wood burning stove will mean that the room is warmer due to the reduction in air flow and the capability of closing the air controls fitted on the appliance.
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