Heating a house with a wood burning stove is a popular option.
Also known as Water heating, it is a thermodynamic process that uses an energy source to heat water above its initial temperature. Hot water is used for space heating which may be heated by fossil fuels in a boiler. There are two types of boiler :
- Combi boilers : It provides hot water directly with or without requirement.
- Regular boilers : It provides hot water when a programmer tells it to then stores it in a hot water cylinder until it is needed.
By using with a heat accumulators/ heat storage tanks, the hot water at the top of the tank is separated from the cold water at the bottom of the tank by a stratification layer. This layer depending of the size can tell the difference between the hot and cold water.
The most efficient way to use a wood boiler stove is to burn it relatively fast, allowing for complete combustion of the wood. This can make a lot of hot water which you do not always want to use at the time. The heat accumulator tank lets you store it up for later when you do want it.
- Cut CO2 emissions
- Become fuel independent
- Save money
- Increase your fuel security