With the arrival of spring, now is a good time to think about getting a wood burning stove. If you assumed that winter was the best time to think about fireplaces, you may be surprised to know that this is actually the worst time. As so many people rush to purchase stoves once the weather begins to cool, prices are often driven up during this time. Fireplaces also take longer to arrive, as they are in higher demand. As a result, you may find that the weather is warmer once your stove arrives.
How to know which is the right time to get a wood burning stove? Keep reading to find out…
When to Invest in a Wood Burning Stove
There are three main seasons when it comes to wood burning stove shopping:
- Both spring and autumn fall under mid season. The weather during these seasons fluctuates between clear, sunny, cold and wet, with variable conditions. Although you will usually get the best prices on wood stoves during the warmer off season, mid season will still cost far less and be much quicker to place orders. It is also good to remember that ordering a fireplace in September for example will not mean that you will get one right away. Most high quality stoves are imported from Europe, where they are made according to stringent quality guidelines. If you invest in a stove now however, you will have full peace of mind knowing that you will be ready for next year. You can begin collecting and storing firewood so long so that it is fully dry and ready to burn next winter.
- This is typically the most affordable time to purchase a wood stove. Because orders are in high demand during the cold season, with many people waiting until the first winter rains, it takes far less time and costs far less money to purchase a fireplace during the summer months. Not sure how to choose a stove? Have a look at our handy comparison guides that help you see how freestanding stoves compare to built-in stoves, and how steel fireplaces compare to cast iron fireplaces. This will give you a better idea of how the different stoves differ from a functionality, affordability and durability point of view.
- Then we have our peak season for buying fireplaces – the winter season. Many people wait until it is cold before even thinking about a fireplace. Although this may seem like a good idea, it can end up costing your far more in time and money. Planning ahead is the best way to be ready for winter with your fireplace already set up, and your fire wood stored in a dry place. To get started, you can first decide on what type of fireplace you want to get, and where you want to fit your fireplace. This will make it easier to make your final decision on what type to get.
Looking for expert advice on how to choose your dream stove? Contact Hydrofire today and we will help you choose the wood burning stove that is right for your needs and budget.