Is a wood stove more efficient than a fireplace?

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asked Dec 17, 2017 in Other-Home/Garden by odechamois (310 points)
Is a wood stove more efficient than a fireplace?

Is a wood stove more efficient at heating a home than a fireplace?

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answered Dec 17, 2017 by Mechanic21 (29,150 points)
Wood stoves are more efficient than fireplaces since wood stoves contain the fire in a firebox and release the heat through radiation.

A fireplace just loses most of it's heat up the chimney and is more for looks than for heating a home with.

If you're gonna heat your home with wood and have a fireplace you can install a fireplace insert which is a wood stove you install inside of your fireplace which will heat your home much better and they have a blower on fireplace insert as well to help warm your house faster.

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