With the first cold, or in case of complete house renovations, many decide to build or expand their home's heating system. A dilemma therefore arises in the choice: fireplaces o stoves?
A matter of taste and design, but also of practical and functional characteristics that make these two solutions different and adaptable to different needs. The main factor to take into account is the size of the environment in which the stove or fireplace will be inserted, as well as the possibility of inserting a flue. There energy restructuring it is an important moment for one's home, so it is advisable to rely on professionals. To these practical and construction aspects, then the aesthetic ones are added. Why insert a fireplace or stove in your home?
For many it is a way to save on the heating of the house and to have rooms that are always hot. Still others want to insert a fireplace or stove for a simple aesthetic taste and as a piece of furniture: a sort of added value that makes the house warmer and more convivial. Whatever the reasons that lead you to create a work of this type it is essential to make a careful choice, not only based on a pleasant and attractive design.
Fireplaces and stoves: when taste meets functionality. Guide to choosing between the two
There are many possibilities in choosing a fireplace or a stove. As for i fireplaces we can distinguish them in: fireplaces open (the typical fireplace with open flame), open fireplaces ventilated (with interspaces that favor air circulation in nearby rooms) or fireplaces closed or closed ventilated (with resistant ceramic glass). Chimneys generally consist of assembled elements (prefabricated) or made to measure according to the customer's tastes, or still mixed. They therefore become one with the home furnishings and the environment in which they are placed. Generally, it is possible to know the future aspect of your fireplace through a 3D virtual renovation project, service offered only by the best professionals.
Unlike the fireplace, the stove is a solution more versatile for those who want greater freedom of movement from one room to another, without having to keep the stove always in the same place. The coating of a stove varies from steel, to terracotta, stone or even cast iron: so many possibilities for an always different and unique result.
Tradition or innovation?
There are different reasons for choosing a fireplace or a wood or pellet stove. For the more traditionalist and romantic, the idea of a lively and crackling fire is certainly the best choice, while for those who prefer a more automated system, the pellet ensures a home that is always warm even when returning from work. So there are practical aspects of everyday life at stake, but also functional factors and economic.
Wood. A valid choice for those who want a flame soft and brilliant, without forgetting that a wood stove works even in the absence of electricity. Another point in his favor is the economic one: the wood in fact has a stable price and not high. There are factors, however, to his detriment. Among these is the return as for the heat produced: with a fireplace or wood stove it is not always possible to heat the room as expected. Even at the ecosystem level the combustion of wood is less clean than pellets.
Pellets. The most obvious advantage of pellet products is certainly the electronic operation in which it is possible to program the activation time of the heating system. It is therefore true and proper heating systems able to heat according to their needs both a particular environment and more rooms in the home. Pellet combustion offers really efficient results: it heats much more than wood and requires less product.
The disadvantages, if we can call them that, concern the price, slightly higher than wood. This is because the continuously growing demand has led to an increase in market value. The only flaw that we could find in a fireplace or pellet stove is the flame: unlike the wood this results less natural. The solutions offered by the market are many, both for fireplaces and for stoves. Versatility in terms of coatings and finishes make them a truly unique solution that goes well with modern and essential furnishings, but also classic and traditional.
For all the 2016 they have been extended tax deductions:
- Deductions of 50% for interventions of renovation building,
- Deductions of 65% for energy requalification.
Article 16-bis paragraph 1, letter h) of the TUIR allows the deduction of 50% also for the installation of biomass appliances such as fireplaces and wood or pellet stoves, both air and hydro, and wood or pellet boilers.
The deduction is possible even in the absence of one building renovation real, that is, citing the decree "The aforementioned works can be carried out even in the absence of proper building works, acquiring suitable documentation attesting the achievement of energy savings in application of the current legislation on the subject".
The appropriate documentation referred to in this case is none other than the certified, issued by the manufacturer, certifying a product yield higher than 70%.
The installation of the stove, boiler or fireplace must be carried out by a qualified technician By law must issue regular certificate of conformity (DM 37 / 08).
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