But, although pellet stoves have many advantages, this fuel has experienced a significant price increase in recent months. Today, we bring you another alternative that will allow you to save; if you want to know more about kerosene stoves, continue reading.
What are kerosene stoves, and how do they work?
Kerosene stoves is a system that allows us to heat our home effectively and with a lower fuel consumption than other options. That is why they are increasingly gaining ground over alternatives such as electric stoves, especially with the rise in the price of electricity in recent months.
As the name suggests, these stoves operate with kerosene, liquid fuel from petroleum that is safer than gas, so there is no risk of explosion. Kerosene offers a very pleasant warming sensation, and its price is also quite economical.
But this type of stove has other interesting features, such as the fact that they do not need installation or smoke output. They are usually portable, so they can be moved from one room to another without any problem.
Regarding its operation, heating your home with a kerosene stove is as simple as buying one, unpacking it, and pouring kerosene into it. They are used to heat large rooms and can be very quiet.
In addition, contrary to what may appear at first glance, they are safe. They usually incorporate a sensor that turns off the stove in case a high concentration of CO2 is detected.
Types of existing kerosene stoves
Now that you know how this stove works, let’s talk about the two main types you can find on the market. Take note.
Wick kerosene stoves
It is the simplest and most economical model because it does not require any type of electrical connection, but you only need to fill the fuel tank.
The only relevant thing you should know about this type of stove is that the first time you use it, you will have to wait 30 minutes for the wick to soak in kerosene before it starts working. The rest of the time, the heat will be produced immediately as you turn it on.
Electronic or laser stoves
Electronic or laser kerosene stoves also require electric current, which can be advantageous over wick stoves. These devices usually have additional functions such as fuel saving, daily scheduling, an on/off the thermostat, etc.
In addition, within this range are those with inverter technology, which is the one that allows us to achieve maximum heat output with the lowest consumption.
What is the consumption of kerosene stoves?
Finally, let’s discuss this type of stove consumption to understand why they are an excellent alternative for your home. Kerosene stoves have an energy efficiency close to 100%, i.e., much higher than other alternatives such as wood stoves, which remain at 70 or 80%. Therefore, they help us to reduce our home’s energy consumption.
On the other hand, although the price of the stove itself is higher than that of other types of devices, its fuel is much more economical. The price of kerosene is approximately 1.5 per liter, and it can help us to heat a room of up to 120 m² continuously for about 10 hours.
To make it easier to understand, we will tell you that in economic terms, using a stove of this type can mean saving at least 5 or 10 per month. An amount that may seem rather low can make a significant difference if combined with other heating-saving measures.
In summary, kerosene stoves are an alternative that you should consider if you are thinking of buying a stove to heat your home this winter.