Monday, November 18, 2013

Our Latest Frugal Investment: The Wood Stove

Through stacking some coupons, I was able to get the stove for $100 off, back while it was still warm. My son and his wife graciously helped with the installation and God seems to be in charge of the wood!
(You've seen a pic of that already in the last post.)
 
(Thank you Keenan and Madi- I can hardly wait to share it with you!)

This should bring our winter utilities down by over 1/2, not to mention it will be a LOT warmer, especially in the basement.

Here she is- isn't she lovely?
It had to sit on a metal pan for safety but in front of it, we just cut out the carpet, down to the concrete. Later we can pretty it up maybe, with some tile or something, but for now- ah, it's warm!

Yonder she blows!
Nothing like a big stainless steel chimney to spruce up a house, huh?
It's pretty cool too- to step outside and smell the wood burning. Mmmm! Nice.

The top of the stove also gets hot enough to cook a few things on-can't wait to see how far I can take that!
I expect that will be a small savings too.

The couple who installed it for us were very kind and thorough. They will be back to close in the box on the side of the house. They've also promised us some fun in the future- COD-style, and that's all I'll say about that here ;-)

But-
God is good girls. 
This investment will save us for a long, long time and we'll be so much warmer!

Exo 19:18  And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.

7 comments:

Marivene said...

Love the warmth of a wood stove. If you turn a #10 can upside down, you can make small loaves of round bread in the "oven" it creates. Use the lid cut from the can for the "pan". Takes about 15 mins if the stove is burning a hot fire, a little longer with a slower fire.

Joy said...

Welcome to the world of summer in the winter!! LOL!!
We love our wood stove most of the time. Ours is in our great room, so if I am cooking and baking its get super hot! Then we just open all the windows in the winter!!
So much warmer heat, and we love the low electric bill!
So glad you finally got one! Pretty stove!!
Joy

Donna said...

Ah neat Marivene! I will HAVE to try that!

Feel free to share more :)

Donna said...

Joy, it's warmer than it ever has been downstairs :)

'welcome to the world of summer in the winter'- lol Tis true!

Love it! So grateful!!!

McKinsey said...

I have a stove similar and it burns so hot! It does save us about 200 a month in the winter months. And Joy is right, our windows are open a lot to offset the 87 degrees it gets in the house lol. I wouldn't trade it for anything because I love being warm and cozy when it's cold outside.

Donna said...

That savings you get is exactly what I'm shooting for :) Glad to hear it!

It's already warmer in here than it's ever been! :)

Alice Ross said...

Thank you so much for sharing this post, Donna! Your wood stove looks lovely and very durable. It is really very nice when we can get warm but in a lesser expense because for sure you can save money when you are using stoves. -www.portageandmainboilers.com