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Ultimate wood heaters and gas log fires are synonymous with Australian made quality, world-class manufacturing, experience, service, and value. When it comes to creating the perfect winter ambience for your home, shed or alfresco area, Ultimate wood heaters have you covered.
Like Melbourne, Geelong’s summers are comfortable but its winters are cold. Year-round, it’s also almost always partly cloudy and windy. Make sure you have the means to stay comfortable indoors with a wood burner from Ultimate Wood Heaters.
Made by Australia’s largest wood heater manufacturing company, these heaters come in a variety of sizes, styles and colours.
Whether you’re looking for a wood heater to keep your family room cosy or a unit to circulate warmth around the house, there’s a wood heater for sale at Ultimate Wood Heaters that fits your needs.
Get in touch with Ultimate Wood Heaters for a free home heating consultation today.
Using a Wood Heater in Your Geelong Home
February is Geelong's warmest month, but the average temperature only reaches a little over 19°C, which drops to 10°C on average in July, the coldest month.
When the sun is hiding behind the clouds, the days are short, and there’s a slight chill in the air exacerbated by the relentless wind, it's nice to curl up in your bed or sofa in front of a roaring fire. With a wood heater, you can do just that.
Why Do You Need a Wood Burner?
If you want to stay warm and cosy inside your home in the middle of a Geelong winter, having an efficient heating system is a must. Luckily, you can easily place a wood burner in your home.
Wood-burning heaters are the perfect heating unit for places like Geelong where it’s almost perpetually cold. Once the temperatures drop, you’ll thank yourself for investing in a wood heater that can heat a room up faster than warm air being circulated through vents.
Burning wood is also much more eco-friendly than burning oil, gas, or coal-like other types of residential heating units. When the latter materials burn, they release carbon dioxide (CO2). On the contrary, using wood can be considered carbon-neutral since trees absorb CO2 as they grow, cancelling out the CO2 they produce when they are burned.
Finally, you don’t need electricity to operate your wood heater. So even if the power goes out in your Geelong neighbourhood in the middle of winter, you can still stay warm with your wood heater.
How to Choose the Right Wood Heater for Your Home
Ready to snuggle up in front of a fire with the sound of wood crackling and pleasant warmth enveloping you? Ask yourself the questions below so you’ll know what wood heater is the right one for your home.
Do you want to heat one room or your entire home?
Wood heaters are most efficient for warming one room. But, with the right configurations, you can use one wood heater to spread warmth throughout your home.
For example, placing it in an optimal position, such as a downstairs room, can be enough to heat your home’s 2nd level, if you have one. As warm air typically rises, the warmth from your wood heater can easily spread to your upper rooms.
How big is the area you want to heat?
The size of the area you want to heat determines the size of the wood heater you need to install.
If you have a one-storey Geelong home or want to heat just one room, then small heaters would suffice. Medium heaters, meanwhile, can heat small family homes or rooms that are well-insulated. Large heaters are perfect for heating open plan houses and older homes with insulation problems.
Do you need a permit to install a wood heater in your home?
The use of open flame is regulated across different states. Installing and operating one requires compliance with the Australian Standards to avoid fire and ensure your safety.
Fortunately, you do not need a building permit to install wood-burning appliances like wood heaters in Victoria. However, your heater must be installed by a plumber with a mechanical license.
What to Look for in a Wood Heater
- The right size for your home
- Heat output
- Air wash system
- Body material
- Ease of use
Where to Place Your Wood Heater
No matter how big or how good your wood heater is, if you place it in the wrong position, you will not be able to get the most out of the heat it produces.
If you want your wood heater to distribute warmth evenly and consistently throughout your room or the whole house, plan for the optimal position.
As mentioned above, if you have a multi-storey home, wood heaters are best placed downstairs where their heat can rise and distribute warmth to the upper floors.
It’s also best placed in a room with open access to other parts of the house, such as the family or living area to minimise the walls and doors that block heat from spreading.
Stay Warm with a Wood Heater at Home
Ultimate Wood Heaters offers wood heaters of different styles and sizes for sale, so you can find one that fits your needs. Each one also comes with a 10-year firebox warranty. Browse the selection above and shop today.
Free Standing Or Inbuilt?
The location of where your heating is going to go will play a major roll in deciding whether you need an inbuilt or freestanding wood heater.
Freestanding wood heaters are perfect for creating a dramatic focal point in your lounge room or area. These will either be a radiant or convection wood heater and space between the existing walls need to be taken into consideration.
Inbuilt wood heaters are seamlessly built into an existing wall, fireplace or a new cavity. While they blend into the wall, they can create an ambient room like no other.
Zero Clearance Heater
A Zero-Clearance Fireplace is built so that it doesn’t get hot enough on the outside to impact on other surrounding materials, whether touching or close to. Also, a hearth is usually not required with one of these units.
Knowing the square meterage of area, you are trying to heat is crucial when selecting your wood heater. This will determine which range, size and ultimately the price you will be investing for your heating.
Whilst we offer world class wood heaters, we also manufacture and sell a wide range of accessories to go with it. From screens, to wood log storage and more, visit our store to view our range