A wood-burning stove is a way to heat a room without depending on petroleum. It can give you a cozy fire and uses a renewable, inexpensive energy source. Adding a wood stove to your home should not be done without help from a professional or without being aware of local building and installation requirements. Here are steps to install a wood stove.
Know what your stove clearance is. This is the minimum safe distance between a stove and its nearby floors and walls. Your stove clearance can depend on where you live, whether your residence's floors and walls are combustible, and what kind of wood stove you have.
Choose a certified wood stove. This kind of stove means that it has been certified as meeting safety requirements under the law.
Add a noncombustible heat shield to walls that can catch fire. The heat shield may be made of sheet metal. Check your local building codes to find out how to mount the shield and any other related clearance requirements.