Wood burning stoves are extremely durable however, we know that some last longer than the others. How long your wood burning stove will last depends above all on the following factors:

Quality of material and manufacture

It goes without saying that, wood burning stoves that are made from the highest quality metal according will last longer than their cheap counterparts. These cheap wood stoves will only last only a few years, some lasting as little as 2 to 3 years. Wood burning stoves made from the highest quality material, on the contrary, easily last a lifetime.

Pleasant Hearth Wood Stoves are made in the USA from these high-quality materials, to last for generations.

Maintenance

Wood burning stoves require very little maintenance. Nonetheless, there are a few things that will make sure your stove is heating your home for years to come.

Always follow manufacturers recommendations for cleaning, both inside and outside. It’s recommended to have your stove inspected by an expert at least once per year. This ensures it’s always in top condition.

If there are any signs of damage or problems, don’t postpone the repair.  

Never attempt to clean the stove while the unit is still hot.

Proper operation

If you want your wood burning stove to last, it’s essential to operate according to the manufacturer. First, it’s best to use dry seasoned hardwood, avoid green unseasoned wood. Never burn anything but wood logs in your wood stove, if your stove isn’t designed for multi-fuel. Finally, never overheat your stove, which risks potentially damaging beyond repair.