How heat transfer works in a wood stove
How a wood stove heats up your home is through all three types of heat transfer. First the burning wood inside the wood stove gives off radiation heat and transfers it into the air inside the wood stove. This hot air then heats up the metal that the wood stove is made of; the metal is heated through conduction heat transfer. In wood stoves there is also a vent to let air in and out of the chamber where the wood is burned, there is also a fan in the wood stove that is used to move the heated air, this is the main component that is used for heating the house. The fan moves the hot air which then heats your house through convection heat transfer.
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