For those of us living in the Southern Hemisphere, and are still finding anything to cuddle in the wake of the night, when the heat has escaped, remember there are various options to stay warm. Many of us are feeling the affect of the increase in electricity and are looking for alternatives to generate heat in the home. Livingstones has a great selection of heaters and fires stoves that do wonders in the home. Wood-burning stoves are heating appliances capable of burning wood fuel and wood-derived biomass fuel, such as wood pellets. Generally the appliance consists of a solid metal closed fire chamber, a fire brick base and an adjustable air control. The appliance will be connected by ventilating stove pipes to a suitable chimney or flue, which will fill with hot combustion gases once the fuel is ignited. The chimney or flue gases must be hotter than the outside temperature to ensure combustion gases are drawn out of the fire chamber and up the chimney.