Treat your home in the new year with a new Wood-burners

Install a wood burning stove.

Wood-burners not only look fabulous, they have plenty of practical benefits too. They provide a great deal of heat for relatively little cost, and are highly efficient in comparison to open fires.  Plus, they will provide heat even if there’s a break in the power supply in your home.

For the most part, wood-burning stoves are environmentally friendly. However, make sure your wood supplier is committed to replanting the trees harvested and source locally to reduce your carbon footprint.

Wood-burners have risen in popularity for the last five years as more homes discover the benefits they have to offer. One benefit that always goes un-noticed is how the value of your home will increase after you have installed the burner. Just ask any estate agent and they will tell you a home with a wood stove is far more desirable than one without. Read more

Burning wood is good for the environment

Wood burning stoves are good for the environment.

The “green” benefits of burning wood are gaining wider and wider support every year. Burning wood cleanly only releases the same amount of CO2 into the atmosphere from a tree as when it is left to rot naturally as it would do at the end of its life cycle. What is more, harvested trees are replaced with new trees, which in turn absorb CO2 in the process of photosynthesis as they grow.

The important aspect of this argument is that the wood is burnt correctly, using a modern, efficient stove that employs secondary and even tertiary burning. As a result of these extra burning systems, as much of the combustible material as possible is used to generate heat. This also will reduce the amount of alternative gas or electricity you would have used which again is good for the environment. Read more

Install a new stove for your home to improve the comfort

We are always being asked the best place and way to install a new appliance. Stoves can be installed almost anywhere in the home but as with most things some are better than others. Some people attempt to install stoves themselves, but to install a stove safely and efficiently, the install must be completed by a HETAS registered engineer.

When it comes to flue pipes the hard and fast rule is the straighter they are the better the air will flow. Ideally, your piping should rise directly up into a chimney located above the stove but angles can be added if required. Straighter or less curved runs create stronger air drafts that will promote more efficient burning and heat creation. This will also reduce the amount of creosote build up which is far safer for your home thus reducing the risk of chimney fires.

If it’s at all possible to install your new wood burning stove in the centre of your house this without doubt is the favoured option. Once the stove has been lite you will find your whole house will become much warmer very quickly as the central chimney warms up. We always get customers commenting how much warmer the whole house gets and therefore reduces central heating costs accordingly. Read more