Cut your Energy Bills and warm your home

Why a stove makes sense

Word on the street is that gas and electricity bills are about to rise due to the weaker pound. A wood burning stove could be the long-term answer to these rising costs and certainly warrants more investigation. Experts are predicting a very volatile twelve months ahead due to the Brexit talks starting so saving money is a priority.

  1. You can cut your energy bills
    As the cost of electricity, oil and gas remains sky high, heating a property can be extremely expensive. Although the initial cost of a wood burner may be more than a gas fire, it will certainly save you money in the long run. When used efficiently, a kilowatt of heat per hour costs about one fifth of kWh of electricity and about one third of kWh of oil and gas.
  2. The heat is unique
    One of the main reasons many people choose to install a stove is because they have a unique heat. This warmth feels cosy and more pleasant than other types of fuel. Did you know that wood burners emit heat for a long time after it has actually gone out? Something that gas fires don’t do. There’s nothing like sitting in front of a wood burner.
  3. They are eye-catching
    Wood burners look decorative and they have a certain magnetic quality. They are great for social gatherings as many people, whether it’s at home or in a restaurant, tend to gather around the open fire as a social activity.

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So many benefits on owning a wood burning stove …..

The first question you might ask is “Why would I want to install and use a stove in the first place?”

There are plenty of benefits of using a wood stove for your residential heat. The most obvious is the cleanliness of burning wood, which gives off less particulate matter and is a renewable resource, unlike gas-powered alternatives. Another chief benefit is the cost efficiency as wood can cost a great deal less than electricity and gas. Not to mention a professionally installed stove can add value to your property.

There are some more peripheral benefits about heating your home with a wood-fuelled stove. Wood burning stoves can be used as additional cooking surfaces in your home, perfect for warm cocoa on cold winter days. They also have the added bonus of saving you money on other utilities, like electricity. Read more

Stay warm and save money this year

With colder weather reportedly on its way, how do you stay warm? More likely than not it’s by turning up the central heating.

However, a growing number of people are opting for renewable heating sources instead such as wood burning stoves.

These claim to not only be good for the environment but also a way to cut the cost of your energy bills plus add value to your property. Estate agents will tell you that a house with a wood burning stove usually adds value to the property.

But are they just a fad or can you make some real savings?
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Wood burning stoves, time to install one for your home

Wood burning stove sales in November and December 2016 were recorded at the highest sales figures all year. Sales have been strong over the last two years but the run up to Christmas surpassed all expectations. It is little surprise that this is happening as heating bills continue to rise in real terms month on month. Economists are also predicting a sharp rise in heating fuel costs due to the weaker pound.
• They’re relatively cheap to run – even if you have to buy firewood.
• Wood is renewable and sustainable – and the UK has good areas of forestry.
• Burning wood from sustainable forests is carbon neutral – while trees are growing, they capture carbon dioxide from the air. This carbon dioxide is released either when the wood is burnt, or when the tree dies and rots. While some emissions are produced in the transporting and processing of the wood, this is only a very small amount per unit of heat produced.
• Wood burners work during power cuts – many free-standing models can be used for cooking as well as heating.
• Some wood burners can be equipped with a wetback system to heat water – check with your supplier about this option. Read more

Make your home warmer this year!

A wood burning stove can be installed virtually anywhere in the your home, providing there is a way to run a vent pipe to the outside of the house. This means you can zone-heat any room or space making your home warmer.

Exceptionally good heating

The biggest advantage homeowners have with a wood burning stove is the quality of heat the burner will give off. Woods stoves operate on the principal of radiant heat, which warms an area faster and more efficiently than warm air being blown through a home’s vent system. The powerful heat from a wood stove radiates from all sides of the unit as well as the top, sending warmth in all directions making your home warmer. Fitted in a central position in your home you will be amazed how the rest of your house suddenly gets a whole lot warmer. Read more