How to choose the right stove for you

What wood burner should I go for?

There are many things to consider when you choose a stove. Quality issues are of course very important and this is one of the reasons you should seek professional advice.

What do you want your appliance to do?

Perhaps you want some cosy secondary heating. Here the look of the stove will be very important, with as large a view of the flames as possible.

More than likely rising fuel prices are making you think of heating your house with wood using a stove to reduce those awful bills. One of the main considerations here will then be what sort of output the stove has.

If you live in a smoke control area (most UK cities) and would like to heat with wood you will need to choose a stove approved for burning wood in smokeless zones. Read more

Making sure you keep warm this winter

With winter and of course 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 a wood burning stove.

They are not only 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 professionally installed wood burning stove will usually add value to the property. Heating fuel costs are constantly rising, with a wood stove installed you could reduce yours!

Can you make some real savings?

The demand for wood burning stoves is very strong especially now winter is on its way. With energy bills increasing at a rapid rate homeowners are turning to wood burning stoves as an alternative form of space heating. In the past stoves were mainly sold in rural areas but now we are seeing a rise in sales in towns and cities. Read more

Log burners are the way forward with Kent Stoves

Centre of attraction

Wood burning stoves are a terrific way of bringing the comfort of a real fire into your home, even if you don’t have a vast amount of space. Log burners make great focal points for interiors, they are cleaner and more efficient than open fireplaces, and will likely save you money on your heating bills. If you’re dreaming of installing one as the winter chill sets in, you’re in good company – over 200,000 are installed each year in the UK.

Expert advice

For your protection and safety, you should always have a fully qualified professional install your wood/pellet burning appliance. At Kent Stoves we will evaluate everything for you to ensure your safety and maximise efficiency.   Read more

Market of Wood stoves still gaining popularity

The market for wood burning stoves is increasing month on month and over the last ten years we have seen huge strides towards solving environmental issues. Usually at this time of year interest increases due to the on-coming colder weather but this year has been non-stop.

Due to rising fuel bills homeowners are seeking alternative cost-effective heating options.

Wood burning stoves are a real alternative and these days they really do offer an impressive range of options to meet your home’s needs. Long gone are the days when wood burners were seen as an ugly and dirty heating source.  Read more

Stoves, using and having the right one for your home

Stove maintenance and safety If you choose the right stove for your home should be fairly straightforward. But there are a few steps you should take to keep it efficient and safe.

To keep your stove in good working order, the Stoves Industry recommends that you have your chimney swept at the beginning and the end of the winter to avoid a build-up of soot, which could damage the chimney and stove when not in use.

From a safety point of view, blocked chimneys can also cause deadly carbon monoxide. One sweep should cost no more than £60 and this will be money very well spent. It’s also worth getting a carbon monoxide alarm to alert you to the presence of the dangerous gas in your home.

Burn the correct wood

Wet or unseasoned logs will leave more sooty deposits and could increase the number of sweeps you need, so it’s best to use seasoned (Minimum 2 years drying) or kiln-dried wood to cut down on maintenance. Read more