Choosing a new wood stove?

Choosing a new wood stove?

As well as the making sure your new stove will physically fit into its new home, it is important to consider that the stove’s output is sufficient for the room. You should also ensure that it is not too large for the room, as this can cause just as many problems as a stove that is too small.

A stove that is too small for the room will not be powerful enough to heat the room adequately, on the other hand, if you have a stove that is too large it will need constant attention to keep the temperature down. A result of this is the combustion within the stove will not be complete and you will quickly have a build-up of soot not just on the glass, but up the chimney as well.

With this in mind, when calculating the required output, a slightly greater output should be considered (no more than 1.5kW), as there will be a greater need for rapid heating in the long dark cold months of winter. Read more

Wood burning stoves

Many benefits of a wood stove

Why would you 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. Read more

Energy bills are still rising

The worrying thing is that fuel prices are lightly to continue to increase in the foreseeable future due to the weak pound and the Brexit talks. It seems everybody looks to blame the “Brexit talks” but the fact is this really is affecting the value of the pound and therefore increases the cost of imported fuel.

Installing a wood burning stove could go a long way to help you reduce your energy bills, for the most part wood burning stoves are environmentally friendly. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours so there is bound to be one to fit your homes needs. 

If you decided to install a stove professionally one benefit that nearly always goes un-noticed is how the value of your property will increase. Any estate agent will tell you that a home fitted with an eco-friendly stove is worth more than one that isn’t.

In the summer months most homeowners try to forget the cold times and those large fuel bills. But now is the time to act as there are many very good offers available due to fitting engineers are far less busy as the winter months. Read more

Efficiency and style

A modern wood burner is more efficient than many central heating systems and far more appealing to look at than a traditional white radiator.  According to the National Association of Chimney Sweeps, the number of stoves being installed each year has more than doubled over the past decade. The appeal is not just about installing a middle-class fashion statement.

Regular use of a wood burner can knock a third off fuel bills, providing savings of at least £400 a year. There is a huge range of stoves to choose from, ranging in price from £500 to more than £2,000. A key consideration is how much heat it will pump out.

Years ago, you had to live in the countryside to enjoy a wood burner, but technological improvements mean they can also provide a great heating solution in many towns and city homes.

New environmental standards for particle emissions come into force in 2022 aimed at creating a cleaner atmosphere. Already, stove manufacturers are rolling out eco-friendly burners with a Stove Industry Alliance Eco Design-ready stamp of approval. These reduce particle emissions by 90 percent compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old stove. Read more