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The summer months are busier than ever before

Sales of wood burning stoves are increasing year on year, but this year has seen exceptional growth compared to the same period last year. The strange thing is that the summer is normally quieter than the winter months, but this year is completely different as sales and maintenance enquiries keep rising.

When you look at the facts these figures are not that surprising especially as traditional heating costs seem to be increasing daily. The increases we are told are down to the looming Brexit talks and the weaker pound so if this is the case will they ever reduce?

Homeowners have responded to these increases by looking for alternative forms of heating and a log burning stove is very high on the wish list.

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. Read more

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More and more popular

Wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly popular, mostly due to the incredible benefits that having one can have for your family, your home and the environment. Here are some of the most prominent benefits to having your very own wood burning stove.

Power cut – no problem!

A wood burning stove makes a wonderful addition to your home at any time, but during a power cut they really come into their own. Wood burner stoves do not require electricity to work, therefore when the power cuts off, you can rest assured that your wood burner will be there to keep you toasty whilst you’re waiting for the power to come back on. Read more

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Can a wood burning stove save money?

At first glance, it would appear that installing a wood-burner is a costly exercise, with owners spending upwards of £540 to get one installed. However, the long-term financial benefits are far more appealing as they can result in reducing the cost of other fuel sources.

Wood burning stoves are getting rave reviews and are now a very serious alternative to any other form of secondary heating. Households up and down the country are looking for cheaper alternatives due to the frantically rising traditional energy supplies. Wood burners come in all shapes and colours these days and will enhance any household.

It is vitally important to have the appliance installed professionally by a HETAS registered fitter and once done will increase the value of your property.

Excellent quality dry wood can be found in most areas and prices differ from supplier to supplier. Obviously if you can source your own then the savings are generous indeed. Read more

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Want to make your home warmer this winter?

A wood-burning stove can be installed virtually anywhere in 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. Heating bills continue to rise seemingly on a monthly basis, so this would a good time to have a look at the alternatives.

Wood stoves have various benefits and if you install one the costs will very quickly returned. Obviously the only cost once installed is the wood you will burn, now just imagine if you could get a supply free! You may have a public woodland close by that could provide the fuel for you winter warmth.

Economical heating

Wood is an inexpensive fuel source. It costs less per BTU than oil, gas or electricity. Homeowners who practice strategic zone heating in their homes can save hundreds of ££’s on utility bills each year. Read more

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Safety & Efficiency

A professionally fitted wood burning stove can save you hundreds on annual fuel bills but do make sure your new burner is suitable for your home. Many people tend to install without seeking professional advice, this is fine, but if you want to get total efficiency do seek advice from a qualified fitter.

One thing is for sure, if you have a stove fitted and you are selling your property the buyer is likely to want to see a certified certificate for the installation of the stove.

Homes with a certified fitted boiler can be worth a lot more money when selling, also bear in mind some insurance companies will not accept the risk unless the stove has been professionally fitted.

A HETAS registered fitter is fully trained in fitting and able to give advice as to the most suitable wood burning stove for the area to be heated.    Read more