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Great year in 2018

In total, over 215,000 wood-burners were installed last year, according to the Stove Industry Alliance. This is up from 191,000 in 2017.

Wood-burning stoves are generally installed for a reason, such as a secondary heating supply or to save money. There is a percentage who have them installed because they are fashionable and these days this combination is normal.

Fuel costs as we all know are increasing rapidly with electricity and gas prices leading the way. With the Brexit uncertainty there is very little chance this trend will be reversed in the near future. Read more

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Save money and go greener!

There are many reasons you may want to install a wood burning stove in your home, extra warmth and saving money spring to mind. But, wood burners are good for the environment which I think we all agree is a very good reason.

The “green aspect” hardly needs an explanation. Wood is a renewable and easily obtained source for burning. There’s a zero-sum impact in carbon emission as well. When a tree falls in the woods and takes 50 years to completely decay, ever so slowly it gives off heat, water, and CO2, and leaves its mineral content in the forest.

When you burn wood the exact same thing happens only obviously very quickly. No additional-anything is produced. Keep in mind those minerals are in the partly form of ash and what’s commonly called creosote– which can stick to the inside of the chimney. That’s why there are chimney sweeps. Read more

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Heating bills keep rising

Installing a stove can obviously save you money and is something to consider for the future. Make sure you do your homework before deciding as selecting the wrong model for your home could have a detrimental effect.

If you decided to install a new heating machine always get expert advice from a (HETAS Registered) engineer, normally free of charge and essential for total efficiency.

It is being muted that fuel bills are set to rise significantly in the near future. The Brexit talks remain in the news and the pound remains at a low ebb, this means imported fuels cost more and you can guess who has to foot the bill!!

Heating fuel bills are expected to rise in the region of between 5% and 10%, at least for electricity, which means your energy bills could take a definite hit. The impact on a typical household bill could be an extra £100 plus a year. Read more