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Efficient way to heat

A wood burning stove can be a great way to heat your home cheaply, especially if you can get logs for free. Log burners are generally used to heat just one room, rather than as a way to heat an entire home. The majority of homes in the UK have a central heating system but more and more are now backed up by a wood burning stove.

Wood burner costs and savings

How much a stove could cut your energy bill depends on various factors, including how you use your stove and how often you use it also how well your home is insulated. Also, think about how much a stove might cost to install – it could be anything between £500 and £2,000.

A lot of factors can affect the installation price. For example, if you need a new chimney built or an existing one relined. Once you have installed your stove the savings will start, make sure your supply of wood is of a good quality and at least 2 years matured. 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 (HETAS registered) 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. Read more

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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, you’re in good company – over 200,000 are installed each year in the UK.

The appeal is not just about installing a fashion statement. 

According to reports, regular use of a wood burner can knock a third off fuel bills, providing savings of at least £650 a year.

There is a huge range of stoves to choose from, ranging in price from £500 to more than £2,000.  Read more

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Sales are increasing as domestic fuel prices keep rising

In total, over 265,000 wood-burners were installed last year, according to the Stove Industry Alliance. This is up from 200,000 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.

Why are they so popular?

Wood-burners have become a sought-after design statement during the past decade. Read more

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Very popular and getting more so

Wood burning stoves have become incredibly popular over the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. With spiraling energy costs, people are keen to find ways to save money. Not only do wood burners save money, but they also create a warm feeling to a room.

Stoves can be used as an alternative to the main heating in a home, they really are an excellent supplementary heating system. When we get really cold spells and the central heating isn’t enough, or you don’t want to turn it on full blast, a stove is a fantastic form of supplement heat.

An economy where it matters

People tend to spend most of their time in one room – the living room or kitchen area, and as such a lot of the heating costs are focussed here. Therefore, if you can use a cheaper form of heating in just these locations, then the costs of the central heating and additional heating should fall considerably. Read more

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Time for change?

There is little doubt we are all pleased winter has finally ended. Perhaps this is the time to look back on what you spent heating your property in the cold months, it’s likely you will be shocked. We all know heating costs are forever rising, do take a little time out to investigate if a wood burner could save you money. Initial costs can be prohibitive but in the long run you will save an awful lot of money as wood is fairly constant in price.

Most important is to get professional advice

Before selecting a wood burning stove for your home get expert advice (HETAS Registered) as to the correct model to suit your circumstances. Choosing the wrong stove will cost extra money and can be inefficient which let’s face it is just the opposite of what you are trying to achieve. Read more