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Coronavirus  and Kent Stoves

In these hard and strange times, the need to save money on our heating bills becomes ever more important. With this in mind, we are taking survey appointments for the future and as soon as the lockdown is relaxed we will contact you with proposed dates.

Please make contact and we will add your details to our ever growing list. In certain circumstances if you can send us photographs we can give you an indication of installation costs.

Wood burner costs and potential 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.

A lot of factors can affect the installation cost. 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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A very elegant heating solution

Today’s wood heating appliances are designed for beauty and performance. A wood stove or fireplace insert can be the focal point of any room. Regardless of your taste, there’s a stove designed for you and your budget. In fact, it’s difficult to find ugly stoves or inserts nowadays whether they be ultra-modern or traditional.

With so many beautiful stoves to choose from and the costs coming down this does make a great heating solution and saves money along the way.

Another great advantage of wood stove heating is having heat when there is no power. There’s not much more satisfying than being warm and happy around your wood stove when all the lights in the neighbourhood are out. You’ll have that pioneer feeling, as you should. You thought ahead! Read more

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Heating bills will not stop rising.

Time to take action to save in the long term???

Please do not put off making an appointment due to the coronavirus problems as our order book for the summer months is already filling fast. This is due to homeowners wishing to have independent heating and in turn reduced costs.

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. Read more

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Wood stoves are clean and efficient

The green benefits of burning wood are gaining wider and wider support. Burning wood cleanly only releases the same amount of CO2 into the atmosphere as from a tree when it is left to rot naturally as it would do at the end of its lifecycle. What is more, harvested trees are replaced with new trees, which in turn absorb CO2 in the process of photosynthesis as they grow.

Most importantly, burning wood with a moisture level of below 20% will give twice the heat output of freshly felled timber and will also help to reduce a build-up of tar in your chimney and the environment. To achieve this correct moisture level, the wood should be seasoned or matured for approximately two years. Storage should ideally be outside and be stacked to let the air flow around the timber, this will then dry naturally. Read more