Wood burning stoves, important information

We all know the British weather can be very damp and cold, this is when you need a wood burner the most.

A professionally fitted wood stove will also reduce your home’s carbon footprint by at least 19% as burning wood is environmentally neutral and renewable energy. Just make sure you only burn the correct wood as recommended by your supplier.

Wood burners have two main operating features which will help you make your stove very efficient indeed.

Convection Air

Many log burners include a convection system, and these are designed to distribute heat a lot more evenly around the room. The cool air within the room is drawn into the stove and as it begins to heat up, it rises before easing out into the room, making the entire space more enjoyable and comfortable. The hot air rising inside the stove draws more cool air into the stove, setting up a continuous flow. This ultimately means exceptional heating efficiency.

Primary Air

This is the air that’s drawn in. For most designs, and this is especially the case with classic log burners, the primary air enters through a control on the front. This can then be adjusted to modify the amount of air entering the firebox, which in turn allows you to decide on just how intense you want the fire to be, or not to be.

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Very efficient, very safe, and elegant into the bargain

A professionally fitted wood burning stove can save you hundreds on annual fuel bills. Before having one installed be sure your new heating machine is suitable for your home.

There are a large range of wood burning 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 town and city homes.

Homes with a certified fitted wood stove 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

Keep warmer and save money!

How do you stay warm? I am sure you will be like the majority and turn up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, a growing number of people are opting for renewable heating sources instead such as wood burning stoves.

Log burners claim to not only be good for the environment but also a way to cut the cost of your energy bills, also as a bonus they could add value to your property.

So far in 2021 the stove industry is reporting record sales and installations of the traditional log burner. Sales this year are up 19% on the same period last year and HETAS registered fitters around the country are remarkably busy trying to keep pace with the upsurge.

After purchase and fitting can you really make savings?

A lot of experts estimate after installation and purchase costs households will start to see savings within 3 years. There has been a big increase in sales of wood burning stoves lately, both for adding character to a home and adding value to your property – an estate agent will tell you a certificated wood stove could add as much 5%to the sale price. 

A stove is a highly efficient source of heat – delivering more than 80% efficiency in many cases. The current generation of stoves are clean and extremely easy to use and control.

Estimated savings of a wood stove

  • 72% cheaper to run than an electric fire.
  • 31% cheaper per kw than a gas effect fire.
  • 44% cheaper than oil filled heater.

It is especially important to note you must always only burn fully dried wood logs and these should have matured for 18-24 months. Imagine if you could source your own logs from a local forest free – just how much you could potentially save a year?

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If you would like to know more, please do contact us and one of our fully qualified fitters will be happy to assist.

Just how green are wood burners?

We are living in a vastly different world than we were only 15 or 20 years ago. The general public has become a lot more aware of environmental concerns and carbon footprints, and we have seen an increase in trends associated with a sustainable and ecological way of life.

Wood burning stoves have captured the interest of many homeowners; the combination of cheap heating and a cosy focal point within the property is an appealing idea. As a result, there are currently an estimated 1.5 million households in the UK with a wood burning stove, with around 200,000 more stoves being sold every year.

Many people believe a wood burning stove to be a significant step towards lowering their environmental impact, relying on a sustainable resource to heat their properties rather than purchasing energy from the central grid – much of which is generated by the burning of carbon-heavy fossil fuels. But how accurate is this idea? Are wood burners actually good for the environment? Read more