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Wood Burner Benefits

Wood burner benefits. Firstly, why would you want to install and use a stove in the first place?
There are plenty of benefits of using a wood stove for your residential heat.
The most obvious is the cleanliness of burning wood, which gives off less particulate matter and is a renewable resource, unlike gas-powered alternatives.
Another major benefit is the cost efficiency as wood can cost a great deal less than electricity and gas.
Not to mention a professionally installed stove can add value to your property.
– Cheaper form of heating compared to Oil and Electricity
– Good for the environment
– Can add value to your property.
– Great focal point in the home
– Heating through a power cut
Wood burning stoves can be used as additional cooking surfaces in your home, perfect for warm cocoa on cold winter days. Nothing is cosier than a hot stove after a day spent in the cold weather.
Installing a stove – very important
It is vital if you are installing a stove to have it fitted correctly by a professionally HETAS registered company. The qualified fitter will advise to the size of burner required to heat your room to maximum safety and efficiency.
Help required?
Finally are looking to install a new wood burning stove or discuss wood burner benefits? Please do make contact and one of our HETAS registered engineers will be happy to assist.


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Centre of Attraction

Wood burners make great focal points for interiors, they are cleaner and more efficient than open fireplaces, and 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.

To enjoy using a log burner safely and responsibly, it’s important to do your research.

Wood burners are a great way of bringing the comfort of a real fire into your home, even if you don’t have a vast amount of space.

Should you live in an urban area that is smoke-controlled, you’ll need to check the stove you are buying is approved by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and meets regulatory requirements.

Expert advice

For your protection and safety, you should always have a fully qualified professional install your wood/pellet burning appliance. At Kent Stoves, we will evaluate everything for you to ensure your safety and maximise efficiency.

Can we help?

If you require assistance, please do make contact and one of our fully qualified fitters will be happy to help.


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Use A Regulated Fitter

The installation of a wood burner must comply with building regulations and the easiest way to do this is to use a qualified fitter.

HETAS-registered installers deal with wood, solid-fuel and biomass domestic heating appliances and can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations, so it’s safe and legal.

Benefits of using a registered fitter

  • Safety
  • Easier to insure your property
  • Peace of mind
  • Total burner efficiency
  • Long term support
  • Qualified advice

Efficiency is vital, especially nowadays.

As lovely as open fires are they are not energy efficient and only give approximately 20% output. Wood burning stoves are much more efficient, at around 70-90%, so you get all the benefits of a real fire without most of your money going up the chimney!

Your chimney

The chimney may need to be lined before the wood burner can be installed.

Homes dating from the mid-1960s onwards should have had a concrete or clay chimney liner fitted when they were built but ask a qualified installer to check out the chimney, whatever the age of your home.

There are lots of benefits to having a chimney lined, including better energy efficiency.

Can we help?

If you would like advice concerning your new or existing wood stove, please make contact and one of our fully qualified fitters will be happy to assist.

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Stoves Add Value

Stoves add value. The appeal of a natural fire is far more than just aesthetic. It can also prove a shrewd investment.

A fireplace and professionally fitted wood stove can add as much as 5% to the value of your home, thanks to its wow factor.

It can also save you money. While energy firms have been hiking up the price of gas and electricity by 40% or more this year, the cost of a wood stove has remained constant.

Research shows that an average family are spending over £250 per month just heating a 3-bedroomed house.

A wood burning stove could be the answer to reducing these potential rises, stove sales are at the highest we have ever seen for this time of year as homeowners prepare for the future.

A wood burning stove is a highly efficient source of heat delivering over 80% economy in many cases.

The new generation of stoves are clean and extremely easy to use making them a must for the majority of homes. A wood burner can be up to 75% cheaper to run than an electric heater and 50% cheaper than a gas effect fire.

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.