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Cost Efficient Heating Option

The wood burning stove revolution continues to increase.

Sales of wood burning stoves continue to increase month on month as the UK public look for ways to reduce their heating bills.

The figures go to prove without doubt that the British public are taking very seriously the increased costs of heating their homes. Facts are energy costs can only go upwards with the weakened pound and the turmoil surrounding the world at present.

Whether you’re the proud owner of a shiny new stove, or your thinking of installing one, there are a few things that you need to know to really get the most out of that heating monster in the fireplace.

Seek qualified advice

Before selecting a wood burning stove for your home get expert advice 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.

Managing the air is crucial for efficiency.

As far as your stove is concerned, air comes in two types. Primary air feeds the bed of the fire, and secondary air feeds the flames above it. Nearly all the energy from wood comes from burning gases released when it is heated – which means that secondary air is much more important than primary.

Make sure you fully understand how to control the air to your new or existing stove.

Can we help?

If you would like some assistance, please do contact us and one of our qualified fitters (HETAS registered) who will be happy to help.

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Massive Range of Stoves

Massive Range Of Stoves. New environmental standards for particle emissions come into force in 2022 aimed at creating a cleaner atmosphere.  Already, stove manufacturers are rolling out eco-friendly burners with a Stove Industry Alliance Eco Design-ready stamp of approval.

These reduce particle emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old-style stove.

Sales are increasing as domestic fuel prices rise at an alarming rate

In total, over 90,000 wood-burners have been installed this year, according to the Stove Industry Alliance.

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.

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?

Finally, Kent Stoves offer a massive range of stoves. If you require assistance, please do make contact and one of our fully qualified engineers will be happy to help.


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Stoves Save Money

Saving you money

Stoves save money. Regular use of a wood burner can knock a third off fuel bills, providing savings of at least £600/1,000 a year. There is a huge range of 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.


New environmental standards for particle emissions came into force in 2022 aimed at creating a cleaner atmosphere. Stove manufacturers are rolling out eco-friendly burners with a Stove Industry Alliance Eco Design-ready stamp of approval. These reduce particle emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80% compared to an old stove.


Sourcing your wood.


To make sure you get the most out of your wood-burning stove, and don’t create additional pollution to the atmosphere, it’s important to use the right kind of wood.

First and foremost, you need to burn wood that is as dry as possible – it should only contain less than 20% moisture.

You can reduce the moisture content of freshly cut wood by drying it yourself, which is called seasoning. To do this, it’s best to store the wood in a dry place for at least a year, preferably two. To help you work out how dry your wood is, you can also buy a moisture meter – these cost around £20.

For the best results, the wood should be left on a dry surface protected from rain. Leave the sides exposed to air and wind, as it will speed up the drying process. You can buy dedicated wood stores to help with this.

Can we help?

Remember, compared to many heating forms, stoves save money. If you are thinking of installing a wood burning stove, please contact us and one of our fully qualified engineers will be happy to assist.

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Wood Stoves for the Future

Wood stoves for the future. An increased awareness of environmental issues, together with rocketing fuel prices. This has led to a dramatic uptake in demand for wood burning domestic heating systems.

More than one million UK homes are already using wood burning stoves. Naturally this could be set to rise.

The installation of wood burning, and multi-fuel stoves is “monitored” under Building Regulations. This includes the relining or installation of flues and chimneys associated with such heat producing appliances.

It is highly recommended that stove installation work is carried out by a HETAS or OFTEC registered installer, the reality is that many stoves get put in unprofessionally.

Incorrectly installed stoves can be dangerous both to health and a can be fire hazards.

Correct wood stove

To be sure a stove meets your needs, choose a HETAS or OFTEC approved one, which comes from an experienced manufacturer. Apart from the safety element, wood stoves have improved so much of late it’s vital to select the correct one for your home.

If you choose professional help the fitter will consider your lifestyle and the type of property you reside in. An open-plan well insulated home for example can use a stove to cut down fuel bills, the fitter will explain all the advantages and savings that can be made.

Long term maintenance

A stove is not a “fit and forget” product. The burner itself may need very little maintenance. But without regular cleaning soot builds up in the flue and this can cause chimney fires. It is highly recommended to have your burner cleaned and serviced. Ideally at least once a year for safety and peace of mind.


If you require some assistance with your current or new stove, please do make contact and one of our fully trained fitters will be pleased to guide you.