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Wood Burning Stoves, Want To Know More About Saving Money?

A wood burning stove is simply a home appliance that is used to heat the home.
It is usually made of a metal such as cast iron or steel and generates heat by burning wood fuel in an enclosed fire chamber.
They can be placed in most rooms of a house and need to allow fumes and gases to be drawn away from the room and out through flue/chimney.
Wood burners have been around for many years but have risen in popularity in recent times due to their efficiency and low running costs.
They have become ever more popular since energy prices started rocketing.
Expert Advice
For safety and to maximise efficiency you should always have a professional (HETAS Registered) install your wood or pellet burning appliance. A fully qualified fitter will carefully evaluate everything from your chimney to your floor protection. A certified fitter can also assist you in making the correct choice of stove to heat your home to maximum efficiency.
Can we assist in making your home warmer??
If you’re considering buying a new stove for your home, please do make contact and one of our HETAS qualified fitters will be happy to assist.

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Warm & Inviting

Make your home warmer and more inviting.
A wood burning stove can be installed virtually anywhere in your home, providing there is a way to run a vent pipe to the outside of the house. This means you can zone-heat any room or space.
Exceptionally good heating
The biggest advantage homeowners have with a wood burning stove is the quality of heat the burner will give off. Woods stoves operate on the principal of radiant heat, which warms an area faster and more efficiently than warm air being blown through a home’s vent system.
The powerful heat from a wood stove radiates from all sides of the unit as well as the top, sending warmth in all directions. Fitted in a central position in your home you will be amazed how the rest of your house suddenly gets a whole lot warmer.
Much better for the environment
Compared with using fossil fuels for heat (natural gas, propane, coal, etc.) wood is much more eco-friendly. It’s considered “carbon-neutral,” which means when it burns, it doesn’t add additional carbon dioxide to the environment.
This is because in its natural state as a tree, wood absorbs carbon dioxide that’s in the atmosphere. During combustion, a balance is maintained. This argument alone makes installing a log burner a very viable option to enhance the beauty and warmth of your home.
Can we help?
If you would like assistance selecting and installing your new log burner, please get in touch and one of our qualified fitters (HETAS registered) will be happy to help.

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Popular Wood Burners

Popularity of wood burners keeps growing and growing.
Wood burning stoves have become incredibly popular over the last few years, and it is 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 home.
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.
Why install?
People tend to spend most of their time in one room – the living room, and as such a lot of the heating costs are focused here. Therefore, if you can use a cheaper form of heating in just this location, then the costs of the central heating and additional heating should fall considerably.
How much cheaper is it?
Well, the cost of wood logs is obviously variable, depending on your source and where you live. Some people have access to free wood from gardens and the local area, which is fantastic – this essentially means once you have installed the wood burner, you can heat your home for free!!
Remember electricity costs are upwards of 18.9p/kWh, so installing a word burner, with fuel costs of just 3.85p/kWh is about 4-5 times cheaper.
Like to know more?
If you would like to know more about saving money and installing a wood burner, please get in touch and one of our fully qualified fitters (HETAS registered) will be happy to help.

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Take Note !

One big mistake a lot of owners make is not using correctly matured timber to burn.
Damp logs can be dangerous and cause chimney fires.
Nothing will cause your stove to function less efficiently than to fill it with green wood, so to avoid the problem you should begin the seasoning process in the early spring if you want your wood to be ready by the next winter.

If you plan to use any wood that is larger than normal, you will need to set it out to dry even earlier than that. Essentially, you should be harvesting your wood about a year and a half in advance of when you actually plan to burn it.


Wood being dried should be stacked in open areas under cover where it will be exposed to the sun and the wind.

If you put it in a shed, garage, or outdoors in the shade, you will inhibit the seasoning process significantly. Having said this if you are buying pre-seasoned wood from a supplier then any form of dry storage will normally be fine.

Can we help?

If you are thinking of installing a new wood stove, please do get expert advice as fitting the incorrect stove could prove costly.

Always use a HETAS Registered fitter for your own peace of mind and safety.