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Lower Heating Bills

Lower Heating Bills. Wood burning stoves continue gaining ground in the race for cheaper heating.

Wood burning stove installations are increasing annually and over the last 2 years we have seen huge strides towards solving environmental issues.

Usually at this time of year interest increases due to colder weather, but this year has seen unprecedented increases like never before!!

Due to rising fuel bills homeowners are seeking alternative cost-effective heating options.

Wood burning stoves are a real alternative, these days they really do offer an impressive range of options to meet your home’s needs. Long gone are the days when wood burners were seen as an ugly and dirty heating source.

Don’t sit on the fence get advice NOW!!

Expert advice

For your protection and safety, you should always have a fully qualified professional install your wood/pellet burning appliance.

At Kent Stoves (HETAS registered) 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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Stoves Save Money

Stoves Save Money. 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 – some estate agents say a certificated wood stove could add as much 8%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 very easy to use and control.

Estimated savings of a wood stove

  • 77% cheaper to run than an electric fire.
  • 41% cheaper per kw than a gas effect fire
  • 76% cheaper than oil filled heater.

It is very 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?

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 21% as burning wood is environmentally neutral and renewable energy. Just make sure you only burn the correct wood as recommended by your supplier.

Can we help?

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

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Safe & Efficient Stoves

Safe & Efficient Stoves, and eye catching 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 stove is suitable for your home, this is vital.

There are a large range of wood burning stoves to choose from, ranging in price from £500 to more than £5,000. 

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.

Cut energy bills.

As the cost of electricity, oil and gas remains sky high, heating a property can be extremely expensive.

Although the initial cost of a wood burner may be more than a gas fire, it will certainly save you money in the long run. As such, when used efficiently, a kilowatt of heat per hour costs about one fifth of kWh of electricity. Additionally about one third of kWh of oil and gas.

One of the main reasons many people choose to install a stove is because they have a unique heat. This warmth feels cosy and more pleasant than other types of fuel. Did you know that wood burners emit heat for a long time after it has actually gone out? Something that gas fires do not do. There is nothing like sitting in front of a wood burner.

A HETAS registered fitter is fully trained in fitting and able to give advice as to the most suitable wood burning stove for the area to be heated.   

Help required?

If you would like assistance selecting your new stove or require help with your existing one, please do make contact. One of our qualified (HETAS registered) fitters will be happy to assist.

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Brand New Stoves

Brand New Stoves by Kent Stoves.

HETAS registered installers

When it comes to installing a brand-new stove, it is often best to request the help of a professional. A stove is an investment you don’t want to get wrong – an incorrectly installed stove could not only perform badly but could also be dangerous.

Contacting a HETAS installer is the best way to get your stove fitted properly. Since any changes to your chimney is considered building work, there are a number of building regulations that you will need to adhere to.

The benefit of having a HETAS installer fit your stove is that they already know every wood burning stove regulation, saving you the headache of reading up on them yourself!


Your chimney should always be checked for cracks or damage before a new stove is installed. If cracks are present and your chimney is at risk of leaking smoke, you will be required to fit a flue liner. It is strongly recommended that chimneys built before 1964 are lined as they were made from brick alone.

You might also be required to have a flue liner if your chimney is too big. Most stoves require a flue of 5-6 inches, so if your chimney is bigger than this, a flue may be necessary.

Help required?

If you would like assistance selecting your new stove or require help with your existing one, please do make contact and one of our qualified (HETAS registered) fitters will be happy to assist.