Coronavirus  and Kent Stoves

In these hard and strange times, the need to save money on our heating bills becomes ever more important. With this in mind, we are taking survey appointments for the future and as soon as the lockdown is relaxed we will contact you with proposed dates.

Please make contact and we will add your details to our ever growing list. In certain circumstances if you can send us photographs we can give you an indication of installation costs.

Wood burner costs and potential savings

How much a stove could cut your energy bill depends on various factors, including how you use your stove and how often you use it, also how well your home is insulated.

A lot of factors can affect the installation cost. For example, if you need a new chimney built or an existing one relined. Once you have installed your stove the savings will start, make sure your supply of wood is of a good quality and at least 2 years matured.

General savings with a stove

There are two main types of stoves: multi fuel or wood burning. 58% of the people we asked own a wood burning stove, and 42% a multi fuel stove.  Multi fuel stoves can burn pellets as well as wood, but pellet tends to be more expensive. If you can gather wood for free – for example, imagine the savings you could make. Burning wood in a multi fuel stove is possible. But because these fuels burn differently, stoves are often optimised for one type. So some cannot burn both wood and pellet efficiently.

Installation

Once you have decided to install make sure you use a registered (HETAS) fitter as this is crucial for safety and insurance purposes.

Need some advice?

Please do get in contact and one of our (HETAS registered) qualified fitters will be happy to help.