New year resolution – upgrade your heating and reduce your bills

Wood-burners have risen in popularity for the last ten years as more homes discover the benefits and beauty they have to offer.

Important to note:

One benefit that always goes un-noticed is how the value of your home will increase after you have installed the burner. Ask any estate agent and they will tell you a home with a wood stove that has been professionally installed (HETAS registered) is far more desirable than one without. The value of your home could increase by as much as £10000.

Wood-burners not only look fabulous, they have plenty of practical benefits too. They provide a great deal of heat for relatively little cost and are highly efficient in comparison to open fires.

If you are reviewing alternative forms of heating in your home you should most definitely give wood burning stoves due consideration.  

Wood-burning stoves are environmentally friendly. However, make sure your wood supplier is committed to replanting the trees harvested and source locally to reduce your carbon footprint.

What wood to burn?

The general rule of thumb is that the drier the wood, the better it will burn. Some of the best woods to burn are ash, hawthorn, apple, oak and wild cherry (hard woods). Bear in mind that you’ll need plenty of space to store your logs. Not only will the area need to be dry, but easily accessible for deliveries, too.

Can we assist?

If you would like help selecting and installing a new stove, please do contact us. We have fully qualified fitters (HETAS registered) and advisers waiting to take your enquiry.