Wood burning stoves have become incredibly popular over the last few years, and it is easy to see why. With spiralling energy costs, people are keen to find ways to save money. Not only do wood burners save money, 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.
People tend to spend most of their time in one room – the living room, and as such a lot of the heating costs are focussed 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 15p/kWh, so installing a word burner, with fuel costs of just 3.85p/kWh is about 3-4 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.