To enjoy using a log burner safely and responsibly, it is important to do your research. Think first about the size of area that needs to be heated and the style of burner you would like.
It is a particularly good idea to check the size and cost of logs you’ll need and whether you can buy them locally. Please also remember you will require an area to store your logs, preferably outdoors and dry.
Damp logs are simply no good for your burner and need to be air dried for at least 2 years, damp logs will cause soot build up and create extra cleaning.
Why are wood burning stoves so popular?
Wood-burners have become a sought-after design statement during the past decade.
They can provide a sense of charm and ambience to a property. Modern wood-burning stoves give your home that warm heart as you sit around with friends and family on winter evenings.
Can they really save you money, YES?
At first glance, it would appear that installing a wood-burner is a costly exercise, with owners spending upwards of £500 to get one installed. However, the long-term financial benefits are far more appealing as they can result in reducing the cost of other fuel sources.
Excellent quality dry wood can be found in most areas and prices differ from supplier to supplier. Obviously if you can source your own then the savings are generous indeed.
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.