A wood burning stove can be a great way to heat your home cheaply, especially if you can get logs for free. Log burners are generally used to heat just one room, rather than as a way to heat an entire home. The majority of homes in the UK have a central heating system but more and more are now backed up by a wood burning stove.
Wood burner costs and 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. Also, think about how much a stove might cost to install – it could be anything between £750 and £2,000.
A lot of factors can affect the installation price. 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.
Always use a registered installer
To ensure you get the maximum benefit from your new wood stove it is vitally important to have it fitted correctly.
The installation of a wood burner must comply with building regulations and the easiest way to do this is to use a qualified fitter.
HETAS-registered installers deal with wood, solid-fuel and biomass domestic heating appliances and can self-certify that their work complies with building regulations, so it’s safe and legal.
Smaller heating bills
Power cut – no problem
Help with fitting and servicing?
If you would like assistance choosing a new stove for your home please do make contact and one of our HETAS qualified fitters will be happy to help.