In total, over 260,000 wood-burners were installed last year, according to the Stove Industry Alliance. This is up from 214,000 in 2021.
Wood-burning stoves are generally installed for a reason, such as a secondary heating supply or to save money. There is a percentage who have them installed because they are fashionable and these days this combination is normal.
Fuel costs as we all know are increasing rapidly with electricity and gas prices leading the way.
Why are they 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.
A professionally installed burner can increase the value of your home, estate agents will tell you that a home with a log burner is very sought after.
Can they save you money?
At first glance, it would appear that installing a wood-burner is a costly exercise, with owners spending upwards of £600 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.
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