The Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove

There are a number of ways to heat a property during the cold, winter months… So why should you invest in a wood burner?

The benefits of a wood burner

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1. You can cut your energy bills
As the cost of electricity, oil and gas remains sky high, heating a property can be extremely expensive. Although the initial cost of a wood burner may be more than a gas fire, it will certainly save you money in the long run. When used efficiently, a kilowatt of heat per hour costs about one fifth of kWh of electricity and about one third of kWh of oil and gas.

2. A reliable heating system
Freezing cold temperatures, power cuts, cracked pipes and cancelled repairs… Sound familiar? When you have a wood burning stove installed you have a reliable form of heating that is not dependent on electricity or other forms of modern technologies.

3. It’s Eco-friendly
If you stick to burning the right wood, for example seasoned wood rather than varnished scrap wood, the process is carbon neutral. This means wood burning stoves do not increase the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Wood logs do emit carbon dioxide when they are burned, but this is then neutralised by growing replacement trees.

4. The heat is unique
One of the main reasons many people choose to install a stove is because they have a unique heat. This warmth feels cosy and more pleasant than other types of fuel. Did you know that wood burners emit heat for a long time after it has actually gone out? Something that gas fires don’t do. There’s nothing like sitting in front of a wood burner.

5. They are eye-catching
Wood burners look decorative and they have a certain magnetic quality. They are great for social gatherings as many people, whether it’s at home or in a restaurant, tend to gather around the open fire as a social activity.

Still unsure about whether a wood burning stove is right for you? Please give us a call today on 01254 665059 – our expert team would love to help!

 

On February 13, 2015, posted in: News by

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