How eco-friendly are wood burning stoves?
Approximately 200,000 log burners are installed in this country each year with sales increasing by as much as 40% per year. One of the attractions of owning a wood burning stove is that it offers a low-carbon way to heat your home when compared to using fossil fuels.
Let’s take a look at how eco-friendly wood burner stoves are.
Woodburner Stoves versus Multi-Fuel Stoves – Which is Best?
Both multi-fuel and woodburning stoves are popular choices. A survey of stove owners by consumer association, Which, revealed:
- 59% have a wood-burning stove
- 41% have a multi-fuel stove
If you’re planning to buy a stove, it helps to understand the difference between the two appliances so you can make the right choice.
How to Safely Fire Up Your Wood Burner Stove This Winter
Nothing beats the warmth and light of a real fire when it’s cold and dark. However, always follow safety guidelines whenever you introduce any type of fuel burner into your home.
If you’re about to light up your wood burner stove for the first time this winter, make sure that you remind yourself of the instructions that apply to your particular model of stove.
Here are a few general guidelines to help you get started.
How to Maintain the Performance of Your Wood Burner Stove
A wood burner stove not only brings warmth and character to a room - it’s also a great way to reduce your heating bills.