Reduce Gas Bills when Stoves are used for heating and not just aesthetics.

Reduce gas bills when Stoves are used for Heating and not just Aesthetics.

Reducing gas and electric bills is a constant battle for homeowners. Stoves, despite being a focal point for any house, can drastically reduce the need for firing up radiators and electric heaters.

More heat output when using low moisture content logs

More heat output when using low moisture content logs

Stover are not for aesthetic purposes only. People who don’t have a wood burner, automatically assume the purpose if for aesthetics, however, in some cases firing up a stove tends to heat larger rooms far quicker than conventional radiators would.

For example, Norfolk Woodburners, a HETAS Accredited installation company, installed one into a room which was traditionally difficult to heat up, even with efficient radiators. Also using a low moisture content logs, which are carbon neutral, means that there is more heat generated, less emissions due to the dryness and a longer burn cycle.

 “We are absolutely thrilled with the wood burner and it has done a fantastic job of heating the lounge. For a room that has always struggled to get above 17 degrees before, to see 25.5 degrees on the thermostat was an absolute delight.”

The SIA survey showed that 96.5% of users were using their appliances for heating and not purely for aesthetic purposes. This is a vital consideration and a valid endorsement of wood fuel as part of an affordable low carbon heating strategy for the UK.

As with all appliances, you need to ensure that you follow the correct guidelines in order to make sure that it lasts it’s life span and beyond. Stoves and chimneys are no different. Just as in a car, if you put the wrong, or poor grade fuel or oil in, it will affect the running of it and deteriorate other parts of it. For a wood burning stove, only the best quality wood is needed. This is to maximise it’s efficiency, as well as making sure that it’s environmentally efficient in line with the Clean Air Strategy. We have an article here which advises on the correct wood to use.

Reduce gas bills when Stoves are used for Heating and not just Aesthetics.

Clean Air Strategy

Schiedel Chimney Systems provide energy efficient flue systems and liners and always promote, within installation instructions and advice guides, that sweeping and maintaining stove systems is critical for reducing emissions as well as prolonging the life of the chimney system and the appliance

Reduce gas bills when Stoves are used for Heating and not just Aesthetics.

Ecodesign stoves

Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions from stoves. It comes into force in the UK in 2022. SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves have been sold for a number of years now and meet the Ecodesign requirements. The PM emissions limit for Ecodesign is 55% lower than for DEFRA exempt stoves.

Reduce gas bills when Stoves are used for Heating and not just Aesthetics.

Particle emissions reduced by up to 90%

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