Save money with an energy efficient wood burning stove
WOOD burners are becoming an increasingly popular choice among environmentally conscious homeowners who want to save money on heating bills – although anyone wishing to install one should be aware of new regulations designed to control emissions.
According to figures from the Stove Industry Alliance, around 195,000 wood burners were installed in the UK last year – up from 180,000 in 2012.
From 2022, regulations will limit the emissions from wood burners so if you’re thinking about installing an energy efficient wood burning stove, it’s a good idea to make sure your purchase adheres to the new rules.
Research shows that modern clean burning stoves reduce particulate emissions by 90% compared to an open fire and 80-84% compared to an old stove.
In addition, Defra exempt stoves, which are designed for use in smoke-free zones, means that people living in urban areas can enjoy all the benefits of a wood burner while meeting current air quality requirements.
What are the benefits of wood burners?
Modern heating systems need to tick the boxes when it comes to energy efficiency and cutting carbon emissions.
Because of the carefully controlled way in which wood is now planted and harvested, it has become one of the most environmentally friendly fuel sources available.
It is estimated that, when not considering the cost of installation, a wood burner can cut heating bills by up to 85% – as well as adding an attractive centrepiece to any property.
What’s more, a clean wood burner is one of the most energy efficient options for anyone who wants a secondary source of heating.
If you want to heat a single room and create a welcoming focal point, a wood burner is much better in terms of energy efficiency than an open fire or open gas effect fire.
And if you’re thinking about using it as a primary source of heating, it works well alongside other forms of green heating solutions such as pellet or biomass boilers and air source heat pumps.
In this scenario, a wood burner can make a significant contribution to a home heated by renewable sources. A linked stove system can be used in the downstairs living areas, while also creating a lovely, cosy home environment.
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