Why choose a Wood Burning Stove?

Why choose a Wood Burning Stove?

With fuel prices constantly rising many of us are looking at alternative ways to heat our homes, with a wood burning stove proving to be a popular option.

Wood burning is cheaper and more cost effective than gas and electricity, offering good savings on those ever increasing energy bills. If you live in a rural area and are able to collect and store wood, the savings can be even greater.

Efficiency is an important factor when choosing a wood burning stove, the more efficient your stove the less wood you need to burn. Wood burners generally use around 70-90% of the heat from each log burnt, meaning the heat remains in your home rather than escaping up the chimney. In comparison, an open fire is only efficient to around 20%.

Burning wood is not only a cheap alternative to gas and electricity, it is also a renewable resource, making it better for the environment. Wood sourced from sustainable forests is regarded as carbon neutral, meaning it absorbs as much carbon as it releases when burnt. With the world’s fossil fuels on the decline, carbon neutral energy has become increasingly important, offering people a greener way to heat their homes.

As well as the cost and environmental factors, there is nothing like the warm, cosy atmosphere created by a real flame from a wood burning stove. Dovre has a large range of wood burning stoves catering to various styles and tastes. Take a look at the Dovre range of wood burning stoves or for more information contact your local Dovre retailer.

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Posted by Dan on September 10, 2012