Every time there’s an energy price rise more and more consumers make the switch to wood-burning. If you want to cut your energy costs, fitting a wood-burning stove makes good sense. Running costs can work out even less expensive if you source the wood during the summer months and stock up for the winter. There’s lots of choice from the more expensive kiln dried wood to the seasoned logs to the newly felled green wood. Of course, the drier the wood the better but less than 20% moisture is adequate to burn well in most wood-burning stoves.
The benefit of choosing to burn wood or smokeless fuel is there are many more suppliers of these raw fuel materials to choose from and this allows us to shop around locally to find the best deals. With only a handful of utility companies to choose from, it can often mean we are left wide open with very little choice when there are increased gas prices.
If you are replacing an old non-condensing gas central heating system with your new wood-burner you can expect your energy savings to amount to around £205 to £225 annually. When you replace your old electricity storage heaters with a wood-burning stove you should expect to save from £550 to £990 per year. You will save from £360 to £560 per year when you opt to replace newer electric storage heaters with a wood-burner. It’s not hard to understand why these stoves have become so popular and they soon pay for themselves when all the savings are added up.
More Savings from Wood-Burning Stoves
Savings in carbon dioxide emissions are one way your new stove helps to maintain the environment. You could save up to 15.7 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions each year when you choose to fit a new wood-burner.
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