wood burning stoveWood burning stoves have seen a huge increase in popularity over the last few years as more and more people realise their practical advantages as a heat source and come to appreciate their homely appearance. There’s nothing more comforting on a cold winter’s night than the flicker of real flames in a wood burning stove!

Wood stoves are one of the most efficient methods of heating and can help save considerably on central heating bills in the winter months. Wood is an affordable and plentiful fuel source and because trees are replaced as they are cut down, this heating method can be carbon neutral so it’s good for the environment too.

The graph below shows how a wood burning stove can compare to other heating methods for efficiency.

Electric fire 1% efficiency
Open fire 30% efficiency
Gas fire 53% efficiency
Wood burning stove 75% efficiency