How to Buy A Wood Burning Stove?

The fireplace in your house not only looks lovely but also is a need of every household in London with the onset of the chilling winter. But buying a wood burning stove and stove installation of without enough information itself is a laborious and mundane task. A wood burning stove on an average, costs around £500 to well over £2,000 depending on the type and one shall consider many other factors besides price so that the stove suits your lifestyle. Here is a checklist you must follow before buying a wood burning stove in London.

  1. Fuel type:

Before you buy a stove you should make sure what kind of fuel is available and what kind of fuel you would like to use while burning you stove. You may either use the usual wood burning stove or opt for a multi-fuelled stove. A good multi-fulled stove is a one that has enough of space to let the air pass from beneath as well as from above so that both coal, wood or any other type of fuel can burn easily.

  1. Storage:

Storage of fuel needs plenty of room especially if you are burning logs. as per the reports for the average user per year, one needs about three to four cubic meters of space. The place of storage shall be a dry area that is accessible for the purpose of deliveries. Ideally, one should buy fresh logs that are still moist. Its better as you can try them yourself by next autumn. Hence you would need a space worth 2 years of storage.

  1. Fuel supply:

You must look for good fuel suppliers around so as to decide what kind of fuel would be available to you around the year. Knowing about the type of fuel source can help you the space you would need for storage and also the type of stove you should buy.

  1. Usage

Before you buy a wood burning stove you must consider the number of rooms you would want to heat by the wood burning stove. Stoves are mostly used to heat only one room but you may also attach it to the central heating system so that you can use the stove to heat the whole house.

  1. Town regulations:

Before you buy a wood burning stove you must also consider the town or area regulations of the place you live, as a lot of towns and cities are smoke controlled areas. Hence you must get a Defra (Department for environmental, food and rural affairs) approved stoves to burn wood or a smokeless fuel stove. Smokeless stoves use fuels such as anthracite, on a multi-fuel stove.


How Wood Burning Stoves are beneficial in Maintaining the Local Climate

In the fast moving high technology world we live in, there are different ways of keeping your home warm.

Wood burning stoves is like using old ways of heating your house (wood burning) with high end new technologies in the latest range of high quality and efficient wood burning stoves. It is an increasingly attractive and economical way of heating your living room and even the entire house and maintain its temperature while keeping the carbon footprint on the lower side. The wood burning stoves London are aesthetically designed, cleaner to operate and more energy efficient. The stoves are specially designed keeping in view the environmental effects. The wood stoves London installers such as Embers help clients every day who make the choice to go for a wood burning stove in their London home.

In comparison to the central heating systems, the wood stoves make your home healthy to breathe in and safe. Central heating systems are based on non-renewable energy resources such as oil, gas or even coal in some countries. Stoves are used in homes, especially the large living rooms and bed rooms for warm and sustainable living, notably keeping carbon emissions at bay.

In the recent years, as the world has started facing energy crisis, and with non-renewable energy resources depleting on a faster rate, building contractors and the architects across construction industry are opting for wood burning stoves London companies such as Embers to make the homes they design heat efficient and non polluting.

Want to know surprising fact? Wood burning stoves are capable of heating water using the back boiler, and this eventually means that the quantity of electricity, or gas or oil required for heating radiators or water in your home is much less than your current consumption.

The wood required for burning in the stoves could be reclaimed wood, which has been dumped during any construction projects. However, it is important that the collected wood is untreated and unpainted, or otherwise it could pollute the environment.

Wood burning stoves has double advantage over the burning of wood out in open. The stoves are built in such a manner that with minimum quantity of wood and carbon emissions, the heat generated is quite high. In several models of wood burning stoves, the gas emissions from burning wood are quickly sent back straight into the stove and subsequently burnt.

The quantity of carbon produced from wood while it is burnt is considerably less in relation to coal and other fossil fuel. It is interesting to find that the quantity of carbon released on burning wood is approximately the same as the quantity of carbon removed from the atmosphere.

In general, the wood used comes from various sustainable sources, where a sapling is planted for every tree, which has been cut for use in stoves. In comparison to traditional open fire, wood burning stoves produce three times more heat, which is sufficient enough to warm up vast sections of your home if not all of it.

If you are thinking of keeping the interiors of your beautiful home warm and composed, wood burning stoves could be one of the healthy, clean and reliable options you are going to have, over the electrically driven central heating systems. Contact us today to discuss your options.