These days, more and more people are choosing to opt to install a wood burner in their home. While we can’t deny that a wood burner exudes a certain charm, there are plenty of other ways that you can benefit. Here are just a few of them.
Investing In A Wood Burner?
You’ll be using a renewable source
Of course, one of the more obvious benefits of a wood burner is that you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint. This type of heat source is significantly better for the environment than other alternatives such as gas and electric because burning wood tends to be carbon neutral. This means that the amount of carbon dioxide that it gives off is equivalent to the amount that is absorbed by the tree as it grows. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that any wood that is starting to rot will also give off carbon dioxide, so it’s worth keeping on top of the amount you burn.
You’ll become more self-reliant
If this is the year that you’re attempting to become more self-sufficient, wood burners can also be used to heat your water and, therefore, the radiators around your home. New technology means that your wood burning stove can be connected to the boiler, reducing any emissions that your regular heating would normally cause. With a good wood burner, you should see your heating efficiency boost to a rate of 60-70% as opposed to around 32% for normal central heating. What’s more, wood burners tend to be a lot more reliable than electricity. When the weather is looking rough, you can always rely on your wood burner to keep you warm.
You can use it in a smokeless zone
A lot of wood burners have been approved by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) which means that you’re able to use them in smokeless or smoke controlled zones. These approved wood burners produce less soot and emissions so are therefore healthier than ever before.
You’ll create more homely environment
The vast majority of wood burners on the market today mean that you can choose one that perfectly complements your home’s interiors. They are a great way to establish a homely environment, giving the visual impact of roaring flames in the room. If you’re thinking about having a wood burner installed, you need to make sure that flexible chimney lining is installed beforehand. This is classed as building work and should be undertaken by a professional. In that case, contact roofers in Middlesbrough, or roofers in your area who you know can help.
You’ll save money
It’s no secret that energy prices are constantly on the rise with many people finding it more difficult to effectively heat their home each year. A wood-burning stove can be a hugely beneficial investment as it is efficient enough to heat your home, saving you a great deal of money on heating bills.