7 Benefits of a Wood Burning Stove


Wood burning stoves have been used for many years all over the world but have recently enjoyed something of a resurgence. It is a metal stove (usually made of steel or cast iron) which generates heat by burning wood in an enclosed chamber. They are suitable for providing heat in most homes in the house, although they require a chimney to take the fumes out of the home. Not only are they effective heating systems, but they also bring a fantastic sense of style to a home. Here are 7 potential benefits of having a wood burning stove installed in your home.

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Effective source of heat

A big benefit of a wood burner is that it provides a powerful source of heat for your home, particularly in the room it is fitted in. Some can be connected to a central heating system to provide heat for the rest of the home via hot water radiators.

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Stylish and inviting

A wood burner is not only a great way to heat your home, but it also looks very stylish and inviting. It provides the room with a focal point whether you choose a traditional or a contemporary design from Stonewoods.

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Comforting and relaxing

There’s no place like home when it’s cold, wet, and dark outside and that’s never been more true than when you’re coming home to a glowing fire. Wood burners provide warmth and a rosy glow which turns any house into a home instantly.

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Energy efficient

Open fireplaces are around 25% efficient whereas a wood burner can be up to 80% efficient. In addition, wood is usually cheaper to buy than electricity, oil or gas with prices rising every year. This means that having a wood burning stove can reduce heating bills, particularly if you are able to source free wood from a natural supply near your home.

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Better for the environment

The world is more aware than ever before about the catastrophic impact burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas has had on the environment. A wood burning stove is a much more environmentally friendly way to heat a home as burning wood is a carbon-neutral practice. When trees grow, they take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. When the tree is burnt the carbon is released, but no additional carbon is emitted.

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Fun for the family

Gathering around a fire has been a family tradition for centuries and it remains a wonderful way to bring people together. Whether you are coming together to watch a film, play a game, catch up or simply relax, a wood burner is a fantastic focal point. In addition, getting out and finding wood to burn in the stove can be a very fun activity for children and provides an opportunity to teach them about sustainability and the environment.

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Reliable heating

The weather in winter is anything but predictable and can leave people dealing with everything from floods and strong winds to freezing weather. This can cause power cuts and issues with the gas or oil supply. A wood burner is not affected by the weather in this way meaning that you will always have a source of heat in at least one of your rooms.



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