Benefits of Wood Burning
Wood burning Stoves & Fireplaces can provide you with
Carbon Neutral Energy
Wood burning is better in environmental terms as the amount
of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is the same as that
absorbed by the tree during growth.
It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from
plantations and cultivated woodland. When using your wood burning
stove, for optimum results, we recommend logs should be seasoned
for 2 years or more to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This
will not only give up to twice the output of freshly felled timber
but help avoid a build up of tar in your stove's flue.
Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better
still, as they will have around twice the calorific value of
a photograph (right) through the glass of an advanced
technology woodburning stove, one that is CE certified and HETAS
accredited. Note that the flames are big, lush and
semi-transparent, very different from the dark, opaque, ragged
flames you would see in an open fireplace.
The small jets and feathery flames at the top of the image are
flowing downward from the tiny combustion air holes at the top of
Not only do these modern woodburning stoves burn much cleaner
and more efficiently than older conventional stoves, but the view
of the fire is just spectacular.
By upgrading to a CE certified and HETAS accredited wood burning
stove, you can save wood, reduce smoke and enjoy the view all
Carbon Neutral Benefits
The Forestry Commission have recommended that millions of trees
are planted to cover an extra 4% of the UK in woodland, equivalent
to 30,000 football pitches a year, increasing the UK's total
woodland cover to 16%.
According to the Solid Fuel Technology Institute, logs are the
cheapest form of heating energy. The cost per kW of useful energy
is now around 4p. This compares to 5p for anthracite, 7p for
natural gas, 7.5p for oil, 9p for LPG and 12p for electricity.