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Home Heating Tips from Stovax

by | Sep 1, 2016

Winter is always a hard time of year; it’s cold, wet, drab and dark. And with energy prices continuing to rise it is also a pretty expensive time of year. Deciding which kind of heating is the right choice for your home is not something to be taken lightly. With so many options available, it is important to understand the difference between the options and what the benefits are. Luckily, Martyn Allen, Associate Director of UK Sales at Stovax, agreed to offer his advice for anyone looking to purchase a new stove this winter.

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What’s the cheapest form of heating energy ?

Wood is a readily available resource in the UK and for those with their own coppice or equivalent, wood burning presents a cheap, plentiful and reliable source of heating for the home. Those with land can quickly establish a small wood to supplement or even replace their current supplier of seasoned logs. Crucially, stoking up a wood burning or solid fuel stove is an excellent way to produce heat for your home in an efficient way. By enclosing the flames within a firebox and a glass fronted door, the value of the fuel you use is maximised. Triple Air Systems increase thermal performance and also help to keep the stove door clean and clear.

Think about the style and build of your home. Does it have a chimney breast? If yes, then provided it is thoroughly checked and approved for use by a qualified engineer, you will be able to introduce a stove into it. If you don’t have a chimney, there is the option of installing a stove or fire with a flue pipe system.

What factors should you bear in mind when choosing your stove?