Why a Woodburner?
So why a wood burner? There are many reasons to use a wood burner. Wew have listed some below. However lets get started with the different terms used to describe a wood burning stove: Multi Fuel stove. This burns wood and coal. Wood stove, log stove, freestanding fire, wood stove inset, fireplace insert, wood burning fireplace, wood heater, fireplace heater, log burner, coal burner, woodburn, enclosed fireplace and room heater. All of these terms and more describe the little old wood burning stove! So the reasons why they are so good...
Better than an open fire
Wood Stoves produce up to 90% FEWER emissions than an open fire and are more efficient. Most open fires are around 15% efficient, Wood Stoves are around 80% efficient, so you get more heat for your money.
Carbon neutral, Carbon Footprints & Defra
Burning wood 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 making it carbon neutral. It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland. Norfolk Woodburners have a number of local wood suppliers that supply wood around the county. A lot of our stoves are made in the UK and are Defra Clean Air Act approved, helping to protect you, your children and the environment that we live in.
Choosing the right fuel
Logs should be seasoned to give best results when burning in a log burner, woodburner or multifuel stove. Ideally they should be stored for 2 plus years 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 flue. Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have around twice the calorific value of softwoods. Norfolk Woodburners sell moisture meters.
Saving you money
By lowering your carbon footprint by switching some of the ways you heat your home you will reduce the amount of gas, electricity or oil you have to buy. It will save you money, especially with the recent increases in costs for other heating fuels. Buying and installing a woodburner, wood stove logburner or multifuel stove in Norfolk helps save money on Gas, electric oil and even coal and wood if you currently have an open fire.