The Little Woodburner Co.

Beat Rising Energy Costs

Yet again energy companies have been raising their prices. Many people have now had enough and want to protect themselves from further price rises.

If you’ve been musing over the idea of installing a wood burning stove in your home then you are far from alone. Choosing a wood burner to either supplement or indeed replace conventional heating systems can provide significant savings in running costs.

The price of burning wood compares extremely favourably with fossil fuel alternatives. Potential energy savings of between 3 and 8 times can be achieved depending on the type of fuel compared and the regional suppliers quoted price. With energy prices continuing to rise, anyone concerned about controlling their household expenditure might want to seriously consider cutting their losses and switching or supplementing their source of heating to a woodburner before things get even worse.
 
An interesting fact is that a 'cord' of properly seasoned hardwood produces heat equivalent to about 130 gallons of fuel oil (at today’s prices). It’s also cheaper and, as we will see, can be less harmful to the environment. A 'cord' if you didn't know is a unit of measure for a stack of wood measuring 4' x 4' x 8'.

Environmental benefits

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The other main factor in favour of installing a wood burning stove is that they are actually very environmentally friendly. Oddly, many people would assume the exact opposite since they can see that a wood burning stove is clearly burning wood and creating smoke that contains carbon emissions. They tend to overlook that the “clean” electricity that enters their house has itself been created by burning fuel – almost always a fossil fuel such as coal, gas or oil.

The main difference between the two is that wood, unlike fossil fuels, is renewable and in the course of growing new wood (i.e. trees) carbon is extracted from the atmosphere and locked back up inside the wood. The plain fact is that trees, like all other living organisms, do not live forever and a dead tree can be seen as either waste material or a useful source of energy. The carbon stored in a dead tree is eventually released back into the atmosphere regardless, so burning it releases no more carbon than leaving it to rot. It is a more or less balanced carbon cycle.

All of our stoves have the ability to control the rate of burn by adjusting the oxygen flow with the dual airflow vents at the front of each unit. So whether you want gentle background slow burn heating or an all out roaring fire, our stoves have the flexibility to meet your requirements

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