How to choose the perfect stove for you!

There is wide range of points to consider when choosing the perfect log burner or multi-fuel stove. There are quite a few key things you should consider before buying one of our stoves, so join us to make sure you get the right stove to suit your fitting lifestyle, and potentially save yourself some money in the process.

Wood burning stove Contura 886G Style white

Wood burning stove Contura 886G Style

What type of fuel do you want to burn?

Choosing the correct fuel for your stove is a vital choice for every stove owner. There are two main choices; wood or coal. First of all, helpfully wood is a carbon-neutral fuel because the carbon it gives off is counteracted by the carbon it takes during its growing period. On the other hand, coal isn’t as eco-friendly as wood, but your choice can completely come down to what supply you have locally.

How much space do you have to store fuel?

As you may have guessed, you will require quite a bit of room to store fuel, particularly if you will be using logs as your main fuel source. With the average amount people use every year, you will need about three or four cubic metres of space to store your fuel. The area will need to be as dry as possible and as easily accessible for deliveries. When deciding to get your first wood burner, you also must keep in mind that the cheapest fuel to buy is getting moist fresh logs yourself and drying them until the next autumn.

Do you have a reliable fuel supply close to your home?

Thanks to the wonderful invention of the internet there is now a vast range of websites that have a list of all the local fuel suppliers near you. Another easy option is you could check what free fuel there is near you, such as a nearby factory that would be happy for you to take items being thrown out. Furthermore, if you live in a rural area you can use logs found in nearby forests.

How often will you be home, able to light the fire and clean the ash away?

You must always remember that a lot of stoves can take time to light up and sometimes they’ll need the ash cleaning out every time you start the fire. You can get automatic self-lighting stoves, however, please note that these can be more expensive.

You can also get multi-fuel stoves that can run on 'slumber' throughout the night, but you can’t do this with wood-burning stoves. Also, it’s definitely worth noting that you will need a chimney sweep at least once a year.

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