Wood burning stoves are enclosed behind glass, therefore are considered safer than an open fire as the flames and logs are sheltered. A Contura wood burning stove is also Co2 neutral and have a combustion efficiency that puts them below the permitted limits, if they are lit properly.
Using an energy-efficient wood burning stove for heating can have long-term financial benefits, potentially saving between 10% and 40% of annual heating bills. The amount you save will depend on how much a wood burning stove allows you to reduce other heating costs, including what type of heating the wood burner is replacing and the type of wood used.
Each wood burning stove fireplace project is different, so costs can vary. On average, a stove installation will cost around £1,500, including sweeping and lining of the chimney.
The average life expectancy of a wood burning stove is 10 to 20 years. However, how long your wood burning stove will last can depend on the quality of the stove and the maintenance.
Wood burning stoves can be up to 80% efficient. This is because wood is an environmentally friendly fuel as it is sustainable and almost carbon neutral. Find out more about the importance of wood with Contura.
You should install your wood burning stove in a central position on the ground floor, where heat can circulate into nearby rooms. The stove can only stand on a non-combustible floor and you’ll need to have a chimney for the smoke to leave your house. However, if you do not want to install a chimney, a twin-wall flue pipe system can also be installed.
If you are thinking about fitting a wood burning stove, masonry stove or fireplace insert yourself, you can visit Contura’s installation instructions here.