Replace your old stove and save money

Winter is upon us and with it come the cold and high electricity bills. However, there is money to be made by replacing your old stove with a new one – and those who do not have a stove can make even more money by installing one. A family can save 6000 SEK a year by replacing their old stove and 12,000 SEK by installing one if they have not had one before. The environmental gains are huge as well. “A modern stove produces more heat, consumes significantly less wood and saves money as well as the environment”, says Catharina Björkman, Marketing Communication Manager at Contura.

Install a new modern and efficient wood burning stove

Man has used fire for over a million years, and mastered it for the last 100,000 years. Fire still takes a central role in our homes and a million home-owners have already chosen to install a wood burning stove in their house. Developments in stoves have been enormous in recent years and a modern stove is 60 percent more efficient and 90 percent cleaner than a 30 year old wood stove.

 

With soaring electricity prices, more and more people are reconsidering the heating systems in their homes - and more and more are installing wood burning stoves. A family can easily save up to 6000 SEK a year by replacing their old stove with a new one, and up to 12,000 SEK by installing one if they have not had one before.

 

“It is not possible to compare the efficiency of an old wood stove with a modern wood stove, because they have become so much more efficient. Regardless of whether the house is heated by district heating or its own heating system, a stove is a good supplement which is also a fully independent, non-electric heat source”, says Catharina Björkman.

 

Modern wood stoves provide complete combustion - and perfect ash for the garden

When it comes to combustion, a modern wood stove cannot be compared with an old open fireplace or older stoves. Newer stoves have technology that ensures complete combustion, gives excellent heating economy and environmentally friendly firing. If the wood burning stove is fired correctly, the heat that is produced is carbon dioxide neutral and does not contribute to the greenhouse effect.

 

“Complete combustion just produces carbon dioxide, water vapour and ash. The ash is fine and grey and is ideal for use as a fertiliser in the garden. An added bonus is that using wood as fuel is both renewable and locally sourced”, says Catharina Björkman.

 

Tips on how to use your wood burning stove to save money and the environment:

  • Choose a modern stove.
  • Only use dry wood.
  • Sweep the chimney regularly.
  • Do not burn household waste, plastic, painted, impregnated timber or similar, as these produce hazardous fumes.
  • Use broad leaf wood, which produces more heat than conifer wood. It also burns more slowly.
  • Check the smoke. If it is white, almost transparent, then you know that you are using the wood stove correctly.

Contura has manufactured Swedish stoves in the heart of Småland since the 1960s and the stoves are a result of genuine Swedish engineering combined with modern Swedish design. Contura is the leading manufacturer of stove pro ducts on the Swedish market and one of the leading manufacturers in Europe. Contura is part of Nibe Stoves, a business segment of Nibe group, which is stock exchange listed, has 11,000 employees and a turnover of approximately 13 billion SEK.