We have had quite the warm summer so far but it”s never too early in the year to start thinking about purchasing a stove for the winter months.
So, why all this talk about stoves in the first place? I love my open fire and would be hard pushed to wave good bye to it any time soon. However having said that I have heard stoves … are quite energy efficient and cost effective.
And it”s true! Fact of the matter is stoves / boilers are more efficient (three times more efficient to be exact!) than open fires. Stoves are made of steel and cast iron and therefore omit about 80% of their heat into a room, whereas an open fire looses a lot of its heat by sending the majority of it up the chimney! Not only are they great heaters but stoves also double as a secondary heating source i.e. the stove / boiler will also heat up your radiators and your water.
If you are sold on the idea or just a bit curious here are a couple of useful links if you want to have a browse and see what they”re like: