Why you should use your wood burner instead of gas and electric this winter
As we start to move into the colder months of the year, you’ll notice that you're putting the lights on earlier and turning the heating on more as well.
It is no secret that we save money over the spring and summer on heating costs because of the warmer climate but once autumn and winter come around, our bills go skyrocketing again.
Reducing costs isn’t the only benefit of using a wood burner instead of your gas and electric during the winter months but it is a big one.
3 reasons you should use your wood burning stove this winter
We’ve compiled 3 reasons why you should focus more on your wood burner this year.
1. Lower energy bills
We all know that gas and electric bills will go through the roof over the winter months as the temperatures drop and you need to put the heating on pretty much all the time you’re at home.
Rather than having the radiators blazing all winter, using your wood burning stove can help reduce these costs. The cost of logs for your wood burner will be a lot cheaper than using up a room with gas, electric or oil. If you have a wood burner installed with a back boiler you’re even more in luck because rather than just heating up one room, this can provide hot water for the whole house.
Even if you have a fairly standard wood burner, using it on a regular basis instead of putting the heating on can massively bring down your energy bills.
2. Reduce your carbon footprint
It isn’t just more money in your pocket that is a benefit of logs for your wood burner, it is better for the environment too.
Firewood is both a cleaning burning fuel and it is a renewable source of energy too. Unlike oil and gas which are bad for the environment, firewood will help keep your carbon footprint low.
In fact, it is possible to reduce your carbon footprint by around 70% if you use a wood burner instead of gas and electric this winter. Even if you don’t use it all the time just having it on rather than your radiators on a regular basis can help bring your carbon emissions right down.
3. Creates a cosy atmosphere
Aside from the cost implications and being less harmful to the environment, having a wood burner roaring on a winter's night is a lot more pleasant than listening to the radiators firing up.
Having a cosy atmosphere at home during the long winter months can help improve your mood as well. There is nothing like getting some logs and lighting up a nice fire to get you through the dark evenings and it really adds something to your home.
If you’re not 100% about how to light the perfect fire, read our guide - How to Light a Wood Burner.
Cut down on gas and electric this winter and use your wood burner instead
Lighting up your wood burner this winter has several advantages.
Not only will it cut down on your energy bills and also make your home more environmentally friendly but your house will be much more pleasant, warm and cosy too.
Even if you don’t have the fire roaring all the time using it on a more regular basis will do wonders for lowering your costs and you’ll be an expert in lighting up the ideal fire in no time.