5 efficiency tips for wood burning stoves

If you own a wood burner in your property, take heed of these steps to ensuring the optimum eco-friendly burn possible this winter.

By Hugh Metcalf | 11 October 2019

From correct installation to burning the right fuel, these tips will help keep your property’s wood burner as energy efficient as possible during winter.

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Whether classic or modern, a wood-burning stove adds a characterful focal point to a space. More efficient than an open-fire, all installations must meet clean air legislation and current building regulations.

Ensure the most environmentally friendly burn from your stove this winter with these key things to consider.

Know when to use your burner

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A wood burner isn’t the most efficient choice to rely on for the lion’s share of your home’s heating capacity. Rob Bohm, building project manager for Oxfordshire at CLPM, explains: “You may need to use a wood burner occasionally during very cold weather in a home with a ground source or on air source heat pump.”